Manatee County, Florida
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Lake Wind Advisory
FLZ043-050-052-056-057-061-139-142-148-149-151-155-160-162-165-
239-242-248-249-251-255-260-262-265-052200-
/O.NEW.KTBW.LW.Y.0005.160505T1400Z-160505T2300Z/
SUMTER-PINELLAS-POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL LEVY-
COASTAL CITRUS-COASTAL HERNANDO-COASTAL PASCO-
COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-
COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-
INLAND HERNANDO-INLAND PASCO-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-
INLAND SARASOTA-INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILDWOOD...LAKE PANASOFFKEE...
BUSHNELL...THE VILLAGES...ST. PETERSBURG...CLEARWATER...LARGO...
LAKELAND...WINTER HAVEN...WAUCHULA...BOWLING GREEN...
ZOLFO SPRINGS...SEBRING...AVON PARK...PLACID LAKES...ARCADIA...
CEDAR KEY...YANKEETOWN...CRYSTAL RIVER...HOMOSASSA...
HERNANDO BEACH...BAYPORT...PORT RICHEY...HUDSON...TAMPA...
APOLLO BEACH...WESTCHASE...BRADENTON...ANNA MARIA ISLAND...
VENICE...SARASOTA...ENGLEWOOD...PORT CHARLOTTE...PUNTA GORDA...
CAPE CORAL...CAPTIVA...SANIBEL...CHIEFLAND...BRONSON...
WILLISTON...INVERNESS...BROOKSVILLE...SPRING HILL...DADE CITY...
ZEPHYRHILLS...BRANDON...PLANT CITY...SUN CITY CENTER...PARRISH...
LAKEWOOD RANCH...MYAKKA CITY...NORTH PORT...BABCOCK RANCH...
FORT MYERS...LEHIGH ACRES
548 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL HAS
ISSUED A LAKE WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS
MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...10 AM TO 7 PM.

* WINDS...20 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS ON AREA LAKES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$
Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-155-160-162-165-060000-
/O.CAN.KTBW.SU.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160506T0000Z/
/O.CON.KTBW.RP.S.0016.000000T0000Z-160506T0000Z/
PINELLAS-COASTAL MANATEE-COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-
COASTAL LEE-
1018 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY RUSKIN HAS CANCELLED
THE HIGH SURF ADVISORY.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES FOR
SWIMMING.

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.

&&

$$


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