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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
527 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

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239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-161000-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
527 AM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TODAY AND SOME OF THESE
STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE...PRIMARILY NORTH OF INTERSTATE
4. THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...ISOLATED TORNADOES...LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINS...AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES.

...LAKE WIND IMPACT...
STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON AREA LAKES TODAY IN
ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS SEE
THE LATEST NON PRECIPITATION STATEMENT.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
BUILDING WAVES AND ONSHORE WINDS WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED RISK
FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AS
A FRONT STALLS ACROSS CENTRAL FLORIDA. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD
BE STRONG TO SEVERE AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY
WINDS...ISOLATED TORNADOES...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...AND FREQUENT
LIGHTNING STRIKES.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
WEDNESDAY MORNING AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WIND SPEEDS OF 20
TO 33 KNOTS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATORS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.

$$

JELSEMA







Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
833 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...INCREASED RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT...

.A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT IS PRODUCING GUSTY
ONSHORE WINDS ROUGH SEAS...CONTINUING THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS
AT AREA BEACHES THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-160800-
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0017.000000T0000Z-140416T0800Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
833 PM EDT TUE APR 15 2014

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT/EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES. RIP CURRENTS
  ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN PULL EVEN THE STRONGEST SWIMMERS
  OUT INTO DEEPER WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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