Thursday, April 4, 2013
The tornado watch expires at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Torrential rains are also expected throughout Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Other counties included in the watch are Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte and Manatee. The Weather Service also issued a special statement about strong thunderstorms in the area. "Gusty winds of 35 to 45 mph will occur," the weather service reported. "Torrential rains will reduce visibility to near zero and will cause ponding of water on roadways." Thursday's storms also bring the risk of "damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes and frequent dangerous lightning strikes," the weather service said. According to the National Weather Service, winds will increase the small craft advisory level and remain elevated through …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Weather Services is forecasting gusty winds and cold, dry weather through Wednesday.
Strong and gusting northwest winds are creating rough conditions and the risk of rip currents, according to the National Weather Service. The high winds are blowing behind a cold front that is sweeping across the Tampa Bay region today, from Sarasota to Tarpon Springs. The gusts are causing people to dig through closets for hats and gloves. Along the beaches, the high-wind impact is creating choppy seas and the risk of rip currents, which forecasters describe as moderate. The winds will not decrease until tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service is reporting a high risk of rip currents and a high surf today across West, Central and Southwest Florida.
Tampa Bay boaters and beach goers are being warned of coastal hazazrds that include the risk of rip currents, high surf and rough seas. The cold temps definitely are not a day for sun bathing but wind surfers might consider this ideal weather. They may want to reconsider. The forecast is for rough surf, large breaking waves and strong undertows. The National Weather Service is warning that a high pressure system and strong northwest winds over the Gulf of Mexico may result in rip currents and long-shore currents. The hazard warning extends to 7 p.m. tonight for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Beach goers are urged to use extreme caution and to heed lifeguard warnings.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Brrr! Nighttime temperatures may fall into the 60s Saturday and 50s Sunday, as Hurricane Sandy marches up Florida's east coast.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy will take the edge off the unseasonably warm temperatures across Tampa Bay, as much of Florida's East Coast is under a tropical storm warning. Temperatures across the Tampa Bay area will be in the 60s Saturday night, with daytime highs in the 70s and low 80s Saturdy and Sunday. It may feel downright cold Sunday night, with forecasters predicting temperatures in the 50s at night. By Monday, even cooler temperatures are possible in some inland Bay area communities. While National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Jillson said it’s not likely we’ll break any records for cold weather, he does anticipate a nip in the air. “Monday night, we’re looking at low to middle 50s for Tampa and some of the areas along the Bay,” he said…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The public is being warned of frequent lightning strikes and wind gusts.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The worst of the rain and thunderstorms are not behind us yet. The National Weather Service reports that at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday, a severe thunderstorm with winds up to 60 mph was six miles southwest of Indian Shores. The storm was traveling east, bringing torrents of rain. A severe thundrestorm warning is in effect for the following areas: St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, St. Pete Beach, Kenneth City, Largo, Indian Rocks Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-a-Grille Beach, South Pasadena, Madeira Beach, the St. Pete Clearwater Airport and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. The warning also is in effect for parts of Tampa and Brandon. The warning extends along Interstate 275 between Exits 6 and 45. People are being advised to move indoors, because …
Friday, August 24, 2012
It's too early to know with certainty. Tampa is still in the cone of possible tracks, but Isaac may arrive west of Tampa Bay early next week.
We're not in the clear just yet. At 8 a.m. today, Tropical Storm Isaac churned at sea, just south of Haiti, where a hurricane watch is in effect. The National Weather Service expects the storm to crawl at about 15 mph toward Florida, crossing Cuba Sunday morning. But hurricane officials are not anticipating a direct hit on the Tampa Bay region. If current projections stand, Isaac will arrive west of Tampa Bay after midnight Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane. There is a chance that Isaac will impact Florida's panhandle next week. Of course, all that may change with the unpredictability of the storm as it edges closer to landfall, hurricane officials said. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Carlisle, the Tampa Bay …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The entire Tampa Bay area is now under a tropical storm warning.
Tropical Storm Debby isn’t doing a lot of moving in the Gulf of Mexico, but she does seem to have set her sights on a new target. According to the most recent projected path of the storm, Debby should make landfall sometime between Thursday and Friday in the area between Sarasota and Levy counties. The National Hurricane Center has put the entire Tampa Bay area into its Tropical Storm Warning zone, including Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Flood and tornado watches also remain in effect for much of the Bay area, the National Weather Service wrote in its 11:30 a.m. update on the storm. Watches are set when conditions are ripe for the formation of severe weather, such as tornados. A tropical storm warning …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Rough seas and drenching rains are in the forecast for the next 36 to 48 hours. Coastal communities should expect higher tides and the risk of flooding.
The National Weather Service issued a coastal hazard warning Saturday for Tampa Bay communities, as Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico, causing building seas and higher tides along the west coast of Florida. A high surf advisory is in effect for south Pinellas coastal communities, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Gulfport and St. Pete Beach. The high surf advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. Residents can expect some flooding along coastal roads through Sunday. Building surf and breaking waves increase the chance of rip currents. Tropical Storm Debby is heading north, toward the Louisiana coast. But Debby is creating turbulent weather, with strong wind gusts up to 85 mph. Tropical Storm Debby is traveling at about…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for St. Petersburg and all of South Pinellas until 10 p.m.
Storms that rolled through the St. Petersburg area tonight have resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a Flood Advisory for St. Petersburg and all South Pinellas communities. The advisory is until 10 p.m. According to the Weather Service, just after 8 p.m., Doppler radar indicated an area of very heavy rainfall associated with the thunderstorms. Localized flooding in urban and small stream areas is imminent or occurring, the Weather Service said. The storm is continuing to move west at 5 - 10 mph. Is there any storm or flooding damage near you? Please upload and contribute your photos above.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Florida counties, including Pinellas.
A tornado watch is in effect across Tampa Bay, including Pinellas County. The National Weather Service has issued the watch through 7 a.m. Sunday. The watch extends into Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota counties. The watch was issued at 11:10 p.m. Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms also are in the forecast overnight. According to TBO.com, the rare storm system for this time of year includes bands of rain and lightning strikes. According to weather.com, the weather advisory includes a line of thunder storms moving east at 10 mph, with gusting winds. They extend from Brooksville to Redington Shores, 50 miles southwest of Bradenton Beach.