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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
 
Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Lee (Florida)

Updated:Wed 10-Feb-16 04:18pm EST
Effective:Wed 10-Feb-16 04:18pm EST
Expires:Thu 11-Feb-16 08:00pm EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Lee; Coastal Sarasota
 
Instructions: Florida red tide observations...you can find unaffected beaches by checking reports of recent...local observations and data: mote marine laboratory daily beach conditions http://www.mote.org/beaches and the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission (fwc) red tide status http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus. Florida red tide health information...consult the florida department of health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/aquatic- toxins/red-tide.htm or call the poison control center: 1 800 222 1222. Inclusion of external links does not constitute endorsement by the department of commerce (doc)/(noaa) of these external web sites or the information...products or services contained therein. Florida red tide information sources...red tide forecasts are provided by the national ocean service with data provided by the fwc and mote marine laboratory. 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: ...beach hazards statement remains in effect through thursday evening...
...high rip current risk remains in effect through thursday evening...
...high surf advisory has expired...
* rip current timing...through thursday evening.
* rip current impacts...large breaking surf will result in a high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area beaches through thursday evening.
* red tide hazards...possible respiratory irritation in some coastal areas through thursday evening. For red tide forecast information visit http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab (all lower case).
* florida red tide respiratory irritation potential impacts...
Symptoms may include coughing...sneezing...and tearing eyes. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma...emphysema and other pulmonary diseases...may be more sensitive. Irritation may vary locally and throughout the day. If you experience uncomfortable symptoms...consider going to an unaffected beach nearby.
* florida red tide respiratory irritation timing/location...noaa forecast: northern sarasota county: gulf coast and bay regions...possible through thursday evening. Southern sarasota county: gulf coast...possible through thursday evening. Northern lee county: bay regions...possible through thursday evening. Central lee county: gulf coast and bay regions...
Possible through thursday evening. Southern lee county: gulf coast and bay regions... Possible through thursday evening.
...view the complete message
 
Beach Hazards Statement Beach Hazards Statement - Lee (Florida)

Updated:Wed 10-Feb-16 04:18pm EST
Effective:Wed 10-Feb-16 04:18pm EST
Expires:Thu 11-Feb-16 10:00pm EST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Coastal Lee; Coastal Sarasota
 
Instructions: Florida red tide observations...you can find unaffected beaches by checking reports of recent...local observations and data: mote marine laboratory daily beach conditions http://www.mote.org/beaches and the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission (fwc) red tide status http://myfwc.com/redtidestatus. Florida red tide health information...consult the florida department of health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/aquatic- toxins/red-tide.htm or call the poison control center: 1 800 222 1222. Inclusion of external links does not constitute endorsement by the department of commerce (doc)/(noaa) of these external web sites or the information...products or services contained therein. Florida red tide information sources...red tide forecasts are provided by the national ocean service with data provided by the fwc and mote marine laboratory. 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: ...beach hazards statement remains in effect through thursday evening...
...high rip current risk remains in effect through thursday evening...
...high surf advisory has expired...
* rip current timing...through thursday evening.
* rip current impacts...large breaking surf will result in a high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area beaches through thursday evening.
* red tide hazards...possible respiratory irritation in some coastal areas through thursday evening. For red tide forecast information visit http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hab (all lower case).
* florida red tide respiratory irritation potential impacts...
Symptoms may include coughing...sneezing...and tearing eyes. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma...emphysema and other pulmonary diseases...may be more sensitive. Irritation may vary locally and throughout the day. If you experience uncomfortable symptoms...consider going to an unaffected beach nearby.
* florida red tide respiratory irritation timing/location...noaa forecast: northern sarasota county: gulf coast and bay regions...possible through thursday evening. Southern sarasota county: gulf coast...possible through thursday evening. Northern lee county: bay regions...possible through thursday evening. Central lee county: gulf coast and bay regions...
Possible through thursday evening. Southern lee county: gulf coast and bay regions... Possible through thursday evening.
...view the complete message

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