Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Weather

Typhoon Rammasun kills 20 in Philippines, eye misses Manila

RECOMMENDED READING


MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Wednesday after causing at least 20 deaths, knocking out power in entire provinces, damaging two parked jetliners and forcing nearly half a million people to flee from its lethal wind and rains, officials said.

The eye of Typhoon Rammasun made a late shift away from Manila, but its peak winds of 93 mph and gusts up to 115 mph forced down trees and electric posts and ripped off roofs across the capital of 12 million people that largely shut down ahead of the deluge.

Although Rammasun packed far less power than Typhoon Haiyan, haunting memories of last year's horrific storm devastation prompted many villagers to rapidly move to safety at the prodding of authorities. Of the half a million people affected by Rammasun, more than 423,000 fled to emergency shelters, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

In a shantytown at the edge of Manila Bay, hundreds of people fled when strong winds started to tear tin roofs off their shanties. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said his city staged antidisaster drills two weeks ago precisely to prevent massive deaths during a catastrophe, and he was relieved that only a few residents sustained injuries Wednesday.

While the low human toll has been attributed to the typhoon skipping Manila, Estrada thinks the public's higher awareness of antidisaster maneuvers saved many lives. Officials reported at least 20 deaths elsewhere, mostly people pinned by falling trees and electrical posts.

At Manila's international airport, the left wing of a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 was damaged after strong gusts pushed it against a bridge passageway, manager Angel Honrado said. One other parked jetliner reportedly sustained minor damage.

Although Rammasun slightly weakened as it scythed across the country's main northern region, it may strengthen over the South China Sea before slamming either Vietnam or southern China, government forecasters said.

Comments
Forecast: Cold front to bring rain, wind gusts to Tampa Bay

Forecast: Cold front to bring rain, wind gusts to Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — A warm Sunday will be threatened by a few afternoon rain showers and wind gusts up to 20 mph, forecasters predict. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatu...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Forecast: Ideal conditions across Tampa leading to weekend, but rain is on its way

Forecast: Ideal conditions across Tampa leading to weekend, but rain is on its way

The week ends with more virtually ideal weather conditions across Tampa Bay, but that changes a bit on Sunday with the arrival of a cold front that could result in a soggy Thanksgiving.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area Whi...
Published: 11/17/17
Forecast: Low clouds will yield to sunny, pleasant conditions across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Low clouds will yield to sunny, pleasant conditions across Tampa Bay

A cloudy morning will lead to another cool, sunny day as a string of pleasant, comfortable days will remain intact across Tampa Bay.Temperatures are starting off in the upper 50s to low 60s. Once the low clouds burn off as the day progresses, dry air...
Published: 11/16/17
Forecast: Sunny, breezy and refreshing conditions prevail across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Sunny, breezy and refreshing conditions prevail across Tampa Bay

Wednesday is setting up as another sunny, pleasant and breezy day across Tampa Bay.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area Residents are waking up to temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday, with lows in t...
Published: 11/15/17
Forecast: Cool breezes drive pleasant conditions across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Cool breezes drive pleasant conditions across Tampa Bay

Cooler air, filtering from the north along with breezy winds, will create more of a fall feel across the Tampa Bay region.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area St. Petersburg is experiencing sustained winds of 17 mph, and some...
Published: 11/14/17
Forecast: Skies clear, setting stage for a sunny and pleasant week across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Skies clear, setting stage for a sunny and pleasant week across Tampa Bay

After a relatively cloudy weekend, skies will clear across the Tampa Bay region on Monday, setting the stage for a sunny, pleasant and warm week.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area Residents are waking up to temperatures in ...
Published: 11/13/17
Forecast: Scattered rain in Tampa Bay on Sunday

Forecast: Scattered rain in Tampa Bay on Sunday

ST. PETERSBURG — Rain showers will affect a warm Sunday in the Tampa Bay area, but the rest of the week will be sunny and moderate, forecasters predict. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTS...
Published: 11/12/17
As Irma flooded Alafia homes, Swiftmud sent more water their way

As Irma flooded Alafia homes, Swiftmud sent more water their way

LITHIA — Having lived along the Alafia River all his life, Mike Cribbs has seen plenty of floods.But the near record-level surge of water that inundated his home in the wake of Hurricane Irma just didn’t make sense to him.Lithia received only about 6...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/11/17

Forecast: Cold front only brings slight heat relief for Tampa Bay area

A weak cold front that is pushing through the Tampa Bay area won’t have a significant impact on our weekend weather, but another front could bring more fall-like conditions next week.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area The f...
Published: 11/10/17
What does La Niña mean for Florida? Another warm, dry winter.

What does La Niña mean for Florida? Another warm, dry winter.

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida has had six warmer than normal winters in a row, and in all likelihood, it’s about to get its seventh.That’s because La Niña conditions have developed, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center announced Thursd...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/10/17