Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Inland Bay (FLZ012) Florida Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Hurricane Local Statement Hurricane Local Statement


Updated:Thu, 17-Oct-2019 10:19pm CDT
Effective:Thu, 17-Oct-2019 9:21am CDT
Expires:Fri, 18-Oct-2019 6:30am CDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Calhoun; Central Walton; Coastal Bay; Coastal Dixie; Coastal Franklin; Coastal Gulf; Coastal Jefferson; Coastal Taylor; Coastal Wakulla; Gadsden; Holmes; Inland Bay; Inland Dixie; Inland Franklin; Inland Gulf; Inland Jefferson; Inland Taylor; Inland Wakulla; Jackson; Lafayette; Leon; Liberty; Madison; North Walton; South Walton; Washington
 
Message summary: This product covers eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...
Southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia
**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region regardless of development** new information ---------------
* changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning for coastal dixie and coastal taylor
* current watches and warnings: - a storm surge warning and tropical storm warning are in effect for coastal dixie, coastal franklin, coastal jefferson, coastal taylor, and coastal wakulla - a tropical storm watch is in effect for calhoun, gadsden, holmes, inland dixie, inland jefferson, inland taylor, inland wakulla, jackson, lafayette, leon, liberty, madison, north walton, and washington - a tropical storm warning is in effect for central walton, coastal bay, inland bay, inland franklin, inland gulf, and south walton
* storm information: - about 640 miles southwest of panama city or about 660 miles southwest of apalachicola - 24.1n 93.7w - storm intensity 40 mph - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 12 mph situation overview ------------------ overview...
A disturbance over the southwestern gulf of mexico is expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later tonight or friday as it moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development, this system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as friday. This includes the potential for life threatening inundation from storm surge along the florida big bend coast and minor coastal flooding along the panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or greater are likely near the florida panhandle and big bend coasts. The tornado threat is elevated across the big bend, where isolated tornadoes are possible. Given the fast moving nature of the system, the flooding rain threat is minimal, with only 2 to 4 inches of rain expected with isolated 5 inch amounts. To reiterate, regardless of development, confidence in the aforementioned impacts is increasing. Potential impacts -----------------
* surge: protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts across the florida big bend coast east of indian pass. 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. Elsewhere across eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.
* wind: protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across the florida panhandle coast west of the aucilla river. Potential impacts in this area include: - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across the rest of the florida panhandle and florida big bend. Elsewhere across southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.
* tornadoes: protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across the florida big bend. 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. Elsewhere across eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ----------------------------------
* evacuations: listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep roadways open for those under evacuation orders. If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle ahead of time.
* other preparedness information: now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding. If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong winds or flooding. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the gulf of mexico or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness activities to become unsafe. Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations. Closely monitor weather.gov, noaa weather radio or local news outlets for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather warnings.
* additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - 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 6 am edt, or sooner if conditions warrant.
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Tropical Storm Warning Tropical Storm Warning


Updated:Thu, 17-Oct-2019 9:57pm CDT
Effective:Thu, 17-Oct-2019 9:57pm CDT
Expires:Fri, 18-Oct-2019 6:00am CDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Inland Bay
 
Message summary: ...tropical storm warning remains in effect...
* locations affected - youngstown - fountain
* wind - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind - peak wind forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 45 mph - potential threat to life and property: potential for wind 39 to 57 mph - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or intensity. - prepare: remaining efforts to protect property should be completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind damage. - act: move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous. - potential impacts: limited - 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.
* storm surge - no storm surge inundation forecast - potential threat to life and property: little to no storm surge flooding - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: there is little to no threat of storm surge flooding. Rough surf, coastal erosion, and life-threatening rip currents are possible. - prepare: little to no preparations for storm surge flooding are needed. - act: follow the instructions of local officials. Monitor forecasts. - potential impacts: little to none - little to no potential impacts from storm surge flooding.
* flooding rain - latest local forecast: - peak rainfall amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher amounts - potential threat to life and property: potential for localized flooding rain - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - plan: emergency plans should include the potential for localized flooding from heavy rain. - prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding. - act: heed any flood watches and warnings. - potential impacts: limited - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.
* tornado - latest local forecast: - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes - potential threat to life and property: potential for a few tornadoes - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment. - 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 - 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.
* for more information: - local weather conditions and forecasts: nws tallahassee - https://www.weather.gov/tallahassee - information from the florida division of emergency management - https://www.floridadisaster.org - information from bay county emergency management - http://www.baycountyfl.gov/emergencymanagement
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