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4 weather advisories, warnings for Levy

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 LEVY-CITRUS-SUMTER-HERNANDO-PASCO-PINELLAS-HILLSBOROUGH-POLK-

MANATEE-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-SARASOTA-DESOTO-CHARLOTTE-LEE- TAMPA BAY WATERS-

TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-

ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM- BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-

SUN MAR 24 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. ...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH AND MOVE ACROSS THE REGION

BRINGING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS INTO WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY INTO EARLY TONIGHT.

SOME OF THE STORMS COULD BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE...MAINLY NORTH OF THE TAMPA BAY AREA.

POTENTIAL HAZARDS INCLUDE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...

LARGE HAIL... ISOLATED TORNADOES AND WATERSPOUTS...

AND FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WHICH COULD CAUSE

MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. ...

WIND AND SEA IMPACT...

A BREEZY SOUTHERLY FLOW AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT

TODAY THEN SHIFT TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO AROUND 20 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT LATE TONIGHT.

THIS WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT AND THUS SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION

TODAY WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES LIKELY BEING NEEDED LATE TONIGHT. ...

LAKE WIND IMPACT... A BREEZY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FLOW WITH WINDS BETWEEN 20 AND 25 MPH

WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS WILL SETUP TODAY.

WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES WILL CREATE ROUGH CONDITIONS ON LARGER AREA LAKES

WHICH COULD PRODUCE DAMAGE TO...OR FLIP...SMALL PLEASURE CRAFT AND THUS

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. ...

RIP CURRENT IMPACT... THE BREEZY WINDS WILL LEAD TO A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS

AT AREA BEACHES TODAY. BEACH GOERS SHOULD USE CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. .

LEVY- 952 AM EDT SUN MAR 24 2013 ...

A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR NORTHERN LEVY COUNTY
FOR A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG WIND GUSTS VALID UNTIL 1030 AM EDT...
AT 948 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES A LINE OF
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED 24 MILES WEST OF FOWLERS BLUFF...
OR 24 MILES NORTHWEST OF CEDAR KEY...
MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH WILL AFFECT FOWLERS BLUFF...MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK...CHIEFLAND AND BRONSON.
GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WHICH CAN CAUSE UNSECURED OBJECTS TO BLOW AROUND...
SNAP TREE LIMBS AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.
FREQUENT TO CONTINUOUS LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED. TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS.
WHEN DRIVING THROUGH HEAVY RAIN...SLOW DOWN.
ALWAYS LEAVE A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER VEHICLES.
REPORT DAMAGE TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR TO YOUR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE. 

 WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

NWS in Ruskin HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...

WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * TIMING...THROUGH 8PM THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN

20 AND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT

AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED BRIDGES.

THE GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN ROUGH BOATING

CONDITIONS ON AREA LAKES TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS

ARE FORECAST TO BE 30 TO 39 MPH OR

FREQUENT GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH.

 

 .NOW...

SHOWERS ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP OVER COASTAL AND INLAND COUNTIES... FROM TAMPA BAY NORTHWARD.

ALL ACTIVITY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT 35 TO 40 MILES PER HOUR.

GUSTY WINDS...BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL...AND

AN OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING AS SHOWERS STRENGTHEN AHEAD OF

AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLICK ROADWAYS...AND REDUCED VISIBILITY IN HEAVY RAIN.