Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Weather

Tropical Storm Debby's impact in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County

• Usually-busy Monday dockets at the Hillsborough County Courthouse were stripped bare after officials decided not to transport jail inmates to court unless they were in trial. Prospective jurors, however, answered their Monday summons in force despite the storm.

• Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews and the county's Sunshine Line transport service bused nearly 100 residents of the Sunrise Village Retirement Homes as the building began to flood Monday morning. The evacuation of the community at 11722 N 17th St. was voluntary and a precaution, officials said. HART and school buses were expected to take the evacuees to other area facilities associated with Sunrise Village.

• One sewage lift station in the Brandon area was without power Monday, so Hillsborough officials hooked up a mobile pump to keep service running.

• The Bayshore Boulevard resurfacing project, scheduled to be completed before the Republican National Convention in August, was stalled when much of the roadway closed under water. County officials said they will wait for the road to dry out before assessing the storm's impact on the project and timetable.

• About 8,500 Tampa Electric customers remained without power by Monday afternoon with crews working around the clock. The power company estimated as many as 20,000 customers lost power during the peak of Sunday night's storm. Tampa Electric's restoration team will be aided by about 50 linemen from Sumter Utility in Alabama, who are expected to arrive by noon Tuesday.

Times staff writers Marissa Lang, Jodie Tillman, John Barry, Justin George and Stephanie Bolling contributed to this report.

Comments
Forecast: Building humidity a precursor to warm weekend across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Building humidity a precursor to warm weekend across Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay region will soon be seeing an end to the cool mornings and below-average temperatures that have prevailed for much of the week.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area Temperatures early Thursday morning are startin...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Forecast: Warmer temperatures will follow another sunny, crisp day across Tampa Bay

Forecast: Warmer temperatures will follow another sunny, crisp day across Tampa Bay

Another dose of chilly temperatures is in store for the Tampa Bay region before a warming trend takes temperatures back into the 70s through next week.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area Dry air and winds from the north are ...
Published: 12/13/17
Forecast: Warm breezes across Tampa Bay ahead of fluctuating conditions

Forecast: Warm breezes across Tampa Bay ahead of fluctuating conditions

Chilly, windy, colder, sunny, warmer, rainy. 10News WTSP Feels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area This week’s inconsistent weather conditions will at least keep things interesting across the Tampa Bay area, even if it makes it d...
Published: 12/12/17
To test for climate disasters, like hurricanes: build stuff, then blow it apart

To test for climate disasters, like hurricanes: build stuff, then blow it apart

WEST GLOCESTER, R.I. — In the backwoods of Rhode Island, a team of researchers spends whole days trying to destroy things: setting boxes on fire, shattering chunks of ice, hurling debris through the air at hurricane speed.They work for an insurance c...
Published: 12/12/17
Forecast: Freeze warning for some Tampa Bay residents, but warmer weather coming

Forecast: Freeze warning for some Tampa Bay residents, but warmer weather coming

Portions of the Tampa Bay area under a freeze warning as this weekend’s cold blast extends into the start of the workweek.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area That wintry feel, however, is coming into an end as conditions beg...
Published: 12/11/17
It’s so cold outside that it snowed in Florida

It’s so cold outside that it snowed in Florida

Usually the words "snow" and "Florida" don’t go together.But a cold front over the weekend has proved that rule wrong for shivering Floridians, bringing in a dusting of snow across the western Panhandle late Saturday night into Sunday morning.As temp...
Published: 12/10/17
Forecast: Parts of Tampa Bay under freeze watch as cold temperatures linger

Forecast: Parts of Tampa Bay under freeze watch as cold temperatures linger

Bundle up, Tampa Bay: It’s a chilly Sunday. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area The skies are clear and there’s little-to-no chance of ra...
Published: 12/10/17

Rotary Club cancels Saturday boat parade because of weather

ST. PETERSBURG — A third boat parade was canceled Saturday because of this weekend’s bad weather.The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg will not host its lighted boat parade on Saturday evening because of a small craft advisory. The National Weather Servi...
Published: 12/09/17
Forecast: Tampa Bay begins weekend cold snap

Forecast: Tampa Bay begins weekend cold snap

After heavy showers covered much of Tampa Bay Friday night, Saturday started out drier — and colder.There was still some mist in the air that was expected to continue in the mid-day, said WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Bobby Deskins. 10...
Published: 12/09/17
The weather outside is frightful. Well, wet and cold anyway.

The weather outside is frightful. Well, wet and cold anyway.

Prepare yourselves Tampa Bay: It’s finally time for sweater weather.But you might need your rain jacket and umbrella, too.The weekend started Friday night with severe rain and wind gusts — even a slight risk of a tornado — that canceled some weekend ...
Published: 12/09/17