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Gale Warning, Small Craft Advisory

Statement as of 2:48 PM EST on January 23, 2017

Expires 4:00 AM EST on January 24, 2017


... Gale Warning remains in effect until 7 PM EST this evening...
... Small Craft Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 4 am
EST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
Small Craft Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening
to 4 am EST Tuesday.

* Winds... around 30 knots with gusts to 40 knots... decreasing to
around 20 knots.

* Waves/seas... 12 to 20 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.




Http://www.Weather.Gov/Tampa



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:36 AM EST on January 23, 2017

Expires 8:30 PM EST on January 23, 2017


... Wind reports past 24 hours of at least 35 mph...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon

... Florida...

... Charlotte County...
1 NW Port Charlotte 47 mph 1045 PM 01/22 26.99n/82.11w
Charlotte County Airport 46 mph 0207 PM 01/22 26.92n/81.99w
6 SSW Charlotte beach 38 mph 1040 PM 01/22 26.85n/82.25w
1 se Grove City 35 mph 0612 am 01/23 26.90n/82.31w

... Citrus County...
1 N Beverly Hills 64 mph 0145 PM 01/22 28.93n/82.46w
4 WSW Crystal River 39 mph 0620 PM 01/22 28.87n/82.67w

... Hernando County...
Hernando County Airport 59 mph 0604 PM 01/22 28.47n/82.46w
Weeki Wachee 45 mph 0339 PM 01/22 28.52n/82.57w

... Highlands County...
12 N Lorida 35 mph 0422 PM 01/22 27.63n/81.26w
2 W Spring Lake 35 mph 1046 PM 01/22 27.44n/81.39w

... Hillsborough County...
Plant City Municipal Airport 54 mph 0835 PM 01/22 28.00n/82.16w
1 W macdill Air Force 53 mph 0611 PM 01/22 27.85n/82.52w
Tampa Intl Airport 48 mph 0625 PM 01/22 27.98n/82.53w
Tampa executive 44 mph 0635 PM 01/22 28.01n/82.35w
1 se Tampa 43 mph 0810 PM 01/22 27.95n/82.46w
2 NE Gibsonton 41 mph 0623 PM 01/22 27.87n/82.35w
3 WNW Temple Terrace 36 mph 1214 PM 01/22 28.06n/82.43w
3 se Gibsonton 36 mph 0548 am 01/23 27.80n/82.34w

... Lee County...
southwest Florida internatio 48 mph 1245 PM 01/22 26.54n/81.75w
2 S Boca Grande 46 mph 0635 am 01/23 26.72n/82.26w
2 SSW Cape Coral 42 mph 1108 PM 01/22 26.54n/82.00w
Fort Myers FAA/ap 40 mph 1116 PM 01/22 26.59n/81.86w
1 E Morse shores 39 mph 1113 PM 01/22 26.67n/81.77w
southwest internat 36 mph 0144 PM 01/22 26.54n/81.77w
1 ENE Fort Myers 36 mph 1254 PM 01/22 26.64n/81.83w
1 NW Fort Myers 35 mph 0200 PM 01/22 26.65n/81.87w
1 se North Fort Myers 35 mph 0128 PM 01/22 26.70n/81.88w

... Manatee County...
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport 48 mph 0523 am 01/23 27.40n/82.55w
5 SSW Lake Manatee state par 42 mph 0156 am 01/23 27.41n/82.38w
6 WNW Myakka City 35 mph 0933 PM 01/22 27.41n/82.25w

... Pasco County...
Zephyrhills Municipal airpor 43 mph 0635 PM 01/22 28.23n/82.16w
4 E Odessa 38 mph 0731 PM 01/22 28.19n/82.52w
1 NE Lacoochee 37 mph 0652 PM 01/22 28.48n/82.16w
2 NE Holiday 35 mph 0236 PM 01/22 28.21n/82.72w

... Pinellas County...
Belleair 58 mph 0501 am 01/23 27.95n/82.81w
Albert Whitted Airport 48 mph 0607 PM 01/22 27.76n/82.63w
St Petersburg-Clearwater int 47 mph 1245 PM 01/22 27.91n/82.69w
2 E Saint Petersburg 43 mph 0512 am 01/23 27.76n/82.63w
2 SW Highpoint 42 mph 0106 am 01/23 27.89n/82.73w
2 WNW Tarpon Springs 42 mph 0151 am 01/23 28.17n/82.79w
Belleair 41 mph 0528 PM 01/22 27.94n/82.80w
3 E Lealman 38 mph 0514 am 01/23 27.82n/82.64w
Baskin 37 mph 0102 PM 01/22 27.90n/82.81w
2 SSW Kenneth City 36 mph 0507 am 01/23 27.78n/82.72w
1 se Kenneth City 35 mph 0209 am 01/23 27.80n/82.70w

