Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The American Red Cross has released a new mobile app meant to help save lives as Florida’s ‘tornado season’ approaches.
Residents who don’t want to get caught off guard if a tornado forms in the area have a new way to keep track of hazardous weather on their smartphones and other mobile devices. The American Red Cross recently released its “Tornado App,” which is designed to put real-time hazardous weather information in the palms of users’ hands. The new app is free and is available in both English and Spanish for iPhone, iPad and Android users, according to a Red Cross media release. Be warned though: the app does include a “high-pitched siren” that goes off when a tornado moves into a user’s area. It also provides an “all clear” alert when danger passes. The alert sounds even if the app happens to be closed when a tornado is reported. Information …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The National Weather Service is asking residents to be mindful of conditions as they go about their day, Feb. 26.
A tornado watch is in effect in the Dunedin area through 3 p.m. today, Feb. 26. According to the National Weather Service’s Ruskin office, that means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Please add your weather-related cancelations or postponements to the comments below. Meteorologist Rick Davis says the threat of severe weather is possible later this morning and into this afternoon as “kind of a squall line will move through the area. The potential is there for isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts.” Thunderstorms are also possible. Davis urges residents to keep an eye on the weather as they go through their day. If a tornado warning is issued for the area it means a tornado has been spotted and residents should…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Here is everything you need to know.
Tropical Storm Debby came roaring in this weekend, soaking the Bay Area and spoiling weekend plans. Here are the links to all of Patch's storm coverage. Wednesday, June 27: Tuesday, June 26: Monday, June 25: Sunday, June 24: Saturday, June 23: Let us know how you’re weathering the storm. Post your photos on Patch or add a comment to the comments section. Stay with Patch for updates on the storm.
The entire region is under a watch until 8 p.m. as rains from Tropical Storm Debby continue to blanket the area.
Update, June 24 2:08 p.m.: As strong storms continue to move through our area, the National Weather Service has been issuing tornado warnings for multiple counties in the Tampa Bay area. A warning “is issued when a tornado is indicated by the WSR-88D radar or sighted by spotters; therefore, people in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately,” according to the weather service’s website. To find out if your community is under a tornado warning, visit the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Summary page on its website. Earlier: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota counties until 8 p.m. today. A tornado watch …