590  
WGUS62 KTBW 180807  
FFATBW  
 
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WATCH  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL  
407 AM EDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
   
..FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING
 
 
.SOILS REMAIN VERY SATURATED ACROSS WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA FROM  
ABOVE AVERAGE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WITHIN THE LAST SEVERAL  
WEEKS. PERSISTENT SOUTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE NATURE COAST  
COMBINED WITH VERY HIGH ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE WILL MAINTAIN A  
HEAVY RAIN THREAT. GIVEN THE ANTECEDENT GROUND CONDITIONS, A  
FLOODING THREAT WILL PERSIST.  
 
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
SUMTER-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-INLAND HERNANDO-  
INLAND PASCO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILDWOOD, LAKE PANASOFFKEE, BUSHNELL,  
THE VILLAGES, HERNANDO BEACH, BAYPORT, PORT RICHEY, HUDSON,  
BROOKSVILLE, SPRING HILL, DADE CITY, AND ZEPHYRHILLS  
407 AM EDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
   
..FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AND WEST CENTRAL  
FLORIDA HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  
 

 
 
FLZ139-142-239-242-190000-  
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/  
COASTAL LEVY-COASTAL CITRUS-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CEDAR KEY, YANKEETOWN, CRYSTAL RIVER,  
HOMOSASSA, CHIEFLAND, BRONSON, WILLISTON, AND INVERNESS  
407 AM EDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
   
..FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR  
 
* PORTIONS OF NORTHERN FLORIDA AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA,  
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN NORTHERN FLORIDA, COASTAL  
LEVY AND INLAND LEVY. IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA, COASTAL CITRUS  
AND INLAND CITRUS.  
 
* THROUGH THIS EVENING  
 
* PERSISTENT HEAVY RAIN PATTERN ALONG WITH FAVORABLE ANTECEDENT  
GROUND CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THE THREAT FOR FLOODING ACROSS  
WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.  
 
* THE HEAVY RAINFALL WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE FLOODING  
OF LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. FLOODING WILL ALSO  
AFFECT ROADWAYS, RIVERS, CREEKS, AND SMALLER STREAMS. REMEMBER  
TO NOT DRIVE ACROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND. DON'T  
DROWN. RESIDENTS LIVING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS AS WELL AS ALONG  
RIVERS AND FASTER FLOWING STREAMS SHOULD KEEP ALERT TO ANY  
RAPID RISES IN WATER LEVELS AND BE READY TO MOVE TO HIGHER  
GROUND IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON  
CURRENT FORECASTS.  
 
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE  
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE  
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.  
 

 
 

 
 
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