... Polk County...
2 SSW Kathleen 53 mph 0840 PM 01/22 28.08n/82.04w
Lakeland Highlands 48 mph 0900 PM 01/22 27.96n/81.95w
3 NNE Kathleen 47 mph 0842 PM 01/22 28.16n/82.01w
2 SW Eagle Lake 47 mph 0741 PM 01/22 27.95n/81.79w
1 ESE Dundee 46 mph 0748 PM 01/22 28.01n/81.60w
winter havens Gilbert airpor 46 mph 0720 PM 01/22 28.06n/81.75w
Bartow Municipal Airport 45 mph 0835 PM 01/22 27.94n/81.78w
9 SSW Lake Kissimmee 43 mph 0934 PM 01/22 27.79n/81.33w
4 N Willow Oak 43 mph 0350 PM 01/22 27.98n/82.02w
3 WSW Inwood 43 mph 0905 PM 01/22 28.02n/81.81w
1 WNW Mulberry 42 mph 0847 PM 01/22 27.91n/81.99w
2 ENE Polk City 42 mph 0640 PM 01/22 28.20n/81.79w
2 WNW Frostproof 39 mph 0145 PM 01/22 27.76n/81.57w
2 NW Winston 38 mph 0700 PM 01/22 28.06n/82.04w
1 ESE Haines City 37 mph 0925 PM 01/22 28.10n/81.60w
2 ESE Bartow 36 mph 0838 PM 01/22 27.88n/81.82w
1 N Inwood 35 mph 0746 PM 01/22 28.06n/81.77w

... Sarasota County...
Venice Municipal Airport 54 mph 0555 am 01/23 27.07n/82.44w
2 ENE Sarasota 41 mph 0529 am 01/23 27.35n/82.52w

... Sumter County...
the villages 40 mph 1255 PM 01/22 28.94n/81.97w
3 WSW the villages 37 mph 0223 PM 01/22 28.93n/82.01w

... Maritime stations...
7 NW Palmetto 60 mph 0517 am 01/23 27.60n/82.65w
3 W macdill Air Force 59 mph 0806 PM 01/22 27.86n/82.55w
8 se Saint Petersburg 56 mph 0512 am 01/23 27.66n/82.59w
6 E Saint Petersburg 51 mph 0510 am 01/23 27.77n/82.57w
6 NNW Anna Maria Island 51 mph 0506 am 01/23 27.61n/82.76w
3 NNW Belleair 49 mph 0200 am 01/23 27.98n/82.83w
Cedar Key 48 mph 1218 am 01/23 29.14n/83.03w
tpa cruise terminal 2 47 mph 0606 PM 01/22 27.93n/82.43w
1 WNW Sarasota 43 mph 0527 am 01/23 27.34n/82.56w
1 ESE Gulfport 43 mph 0508 am 01/23 27.74n/82.69w
2 W Palm River-Clair mel 42 mph 0724 PM 01/22 27.93n/82.43w
2 W Tarpon Springs 41 mph 0148 PM 01/22 28.15n/82.80w
1 SSE Venice 41 mph 0200 am 01/23 27.07n/82.45w
3 W Longboat Key 41 mph 1255 am 01/23 27.40n/82.70w

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


NWS Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
Iris system

836 am EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Wind reports past 24 hours of at least 35 mph...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon

... Florida...

