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Tropical Storm Ida Monday Afternoon

By: Tallahhassee National Weather Service
By: Tallahhassee National Weather Service

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TROPICAL STORM IDA LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1230 PM EST MON NOV 9 2009

...IDA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM WHILE APPROACHING THE GULF COAST...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTHERN GEORGIA...AND NORTHERN
FLORIDA AS WELL AS THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS OF THE
NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING....

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF DESTIN
EASTWARD TO THE AUCILLA RIVER.

THE HURRICANE WARNING THAT WAS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF DESTIN TO
INDIAN PASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE INLAND
PORTIONS OF BAY...WALTON...GULF AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES AS WELL AS
FOR THE FOLLOWING INLAND COUNTIES OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND
PANHANDLE...HOLMES...WASHINGTON...JACKSON...CALHOUN AND LIBERTY.

A TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE FLORIDA BIG
BEND...COFFEE...DALE...HENRY...GENEVA...HOUSTIN...EARLY...
MILLER...BAKER...MITCHELL...SEMINOLE...DECATUR...GRADY...THOMAS...
GADSDEN...LEON AND THE INLAND PORTIONS OF WAKULLA AND JEFFERSON
COUNTIES.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 AM EST...9 AM CST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IDA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 26.5 NORTH...LONGITUDEALZ065069-FLZ016-017-GAZ142145-155158-101730-
/O.CON.KTAE.TI.A.0001.091110T1200Z-091111T1800Z/
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-GADSDEN-LEON-EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-
MITCHELL-SEMINOLE-DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-
1230 PM EST MON NOV 9 2009 /1130 AM CST MON NOV 9 2009/

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY
MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

...NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM IDA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS IT APPROACHES THE
NORTHERN GULF COAST...AND THIS TREND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IT IS STILL UNCLEAR AS TO HOW MUCH TROPICAL STORM IDA WILL WEAKEN
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY AS IT MOVES INLAND AND LOSES ITS TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS. FOR THIS REASON...RESIDENTS ARE STILL ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. AS A
PRECAUTION...LOOSE OBJECTS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS...PATIO
FURNITURE...AND DEAD TREE LIMBS SHOULD BE SECURED BEFORE THE
STRONGER WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN ARRIVE LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

...PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS...
THE CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS IS ABOUT 30 PERCENT...MAINLY
IN WIND GUSTS LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

...INLAND FLOODING...
STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WILL GENERALLY
RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 5
INCHES POSSIBLE. SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN LOW LYING
AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...ESPECIALLY NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS.

...WINDS...
THE BEST CHANCE FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE TONIGHT
AND TUESDAY AS IDA DRAWS CLOSER...MAINLY IN GUSTS. A WARNING HAS
NOT BEEN ISSUED YET DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF HOW QUICKLY IDA WILL
WEAKEN AND LOSE ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS. IT IS STILL POSSIBLE
THAT IDA WILL WEAKEN ENOUGH TO KEEP STORM FORCE WINDS LIMITED TO
THE COAST. IF IDA MAINTAINS ITS INTENSITY AFTER MAKING
LANDFALL...WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY.

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Delivered by DTN Meteorlogix MON Nov 9 2009 12:30PM EST


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