Babson Park, FL (33827)

11:48 PM EDT on August 31, 2016 (GMT -0400)
Babson Park, FL | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Hurricane Statement () Active Notice: Record Report

Elev 161 ft 27.83 °N, 81.52 °W | Updated 3 seconds ago

Light Rain
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73.0 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from ENE
Gusts 2.5 mph

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Pressure 30.00 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2900 ft
Overcast 3700 ft
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 97%
Rainfall 0.91 in
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7:04 AM 7:47 PM
Waning Crescent, 0% visible
METAR KBOW 010335Z AUTO 17009KT 8SM -RA SCT007 BKN029 OVC037 22/ A3000 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E AND SE
Pressure 30.00 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2900 ft
Overcast 3700 ft
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 97%
Rainfall 0.91 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:04 AM 7:47 PM
Waning Crescent, 0% visible
METAR KBOW 010335Z AUTO 17009KT 8SM -RA SCT007 BKN029 OVC037 22/ A3000 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E AND SE
A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch is in effect for parts of the northern Florida Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Hermine intensifies in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A tropical storm watch is in effect for parts of the Atlantic coast of Georgia and Florida, as Hermine is expected to move near or just inland from the Southeast U.S. Coast on Friday and Friday night. Very heavy rains are possible near Hermine's path.

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 11:36 PM EDT Aug. 31, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.


1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.



1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.


1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.



1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.



1136 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 290 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.8n 87.0w
    - storm intensity 60 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 25 degrees at 10 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting north-northeast tonight.
The system is forecast to approach North Florida coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.

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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts along the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

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

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.

* 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.

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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


615 PM EDT Wed Aug 31 2016

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical storm Hermine headed for the North Florida coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Hurricane Watch remains in effect for coastal Levy... coastal
      Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for coastal
      Levy... coastal Citrus... coastal Hernando and coastal Pasco
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for inland
      Levy... inland Citrus... inland Hernando and inland Pasco

* storm information:
    - about 370 miles southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 320 miles
      west-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL
    - 25.5n 87.4w
    - storm intensity 45 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 30 degrees at 7 mph

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

Tropical Storm Hermine is drifting slowly northward this evening.
The system is forecast to approach the Florida Big Bend coastline
later Thursday afternoon or evening. A Tropical Storm Warning and
Hurricane Watch remain in effect for coastal areas from the
Anclote River north through the Suwannee River.


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

* 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
     - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
       waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
     - Sections of near- shore escape routes and secondary roads
       become weakened or washed out, especially in usually
       vulnerable low spots.
     - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong
       and numerous rip currents.
     - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
       Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
       unprotected anchorages.

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

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


* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Nature Coast. Potential impacts in this area
include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the Tampa Bay area.


* 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.


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

Now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Outside preparations should be wrapped up as soon as possible before
weather conditions completely deteriorate. Any remaining evacuations
and relocations should be expedited before the onset of tropical
storm force wind.

If you are relocating to safe shelter, leave as early as possible. If
heading to a community shelter, become familiar with the shelter
rules before arrival, especially if you have special needs or own a
pet. Take essential items with you from your emergency supplies kit.
Check the latest weather forecast before departing.

Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury or loss of
life. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any
orders that are issued. Remember, during the storm 9 1 1 emergency
services may not be able to immediately respond if conditions are
unsafe. This should be a big factor in your decision making.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to
the forecast.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.