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March 18 Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
608 AM EDT WED MAR 18 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-191015-
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-
608 AM EDT WED MAR 18 2009 /508 AM CDT WED MAR 18 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.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE REGION WILL
CREATE LIGHT EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. DRIER AIR THAT
MOVED INTO THE REGION IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT WILL COMBINE
WITH WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES TO ENHANCE THE SPREAD OF ANY
WILDFIRES THAT DEVELOP TODAY.

WINDS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL PEAK EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE
DECREASING IN THE AFTERNOON. SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE
CAUTION THIS MORNING UNTIL THESE STRONGER WINDS SUBSIDE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
A WEAK AND MAINLY DRY COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST
ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND PASS THROUGH THE REGION ON FRIDAY. WHILE NO
RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM...COOLER AND MUCH DRIER AIR WILL
MOVE IN FOR THE WEEKEND. WHILE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN
IN THE LOW TO MID 70S BEHIND THIS FRONT...MORNING LOWS WILL DROP
INTO THE LOW TO MID 40S BY SUNDAY MORNING. A WARMING TREND WILL
BEGIN BY TUESDAY...WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

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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