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Tropical Cyclone Statement

Issued at 14:02 Friday 18 October 2019
Summary

This product covers West Central and Southwest Florida

**DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM NESTOR**

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- None

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
for Coastal Levy
- A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Coastal Citrus, Coastal
Hernando, Coastal Pasco, and Pinellas

* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 440 miles west-southwest of Cedar Key FL or about 420
miles west of Mouth of Tampa Bay FL
- 26.3N 89.5W
- Storm Intensity 60 mph
- Movement Northeast or 55 degrees at 22 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Tropical storm Nestor over the central Gulf of Mexico is moving
northeast at 22 MPH and is expected to reach the Florida panhandle
early Saturday morning. Primary concerns along the Florida west coast
will be for heavy rainfall and minor to moderate coastal flooding,
especially from Tampa Bay north.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* 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 in Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere across West Central and Southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential
impacts include:
- Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots.
- Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge
closures.

* TORNADOES:
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across West Central and Southwest Florida. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
pulled from moorings.

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

Elsewhere across West Central and Southwest Florida, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
High surf and dangerous rip currents will occur over most of the
region. Storm surge of 1 to 3 feet is likely to occur in portions
of Tampa Bay.

Issued by National Weather Service

Coastal Flood Advisory

Issued at 15:06 Friday 18 October 2019
Summary

* COASTAL FLOODING...1 to 3 feet above ground in Tampa Bay.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Through Sunday morning. Especially
during high tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...The combination of storm surge and
tide will cause normally dry areas near the shoreline to be
flooded.

* HIGH SURF...5 to 7 feet.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Late tonight through Sunday morning.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Wind driven surf will create dangerous rip
currents.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents through Sunday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions at area beaches.

Issued by National Weather Service

Rip Current Statement

Issued at 15:06 Friday 18 October 2019
Summary

* COASTAL FLOODING...1 to 3 feet above ground in Tampa Bay.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Through Sunday morning. Especially
during high tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...The combination of storm surge and
tide will cause normally dry areas near the shoreline to be
flooded.

* HIGH SURF...5 to 7 feet.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Late tonight through Sunday morning.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Wind driven surf will create dangerous rip
currents.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents through Sunday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions at area beaches.

Issued by National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory

Issued at 15:06 Friday 18 October 2019
Summary

* COASTAL FLOODING...1 to 3 feet above ground in Tampa Bay.

* COASTAL FLOOD TIMING...Through Sunday morning. Especially
during high tides.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...The combination of storm surge and
tide will cause normally dry areas near the shoreline to be
flooded.

* HIGH SURF...5 to 7 feet.

* HIGH SURF TIMING...Late tonight through Sunday morning.

* HIGH SURF IMPACTS...Wind driven surf will create dangerous rip
currents.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...Increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents through Sunday.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will create
dangerous swimming conditions at area beaches.

Issued by National Weather Service



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