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Gasparilla 2011

January 22, 2011 by Post Team 

Gasparilla 2011, If you go to the Children’s Gasparilla Parade on Saturday afternoon, dress warmly. Daytime highs will struggle to do it at 60 degrees. Gusts of wind blowing from the northwest at 15 to 25 mph will usher in cold air and make it even colder.

“I think we’re likely to see persistent cloudiness. It will be downright breezy,” said Logan Johnson, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Ruskin. “There will be a little nip in the air.”

The parade along Bayshore Boulevard is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m., rain or shine.

After the procession, estimated at 2 1/2-hour, from its bay to Bay Boulevard starting point for Watrous / Orleans Avenues, there is an additional incentive to brave winds colder: 19 hours of the beginning ” Piratechnic “Extravaganza, a 30-minute re-enactment of the fireworks from the sea battle between imagination and Ye Mystic Krewe city of Tampa.

On Saturday evening the mercury dips into the upper 30′s in Tampa and perhaps flirting with the freeze in agricultural areas of eastern Hillsborough County. Readings in the 20s are possible north of the Bay Area.

Cold air comes in the wake of some heavy rains that moved through the Tampa Bay area earlier today before a cold front.

A total of 1.18 inches of rain fell overnight at Tampa International Airport, just under the record date of 1.3 inches from 1957.

Heavy rains beat of the region early this morning, with thunderstorms with high winds walking their way along the coast. Winds along the beaches of Pinellas County gusts as strong as 30 to 40 mph, said Johnson.

After a brief warm-up beginning Sunday and the first part of next week, it looks like another cold front comes calling on Tuesday.

“We had a break” from the very cold weather that plagued much of the area in December, Johnson said. “It seems that the model tries to make his way back to that.”

Tampa has seen 4.62 inches of rain this month. This is more than double the 2.27 inches of rain that usually falls in January.

Today is a big day for little pirates Tampa on Bayshore Boulevard.

Children Gasparilla Parade, which began in 1947, is a much more docile of the wild pirate invasion usually takes place on January 29.

Here is a list of activities that range from 11 to 7:30 p.m.

- Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo: 11.am – 2.pm between Albany and avenues Gunby

- Toddler to Walk 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 pm between Bay and Howard Bay

- Gasparilla Air Invasion of the United States with a team of Special Operations Command Parachute: noon and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm

- Parade Children: h three hours 30-18 hours

- The “Piratechnic Extravaganza fireworks: 19 hours

In previous years, the parade of children included more than 100 units, including floats fraternities, bands and more.

The parade begins at Bay to Bay Blvd. & Bayshore Blvd. Head north along Bayshore, and end at Watrous Avenues Orleans / & Bayshore (about 1.4 miles).

Parking can be a challenge. The shuttle is a very good option. Two routes ongoing work 10:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can catch a ride with 5 round trips to the garage area at Channelside Drive and South Florida Avenue and the Fort Brooke Garage at 107 N. Franklin Street. Kids travel free with an adult.

The event is free, but you can book a seat in the bleachers and 18.00 plus a handling charge and 3.00 per person or you can purchase tickets upon arrival.

This event is non-alcoholic and not to bring coolers or glasses.

Yes, there will be plenty of port-a-pots.

There will be food and water for sale. But you can carry your own snacks.

Source: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan/21/211323/rainy-morning-in-tampa-area-as-cold-front-pushes-s/news-breaking/

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