Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: National Weather Service
By: National Weather Service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
508 AM EST THU FEB 19 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-201015-
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-COASTAL WALTON-
HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-BAY-CALHOUN-GULF-FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-
JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY-WAKULLA-TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-DIXIE-QUITMAN-
CLAY-RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-BEN HILL-
IRWIN-EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
508 AM EST THU FEB 19 2009 /408 AM CST THU FEB 19 2009/

...TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL COUNTIES FROM GULF
COUNTY EAST THROUGH DIXIE COUNTY UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS MORNING...

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST
THIS AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...AND THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
AND PANHANDLE...AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL RACE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA AND EXIT
EAST SOON AFTER SUNRISE. UNTIL THEN...STORMS WILL CONTINUE AHEAD
OF THIS BOUNDARY..MAINLY IN THE SOUTHEAST BIG BEND AND ADJACENT
WATERS. SEVERAL STORMS STILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING
WINDS. STRONG ONSHORE FLOW AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND BREEZY OFFSHORE
FLOW IN ITS WAKE CONTINUES TO JUSTIFY A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY INTO
FRIDAY AND THE ISSUANCE OF A LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL AROUND
SUNSET. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN RAPIDLY THIS MORNING YIELDING
CLEAR SKIES AND A MUCH DRIER AIRMASS. THIS WILL FAVOR THE SPREAD
OF WILDFIRES SHOULD ANY OCCUR. COLDER TEMPERATURES WITH A LIGHT
FREEZE INLAND IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVERHEAD FRIDAY NIGHT PROVIDING A GOOD
RADIATIONAL COOLING SETUP...AND A MORE WIDESPREAD LIGHT FREEZE AWAY
FROM THE IMMEDIATE COAST. A VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL FAVOR THE SPREAD
OF WILDFIRES...SHOULD ANY OCCUR. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN WILL BE
SATURDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER FRONT WILL DELIVER A SHOT OF COLD AND DRY
AIR FOR THE END OF THE WEEKEND WITH A LIGHT FREEZE AGAIN POSSIBLE
SUNDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SKYWARN HAS ALREADY BEEN ACTIVATED AND WILL REMAIN IN PLACE
THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SPOTTERS...PLEASE RELAY REPORTS OF
SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV...THEN CLICK ON YOUR AREA
OF INTEREST ON THE NATIONAL MAP.


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