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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
446 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016  
 
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-  
873-876-070900-  
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-  
446 AM EDT FRI MAY 6 2016  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST  
FLORIDA.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT.  
   
..RIP CURRENT IMPACT
 
 
ELEVATED WINDS AND SEAS OVER THE GULF WATERS WILL KEEP A HIGH  
RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.  
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.  
   
..FIRE WEATHER IMPACT
 
 
A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION TODAY. LONG  
DURATIONS OF HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 35 PERCENT COMBINED WITH WINDS  
IN THE 10 TO 15 MPH RANGE WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER  
DANGERS TODAY...BUT WITH ERC VALUES REMAINING BELOW CRITICAL  
LEVELS RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.  
   
..FIRE WEATHER IMPACT
 
 
VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  
THE DRY AIR WILL SUPPORT 5 TO 7 HOURS OF HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 35  
PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON WHICH WILL KEEP AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER  
DANGER ACROSS THE REGION...HOWEVER LIGHTER WINDS AND ERC VALUES  
REMAINING BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS WILL KEEP RED FLAG CONDITIONS  
OUT OF THE FORECAST.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.  
 

 
 
MCMICHAEL  
 
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