Punta Gorda, FL

8:15 AM EST on February 24, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Charlotte County | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Beach Hazard Statement

Elev 23 ft 26.92 °N, 81.99 °W | Updated 22 minutes ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
65 °F
Feels Like 65 °F
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5
Wind Variable Wind from NNW

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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 93%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:56 AM 6:26 PM
Waning Crescent, 5% visible
METAR KPGD 241253Z 34004KT 8SM BKN006 BKN016 18/17 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP099 T01830172
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 8.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft
Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 93%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:56 AM 6:26 PM
Waning Crescent, 5% visible
METAR KPGD 241253Z 34004KT 8SM BKN006 BKN016 18/17 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP099 T01830172

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:20 AM EST Feb. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Monday
evening...
... High rip current risk is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has cancelled
the high rip current risk.

* Red tide hazards... possible respiratory irritation in some
coastal areas.

For red tide forecast information visit
http://tidesandcurrents.NOAA.Gov/hab.

* 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... possible Saturday.
Southern Charlotte county: Gulf Coast... possible Friday and
Saturday.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 at:
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.