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Warming Up For The Weekend

  • 3:25 am Friday, January 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Another night and morning with freeze warnings and watches in effects for the Bay area. We set a record low yesterday at Tampa International Airport and even had accidents triggered by black ice on the Veteran’s Expressway. At one point, power was out for almost 5,000 people in Pinellas County. Check with our partners from 10 News, home of Stormtracker 10 for the latest on our weekend forecast that’s finally warming up.

The drier, cooler weather is also expected to help make our wildfire season much tougher. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has already requested $20 million dollars to [More]

Freeze Warnings For The Bay Area

  • 3:42 am Thursday, January 18th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The same weather system that triggered freeze warnings in the Bay area is now responsible for at least five deaths nationwide. Record lows are being set and broke, snow fell in parts of northern Florida and dangerous traffic conditions triggered quite a few accidents. Our cooler weather won’t last this time. Check with our partners from 10 News, home of Stormtracker 10 for the latest.

 

The drier, cooler weather is also expected to help make our wildfire season much tougher. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has already requested $20 million dollars to help the Florida Forest [More]

Cold Weather, More Wildfires

  • 3:27 am Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The next round of c. He’ll perform during the second intermission. Four players from the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the team, along with coach John Cooper for the Atlantic Division

Casino Boat Fire Update; Flu Hits Florida Hard

  • 3:32 am Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

One person has died following the fire that destroyed a casino shuttle, sending 50 people into the cold Gulf Waters. Carrie Dempsey was a 42-year-old mother of two. Some passengers have already hire attorney. The accident on board the boat owned by Tropical Breeze Casino Cruz is under investigation by the NTSB and the Coast Guard.

Flu season has hit hard and hit early this year in Florida. Two children have already died from the flu. The flu shot is only said to be around 10% effective but doctors say it can help the symptoms not be [More]

Sam’s Club Closes South Tampa Store, More To Come?

  • 3:33 am Friday, January 12th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Without warning some Sam’s Clubs closed suddenly yesterday and one of them was the South Tampa location that held a meeting with employees. The store put a sign on the front door that said it would reopen Friday but close for good on the 26th. 

As Sam’s Club stores were closing their owner –  Walmart  – was raising hourly wages for some employees along with other benefits. Walmart said they want to focus on their “Mobile Express Scan and Go” app that may get you through the whole check-out procedure faster but could also cost more [More]

  • 3:47 am Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

There will be plenty of familiar faces on the ice when the NHL All Star Game comes to Amalie Arena January 28th. Four players from the Tampa Bay Lightning are on the team, along with coach John Cooper for the Atlantic Division. Lightning Captain Steve Stamkos will make his 5th appearance along with Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman making their second, and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy in his first appearance.

The driverless shuttle that HART had hoped to have in place in time for the All Star Game is on hold for now. That’s thanks to a dispute between [More]

  • 3:33 am Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

There will be no drilling off the coast of Florida. Governor Rick Scott made the announcement yesterday. But it will be allowed as close as Alabama, just 20 miles west of Pensacola.

Officials on both sides of the Bay are expecting more trouble after some thirty intersections have been affected by water main breaks.  The cold weather is being blamed for most of them. The break on MacDill and Azeele has been rough on both commuters and businesses in the area. The warmer weather is expected to trigger even more breaks.

It’s flu season and Florida is one of 46 [More]

More Water Main Breaks Expected

  • 3:40 am Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Officials on both sides of the Bay are expecting more trouble after some thirty intersections have been affected by water main breaks.  The cold weather is being blamed for most of them. The break on MacDill and Azeele has been rough on both commuters and businesses in the area. The warmer weather is expected to trigger even more breaks.

It’s flu season and Florida is one of 46 states reporting a substantial volume of flu cases. Experts say we’re 200% more likely to catch the flu this year and it’s getting harder to avoid catching it. There’s even a shortage [More]

Warming Weather Could Trigger More Water Main Breaks

  • 4:10 am Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The weather is warming up but that may signal problems for more water mains across Tampa’s Bay. A record-breaking 30 pipes have burst and as we warm up that could trigger ever more for aging pipes. The biggest problem over the weekend was on MacDill and Azeele and officials hope to have that break repaired by Tuesday.

Just one winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold worth $450 million Friday night. That ticket was sold at a 7-11 in Port Richey. We’re still waiting for that winner to come forward, but the 7-11 is going to get a $100,000 [More]

Cold Weather Creating Delays, Danger for Sea Life

  • 3:58 am Friday, January 5th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s going to be an especially chilly dive for the cross in Tarpon Springs on Saturday. It’s the highlight of the Feast of the Epiphany celebration. The procession to Spring Bayou starts at St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral around 12:15, with the dive for the cross scheduled for 1 pm.

If you have a flight to the north and northeast it’s another day to call ahead. Expect more delays and cancellation from the “bomb cyclone”. States like New York could experience a wind chill of -50 by Saturday. At Tampa International Airport they’ve even had to de-ice some aircraft.

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