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:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 4:21am CDT
Effective:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 12:50am CDT
Expires:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 12:30pm 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
**tropical storm nestor is approaching the north florida coast** new information ---------------
* changes to watches and warnings: - the tropical storm warning has been cancelled for central walton, holmes, and north walton
* current watches and warnings: - a storm surge warning and tropical storm warning are in effect for coastal dixie, coastal franklin, coastal gulf, coastal jefferson, coastal taylor, and coastal wakulla - a tropical storm warning is in effect for calhoun, coastal bay, gadsden, inland bay, inland dixie, inland franklin, inland gulf, inland jefferson, inland taylor, inland wakulla, jackson, lafayette, leon, liberty, madison, south walton, and washington
* storm information: - about 80 miles south-southwest of panama city or about 80 miles southwest of apalachicola - 29.0n 86.0w - storm intensity 50 mph - movement northeast or 45 degrees at 17 mph situation overview ------------------ overview...
The center of tropical storm nestor is about 75 mi sw of apalachicola, fl and is moving ne towards the north florida coast. Tropical storm force winds are being observed along eastern portion of the fl panhandle coast and will continue to spread east and inland as the system continues to move ne. Strong winds will potentially produce life-threatening inundation from storm surge along the fl big bend coast and minor coastal flooding along the fl panhandle coast. 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. Potential impacts -----------------
* surge: potential impacts from the main surge event are now unfolding across florida big bend coastline east of indian pass. If realized, these impacts 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. Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding across the florida big bend coastline east of indian pass. Elsewhere across eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia, little to no impact is anticipated.
* wind: potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia. If realized, these impacts 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.
* tornadoes: potential impacts from tornadoes are still unfolding across eastern florida panhandle...florida big bend...southeastern alabama and southwestern georgia. If realized, these 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. 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:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 3:54am CDT
Effective:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 3:54am CDT
Expires:Sat, 19-Oct-2019 12:00pm 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: additional around 1 inch - potential threat to life and property: little or no potential for flooding rain - the flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous assessment. - plan: there is little or no potential for flooding rain. - prepare: little to no preparations are needed to protect against flooding rain at this time. - act: monitor for changes to the forecast. - potential impacts: little to none - little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.
* 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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