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08-08-2006, 09:27 PM
Not bad here you ?

08-09-2006, 02:54 PM
We get a lot more rain in Tampa than you do in Pinellas county

08-10-2006, 05:00 AM
I am no meteorologist, but I would say that most of the storm clouds here have come in from the western gulf direction, defenitly crossing from Pinellas County, and settling here in the USF area.

08-12-2006, 01:39 AM
The summer rainy season in Florida is marked by the onset of showers and thunderstorms associated with the daily migration of the East and West Coast sea breezes. Since the ocean is a transparent liquid the water is warmed by the sun to a greater depth than the land and as a result the water will gain and lose heat more slowly than the land mass.

As the land surface heats it in turn heats the air above it. The warm air is less dense and tends to rise creating a lower air pressure over the land than the water. The cooler air over the water then flows inland creating a ?sea breeze?. In the evening the reverse occurs and the cooler air over the land will flow back toward the water creating a ?land breeze?.

The incoming sea breeze creates a sea breeze front or boundary which acts as a lifting mechanism resulting in the warmer air rising up to higher altitudes creating cumulus clouds. Once the summer humidity establishes itself over Florida you begin to see the building towering cumulus clouds and the development of showers and thunderstorms with these boundaries.

Over Florida, these sea breeze fronts move inland from both coasts (Gulf and Atlantic) which is why Florida is marked by numerous thunderstorms which produce heavy rains and frequent lightning. Often these sea breeze fronts will collide causing severe thunderstorms to develop with damaging winds and often small tornadoes. Florida has the highest number of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles than any other state. Fortunately these summertime tornadoes tend to be small and short lived, mostly F-0 to F-1. In addition, Florida is also the lightning capital of the US!

Just like you said.....the storm always seems to start in Pinellas county