Current Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Lee (FLC071) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Rip Current Statement Rip Current Statement - Lee (Florida)


Updated:Tue 12-Dec-17 12:32am PST
Effective:Tue 12-Dec-17 07:00am PST
Expires:Tue 12-Dec-17 04:00pm PST
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: 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.

Message summary: ...high rip current risk in effect from 10 am est this morning through this evening...
The national weather service in tampa bay ruskin has issued a high rip current risk, which is in effect from 10 am est this morning through this evening.
* rip current timing...increasing wave action will create rip currents this morning through this evening.
* rip current impacts...strong rip currents will be hazardous for those in the surf zone along area beaches today and this evening.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone FLC071