March 31 Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
553 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-011000-
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-
553 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2009 /453 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 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...

...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA FROM THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

...HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY AND AGAIN THURSDAY...

A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION BEGINNING LATE
THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING OVER THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE...SPREADING NORTHEAST ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA BY EARLY
THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT WITH
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES BY MORNING...WITH LOCALLY
HEAVIER AMOUNTS. THIS WILL ONLY SERVE TO EXACERBATE THE ONGOING
FLOODING SITUATION ACROSS THE REGION.

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF
SEVERE STORMS TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT FROM THE STORMS IS EXPECTED
TO BE DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...WITH THE HIGHEST
PROBABILITIES IN THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

MANY AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. REFER TO
THE LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION...OR REFER TO OUR LOCAL ADVANCED HYDROLOGICAL
PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGE AT

HTTP://AHPS.SRH.NOAA.GOV/INDEX.PHP?WFOTAE

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

THE WET WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE THURSDAY AS A
SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS IMPACT THE SOUTHEAST. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY
INTO THURSDAY. ANOTHER ROUND OF POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS MAY
EXCEED 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO
WORSEN THE FLOODING SITUATION ACROSS THE AREA.

IN ADDITION...SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY
NIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE OF SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS TO BE THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH DAMAGING WINDS...HAIL...AND TORNADOES
ALL A POSSIBILITY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED 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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