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 …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The National Weather Service is asking residents to be mindful of conditions as they go about their day, Feb. 26.
A tornado watch is in effect for St. Pete and Pinellas County through 3 p.m. today, Feb. 26. According to the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office, that means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Meteorologist Rick Davis says the threat of severe weather is possible later this morning and into this afternoon as “kind of a squall line will move through the area. The potential is there for isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.” Thunderstorms are also possible. Davis urges residents to keep an eye on the weather as they go through their day. If a tornado warning is issued for the area it means a tornado has been spotted and residents should “seek safety until the warning passes.” While today’s weather is less …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The entire region is under a watch until 8 p.m. as rains from Tropical Storm Debby continue to blanket the area.
Update, June 24 2:08 p.m.: As strong storms continue to move through our area, the National Weather Service has been issuing tornado warnings for multiple counties in the Tampa Bay area. A warning “is issued when a tornado is indicated by the WSR-88D radar or sighted by spotters; therefore, people in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately,” according to the weather service’s website. To find out if your community is under a tornado warning, visit the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary page on its website. Earlier: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties until 8 p.m. today. A tornado watch …
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.