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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
500 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014  
 
FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-  
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-  
873-876-010900-  
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-  
500 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST  
FLORIDA.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT.  
   
..THUNDERSTORM IMPACT
 
 
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY.  
THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG  
GUSTY WINDS...HEAVY RAINS...AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES.  
   
..FLOOD IMPACT
 
 
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TODAY. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL  
PRODUCE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL  
AS THE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN  
AND EXERCISE CAUTION IF ENCOUNTERING HEAVY RAIN TODAY.  
   
..RIP CURRENT IMPACT
 
 
A SUBTLE INCREASE IN THE ONSHORE FLOW WILL BRING AN INCREASED  
RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY. 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. AT UNGUARDED BEACHES AND NEAR PIERS...JETTIES...AND  
INLETS...DO NOT GO INTO THE SURF MUCH ABOVE YOUR KNEES.  
   
..RIVER FLOOD IMPACT
 
 
SEVERAL AREA RIVERS ARE AT OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WITH OTHER RIVERS  
AROUND ACTION STAGE. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG RIVERS OR FASTER  
FLOWING STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF WATER LEVELS AND BE READY  
TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLOODING BE OBSERVED. SEE THE  
LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS AVAILABLE ON  
WEATHER.GOV/TAMPABAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.  
   
..THUNDERSTORM IMPACT
 
 
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE  
FIRST HALF OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE  
OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS...AND  
FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES. A MUCH DRIER AIR MASS IS EXPECTED TO  
MOVE INTO THE REGION DURING SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK IN THE  
WAKE OF A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL PRECLUDE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT  
DURING THIS TIME FRAME.  
   
..FLOOD IMPACT
 
 
SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY THROUGH  
SATURDAY. THE HEAVY RAIN MAY PRODUCE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND  
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AS WELL AS THE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.  
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.  
   
..RIVER FLOOD IMPACT
 
 
SEVERAL AREA RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT OR ABOVE FLOOD  
STAGE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG  
RIVERS OR FASTER FLOWING STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF WATER  
LEVELS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD FLOODING BE  
OBSERVED. SEE THE LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS AVAILABLE  
ON WEATHER.GOV/TAMPABAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.  
 

 
 
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