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Severe weather for Levy County this evening

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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
418 PM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

FLZ139-239-112215-
INLAND LEVY-COASTAL LEVY-
418 PM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT LEVY COUNTY...

AT 418 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED 20 MILES WEST OF CEDAR KEY...MOVING EAST AT 60
MPH...WILL AFFECT CEDAR KEY...OTTER CREEK...LEBANON AND WILLISTON
MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...UNTIL 515 PM EST.

GUSTY WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL OCCUR. FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED.
TO BE SAFE GO INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...FIND A LOW
SPOT...AND STAY AWAY FROM TALL OBJECTS. TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO AND WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
439 PM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

FLC075-112215-
/O.CON.KTBW.SV.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140111T2215Z/
LEVY FL-
439 PM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM EST
FOR LEVY COUNTY...

AT 439 PM EST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS REPORTED CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED
NEAR CEDAR KEY...MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO FOWLERS
BLUFF...MANATEE SPRINGS STATE PARK...FANNING SPRINGS...CHIEFLAND...
OTTER CREEK...LEBANON...BRONSON...WILLISTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND
WILLISTON

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
445 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-GMZ830-836-850-853-856-870-
873-876-121000-
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-TAMPA BAY WATERS-
CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND PINE ISLAND SOUND-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
BONITA BEACH TO ENGLEWOOD OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
445 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TODAY AND MOVE THROUGH
THE REGION TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE
WARM HUMID AIRMASS IN ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT...AND THERE IS A
SMALL CHANCE THAT A STORM OR TWO COULD BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE NATURE COAST. THE
MAIN HAZARD FROM ANY STORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE ISOLATED
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS...BUT PROBABILITIES FOR THIS OCCURRING APPEAR
LOW AT THIS TIME.

...LAKE WIND IMPACT...
STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON AREA LAKES TODAY IN
ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. AS A RESULT...A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING.

...DENSE SEA FOG IMPACT...
A WARM HUMID AIRMASS MOVING OVER THE COOLER GULF WATERS WILL
RESULT IN PATCHY DENSE SEA FOG ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARINE AREA
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. THE BEST CHANCES FOR SEA FOG WILL BE
FROM VENICE NORTHWARD TO CEDAR KEY...INCLUDING TAMPA BAY. MARINERS
SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS IF HEADING OUT
THROUGH THIS EVENING. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MAY BE ISSUED IF
CONDITIONS DETERIORATE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS LATE TODAY...AND
MARINERS ARE URGED TO KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES.

...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS TODAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA TONIGHT. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH EXERCISE CAUTION LEVELS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARINE AREA BOTH TODAY AND TONIGHT. FOR
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...REFER TO THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY...WITH WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED TO REACH EXERCISE
CAUTION AND POSSIBLY ADVISORY LEVELS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MARINE
AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER AND SELF ACTIVATE IF NEEDED.

 

Lake Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
444 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM EST...

.SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. WIND SPEEDS OF AROUND 20 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-112300-
/O.NEW.KTBW.LW.Y.0002.140111T1600Z-140111T2300Z/
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES...CLEARWATER...
ST. PETERSBURG...LAKELAND...WINTER HAVEN...WAUCHULA...SEBRING...
AVON PARK...ARCADIA...CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...
HOMOSASSA...HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...
TAMPA...APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...BRADENTON...
ANNA MARIA ISLAND...VENICE...SARASOTA...ENGLEWOOD...
PORT CHARLOTTE...PUNTA GORDA...CAPE CORAL...CAPTIVA...SANIBEL...
CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...WILLISTON...INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...
SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...ZEPHYRHILLS...BRANDON...PLANT CITY...
SUN CITY CENTER...PARRISH...LAKEWOOD RANCH...MYAKKA CITY...
NORTH PORT...BABCOCK RANCH...FORT MYERS...LEHIGH ACRES
444 AM EST SAT JAN 11 2014

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM
EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL HAS
ISSUED A LAKE WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...11 AM AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON AREA
LAKES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST
TO BE 20 TO 29 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO NEAR OR ABOVE GALE
FORCE FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES WILL
CREATE ROUGH CONDITIONS ON LARGER AREA LAKES WHICH COULD PRODUCE
DAMAGE TO...OR FLIP...SMALL PLEASURE CRAFT.

OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS MAY WISH TO POSTPONE LAKE RELATED ACTIVITIES
UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.