Sarasota County, FL
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Weather Alerts: Sarasota County, FL
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Freeze Warning
FLZ052-056-057-061-148-149-151-251-255-260-262-181400-
/O.UPG.KTBW.FZ.A.0007.180118T0400Z-180118T1400Z/
/O.NEW.KTBW.FZ.W.0007.180118T0400Z-180118T1400Z/
Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Hernando-Coastal Pasco-
Coastal Hillsborough-Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-
Inland Sarasota-Inland Charlotte-
Including the cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Wauchula,
Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Sebring, Avon Park, Placid Lakes,
Arcadia, Hernando Beach, Bayport, Port Richey, Hudson, Tampa,
Apollo Beach, Westchase, Brandon, Plant City, Sun City Center,
Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, North Port,
and Babcock Ranch
931 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST
THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has
issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 11 PM this
evening to 9 AM EST Thursday. The Freeze Watch is no longer in
effect.

* TEMPERATURE...28 to 32 degrees

* DURATION...5 to 8 hours

* IMPACTS...Unprotected plants may not survive.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

&&

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Rip Current Statement
FLZ050-151-155-160-162-165-180000-
/O.NEW.KTBW.RP.S.0003.180117T1800Z-180118T1200Z/
Pinellas-Coastal Hillsborough-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-
Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
501 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect from 1 PM EST this
afternoon through Thursday morning.

* RIP CURRENT TIMING...A strong cold front will move across the
eastern Gulf of Mexico through the day. Strong post frontal
winds will generate increased wave action at area beaches this
afternoon through tonight.

* RIP CURRENT IMPACTS...Strong rip currents will be hazardous
for those in the surf zone along area beaches.

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. For maximum safety...swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help. Remain
calm...do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current...swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.

&&

$$


Wind Chill Advisory
FLZ050-052-056-057-061-151-155-160-162-165-251-255-260-262-265-
180600-
/O.NEW.KTBW.WC.Y.0004.180118T0400Z-180118T1500Z/
Pinellas-Polk-Hardee-Highlands-DeSoto-Coastal Hillsborough-
Coastal Manatee-Coastal Sarasota-Coastal Charlotte-Coastal Lee-
Inland Hillsborough-Inland Manatee-Inland Sarasota-
Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-
Including the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo,
Lakeland, Winter Haven, Wauchula, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs,
Sebring, Avon Park, Placid Lakes, Arcadia, Tampa, Apollo Beach,
Westchase, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Venice, Sarasota,
Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Captiva,
Sanibel, Brandon, Plant City, Sun City Center, Parrish,
Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, North Port, Babcock Ranch,
Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres
433 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills over
a prolonged period could result in hypothermia. Expect wind
chills to range from 20 to 30 degrees along the interstate 4
corridor and points south.

* WHERE...Portions of central and southern Florida, including the
southwest Florida coast.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Limit time outdoors and dress in warm
layers of clothing to protect yourself from the cold. Remember
to bring pets indoors..

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Hypothermia can occur if
precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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