Coastal Manatee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Statement
Issued: 11:19 PM EDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**rain continues to spread inland over much of the Gulf Coast of
florida**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 240 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 270 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.5n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 23 mph

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

Tropical storm Nestor continues to move northeastward over the
north-central Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach the Florida
Panhandle early Saturday morning. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast continue to be for heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and
minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

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

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

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

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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.


1119 PM EDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**rain continues to spread inland over much of the Gulf Coast of
florida**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 240 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 270 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.5n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 23 mph

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

Tropical storm Nestor continues to move northeastward over the
north-central Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach the Florida
Panhandle early Saturday morning. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast continue to be for heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and
minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

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

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

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

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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.



1119 PM EDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**rain continues to spread inland over much of the Gulf Coast of
florida**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 240 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 270 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.5n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 23 mph

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

Tropical storm Nestor continues to move northeastward over the
north-central Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach the Florida
Panhandle early Saturday morning. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast continue to be for heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and
minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

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

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

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

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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.


1119 PM EDT Fri Oct 18 2019

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**rain continues to spread inland over much of the Gulf Coast of
florida**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Levy
    - a storm surge warning is in effect for coastal Citrus, coastal
      Hernando, coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* storm information:
    - about 240 miles west of Cedar Key FL or about 270 miles
      west-northwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 28.5n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 23 mph

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

Tropical storm Nestor continues to move northeastward over the
north-central Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach the Florida
Panhandle early Saturday morning. Primary concerns along the Florida
West Coast continue to be for heavy rainfall, isolated tornadoes and
minor to moderate coastal flooding, especially from the Tampa Bay area
northward.

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

* surge:
protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* Wind:
protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
Levy County. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

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

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

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:
if you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the County or Parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.

Storm surge is the leading killer associated with tropical storms and
hurricanes! Make sure you are in a safe area away from the surge
zone. Even if you are not in a surge-prone area, you could find
yourself cutoff by flood waters during and after the storm. Heed
evacuation orders issued by the local authorities.

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of
strong winds or flooding.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

* 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.



Tornado Watch
Issued: 3:13 AM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

Tornado Watch 675 remains in effect until 1200 PM EDT for the
following locations


FL
. Florida counties included are

Alachua Bradford Brevard
Charlotte Citrus Clay
DeSoto Flagler Gilchrist
Hardee Hernando Highlands
Hillsborough Lake Lee
Levy Manatee Marion
Orange Osceola Pasco
Pinellas Polk Putnam
St. Johns Sarasota Seminole
Sumter Volusia




Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:06 PM EDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 8 am EDT
Sunday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Sunday
evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 1 am Saturday to
8 am EDT Sunday...

* coastal flooding... 1 to 3 feet above ground in Tampa Bay.

* Coastal flood timing... through Sunday morning. Especially
during high tides.

* Coastal flood impacts... the combination of storm surge and
tide will cause normally dry areas near the shoreline to be
flooded.

* High surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* High surf timing... late tonight through Sunday morning.

* High surf impacts... wind driven surf will create dangerous rip
currents.

* Rip current timing... increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents through Sunday.

* Rip current impacts... strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions at 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. For maximum safety... swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to 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.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.







Special Statement
Issued: 3:31 AM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for southwestern Highlands...
Hardee... Manatee... Charlotte... southeastern Hillsborough...
southwestern Polk... DeSoto... Lee and Sarasota counties until 430 am
EDT...

At 330 am EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from Memphis to 12 miles northwest of Pineland to
near Olga. Movement was northeast at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Port, Sarasota, Bradenton, Bonita
Springs, Punta Gorda, Palmetto, Arcadia, Wauchula, Lehigh Acres, Port
Charlotte, fish hawk, Brandon, Anna Maria, South Gate Ridge, Lake
Sarasota, palmona park, southwest Florida Airport and Harlem Heights.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until noon EDT for south central,
central, southwestern and west central Florida. Multiple storms in
this line are rotating and can produce a tornado at any time.

Lat... Lon 2632 8190 2640 8199 2638 8212 2642 8220
      2674 8231 2753 8280 2796 8221 2710 8127
      2703 8127 2703 8156 2642 8156 2642 8166
      2632 8166
time... Mot... loc 0730z 204deg 47kt 2756 8255 2681 8228 2672 8174


Tbw

Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:06 PM EDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 8 am EDT
Sunday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Sunday
evening...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 1 am Saturday to
8 am EDT Sunday...

* coastal flooding... 1 to 3 feet above ground in Tampa Bay.

* Coastal flood timing... through Sunday morning. Especially
during high tides.

* Coastal flood impacts... the combination of storm surge and
tide will cause normally dry areas near the shoreline to be
flooded.

* High surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* High surf timing... late tonight through Sunday morning.

* High surf impacts... wind driven surf will create dangerous rip
currents.

* Rip current timing... increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents through Sunday.

* Rip current impacts... strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions at 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. For maximum safety... swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to 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.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.