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Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: associated press
By: associated press

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
505 AM EST FRI FEB 20 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-211015-
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-
505 AM EST FRI FEB 20 2009 /405 AM CST FRI FEB 20 2009/

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

...A HARD FREEZE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY
SATURDAY FOR THE FLORIDA BIG BEND...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES
OVER THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A SUNNY AND COOL DAY IS EXPECTED.
UNDER CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS...IDEAL RADIATIONAL COOLING WILL
ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET RAPIDLY AFTER SUNSET. THEY WILL
DROP TO THE LOW 20S ACROSS THE BIG BEND AND THE MID TO UPPER 20S
ELSEWHERE BY SUNRISE. EXPECT HARD FREEZE CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS
OF THE BIG BEND...WITH A WIDESPREAD LIGHT FREEZE ELSEWHERE.

A VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL ONCE AGAIN ENHANCE THE WILDFIRE THREAT
SHOULD ANY OCCUR TODAY. BORDERLINE SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVEL WINDS
ARE EXPECTED THIS MORNING BEFORE WINDS AND SEAS DECREASE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...THE HIGH WILL
EXIT EAST AND TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE ON SATURDAY.
CONDITIONS WILL AGAIN FAVOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES. A SMALL
CHANCE OF RAIN IS FORECAST FOR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY AS A
WEAK COLD FRONT APPROACHES. IN ITS WAKE...COOLER AND DRIER AIR IS
LIKELY FOR THE END OF THE WEEKEND AND INTO MIDWEEK. A LIGHT FREEZE
WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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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