LEE County, Florida
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Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-290000-
/O.EXT.KTBW.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-150430T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
324 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE STRONGER
AND MORE FREQUENT FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-290000-
/O.COR.KTBW.RP.S.0013.000000T0000Z-150430T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-
324 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE STRONGER
AND MORE FREQUENT FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement
FLZ160-162-165-260-262-281215-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL LEE-INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND
CHARLOTTE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-
730 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SARASOTA...WESTERN CHARLOTTE AND
NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTIES...

AT 729 AM EDT...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS 13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PORT
CHARLOTTE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HALF INCH HAIL IS POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
NORTH PORT...PUNTA GORDA...PORT CHARLOTTE...CHARLOTTE COUNTY
AIRPORT...SOLANA...GROVE CITY...MURDOCK...ROTONDA...PLACIDA...
CHARLOTTE HARBOR...CHARLOTTE PARK...WARM MINERAL SPRINGS...GULF
COVE...EL JOBEAN AND CLEVELAND.

LAT...LON 2682 8224 2678 8227 2683 8227 2685 8232
2689 8231 2695 8238 2710 8224 2690 8194
2684 8205 2691 8210 2693 8206 2696 8207
2694 8218 2680 8215 2679 8217 2682 8217
2677 8222 2682 8223 2675 8226
TIME...MOT...LOC 1129Z 239DEG 48KT 2686 8227
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