Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

L8Vxfevr Weather brings woes to Tampa Bay area

MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times

MAURICE RIVENBARK | Times

Tom McDowell, 50, looks Wednesday at the oak tree that fell on his Spring Hill house as thunderstorms and gusty winds moved across the area the day before. The threat of another cold snap sent farmers scrambling Wednesday after forecasters predicted temperatures would dip below freezing early today in parts of the Tampa Bay area. "We don't expect to break any records, but normally it doesn't get this cold this late in the winter," Bay News 9 chief meteorologist Mike Clay said Wednesday. Blueberry farmer Bret Boston said the cold could damage his crop, which is about three weeks away from picking. Officials in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties opened shelters Wednesday evening. The record low for the last week of February in Tampa was 27 degrees in 1967, the National Weather Service said. Another cold front could arrive Tuesday, Clay said. For the latest weather updates, see weather.tampabay.com.

L8Vxfevr Weather brings woes to Tampa Bay area 02/27/08 [Last modified: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:39am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  2. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  3. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.

  4. IT failure blamed for British Airways cancellations (w/video)

    Airlines

    LONDON — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

    Passengers wait at a British Airways check-in desk after the airport suffered an IT systems failure Saturday at London''s Gatwick Airport. [Associated Press]
  5. Calvary Christian routs Pensacola Catholic to win state baseball title

    Baseballpreps

    FORT MYERS — Calvary Christian left no doubt as to which baseball team in Class 4A was the best in Florida this season. The Warriors defeated Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium to claim the school's first state championship in any team sport. It also solidified a 30-0 season. …

    Matheu Nelson celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch during the first inning, when Calvary Christian took a 6-0 lead.