... Charlotte County...
1 NW Port Charlotte 47 mph 1045 PM 01/22 26.99n/82.11w
Charlotte County Airport 46 mph 0207 PM 01/22 26.92n/81.99w
6 SSW Charlotte beach 38 mph 1040 PM 01/22 26.85n/82.25w
1 se Grove City 35 mph 0612 am 01/23 26.90n/82.31w

... Citrus County...
1 N Beverly Hills 64 mph 0145 PM 01/22 28.93n/82.46w
4 WSW Crystal River 39 mph 0620 PM 01/22 28.87n/82.67w

... Hernando County...
Hernando County Airport 59 mph 0604 PM 01/22 28.47n/82.46w
Weeki Wachee 45 mph 0339 PM 01/22 28.52n/82.57w

... Highlands County...
12 N Lorida 35 mph 0422 PM 01/22 27.63n/81.26w
2 W Spring Lake 35 mph 1046 PM 01/22 27.44n/81.39w

... Hillsborough County...
Plant City Municipal Airport 54 mph 0835 PM 01/22 28.00n/82.16w
1 W macdill Air Force 53 mph 0611 PM 01/22 27.85n/82.52w
Tampa Intl Airport 48 mph 0625 PM 01/22 27.98n/82.53w
Tampa executive 44 mph 0635 PM 01/22 28.01n/82.35w
1 se Tampa 43 mph 0810 PM 01/22 27.95n/82.46w
2 NE Gibsonton 41 mph 0623 PM 01/22 27.87n/82.35w
3 WNW Temple Terrace 36 mph 1214 PM 01/22 28.06n/82.43w
3 se Gibsonton 36 mph 0548 am 01/23 27.80n/82.34w

... Lee County...
southwest Florida internatio 48 mph 1245 PM 01/22 26.54n/81.75w
2 S Boca Grande 46 mph 0635 am 01/23 26.72n/82.26w
2 SSW Cape Coral 42 mph 1108 PM 01/22 26.54n/82.00w
Fort Myers FAA/ap 40 mph 1116 PM 01/22 26.59n/81.86w
1 E Morse shores 39 mph 1113 PM 01/22 26.67n/81.77w
southwest internat 36 mph 0144 PM 01/22 26.54n/81.77w
1 ENE Fort Myers 36 mph 1254 PM 01/22 26.64n/81.83w
1 NW Fort Myers 35 mph 0200 PM 01/22 26.65n/81.87w
1 se North Fort Myers 35 mph 0128 PM 01/22 26.70n/81.88w

... Manatee County...
Sarasota-Bradenton Airport 48 mph 0523 am 01/23 27.40n/82.55w
5 SSW Lake Manatee state par 42 mph 0156 am 01/23 27.41n/82.38w
6 WNW Myakka City 35 mph 0933 PM 01/22 27.41n/82.25w

... Pasco County...
Zephyrhills Municipal airpor 43 mph 0635 PM 01/22 28.23n/82.16w
4 E Odessa 38 mph 0731 PM 01/22 28.19n/82.52w
1 NE Lacoochee 37 mph 0652 PM 01/22 28.48n/82.16w
2 NE Holiday 35 mph 0236 PM 01/22 28.21n/82.72w

... Pinellas County...
Belleair 58 mph 0501 am 01/23 27.95n/82.81w
Albert Whitted Airport 48 mph 0607 PM 01/22 27.76n/82.63w
St Petersburg-Clearwater int 47 mph 1245 PM 01/22 27.91n/82.69w
2 E Saint Petersburg 43 mph 0512 am 01/23 27.76n/82.63w
2 SW Highpoint 42 mph 0106 am 01/23 27.89n/82.73w
2 WNW Tarpon Springs 42 mph 0151 am 01/23 28.17n/82.79w
Belleair 41 mph 0528 PM 01/22 27.94n/82.80w
3 E Lealman 38 mph 0514 am 01/23 27.82n/82.64w
Baskin 37 mph 0102 PM 01/22 27.90n/82.81w
2 SSW Kenneth City 36 mph 0507 am 01/23 27.78n/82.72w
1 se Kenneth City 35 mph 0209 am 01/23 27.80n/82.70w

