Current conditions | Hour by hour
- Feels Like: 55 °F
- Humidity: 82%
- Wind: 6 mph South
- Sunrise 7:12 AM
- Sunset: 6:15 PM
- Barometer: 30.11 in
- Hi 56° Lo 46°
- Partly Cloudy
- Hi 61° Lo 41°
- Partly Cloudy
- Hi 63° Lo 42°
- Hi 68° Lo 51°
- Monday... Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High 67F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
- Monday Night... Cloudy and windy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 47F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.
- Tuesday... A few sprinkles possible early. Cloudy and becoming windy. High 56F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.
- Tuesday Night... Overcast. Low 47F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
- Wednesday... Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 61F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
|Almanac | Key: T = Trace of precipitation; MM = data not available|
|February 8, 2016|
|Normal high:||72°||Record high:||83° (1994)|
|Normal low:||54°||Record low:||22° (1895)|
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High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Statement as of 4:47 am EST on February 8, 2016
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Thursday
... High surf advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 10 am
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Ruskin has issued a
high surf advisory... which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to
10 am EST Wednesday.
* High surf... surf of 5 to 8 feet can be expected.
* High surf timing... surf is expected to quickly increase at area
beaches this evening and during the overnight hours Tuesday
morning. High surf will likely continue into Wednesday morning.
* High surf impacts... high surf will create dangerous rip currents
along area beaches. The extended period of large surf may also
result in beach erosion.
* Rip current timing... through Thursday evening.
* Rip current impacts... large breaking surf will result in a
high risk of frequent dangerous rip currents along area
beaches through Thursday evening.
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.
A high surf advisory is issued when dangerous water action is
expected along the coast. This includes rough surf... large
breaking waves... rip currents... and strong undertow.
Beach goers are urged to heed lifeguard warnings.