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 Sanibel Weather Forecast  last updated at:  3:17 am EST Jan 26, 2015

Today

Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
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Tonight

Partly Cloudy
Partly
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Tuesday

Sunny
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Wednesday

Sunny
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Hi 69 °FLo 56 °FHi 68 °FLo 55 °FHi 66 °FLo 52 °FHi 67 °FLo 58 °FHi 69 °F

Today:
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers between 10am and 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind 18 to 23 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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High Surf Advisory
Lake Wind Advisory
Rip Current Statement
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 Lee County Weather Warnings, Advisories and Watches - Updated as Conditions Warrant
RSS Advisory Script Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Lee (FLC071) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service
 
High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - Lee (Florida)

Updated:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:34am EST
Effective:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:34am EST
Expires:Tue 27-Jan-15 07:00am EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Sarasota; Pinellas
 
Instructions: A high surf advisory is issued when dangerous water action is expected along the coast. This includes rough surf...large breaking waves...rip currents...and strong undertow. Beach goers are urged to heed lifeguard warnings. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins... Jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs. If you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

Message summary: ...high surf and rip currents expected behind a cold front along the beaches of west central and southwest florida today...
.a cold front is rapidly crossing the area this morning and will exit the region this afternoon...with breezy northwest winds filling in behind the front.
...high surf advisory in effect until 7 am est tuesday...
...rip current risk in effect through tuesday morning...
The national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a high surf advisory...which is in effect until 7 am est tuesday. A rip current risk has also been issued. This rip current risk is in effect through tuesday morning.
* waves and surf...northwest winds of 20-25 knots with higher gusts will build surf to around 5-7 feet.
* timing...surf will begin to build early this morning as a cold front crosses the region and will remain elevated through early tuesday morning.
* impacts...rough surf and a high risk of rip currents are expected along area beaches.
...view the complete message
 
Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Lee (Florida)

Updated:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:34am EST
Effective:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:34am EST
Expires:Tue 27-Jan-15 07:00am EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Sarasota; Pinellas
 
Instructions: A high surf advisory is issued when dangerous water action is expected along the coast. This includes rough surf...large breaking waves...rip currents...and strong undertow. Beach goers are urged to heed lifeguard warnings. Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away from shore...which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins... Jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs. If you become caught in a rip current...do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the rip current...begin to swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.

Message summary: ...high surf and rip currents expected behind a cold front along the beaches of west central and southwest florida today...
.a cold front is rapidly crossing the area this morning and will exit the region this afternoon...with breezy northwest winds filling in behind the front.
...high surf advisory in effect until 7 am est tuesday...
...rip current risk in effect through tuesday morning...
The national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a high surf advisory...which is in effect until 7 am est tuesday. A rip current risk has also been issued. This rip current risk is in effect through tuesday morning.
* waves and surf...northwest winds of 20-25 knots with higher gusts will build surf to around 5-7 feet.
* timing...surf will begin to build early this morning as a cold front crosses the region and will remain elevated through early tuesday morning.
* impacts...rough surf and a high risk of rip currents are expected along area beaches.
...view the complete message
 
Lake Wind Advisory Lake Wind Advisory - Lee (Florida)

Updated:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:27am EST
Effective:Mon 26-Jan-15 03:27am EST
Expires:Mon 26-Jan-15 06:00pm EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Charlotte; Coastal Citrus; Coastal Hernando; Coastal Hillsborough; Coastal Lee; Coastal Levy; Coastal Manatee; Coastal Pasco; Coastal Sarasota; De Soto; Hardee; Highlands; Inland Charlotte; Inland Citrus; Inland Hernando; Inland Hillsborough; Inland Lee; Inland Levy; Inland Manatee; Inland Pasco; Inland Sarasota; Pinellas; Polk; Sumter
 
Instructions: A lake wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 20 to 29 mph with frequent gusts to near or above gale force for at least 3 hours. Winds of these magnitudes will create rough conditions on larger area lakes which could produce damage to...or flip...small pleasure craft. Outdoor enthusiasts may wish to postpone lake related activities until conditions improve.

Message summary: ...lake wind advisory monday for all counties of west central and southwest florida...
.breezy northwest winds will fill in behind a cold front that is rapidly crossing the area this morning.
...lake wind advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 pm est this evening...
The national weather service in tampa bay area - ruskin fl has issued a lake wind advisory...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 pm est this evening.
* timing...winds will increase behind the cold front by late this morning.
* winds...northwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts.
* impacts...hazardous conditions on area lakes.
...view the complete message

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone FLC071


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