Tropical Storm Fay: West FL Local Statement

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

...FAY STILL DRENCHING PORTIONS OF FLORIDA...

.AT 5 PM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.8 DEGREES NORTH...83.2 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES
NORTH OF CEDAR KEY. FAY IS MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 6 MPH. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE ESTIMATED
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB... OR 29.44 INCHES. LITTLE
CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 NM-
TARPON SPRINGS TO SUWANNEE RIVER OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
610 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

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

...NEW INFORMATION...

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS
SHOW PEAK WIND GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON. THE HIGHEST
WIND GUST REPORTED SO FAR TODAY AT AREA BUOYS WAS 43 KNOTS AT
CEDAR KEY AT 1109 AM EDT.

...LOCAL MARINE IMPACTS...

WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONSHORE WITH TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS FROM ARIPEKA NORTH THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. GUSTS UP TO 40 KNOTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
SOME OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN BANDS. SEAS WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 9 FEET
THROUGH TONIGHT.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 9 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

...NEW INFORMATION...

STORM SURGE AMOUNT HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO 2 TO 4 FEET. LOCAL
OBSERVATIONS SHOW PEAK WINDS GUSTING AT 30 TO 35 MPH TODAY.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

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

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE LOCATED IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. 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
2 TO 4 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY AS WINDS CONTINUE OUT OF THE WEST TO
SOUTHWEST. ASTRONOMICAL TIDE LEVELS MUST BE ADDED TO THESE SURGE
VALUES TO DETERMINE TOTAL STORM TIDE LEVELS. TOTAL STORM TIDE OR WATER
LEVELS WILL BE THE HIGHEST AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF HIGH ASTRONOMICAL TIDES FROM SELECTED
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNED AREA...

CEDAR KEY...

SATURDAY...HIGH TIDE 6:06 AM EDT...4.2 FEET.

WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER ENTRANCE...

SATURDAY...6:13 AM EDT...3.8 FEET.

BAYPORT...

SATURDAY...6:03 AM EDT...3.5 FEET.

...WINDS...

MAXIMUM WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH
ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR NEAR TO WHERE THE CENTER
PASSES AND IN THE STRONGER RAIN BANDS.

...INLAND FLOODING...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
NORTHERN CITRUS AND LEVY COUNTY THROUGH SATURDAY WITH 1 TO 3
INCHES ELSEWHERE. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. EVENT TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. A FLOOD WATCH
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

...TORNADOES...

THE TORNADO THREAT WILL BE LOW TONIGHT. ON SATURDAY...THE TORNADO
THREAT MAY INCREASE TO MODERATE AS WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY ON
THE EAST SIDE OF THE STORM.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 9 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.

$$

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SUMTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES
610 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

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

...NEW INFORMATION...

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS SHOW PEAK WINDS
GUSTING AT 25 TO 35 MPH THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT. A FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO
IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SUNDAY.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE LOCATED IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. 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 30 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS TO AROUND 40
MPH ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN THE STRONGER
RAIN BANDS.

...INLAND FLOODING...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE AREA THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
EVENT TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. A
FLOOD WATCH IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA.

...TORNADOES...

THE TORNADO THREAT WILL BE LOW TONIGHT. ON SATURDAY...THE TORNADO
THREAT MAY INCREASE TO MODERATE AS WINDS BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY ON
THE EAST SIDE OF THE STORM.

...NEXT UPDATE...

THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 9 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.


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