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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
548 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

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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-
COASTAL WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD FL OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
548 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE GULF
OF MEXICO TODAY. THIS SYSTEM COMBINED WITH AMPLE MOISTURE AND
INSTABILITY WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER ALL OF WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY
AND TONIGHT. SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY
WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. IN ADDITION SOME
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL
ACCOMPANY THE STORMS AS THEY MOVE TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST AROUND
15 MPH. IF THUNDER IS HEARD OR LIGHTNING IS OBSERVED MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 20 MPH
RANGE WITH SOME HIGHER GUST TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THESE
INCREASING ONSHORE WINDS WILL BRING A MODERATE RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS TO ALL AREA BEACHES TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. A
RIP CURRENT IS A 10 TO 30 YARD WIDE CHANNEL OF WATER THAT CAN PULL
EVEN A STRONG SWIMMER INTO DEEPER WATER. TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT
IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF
THE BEACH PATROL.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 15 TO 20 KNOT
RANGE OVER THE ADJACENT GULF WATERS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THESE
INCREASING WINDS WILL HELP TO BUILD SEAS INTO THE 3 TO 5 FOOT
RANGE WHICH WILL PRODUCE SOME ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT OPERATORS AND MARINERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF VENTURING
INTO THE GULF TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A TRAILING COLD FRONT FROM AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS
THE NORTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA COMBINED WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE
WILL SUPPORT SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER
WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY. SOME STRONG TO
SEVERE STORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE WHICH MAY PRODUCE DAMAGING
WINDS AND HAIL. IN ADDITION SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND FREQUENT
DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL ACCOMPANY THE STORMS. A MUCH DRIER
AND COOLER AIR MASS WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION LATE IN THE WEEK
WITH PLEASANT DRY WEATHER EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

...RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE AT ALL AREA
BEACHES ON WEDNESDAY AS SOUTHWEST WINDS IN THE 15 TO 20 MPH RANGE
CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION. IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT THE BEACH...HEED
THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER TODAY AND SELF ACTIVATE IF
NEEDED.

$$

MCMICHAEL


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