Tampa, FL



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77 °F

Light Drizzle

  • Feels Like: 77 °F
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Wind: 13 mph SSE
Light Drizzle
  • Sunrise 7:08 AM
  • Sunset: 7:50 PM
  • Barometer: 29.92 in

Afternoon

Thunderstorm
85°
T-storms

Afternoon

Chance of a Thunderstorm
85°
Chance of T-storms

This week

Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Hi 86° Lo 80°
  • Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Saturday
  • Hi 89° Lo 78°
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Hi 91° Lo 77°
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Hi 93° Lo 78°
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm


Guides

Tides

Sun & moon

  • Sunrise: 7:08 AM
  • Moon Rise: 7:17 AM
  • Sunset: 7:50 PM
  • Moon Set: 8:08 PM

Sep. 01

Sep. 01

Sep. 09

Sep. 16

As of 11:00 PM EDT on January 31, 2016
  • Thursday... Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 85F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Thursday Night... Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then windy overnight with more widespread storms. Low 81F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Friday... Windy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 86F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
  • Friday Night... Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low around 80F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
  • Saturday... Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the morning. High 89F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Daily summary


Almanac | Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available
September 1, 2016
Normal high:73° Record high:84° (1990)
Normal low:55° Record low:28° (1900)
Complete weather almanac

Hurricane Statement

  • Statement as of 11:36 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.


    1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.


    1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.8n 87.0w
        - storm intensity 60 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
    The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
    this area include:
        - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
          waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
        - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
          weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
          spots.
        - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
          numerous rip currents.
        - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
          Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
          unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.

    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.

    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

    Next update
    -----------

    The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 6 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.


    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.


    615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    This product covers west central and southwest Florida

    **tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


    New information
    ---------------

    * changes to watches and warnings:
        - none

    * current watches and warnings:
        - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
          Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
          Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
        - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
          Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

    * storm information:
        - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
          west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
        - 25.5n 87.4w
        - storm intensity 45 mph
        - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

    Situation overview
    ------------------

    Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
    The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
    later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
    Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
    Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


    Potential impacts
    -----------------

    * flooding rain:
    protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across west central and southwest Florida. Potential
    impacts include:
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
          Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
          and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
          vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
          occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
          areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
          near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
          closures.

    * Surge:
    protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
    impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
         - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
           waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
         - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
           become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
           vulnerable low spots.
         - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
           and numerous rip currents.
         - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
           Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
           unprotected anchorages.

    Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
    impacts around Tampa Bay.

    Elsewhere across west central and southwest Florida, little to no
    impact is anticipated.


    * Wind:
    protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
    across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
    include:
        - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
          to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
          experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
          homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
          objects become dangerous projectiles.
        - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
          numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
          fences and roadway signs blown over.
        - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
          or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
          routes impassable.
        - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
          in areas with above ground lines.

    Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
    across the Tampa Bay area.


    * Tornadoes:
    protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
    across west central and southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
        - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
          of emergency plans during tropical events.
        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
          and communications disruptions.
        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
          toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
          large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
          knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
          pulled from moorings.


    Precautionary/preparedness actions
    ----------------------------------

    Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
    life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

    Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
    weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
    and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
    storm force wind.

    If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
    heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
    rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
    pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
    Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

    Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
    life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
    orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
    services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
    unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

    Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
    and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
    know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
    check-in again.

    Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
    for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
    and keep them with your cell phone.

    In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
    on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
    Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

    If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
    or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
    Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
    arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
    alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
    detours.

    If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
    the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
    Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
    resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

    Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
    official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
    the forecast.

    * Additional sources of information:
    - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
    - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
    - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org


    Next update
    -----------
    the next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
    Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
    conditions warrant.



Flood Warning

  • Statement as of 10:26 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


    ... Flood Warning continues for
    the Little Manatee River at Wimauma
    * from early Thursday morning through Monday afternoon.
    * At 10 PM Wednesday the stage was 9.6 feet.
    * Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
    * The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by early Thursday morning and
    continue to rise to near 15.8 feet by Friday morning. The river is expected to
    fall below flood stage by late Monday morning.
    * Impact... at 14.5 feet... flooding of several houses begins near 32nd and 33rd
    streets in Ruskin.
    * Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 15.8 feet on Aug 14
    1967.



                   Fld observed forecast 8am
    location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat sun Mon

    Little Manatee
    Wimauma 11.0 9.6 Wed 10 PM 13.9 15.8 15.6 14.4 11.5




    Lat... Lon 2763 8231 2764 8243 2770 8243 2770 8231







    1026 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    The Flood Warning continues for
    the Alafia River at Lithia
    * from early Thursday morning through Monday evening.
    * At 9 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.7 feet.
    * Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
    * The river is forecast to rise above flood stage by early Thursday morning and
    continue to rise to near 16.4 feet by Friday evening. The river is expected to
    fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon.
    * Impact... at 15.0 feet... additional residences downstream of State Road 640
    bridge begin flooding.
    * Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 16.4 feet on Sep 28
    1953.



                   Fld observed forecast 8am
    location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat sun Mon

    Alafia
    Lithia 13.0 11.7 Wed 09 PM 14.2 16.2 16.3 15.4 13.7




    Lat... Lon 2787 8218 2784 8228 2789 8228 2792 8218







Areal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

  • Statement as of 8:50 PM EDT on August 31, 2016


    ... Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

    The Flood Watch continues for

    * portions of central Florida... northern Florida and west
    central Florida... including the following areas... in central
    Florida... Sumter. In northern Florida... coastal Levy and
    inland Levy. In west central Florida... coastal Citrus...
    coastal Hernando... coastal Hillsborough... coastal Manatee...
    coastal Pasco... coastal Sarasota... inland Citrus... inland
    Hernando... inland Hillsborough... inland Manatee... inland
    Pasco... inland Sarasota and Pinellas.

    * Tonight through Friday evening

    * widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to
    continue over the watch area. Conditions will be supportive of
    some very heavy rainfall accumulations up to 5 to 10 inches... with
    locally higher amounts possible in some locations.

    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.




    753 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

    ... High surf advisory in effect until 10 PM EDT Thursday...
    ... High rip current risk in effect through Thursday evening...

    The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
    high surf advisory... which is in effect until 10 PM EDT Thursday.
    A high rip current risk has also been issued. This high rip
    current risk is in effect through Thursday evening.

    * High surf... 3 to 6 feet.

    * High surf timing... tonight through Thursday night.

    * High surf impacts... dangerous swimming conditions with large
    breaking waves expected at all area beaches.

    * Rip current timing... tonight through Thursday evening.

    * Rip current impacts... large breaking waves in the 3 to 6 foot
    range along with a strong onshore flow will create a high risk
    of rip currents along area beaches.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
    the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
    dangerous swimming conditions.

    Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
    from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
    Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
    jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol...
    flags and signs.

    If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
    calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
    help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
    shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
    swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




    Http://www.Weather.Gov/Tampa



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