National Weather Service Advisory 3/19/18

Overview: Showers and thunderstorms will move across the Nature Coast the remainder of today ahead of an approaching cold front. The storms will then push south into west central and southwest Florida on Tuesday in tandem with the front, and some severe storms will be possible.


• Damaging wind gusts, 1-2” hail, frequent lightning, and isolated tornados will be possible with the strongest storms, mainly Tuesday morning and early afternoon

Significant fog event message from Emergency Management

Hernando County Emergency Management

Hernando County is expecting a Significant Fog Event from late tonight until noon Friday. Areas of dense sea fog continue across the marine zones of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The dense fog is expected to expand in coverage this evening, moving all the way to shore and throughout the waters of the Tampa Bay area. Once the fog develops a prolonged period of reduced visibility is likely through the overnight and into at least Friday morning. A cold front passing through the region Friday evening and Friday night will end the threat for sea fog.


Tropical Storm Cindy Update

In the Gulf of Mexico, Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. Motion to the northwest is expected at around 10 mph. On the forecast track, Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. This system is not forecast to directly impact Hernando County however, locally heavy rain and gusty winds can be expected, along with tides of 1 to 2 feet above normal.


Severe Weather Possible Overnight


Overview: A strong storm system will move across the northern Gulf of Mexico and northern Florida late tonight into early Wednesday. A line of thunderstorms is expected to accompany the system, bringing the potential for damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and potentially small hail.

Areas north of I-4 will hold the greater potential for strong to potentially severe storms between roughly 10 pm and 5 am. Storms should gradually weaken and/or move out of the area by sunrise Wednesday.

Hazardous Weather Outlook 1/22/17

NOAA Weather Advisory

Outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the southeast US this afternoon and tonight 1/22/17

Central and southern Georgia
Northern Florida including much of the Panhandle
Southeast Alabama
Central and southern South Carolina

Numerous tornadoes, several intense and long track
Scattered damaging winds
Scattered large hail

Cold Weather Briefing

National Weather Service

Cold Weather Briefing
Issued: 4 PM January 7th, 2017

A cold front has brought in a much colder airmass across the region as temperatures continue to drop this afternoon. Overnight low temperatures will range from the upper 20s to low 30s along the Nature Coast, mid 30s around Tampa Bay and the I-4 corridor, with upper 30s south of I-4. When combined with breezy north winds, minimum wind chills will range from the upper teens to low 20s north of I-4 with mid 20s to lower 30s elsewhere.

Hernando EOC Cold Weather Alert

Hernando County Emergency Operations Center

The National Weather Service is monitoring the potential for rainy and cold weather throughout the Florida peninsula this weekend. A strong cold front will move through the area on Friday night into Saturday, bringing widespread rainfall and possibly thunderstorms.

• Hernando County is expected to receive approximately 1.25 inches of rain throughout Friday and Saturday.

Emergency Management Report on Hurricane Matthew

Hernando County has been fortunate again this season with minimal impact from tropical storm systems. Cecelia Patella, Emergency Management Director, shared a presentation of the actions taken by the Hernando County EOC during the time Hurricane Matthew threatened Florida, from 09/26/16 when it was an intensifying low pressure system to the tropical storm warnings issued through 10/07/16.