... Polk County...
2 SSW Kathleen 53 mph 0840 PM 01/22 28.08n/82.04w
Lakeland Highlands 48 mph 0900 PM 01/22 27.96n/81.95w
3 NNE Kathleen 47 mph 0842 PM 01/22 28.16n/82.01w
2 SW Eagle Lake 47 mph 0741 PM 01/22 27.95n/81.79w
1 ESE Dundee 46 mph 0748 PM 01/22 28.01n/81.60w
winter havens Gilbert airpor 46 mph 0720 PM 01/22 28.06n/81.75w
Bartow Municipal Airport 45 mph 0835 PM 01/22 27.94n/81.78w
9 SSW Lake Kissimmee 43 mph 0934 PM 01/22 27.79n/81.33w
4 N Willow Oak 43 mph 0350 PM 01/22 27.98n/82.02w
3 WSW Inwood 43 mph 0905 PM 01/22 28.02n/81.81w
1 WNW Mulberry 42 mph 0847 PM 01/22 27.91n/81.99w
2 ENE Polk City 42 mph 0640 PM 01/22 28.20n/81.79w
2 WNW Frostproof 39 mph 0145 PM 01/22 27.76n/81.57w
2 NW Winston 38 mph 0700 PM 01/22 28.06n/82.04w
1 ESE Haines City 37 mph 0925 PM 01/22 28.10n/81.60w
2 ESE Bartow 36 mph 0838 PM 01/22 27.88n/81.82w
1 N Inwood 35 mph 0746 PM 01/22 28.06n/81.77w

... Sarasota County...
Venice Municipal Airport 54 mph 0555 am 01/23 27.07n/82.44w
2 ENE Sarasota 41 mph 0529 am 01/23 27.35n/82.52w

... Sumter County...
the villages 40 mph 1255 PM 01/22 28.94n/81.97w
3 WSW the villages 37 mph 0223 PM 01/22 28.93n/82.01w

... Maritime stations...
7 NW Palmetto 60 mph 0517 am 01/23 27.60n/82.65w
3 W macdill Air Force 59 mph 0806 PM 01/22 27.86n/82.55w
8 se Saint Petersburg 56 mph 0512 am 01/23 27.66n/82.59w
6 E Saint Petersburg 51 mph 0510 am 01/23 27.77n/82.57w
6 NNW Anna Maria Island 51 mph 0506 am 01/23 27.61n/82.76w
3 NNW Belleair 49 mph 0200 am 01/23 27.98n/82.83w
Cedar Key 48 mph 1218 am 01/23 29.14n/83.03w
tpa cruise terminal 2 47 mph 0606 PM 01/22 27.93n/82.43w
1 WNW Sarasota 43 mph 0527 am 01/23 27.34n/82.56w
1 ESE Gulfport 43 mph 0508 am 01/23 27.74n/82.69w
2 W Palm River-Clair mel 42 mph 0724 PM 01/22 27.93n/82.43w
2 W Tarpon Springs 41 mph 0148 PM 01/22 28.15n/82.80w
1 SSE Venice 41 mph 0200 am 01/23 27.07n/82.45w
3 W Longboat Key 41 mph 1255 am 01/23 27.40n/82.70w

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


830 am EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Severe weather awareness week starts today and continues
through Friday...
... Today is lightning hazards day...

In cooperation with the National Weather Service... state and
local emergency management agencies... and the American Red
Cross... this week has been proclaimed as Florida severe weather
awareness week. This week is designed to teach Floridians about the
dangers of the various forms of hazardous weather that occur
in Florida.

Each day will feature information on a specific type of
hazardous weather. The week will proceed as follows...

-today... ... ... ... lightning hazards
-Tuesday... ... ... .marine hazards and rip currents
-Wednesday... ... ..tornadoes and severe thunderstorms
-Thursday... ... ... Hurricanes and flooding
-Friday... ... ... ..wildfires and temperature extremes

Florida averages 6 deaths and 39 injuries each year due to
lightning strikes. Lightning remains the number one weather
hazard... on average... for west central and southwest Florida.
This is due to the numerous days with thunderstorms during the
Summer months. In 2016... 9 people died from lightning strikes
in Florida... with numerous others injured.

... Lightning safety...

Being outdoors when thunderstorms are nearby is dangerous... and
certain outdoor areas are worse than others. Since 2006... 65
percent of all lightning fatalities in the United States occurred
while people were engaged in outdoor leisure activities. 35 percent
of those were attributed to recreation on water... which is a major
part of floridas outdoor scene. Fishing and boating accounted for
over 60 percent of all lightning deaths involving water... which is
why extra time is needed to seek safety from lightning when at
the lake or on the ocean.

To minimize the threat of being struck by lightning while outdoors...
it is important to know when the lightning threat begins to increase
significantly... and when the threat is reduced to minimal levels. In
general... the threat begins well before most people think it
begins... and ends well after people think it ends. Unfortunately...
it is this lack of understanding that accounts for many lightning
casualties.

By using some basic rules... you can greatly reduce your risk of
becoming a lightning casualty.

