I used to live on Treasure Island (no s**t) in the SF Bay. I learned to ride on a CB400T and that thing got pushed all over on a windy day! Once, there was a light rain in the AM going to work. I swear, the tire was pointing 2 or 3 degrees off of my trajectory! Scared the heck out of me, but I learned to cope real fast since there's no shoulder on the Bay Bridge.
So I guess my advice woud be (is), expect the unexpected and learn to let the bike dance beneath you if need be, at least for a short time.
I plan to die young, as late as possible.