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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 4:46 PM CDT on May 25, 2018


This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. Coastal flooding is most likely along
Franklin and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation
possible. Depending on track variations these amounts could be
realized anywhere across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this
time tropical storm force winds or gusts will be most likely across
the northeast Gulf and coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated
tornadoes will also be possible on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto
arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. Coastal flooding is most likely along
Franklin and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation
possible. Depending on track variations these amounts could be
realized anywhere across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this
time tropical storm force winds or gusts will be most likely across
the northeast Gulf and coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated
tornadoes will also be possible on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto
arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. Coastal flooding is most likely along
Franklin and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation
possible. Depending on track variations these amounts could be
realized anywhere across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this
time tropical storm force winds or gusts will be most likely across
the northeast Gulf and coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated
tornadoes will also be possible on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto
arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


546 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /446 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers coastal Big Bend and Panhandle counties of
Florida along with interior portions of the western Florida
Panhandle.

... Subtropical storm Alberto has formed in the western
Caribbean...

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 720 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 2 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Overview...

Subtropical storm Alberto is currently drifting east in the western
Caribbean. A turn to the north is expected beginning this evening,
with Alberto entering the Gulf by Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters by late
Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide during the
day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be heavy rain and
flooding potential, coastal flooding, and low-end tropical storm
force wind damage. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the
Florida Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain could be possible, with
isolated higher amounts. Coastal flooding is most likely along
Franklin and Wakulla counties with 2 to 4 feet of inundation
possible. Depending on track variations these amounts could be
realized anywhere across The Big Bend and Panhandle coast. At this
time tropical storm force winds or gusts will be most likely across
the northeast Gulf and coastal Panhandle of Florida. Isolated
tornadoes will also be possible on Sunday as outer bands from Alberto
arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
impacts across the Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts include:
    - moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
      rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
      currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
      in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
      arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
      Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
      inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
      storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
      become hazardous. Some Road and bridge closures.

Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across southeast Alabama, south Georgia, and the
Florida Big Bend.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of The Big Bend and Panhandle coast.


* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the
Florida Panhandle. Potential impacts in this area include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

Elsewhere across the Florida Big Bend, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Panhandle and Big Bend of Florida, southeast Alabama, and
southwest Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - the occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
      toppled, Mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
      large Tree Tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
      pulled from moorings.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 2:24 AM CDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on May 26, 2018


... High rip current risk now in effect through late tonight...

* surf height... 2 to 3 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch

Statement as of 7:03 PM CDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 4:15 AM EDT on May 26, 2018






803 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /703 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/





406 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018

... Storm surge watch remains in effect...
... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Santa Rosa Beach
    - sandestin
    - Freeport

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - Act: act now to complete preparations before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: begins early Saturday evening

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - plan: plan for life-threatening storm surge flooding of
          greater than 3 feet above ground.
        - Prepare: evacuation efforts and flood preparations should
          soon be brought to completion before conditions become
          unsafe.
        - Act: leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for
          your area to avoid being cut off from emergency services or
          needlessly risk lives.

    - Potential impacts: significant

* flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant

* tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - Prepare: if your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - Act: if a Tornado Warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* for more information:
    - local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Tallahassee
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/Tallahassee





406 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018

... Storm surge watch remains in effect...
... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Santa Rosa Beach
    - sandestin
    - Freeport

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - Act: act now to complete preparations before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: begins early Saturday evening

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - plan: plan for life-threatening storm surge flooding of
          greater than 3 feet above ground.
        - Prepare: evacuation efforts and flood preparations should
          soon be brought to completion before conditions become
          unsafe.
        - Act: leave immediately if evacuation orders are given for
          your area to avoid being cut off from emergency services or
          needlessly risk lives.

    - Potential impacts: significant

* flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant

* tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - Prepare: if your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - Act: if a Tornado Warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* for more information:
    - local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Tallahassee
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/Tallahassee





357 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018

... Storm surge watch in effect...

... Tropical storm watch in effect...

A storm surge watch means life-threatening inundation levels are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are
possible somewhere within this area and within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Santa Rosa Beach
    - sandestin
    - Freeport

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: efforts to protect property should now be
          underway. Prepare for limited wind damage.
        - Act: act now to complete preparations before the wind
          becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* storm surge
    - latest local forecast: not available at this time. To be
      updated shortly.

    - Threat to life and property: not available at this time. To be
      updated shortly.

    - Potential impacts: not available at this time. To be updated
      shortly.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 4-8 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: moderate
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues
          are possible.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: significant

* tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for a
          few tornadoes.
        - Prepare: if your shelter is particularly vulnerable to
          tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before
          hazardous weather arrives.
        - Act: if a Tornado Warning is issued, be ready to shelter
          quickly.

    - Potential impacts: limited

* for more information:
    - local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Tallahassee
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/Tallahassee





Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 2:24 AM CDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on May 26, 2018


... High rip current risk now in effect through late tonight...

* surf height... 2 to 3 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.




Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Delaware - Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Areal Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Hazard Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Special Statement
Kentucky - Air Quality Alert
Louisiana - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Statement , Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement
Nebraska - Special Statement
Nevada - Areal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory
New Jersey - Air Quality Alert
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Oregon - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Air Quality Alert
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Air Quality Alert
Washington - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory

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