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From NWS, Ruskin:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL

620 PM EST SUN DEC 24 2006

FLZ039-042-043-048>052-055>057-060>062-065-251000-

LEVY-CITRUS-SUMTER-HERNANDO-PASCO-PINELLAS-HILLSBOROUGH-POLK-

MANATEE-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-SARASOTA-DE SOTO-CHARLOTTE-LEE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CEDAR KEY...CHIEFLAND...CRYSTAL RIVER...

INVERNESS...BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...

NEW PORT RICHEY...ZEPHYRHILLS...CLEARWATER...ST. PETERSBURG...

BRANDON...TAMPA...LAKELAND...WINTER HAVEN...BRADENTON...

WAUCHULA...SEBRING...AVON PARK...SARASOTA...VENICE...ARCADIA...

PORT CHARLOTTE...PUNTA GORDA...CAPE CORAL...FORT MYERS

620 PM EST SUN DEC 24 2006

...POTENTIAL CONTINUES FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS

CHRISTMAS DAY...

LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO THIS EVENING

WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF

STATES TONIGHT AND MONDAY...WITH A COLD FRONT EXTENDING

SOUTHWESTWARD INTO THE GULF. A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

WILL PRECEDE THE COLD FRONT...AND SOME STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH

THE PRIMARY THREAT BEING STRONG DAMAGING WINDS. THE STRONGEST

STORMS COULD SPAWN WATERSPOUTS OVER THE GULF...OR EVEN AN

ISOLATED TORNADO OVER THE PENINSULA.

HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM...WITH MANY AREAS

RECEIVING 1 TO 2 INCHES BY LATE MONDAY. THESE HEAVY RAINS MAY

CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...AS

WELL AS PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

St. Pete

Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10

Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

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It was needed rain.  Now the cool temps arrive ..humbug.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Yes...the rain was welcomed over here.

I logged---

12/22/06 - 0.24"

12/23/06 - 0.75"

12/24/06 -  0.12"

12/25/06 (so far) - 0.67"

The December 2006 total thus far is only 2.34".

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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The rain was welcome; the tornados - definitely not.

Homes were damaged in Pasco County, in Tampa near some golf club thing, and in Lake City.   Several injuries, fortunately no fatalities.

St. Pete

Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10

Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

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1/2 inch predicted for San Diego on Wednesday. We need it as well. It is bone dry here. Nice and warm though.

Coastal San Diego, California

Z10b

Dry summer subtropical/Mediterranean

warm summer/mild winter

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83F again by Friday here.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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