The week of June 1 through June 7 on Longboat Key was the second-highest week in terms of rainfall in 2009. The north-Key rain gauge recorded 2.5 inches; the mid-Key rain gauge recorded 3.37 inches; and the south-Key rain gauge recorded 1.16 inches, for an average total of 2.34 inches.
No rainfall was recorded for the same period in 2008.
The wettest week of 2009 so far has been May 18 through May 24, during which rain gauges recorded an average total of 3.05 inches.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.