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11:03 PM EDT on May 26, 2018 (GMT -0400)
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Gusts 6.9 mph

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Pressure 29.86 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1400 ft
Few 8000 ft
Overcast 11000 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 94%
Rainfall 0.27 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:36 AM 8:20 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 94% visible
METAR KPIE 270253Z 10011KT 10SM FEW014 FEW080 OVC110 22/22 A2986 RMK AO2 RAE31 SLP112 P0002 60003 T02170217 50001
Pressure 29.86 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1400 ft
Few 8000 ft
Overcast 11000 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 94%
Rainfall 0.27 in
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6:36 AM 8:20 PM
Waxing Gibbous, 94% visible
METAR KPIE 270253Z 10011KT 10SM FEW014 FEW080 OVC110 22/22 A2986 RMK AO2 RAE31 SLP112 P0002 60003 T02170217 50001

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 5:32 PM EDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for coastal Charlotte, coastal Hillsborough, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Lee

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal Manatee, coastal
      Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Citrus and coastal
      Levy

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 310 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 23.3n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 13 mph

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

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to strengthen while moving
northward over the Gulf of Mexico and will impact west central and
southwest Florida tonight into Sunday night. The primary concerns at
this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy County
coasts, heavy rainfall across the area causing localized flooding,
and tropical storm force winds, mainly close to the coast from
Tampa Bay south.

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

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

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

* 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
----------------------------------

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

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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

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

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

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

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


* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


532 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018

This product covers west central and southwest Florida

**tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch in effect for portions
of the Florida west coast**


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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for coastal Charlotte, coastal Hillsborough, coastal
      Manatee, coastal Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for coastal Lee

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal Charlotte,
      coastal Hillsborough, coastal Lee, coastal Manatee, coastal
      Sarasota, and Pinellas
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Citrus and coastal
      Levy

* storm information:
    - about 330 miles south-southwest of mouth of Tampa Bay FL or
      about 310 miles southwest of Fort Myers FL
    - 23.3n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 13 mph

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

Subtropical storm Alberto is forecast to strengthen while moving
northward over the Gulf of Mexico and will impact west central and
southwest Florida tonight into Sunday night. The primary concerns at
this time are storm surge flooding along the Citrus and Levy County
coasts, heavy rainfall across the area causing localized flooding,
and tropical storm force winds, mainly close to the coast from
Tampa Bay south.

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

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

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

* 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
----------------------------------

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

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to
move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate,
help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra
time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your
vehicle ahead of time. Follow designated evacuation routes. Seek
traffic information on roadway signs, the radio, and from official
sources.

Let others know where you are going prior to departure. Secure
loose items and pets in the car, and avoid distracted driving.


* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly Carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
ventilated area.

It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.

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

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

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

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

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


* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin FL around 12 am EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 7:40 PM EDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Tuesday
evening...

* rip current timing... increasing southerly winds and wave action
will create rip currents through the Holiday weekend.

* Rip current impacts... strong rip currents will be hazardous
for those in the surf zone along area beaches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. For maximum safety... swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




Http://www.Weather.Gov/Tampa


312 am EDT Sat may 26 2018

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 2 PM EDT this afternoon
through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Florida, northern Florida, south central
Florida, southwest Florida, and west central Florida,
including the following areas, in central Florida, Hardee,
Polk, and Sumter. In northern Florida, coastal Levy and inland
Levy. In south central Florida, DeSoto and Highlands. In
southwest Florida, coastal Charlotte, coastal Lee, inland
Charlotte, and inland Lee. In west central Florida, coastal
Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal Hillsborough, coastal
Manatee, coastal Pasco, coastal Sarasota, inland Citrus,
inland Hernando, inland Hillsborough, inland Manatee, inland
Pasco, inland Sarasota, and Pinellas.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Monday evening

* abundant tropical moisture streaming over the area on the east
side of subtropical storm Alberto is expected to produce heavy
rain today through Monday. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to
5 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible over the
watch area through the period.

* The heavy rainfall will have the potential to cause flooding
of low-lying and poor drainage areas. Flooding will also
affect roadways, rivers, creeks, and smaller streams. Remember
to not drive across flooded roadways. Turn around. Don't
drown. Residents living in flood prone areas as well as along
rivers and faster flowing streams should keep alert to any
rapid rises in water levels and be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 7:02 PM CDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service




802 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /702 PM CDT Sat may 26 2018/




515 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018

... Tropical Storm Warning in effect...

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are
expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

* locations affected
    - St. Petersburg
    - Clearwater
    - largo

* wind
    - latest local forecast: tropical storm force winds remain
      possible
        - peak wind forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for wind 39 to
      57 mph
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

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

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 2 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: Sunday morning until early Sunday
          afternoon

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: plan for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - Prepare: complete preparations for storm surge flooding,
          especially in low-lying vulnerable areas, before conditions
          become unsafe.
        - Act: leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for
          your area.

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

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast: Flood Watch is in effect
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 2-4 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for localized
      flooding rain
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          localized flooding from heavy rain.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for a few
      tornadoes
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - Prepare: if your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - Act: if a Tornado Warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/tbw