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Sanibel issues weather warning

December 20, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The city of Sanibel has issued a weather warning for residents and visitors to the island today.

The current forecast from the National Weather Service shows a squall line approximately 100 miles off Sanibel and moving east, officials said. This should place it over our area between noon and 4 pm. The squall line is expected to produce strong to damaging winds, with the potential development of a brief tornado. Rain of 1 to 3 inches is likely.

Today (Thursday): Showers or thunderstorms are expected in the morning before noon with gusty winds and isolated tornadoes. Afternoon, a squall line is likely with damaging winds and tornadoes possible as the line moves through. Wind south 25 mph gusting to 40 mph and higher in storms. Severe storm threat ends before sunset, but wind threat does not.

Tonight (after sunset): Occasional showers with southwest winds 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph.

Residents and visitors to Sanibel Island are reminded persons should always be aware of current and predicted weather conditions. The City of Sanibel also urges all persons to track weather conditions on the many outlets available.

The Sanibel Police Department reminds all motorists, bikers and pedestrians on Sanibel roadways and path systems that any time weather conditions are severe you should take safe cover until the storm has passed. Residents are reminded that loose outdoor items, including holiday decorations, that could become a projectile should be brought inside or secured properly.

For real time updates visit WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV

Source: City of Sanibel



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