Tropical Storm Fay: West Florida Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
611 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...FAY MOVING WEST BUT STILL PACKING A PUNCH...

.AT 5 AM EDT...TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
29.6 DEGREES NORTH...82.2 DEGREES WEST OR NEAR GAINESVILLE. FAY IS
MOVING WESTWARD AT 6 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH
WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995
MB...OR 29.38 INCHES. FAY IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN SLOWLY THROUGH THE
DAY...HOWEVER IT WILL LIKELY REMAIN A TROPICAL STORM THROUGH SATURDAY.

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TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
611 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...

THERE IS NO NEW INFORMATION TO REPORT AT THIS TIME OTHER THAN THE
SLIGHT CHANGES IN STORM LOCATION AND MOVEMENT INDICATED IN THE
OPENING STORM SUMMARY STATEMENT.

...LOCAL MARINE IMPACTS...

WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONSHORE WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING OVER THE COASTAL WATERS FROM
ARIPEKA NORTH. GUSTS UP TO 45 KNOTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SOME OF
THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS. SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 9 FEET TODAY INTO
TONIGHT.

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE.
...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 830 AM EDT TODAY.

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LEVY-CITRUS-HERNANDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDAR KEY...CHIEFLAND...CRYSTAL RIVER...
INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL
611 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...

THERE IS NO NEW INFORMATION TO REPORT AT THIS TIME OTHER THAN THE
SLIGHT CHANGES IN STORM LOCATION AND MOVEMENT INDICATED IN THE
OPENING STORM SUMMARY STATEMENT.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM JUST NORTH OF ARIPEKA
TO SUWANNEE RIVER. A FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT THROUGH 8 PM
EDT TODAY.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE LOCATED IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS THROUGH
TONIGHT. STRONG GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH THE RAIN SOFTENED
GROUND WILL LEAD TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. TREAT ANY
DOWNED POWER LINES AS LIVE AND CALL LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR
POWER COMPANIES TO REPORT THE HAZARD. IF GENERATORS ARE USED...BE
SURE THEY ARE IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING. NEVER RUN A GENERATOR INDOORS OR IN AN ATTACHED GARAGE.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS
MEDIA...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON TROPICAL STORM FAY.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...

ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK THE MAXIMUM EXPECTED STORM SURGE IS
1 TO 3 FEET LATE TODAY INTO SATURDAY WHEN THE WINDS WILL
INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST. ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVELS
MUST BE ADDED TO THESE SURGE VALUES TO DETERMINE TOTAL STORM TIDE
LEVELS.

...WINDS...

MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND
50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE WARNED AREA LATER THIS MORNING
THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR NEAR TO WHERE
THE CENTER PASSES AND IN THE STRONGER RAIN BANDS.

...PROBABILITY OF HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...

BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK THERE IS A 20 TO 40 PERCENT
CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...
DEPENDING ON WHICH PART OF THE AREA YOU ARE IN. LEVY COUNTY AND
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF CITRUS COUNTY WILL BE THE MOST LIKELY AREAS
TO EXPERIENCE TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS.

...INLAND FLOODING...

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN
CITRUS AND LEVY COUNTY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH 4 TO 8 INCHES
ELSEWHERE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. A FLOOD WATCH IS
CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

...TORNADOES...

THE PRIMARY AREA FOR TORNADO DEVELOPMENT IN TROPICAL SYSTEMS IS
IN THE RIGHT FRONT QUADRANT OF THE STORM. SINCE FAY IS FORECAST
TO PASS NORTH OF THE REGION...THE TORNADO THREAT WILL BE LOW.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 830 AM EDT TODAY.

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SUMTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES
611 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

...NEW INFORMATION...

THERE IS NO NEW INFORMATION TO REPORT AT THIS TIME OTHER THAN THE
SLIGHT CHANGES IN STORM LOCATION AND MOVEMENT INDICATED IN THE
OPENING STORM SUMMARY STATEMENT.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT. A FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO
IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT TODAY.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE LOCATED IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS THROUGH
TONIGHT. STRONG GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH THE RAIN SOFTENED
GROUND WILL LEAD TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. TREAT ANY
DOWNED POWER LINES AS LIVE AND CALL LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR
POWER COMPANIES TO REPORT THE HAZARD. IF GENERATORS ARE USED...BE
SURE THEY ARE IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING. NEVER RUN A GENERATOR INDOORS OR IN AN ATTACHED GARAGE.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS
MEDIA...FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON TROPICAL STORM FAY.

...WINDS...

MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND
50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE WARNED AREA THIS MORNING
THROUGH TONIGHT. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR NEAR TO WHERE THE
CENTER PASSES AND IN THE STRONGER RAIN BANDS.

...PROBABILITY OF HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...

BASED ON THE CURRENT FORECAST TRACK THERE IS A 20 TO 40 PERCENT
CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...WINDS OF 39 TO 73 MPH...
DEPENDING ON WHICH PART OF THE AREA YOU ARE IN. NORTHERN PORTIONS
OF SUMTER COUNTY WILL BE THE MOST LIKELY AREA TO EXPERIENCE
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS.

...INLAND FLOODING...

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
A FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

...TORNADOES...

THE PRIMARY AREA FOR TORNADO DEVELOPMENT IN TROPICAL SYSTEMS IS
IN THE RIGHT FRONT QUADRANT OF THE STORM. SINCE FAY IS FORECAST
TO PASS NORTH OF THE REGION...THE TORNADO THREAT WILL BE LOW.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 830 AM EDT TODAY.


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