Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Father and son survived a rip current. Here’s how they did it.

Father and son survived a rip current. Here’s how they did it.

CLEARWATER — Robert Kantor thought he was going to die.Then he quickly snapped back to reality. He had to fight for his life — and his son’s.Kantor, 45, and his 15-year-old son, Frank, were stuck in a rip current at the beach. The two were enjoying a...
Updated one month ago
Sunday weather could feature more scattered showers

Sunday weather could feature more scattered showers

Sunday is poised to be hot and cloudy. Today could also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms during the early afternoon. The area may also see scattered showers again during the evening hours, with partly cloudy skies across west and southwest F...
Updated one month ago
Weather patterns returning to seasonal norms for Tampa Bay this weekend

Weather patterns returning to seasonal norms for Tampa Bay this weekend

Shifting weather patterns should return Tampa Bay area to seasonal norms by weekend’s end, according to the National Weather Service.The shift will also help start the weekend off with a drier-than-normal Friday, with rain chances hovering around 20 ...
Updated one month ago

Typical summer patterns return to Tampa Bay with hot, humid vengeance

A few scattered showers and storms popped up Thursday morning along the Tampa Bay coastline, but the greater chance of more widespread rain and thunderstorms will appear in the late morning and early afternoon.This is the result of the coastal breeze...
Updated one month ago
Thunderstorms, rip currents expected to subside by the weekend

Thunderstorms, rip currents expected to subside by the weekend

Red flags flap in the wind, warning of danger, and whistles are blown as lifeguards work to protect Clearwater beachgoers from the rip currents that continue to pop up. The currents — resulting in five rescues by Clearwater firefighters Monday...
Updated one month ago
Morning showers, thunderstorms continue pushing into Tampa Bay

Morning showers, thunderstorms continue pushing into Tampa Bay

Heavy early-morning showers will continue trudging through the Tampa Bay area and persist through the afternoon.An increased chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms are set to dampen the area for the second half of the week with highs in the up...
Updated one month ago
Five swimmers saved from rip current in one hour in Clearwater

Five swimmers saved from rip current in one hour in Clearwater

On Monday evening, a father and his son were swimming off Clearwater Beach near the 700 block of El Dorado Ave. and got trapped in a dangerous rip current dragging them from shore. After a nearby resident called 911, Clearwater firefighter Scott McGr...
Updated one month ago
Shower doesn’t dampen fun for couple fishing in Holiday

Shower doesn’t dampen fun for couple fishing in Holiday

HOLIDAY — A gray Monday morning made for some good fishing at the Anclote Gulf Park pier for Teresa and Michael Wyckoff of Bayonet Point. Even if they had to beat it back to the car to wait out a sudden downpour."It’s beautiful out here — perfect wea...
Updated one month ago
Dangerous rip currents now accompanying morning storms across Tampa Bay

Dangerous rip currents now accompanying morning storms across Tampa Bay

Early Monday morning, folks around the Tampa Bay area were awakened by the sound of ground-rattling thunder, roof-damaging winds and locally heavy flooding.This was just some of the impact that after areas of atypical low pressure collided with the B...
Updated one month ago
Bermuda high is fueling Tampa Bay’s treacherous morning storms

Bermuda high is fueling Tampa Bay’s treacherous morning storms

It was a treacherous drive for early-morning commuters across Tampa Bay on Monday as a strong line of thunderstorms produced locally heavy downpours, strong gusts and non-stop lightning that illuminated the pre-dawn skies.The storm blew off a few roo...
Updated one month ago