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…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Rough surf, large waves and the possibility of rip tides caused by Tropical Storm Isaac pose a hazard to swimmers, even if the skies clear up.
Even though skies may be clearing, beachgoers should still stay out of the water for now, Pinellas County officials warned Monday morning. Rough surf along the beaches, six- to eight-foot waves and the possibility of rip tides pose a hazard until the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac passes, officials said. Beachgoers are asked to avoid going in the Gulf of Mexico waters while storm conditions persist. At Clearwater Beach, double red flags were posted Monday morning, meaning there is no swimming allowed and lifeguards were not on duty.
Friday, July 20, 2012
The Pinellas County Health Department lifted a saltwater advisory for five beach locations after monitoring results showed a high concentration of fecal pollution.
Friday, July 20, 2012
From Pinellas County Health Department: After resampling five locations that had been under beach advisories, the Pinellas County Health Department has received lab results with moderate or good readings at these sampling points: The advisory was issued for the water at those beaches based on the marine water bacterial indicator recommended by the EPA. The next routine sampling will be conducted on July 30. Pinellas saltwater results are listed at www.tinyurl.com/8y6keev. The site lists the updated resampling results under each location that formerly had an advisory. The Pinellas County Health Department conducts saltwater beach testing through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (…