NOAA and agency partners continue to monitor a bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism that has been persisting in some coastal areas in Southwest Florida. Blooms are patchy in nature and the impacts vary by location and throughout the day depending on nearby bloom concentrations, ocean currents, surf conditions, and wind speed and direction.
NOAA issues Red Tide forecasts for Florida to help local residents and visitors continue to enjoy activities in areas that are temporarily affected by a bloom by making informed decisions about their recreational choices. The forecasts also aid public health managers who coordinate response efforts and mitigate the effects of red tide.
Original article: NOAA Forecast for Red Tide in Florida