Number one... plan ahead. If thunderstorms are forecast... consider
canceling or postponing outdoor activities so that you avoid a
potentially dangerous situation. Know where you will see safe Harbor
if planning a boating or fishing trip.

Number two... monitor the weather conditions. Watch the sky for any
signs of a developing or approaching storm. Lightning can strike
over 10 miles from a developing thunderstorm... providing little
warning for those outdoors.

Number three... if the sky looks threatening or you see lightning or
hear thunder... immediately seek safety in a substantial building.
If a substantial building is not available... take shelter in a hard-
topped metal vehicle with the windows rolled up. If you are in a
boat... stop what you are doing and head for shore immediately.
Remain sheltered for at least 30 minutes after the last flash of
lightning is seen or the last clap of thunder is heard.

Number four... if you are caught outside in a thunderstorm and cannot
find shelter... you should try to minimize your risk of being struck
by lightning. Avoid tall objects such as tall trees and poles... and
avoid things that conduct electricity such as metal bleachers or
wire fences. If you are caught in a boat with no cabin... lower any
antennas... fishing rods... or other taller objects and get as low
as possible in the center of the boat until the storm has passed.

Small structures such as those found on athletic fields... Parks...
Golf courses... picnic areas... and school yards will not protect
you from the deadly force of lightning.

Lightning can also travel through the electrical... phone... plumbing
and radio or television systems... .and through any metal wires or
bars in Concrete walls or flooring. This is why you should avoid
electrical appliances when indoors during a thunderstorm.

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety...
please visit the following websites:

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov
http://www.Kidsgetaplan.Com



830 am EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Severe weather awareness week starts today and continues
through Friday...
... Today is lightning hazards day...

In cooperation with the National Weather Service... state and
local emergency management agencies... and the American Red
Cross... this week has been proclaimed as Florida severe weather
awareness week. This week is designed to teach Floridians about the
dangers of the various forms of hazardous weather that occur
in Florida.

Each day will feature information on a specific type of
hazardous weather. The week will proceed as follows...

-today... ... ... ... lightning hazards
-Tuesday... ... ... .marine hazards and rip currents
-Wednesday... ... ..tornadoes and severe thunderstorms
-Thursday... ... ... Hurricanes and flooding
-Friday... ... ... ..wildfires and temperature extremes

Florida averages 6 deaths and 39 injuries each year due to
lightning strikes. Lightning remains the number one weather
hazard... on average... for west central and southwest Florida.
This is due to the numerous days with thunderstorms during the
Summer months. In 2016... 9 people died from lightning strikes
in Florida... with numerous others injured.

... Lightning safety...

Being outdoors when thunderstorms are nearby is dangerous... and
certain outdoor areas are worse than others. Since 2006... 65
percent of all lightning fatalities in the United States occurred
while people were engaged in outdoor leisure activities. 35 percent
of those were attributed to recreation on water... which is a major
part of floridas outdoor scene. Fishing and boating accounted for
over 60 percent of all lightning deaths involving water... which is
why extra time is needed to seek safety from lightning when at
the lake or on the ocean.

To minimize the threat of being struck by lightning while outdoors...
it is important to know when the lightning threat begins to increase
significantly... and when the threat is reduced to minimal levels. In
general... the threat begins well before most people think it
begins... and ends well after people think it ends. Unfortunately...
it is this lack of understanding that accounts for many lightning
casualties.

By using some basic rules... you can greatly reduce your risk of
becoming a lightning casualty.

Number one... plan ahead. If thunderstorms are forecast... consider
canceling or postponing outdoor activities so that you avoid a
potentially dangerous situation. Know where you will see safe Harbor
if planning a boating or fishing trip.

Number two... monitor the weather conditions. Watch the sky for any
signs of a developing or approaching storm. Lightning can strike
over 10 miles from a developing thunderstorm... providing little
warning for those outdoors.

Number three... if the sky looks threatening or you see lightning or
hear thunder... immediately seek safety in a substantial building.
If a substantial building is not available... take shelter in a hard-
topped metal vehicle with the windows rolled up. If you are in a
boat... stop what you are doing and head for shore immediately.
Remain sheltered for at least 30 minutes after the last flash of
lightning is seen or the last clap of thunder is heard.

