Tornado watch issued for Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee Counties

SNN – Tornado Watch in effect until 6 P.M. Sunday for most areas of the Suncoast, including Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, and Hardee Counties. This does not mean a tornado is on the ground, but it does mean tornadoes are possible this afternoon. Now is a good time to get indoors and stat indoors. Stay tuned to SNN for frequent updates on air and online. The post Tornado watch issued for Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto and Hardee Counties...

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Tornado watch, rip current advisory in effect

SARASOTA, MANATEE COUNTY – The National Weather Service reports a Tornado Watch is in effect Tuesday, March 20, at 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. Both Manatee and Sarasota Counties are affected. BREAKING: Tornado Watch in effect through 7pm for #Manatee, #Sarasota, #Hardee Counties plus many points north. Secure loose objects in your yards and patios now. .@SNNTV pic.twitter.com/OB1jFKpfTe — Dan Henry (@DanHenryWeather) March 20, 2018 The National...

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Over 160 manatees dead in 2018

SARASOTA – Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties have had three, four, and six manatee deaths, in that order, according to state data. three of the deaths in manatee and Sarasota were from cold water. “We’ve had cold weather. we’ve had red tide, which are both kind of bad things for the manatees in our area,” said Gretchen Lovewell who is the Stranding Investigations Program Manager of Mote Laboratory. “With the red tide we look...

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Northeast winter storm affecting Suncoast airports

SARASOTA – The winter storm in the northeast is affecting commuters on the Suncoast as well. At Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, arrivals and departures to Portland, Maine, Newark; LaGuardia and JFK have been canceled as of 12:30 P.M. Thursday, January 4. Punta Gorda Airport’s lone carrier, Allegiant Air, lost flights to Trenton, New Jersey, Providence, Rhode Island and Portsmouth, New Hampshire as of late morning. Airlines...

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Temperatures in the 30s grip the Suncoast

SUNCOAST – It’s going to get cold on the Suncoast, but forget about snow. The biggest concern is wind chill, which will be in the mid- to upper-30s. Local farms and nurseries have been preparing for a potential freeze by moving tropical and potted plants indoors and covering landscaping with blankets. According to the National Weather Service, the front that dipped into Florida has a 20% chance of rain in Sarasota-Manatee. The only...

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Sarasota County offers storm debris collection tips

SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota City crews continue collecting storm debris left over from Hurricane Irma City of Sarasota officials urge residents to place their waste curbside as soon as they can as there are no specific days for storm debris collection. They offer these tips: Do not place debris in the street or on top of storm drains. Do not park vehicles in front of debris. Do not mix household waste with storm debris. The Sarasota...

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