898  
WFUS52 KTBW 151927  
TORTBW  
FLC057-151945-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.TO.W.0005.180415T1927Z-180415T1945Z/  
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  
TORNADO WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA RUSKIN FL  
327 PM EDT SUN APR 15 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...  
CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...  
 
* UNTIL 345 PM EDT  
 
* AT 326 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A  
TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER THE TAMPA BAY, MOVING TOWARDS MACDILL AIR  
FORCE BASE, OR 8 MILES EAST OF DOWNTOWN SAINT PETERSBURG, MOVING  
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.  
 
HAZARD...TORNADO.  
 
SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.  
 
IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT  
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.  
DAMAGE TO ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE  
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.  
 
* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF  
CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:  
SOUTH TAMPA.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A  
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, IN A MOBILE  
HOME, OR IN A VEHICLE, MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND  
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2791 8252 2789 8242 2776 8250 2777 8254  
2778 8254 2778 8253 2779 8256  
TIME...MOT...LOC 1926Z 216DEG 49KT 2781 8251  
 
TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED  
HAIL...0.00IN  
 

 
 
TBW  
 
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