A large storm front sweeping across the eastern states will bring thunderstorms and chances for high winds and possible coastal flooding on Friday, April 19. Saturday will be partly cloudy and still windy. Skies clear for Easter Sunday with pleasant temperatures in the low to mid-80's (F). Sunny conditions continue through next week.
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Red Tide Report
The latest red tide tests show the organism that causes red tide, Karenia brevis, is not present at Naples and Marco Island area beaches. For detailed reports on beaches, check the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's new interactive Red Tide Status Map with daily sampling results; or the Mote Marine red tide status maps at VisitBeaches.org.
Facts About Red Tide
Want to know more about Florida Red Tide? Red Tide is a naturally-occurring organism and blooms begin offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds and tides can move red tide closer to beaches and inlets. When red tide blooms the Karenia brevis organism releases a toxic substance into the water and the air that can cause respiratory irritation in humans and can kill fish and sea life. Review the MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's informative Red Tide FAQ.
You can find red tide updates for Naples and Marco Island beaches here, or by calling the Collier County Red Tide Hotline, 239-252-2591.
Still have questions? Click here to watch a presentation about red tide by Collier County Pollution Control.
The water quality in the Florida's Paradise Coast region including Naples, Marco Island and the beaches in the wilderness sections of the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Gulf Coast portion of Everglades National Park was never impacted by outbreaks of blue-green algae, which occurs only in fresh water. News reports about this type of algae outbreak were focused on other areas.