National Weather Service Issues Freeze Watch

SITUATION
The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Hernando County from late tonight through Thursday morning.
POSSIBLE IMPACTS
• Freezing Temperatures – Possible 2 or more hours of temperatures at or below freezing.
• Temperatures expected to fall between 29 to 32 degrees across portions of the county.
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
• Residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
• Residents should stay indoors and cover or move plants that are sensitive to cold indoors.
• Bring pets inside to protect them from the cold.
• Individuals that need to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries for assistance:
Men’s Shelter Women’s Shelter ‘Mary’s House’
1090 Mondon Hill Road 1163 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34605 Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103 Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109
Hernando County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. The EOC is not activated. Use normal office numbers to contact the EM staff. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service

SITUATION
The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm watch, a special marine warning and a coastal flood advisory for our area.

Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service
POSSIBLE IMPACTS
• Marine: Waterspouts, wind gusts in excess of 50 knots.
• Coastal Flood Advisory: Flooding of low lying areas along the coast, especially at high tide, predicting 2 feet above astronomical tide levels. NOAA tide predictions:
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
• Residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
• Mariners should heed warnings on small craft advisories.
• Do not drive into flood waters, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.
Hernando County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. The EOC is not activated. Use normal office numbers to contact the EM staff. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service

SITUATION

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for Hernando County from 1 a.m. Tuesday Night to 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall between 26 to 28 degrees.

Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service

POSSIBLE IMPACTS

• Freezing Temperatures – Possible 4 or more hours of freezing temperatures across portions of the county.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
• Residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
• Residents should stay indoors and cover or move plants that are sensitive to cold indoors.
• Bring pets inside to protect them from the cold.
• Individuals that need to seek shelter from the cold may contact Jericho Road Ministries for assistance:

Men’s Shelter
1090 Mondon Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34605
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.103

Women’s Shelter ‘Mary’s House’
1163 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 799-2912 ext.109

Hernando County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. The EOC is not activated. Use normal office numbers to contact the EM staff. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Freeze Warning

SITUATION

Freeze Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather statement for Hernando County. A freeze warning is in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall between 28 to 32 degrees.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS
• Freezing Temperatures – Possible 3 to 5 hours of freezing temperatures across portions of the county.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
• Residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
• Residents should stay indoors and cover or move plants that sensitive to cold indoors.
• Bring pets inside to protect them from the cold.
• Individuals that need to seek shelter from the cold may contact
Jericho Road Ministries for assistance:

Men’s Shelter
1090 Mondon Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34605
(352) 799-2912, Ext. 103

Women’s Shelter ‘Mary House’
1163 Howell Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 799-2912, Ext. 109

Hernando County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. The EOC is not activated. Use normal office numbers to contact the EM staff. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Updated Weather Alert

Heavy rains now expected through Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has extended to Flood Watch for Hernando County until 4:00 PM Monday. Areas of heavy rain will continue to impact portions of west central Florida with the greatest risk of flooding mainly north of Tampa Bay. Exercise caution as shallow rooted trees could topple in highly saturated soil.

  •  Up to 3.00” of rain is possible through 8:00 AM Tuesday

Minor coastal flooding occurred yesterday in the areas of Pine Island, Bayport and Aripeka. This will likely occur again today, then again overnight, during high tide. Please avoid these areas during the next couple of high tide cycles as the roads may become impassable. Please see the attached Heavy Rain & Coastal Flooding Update from the National Weather Service and always remain vigilant as conditions may change.

Synopsis/Overview: Areas of heavy rain will continue to impact portions of west central Florida with the greatest risk of flooding mainly north of Tampa Bay.

Warnings/Watches/Advisories:

  • Flood Warning : North Central Hillsborough County, including Tampa, until 9:30 am
  • Flood Watch : In effect for Levy, Citrus, Hernando Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties through 4 pm Monday

River Flood Warning

  • Cypress Creek at Worthington Gardens: Minor Flooding
  • Little Manatee River at Wimauma: Minor Flooding
  • Myakka River at Myakka State Park: Minor Flooding
  • Anclote River at Elfers: Rise into Minor Flooding later today

Marine and Beach

  • A Small Craft Advisory on gulf waters north of Tarpon Springs
  • A High Risk of Rip Currents from Pinellas County to Lee County

Coastal Flooding

  •  Minor coastal flooding will occur at the time of high tide this afternoon and late tonight, especially near Cedar Key

As always, please keep an eye on your favorite news/weather channel for the latest information on weather conditions near you.

Thank you!

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS

  •  For the latest weather information, residents are urged to actively monitor their favorite news station or the National Weather Service at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tbw/).
  • Residents living in low lying, flood prone areas should take necessary precautions to protect life and property.
  • Turn around, don’t drown. Do not drive through flooded areas after a storm event.
  • Keep children and pets safely away from flood waters as they may be contaminated.
  • Sand and sandbags are available for purchase at home improvement stores.
  • Post flood safety information is posted on the Emergency Management site: http://www.hernandosheriff.org/em/
  • Report damages promptly to the Emergency Operations Center at 352-754-4083.