Number four... if you are caught outside in a thunderstorm and cannot
find shelter... you should try to minimize your risk of being struck
by lightning. Avoid tall objects such as tall trees and poles... and
avoid things that conduct electricity such as metal bleachers or
wire fences. If you are caught in a boat with no cabin... lower any
antennas... fishing rods... or other taller objects and get as low
as possible in the center of the boat until the storm has passed.

Small structures such as those found on athletic fields... Parks...
Golf courses... picnic areas... and school yards will not protect
you from the deadly force of lightning.

Lightning can also travel through the electrical... phone... plumbing
and radio or television systems... .and through any metal wires or
bars in Concrete walls or flooring. This is why you should avoid
electrical appliances when indoors during a thunderstorm.

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety...
please visit the following websites:

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov
http://www.Kidsgetaplan.Com


830 am EST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Severe weather awareness week starts today and continues
through Friday...
... Today is lightning hazards day...

In cooperation with the National Weather Service... state and
local emergency management agencies... and the American Red
Cross... this week has been proclaimed as Florida severe weather
awareness week. This week is designed to teach Floridians about the
dangers of the various forms of hazardous weather that occur
in Florida.

Each day will feature information on a specific type of
hazardous weather. The week will proceed as follows...

-today... ... ... ... lightning hazards
-Tuesday... ... ... .marine hazards and rip currents
-Wednesday... ... ..tornadoes and severe thunderstorms
-Thursday... ... ... Hurricanes and flooding
-Friday... ... ... ..wildfires and temperature extremes

Florida averages 6 deaths and 39 injuries each year due to
lightning strikes. Lightning remains the number one weather
hazard... on average... for west central and southwest Florida.
This is due to the numerous days with thunderstorms during the
Summer months. In 2016... 9 people died from lightning strikes
in Florida... with numerous others injured.

... Lightning safety...

Being outdoors when thunderstorms are nearby is dangerous... and
certain outdoor areas are worse than others. Since 2006... 65
percent of all lightning fatalities in the United States occurred
while people were engaged in outdoor leisure activities. 35 percent
of those were attributed to recreation on water... which is a major
part of floridas outdoor scene. Fishing and boating accounted for
over 60 percent of all lightning deaths involving water... which is
why extra time is needed to seek safety from lightning when at
the lake or on the ocean.

To minimize the threat of being struck by lightning while outdoors...
it is important to know when the lightning threat begins to increase
significantly... and when the threat is reduced to minimal levels. In
general... the threat begins well before most people think it
begins... and ends well after people think it ends. Unfortunately...
it is this lack of understanding that accounts for many lightning
casualties.

By using some basic rules... you can greatly reduce your risk of
becoming a lightning casualty.

Number one... plan ahead. If thunderstorms are forecast... consider
canceling or postponing outdoor activities so that you avoid a
potentially dangerous situation. Know where you will see safe Harbor
if planning a boating or fishing trip.

Number two... monitor the weather conditions. Watch the sky for any
signs of a developing or approaching storm. Lightning can strike
over 10 miles from a developing thunderstorm... providing little
warning for those outdoors.

Number three... if the sky looks threatening or you see lightning or
hear thunder... immediately seek safety in a substantial building.
If a substantial building is not available... take shelter in a hard-
topped metal vehicle with the windows rolled up. If you are in a
boat... stop what you are doing and head for shore immediately.
Remain sheltered for at least 30 minutes after the last flash of
lightning is seen or the last clap of thunder is heard.

Number four... if you are caught outside in a thunderstorm and cannot
find shelter... you should try to minimize your risk of being struck
by lightning. Avoid tall objects such as tall trees and poles... and
avoid things that conduct electricity such as metal bleachers or
wire fences. If you are caught in a boat with no cabin... lower any
antennas... fishing rods... or other taller objects and get as low
as possible in the center of the boat until the storm has passed.

Small structures such as those found on athletic fields... Parks...
Golf courses... picnic areas... and school yards will not protect
you from the deadly force of lightning.

Lightning can also travel through the electrical... phone... plumbing
and radio or television systems... .and through any metal wires or
bars in Concrete walls or flooring. This is why you should avoid
electrical appliances when indoors during a thunderstorm.

For additional information about lightning or lightning safety...
please visit the following websites:

Http://www.Lightningsafety.NOAA.Gov
http://www.Kidsgetaplan.Com



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Nevada - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Coastal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
New York - Coastal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Warning, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Fire Weather Watch
Oregon - High Surf Advisory , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Washington - Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement

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