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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
500 AM EDT MON MAY 4 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-
500 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND
MANATEE...INLAND SARASOTA AND HARDEE COUNTIES THIS AFTERNOON.
SOMEWHAT HIGH ERC VALUES ALONG WITH BREEZY EASTERLY WINDS WILL
LEAD TO INSTANTANEOUS RED FLAG CONDITIONS IN THESE AREAS.
ELSEWHERE...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE
CRITICAL LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON...BUT THE BREEZY WINDS WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO DANGEROUS FIRE BEHAVIOR.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
NOCTURNAL INCREASES IN THE EASTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE WITH WINDS
NEAR 20 KNOTS OVER THE EASTERN GULF WATERS EARLY THIS MORNING AND
AGAIN TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. THESE WINDS WILL PRODUCE
SOME ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS...AND A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT EARLY THIS MORNING AND WILL
LIKELY BE NEEDED AGAIN TONIGHT.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

...MARINE IMPACTS...
NOCTURNAL INCREASES IN THE EASTERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE WITH WINDS
IN THE 15 TO 20 KNOT RANGE OVER THE EASTERN GULF WATERS TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THESE WINDS WILL PRODUCE SOME
ROUGH BOATING CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS...AND MARINERS
SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IF VENTURING INTO THE GULF DURING THIS
TIME.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED MAINLY AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS
ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AS SOME MOISTURE RETURNS TO
THE AREA. THE RAIN CHANCE WILL DIMINISH FOR FRIDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY...BUT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE. ANY
THUNDERSTORMS THAT DO DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG
GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...AND FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING
STRIKES.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

PRC



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