Severe Weather

Severe weather isn’t out of the ordinary for Tampa Bay. This page collects information from various sources to provide a “situational awareness” into the current weather conditions.

Reporting Severe Weather

If you’ve been through SKYWARN training, you can either report your severe weather on the SKYWARN net, or, if the net isn’t available, directly to the Tampa NWS Office through the 800 number you were provided. A reminder of what to report can be found on the SKYWARN Operations page.

If you are inside a Hurricane Affected area, have Internet access, and winds above 35 mph or significant weather events, consider reporting them to the Amateur Radio Station at the National Hurricane Center via their online form.

Current Pinellas County Severe Weather Alerts

...Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Pinellas County through 915 PM EDT... At 850 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near South Highpoint to near West And East Lealman to St. Petersburg. Movement was southwest at 10 mph. HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR EAST CENTRAL PINELLAS COUNTY IS CANCELLED... The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado. Therefore, the warning has been cancelled. However gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm. [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Urban and small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of west central Florida, including the following county, Pinellas. * WHEN...Until 815 PM EDT. [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Highlands, southwestern Pasco, Hardee, Manatee, Pinellas, southwestern Hillsborough, southwestern Polk, DeSoto and northern Sarasota Counties through 730 PM EDT... At 629 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Hudson to near Tampa International Airport [...]
Fri, Jun 24, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of northwestern Highlands, Pasco, southwestern Hernando, northern Hardee, northeastern Manatee, northeastern Pinellas, Hillsborough and Polk Counties through 630 PM EDT... At 529 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Pine Island to 9 miles northwest of [...]
Fri, Jun 24, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values of 108 to 112 expected. * WHERE...Portions of west central Florida. * WHEN...From 11 AM to 7 PM EDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat [...]
Fri, Jun 24, 2022, Continue reading at the source
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 112 expected. * WHERE...Portions of west central Florida. * WHEN...From 11 AM to 7 PM EDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. [...]
Thu, Jun 23, 2022, Continue reading at the source

Please be sure to check the NWS Tampa Bay Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook daily. It’s an extremely useful to check daily. It presents a graphical view of likelihood of various types of severe weather. If you have a weather radio, Pinellas is covered by two transmitters and Pinellas has a “Specific Area Message Encoding” (SAME code) of 012103.

  • Largo Marine – 162.450 MHz
  • Tampa Bay – 162.550 MHz

National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center’s Latest Content

Day 2 Outlook Image
SPC 0600Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1140 PM CDT Sun Jun 26 2022 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MONTANA...AS WELL AS CENTRAL INTO [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022, Continue reading at the source
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MD 1296 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...NORTHWEST TENNESSEE...WEST KENTUCKY...AND FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Mesoscale Discussion 1296 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1008 AM CDT Sun Jun 26 2022 Areas affected...southeast Missouri...northeast Arkansas...northwest Tennessee...west Kentucky...and far southern Illinois Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 261508Z - 261715Z Probability of [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
Day 3 Outlook Image
SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook Day 3 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0211 AM CDT Sun Jun 26 2022 Valid 281200Z - 291200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MONTANA...AS WELL AS CENTRAL AND [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
MD 1295 Image
MD 1295 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 410... FOR EAST-CENTRAL MISSOURI...CENTRAL ILLINOIS Mesoscale Discussion 1295 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1113 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 Areas affected...East-central Missouri...central Illinois Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 410... Valid 260413Z - 260515Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 410 continues. SUMMARY...The risk [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
MD 1294 Image
MD 1294 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 410... FOR NORTHEAST MISSOURI...CENTRAL ILLINOIS Mesoscale Discussion 1294 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0927 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 Areas affected...Northeast Missouri...central Illinois Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 410... Valid 260227Z - 260400Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 410 continues. SUMMARY...The risk [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source
MD 1293 Image
MD 1293 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 410... FOR EXTREME SOUTHEAST IOWA...NORTHEAST MISSOURI...CENTRAL ILLINOIS Mesoscale Discussion 1293 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0716 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 Areas affected...Extreme southeast Iowa...northeast Missouri...central Illinois Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 410... Valid 260016Z - 260145Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source
MD 1292 Image
MD 1292 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO FAR WESTERN OKLAHOMA Mesoscale Discussion 1292 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0515 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 Areas affected...portions of the Texas Panhandle into far western Oklahoma Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 252215Z - [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source
WW 0410 Status Image
WW 0410 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0410 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source
WW 0410 Image
WW 410 SEVERE TSTM IA IL MO 252205Z - 260500Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 410 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 505 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source
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MD 1291 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR MUCH OF ALABAMA AND THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. Mesoscale Discussion 1291 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0344 PM CDT Sat Jun 25 2022 Areas affected...Much of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 252044Z - 252145Z Probability of Watch [...]
Sat, Jun 25, 2022, Continue reading at the source

National Hurricane Center’s Tropical Weather Outlook

Eastern North Pacific 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image
ZCZC MIATWOEP ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Sun Jun 26 2022 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Active Systems: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Celia, located several hundred miles southwest of the southern tip of the [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
Atlantic 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image
ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sun Jun 26 2022 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Central Tropical Atlantic: Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave over the central tropical Atlantic continues to become better organized. Environmental conditions appear [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source
Central North Pacific 2-Day Graphical Outlook Image
ZCZC HFOTWOCP ALL TTAA00 PHFO DDHHMM Tropical Weather Outlook NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center Honolulu HI 800 PM HST Sat Jun 25 2022 For the central North Pacific...between 140W and 180W: No tropical cyclones are expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster TS NNNN [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, Continue reading at the source

Useful links

ACS – Pinellas County:  Pinellas County ACS Home Page
ACS/ARES® aresdb Database: http://www.aresdb.com/
Become a rain observer: http://www.cocoRahs.org
Become an ambassador: http://weather.gov/tampa/wrn
Emergency Managers Weather Information Network — https://www.weather.gov/emwin/ 
Facebook – NWS Tampa Bay: https://www.facebook.com/NWSTampaBay/
Hurricane Guide: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/default.htm#hurricaneguide
Mike’s Weather Page: https://spaghettimodels.com/
National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Station – WX4NHC:https://w4ehw.fiu.edu/
National Hurricane Center: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/
NWS Radar: https://radar.weather.gov/
NWS Ruskin SKYWARN® Amateur Radio Station: https://www.weather.gov/tbw/wx4tor
NWS Ruskin SKYWARN® Page: http://weather.gov/tampa/skywarn
Sign up for weather alerts: http://AlertFlorida.com
Storm Prediction Center: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Tampa Bay Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook: https://www.weather.gov/tbw/ghwo
Training – Spotter Network: http://SpotterNetwork.org
Training – MetED: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/education_training/course/23
Tropical Cyclone Guidance Project: http://hurricanes.ral.ucar.edu/realtime/current/
Twitter – NWS Tampa Bay: https://twitter.com/nwstampabay
VoIP SKYWARN®/Hurricane Net: http://voipwx.net/
Weather Spotter’s Field Guide: https://go.usa.gov/xnDYC
Windy.com: https://www.windy.com/
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