WCF SECTION SPECIAL BULLETIN #4 – 0900 – 6/07/16
TROPICAL STORM COLIN CLEARS THE WCF SECTION – FINAL SPECIAL BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Colin made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida near 0000 early this morning, has already crossed the state, and has re-emerged out over the western Atlantic and is now centered near the North Carolina and South Carolina border. Colin is moving northeast at 33 miles per hour and is expected to transition into an extra-tropical system in the next 12 to 24 hours.
All Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings for the NWS Ruskin Coverage Warning Area (CWA) have been discontinued as of 0500. NWS Ruskin issued its last Hurricane Local Statement at 0500 this morning as well. The NWS Ruskin CWA, except for Levy County, is under an Area Flood Watch until 2000 this evening (6/07). The flood watch for Levy County was discontinued at 0500.
All SKYWARN certified amateur radio operators should monitor their local SKYWARN net frequencies in case of any SKYWARN nets due to severe weather for the remainder of the day. All amateur radio operators in the West Central Florida Section are asked to monitor the latest advisories issued by the National Hurricane Center, as should be normal practice during hurricane season.
The West Central Florida Section wishes to thank all ARES personnel, SKYWARN spotters, and hams doing other tropical storm related service for your dedication and service during this event. It is recommended that all ARES personnel document your hours of service to your local ARES Emergency Coordinator for inclusion in his monthly ARES report. This will be the last WCF SECTION SPECIAL BULLETIN for Tropical Storm Colin.