Punta Gorda, FL

5:39 PM EDT on May 24, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Charlotte County | | Change Station

Elev 23 ft 26.92 °N, 81.99 °W | Updated 11 minutes ago

Rain
Rain
73 °F
Feels Like 73 °F
N
9
Wind Variable Wind from West

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.48 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:36 AM 8:13 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
SPECI KPGD 242128Z 28008KT 10SM -RA FEW013 BKN060 OVC090 23/21 A2976 RMK AO2 PK WND 28026/2104 LTG DSNT ALQDS TSE22 PRESFR P0006 T02280211
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 1300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.48 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:36 AM 8:13 PM
Waning Crescent, 1% visible
SPECI KPGD 242128Z 28008KT 10SM -RA FEW013 BKN060 OVC090 23/21 A2976 RMK AO2 PK WND 28026/2104 LTG DSNT ALQDS TSE22 PRESFR P0006 T02280211

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 5:24 PM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 265 remains in effect until 1100 PM EDT
for the following locations


FL
. Florida counties included are

Brevard Broward Charlotte
Clay Collier DeSoto
Flagler Glades Hardee
Hendry Highlands Indian River
Lake Lee Marion
Martin Okeechobee Orange
Osceola Palm Beach Polk
Putnam St. Johns St. Lucie
Seminole Sumter Volusia




Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 5:06 PM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk in effect through Thursday morning...

* rip current timing... gusty onshore winds will create hazardous
surf which in turn will create a high risk of rip currents at
area beaches through this evening.

* Rip current impacts... strong and dangerous rip currents will
be hazardous for those in the surf zone at 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. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol...
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.





Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:20 AM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 10 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 11 am this
morning to 10 PM EDT this evening.

* Timing... 11 am EDT through 10 PM EDT today.

* Winds... 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

* Impacts... strong and gusty winds will create choppy and
difficult boating conditions on area lakes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.





Special Statement
Issued: 4:47 PM EDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... A line of strong thunderstorms will affect Highlands... eastern
Hardee... Charlotte... southeastern Polk... DeSoto and northern Lee
counties...

At 446 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from Matlacha isles-Matlacha shores to near
Lake Kissimmee. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Sebring, Avon Park, Arcadia,
Lake placid, Lehigh Acres, Lake Istokpoga, palmona park, lochmoor
Waterway Estates, Babcock Webb wma, Babcock ranch, Pine Manor,
Matlacha isles-Matlacha shores, Olga, Venus, Pineland, Buckingham and
Sylvan Shores.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

Lat... Lon 2721 8113 2721 8117 2712 8118 2712 8127
      2703 8127 2703 8156 2654 8157 2660 8230
      2792 8145 2797 8136 2792 8131 2786 8131
      2783 8122 2771 8115 2760 8114 2755 8121
      2749 8121 2739 8112 2737 8106
time... Mot... loc 2046z 225deg 41kt 2661 8205 2784 8125


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