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April 1 Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
454 AM EDT WED APR 1 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-020900-
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-
454 AM EDT WED APR 1 2009 /354 AM CDT WED APR 1 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 TODAY AND AGAIN
THURSDAY...

THE WET WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AS A SERIES OF
STORM SYSTEMS IMPACT THE SOUTHEAST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ALONG AND SOUTH OF A WARM FRONTAL BOUNDARY
LYING W-E ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY BE
STRONG TO SEVERE WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. PERIODS OF
HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED WITH RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2
INCHES POSSIBLE TODAY...ESPECIALLY OVER FLORIDA...INCREASING TO 2
TO 3 INCHES AT NIGHT...WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. THIS WILL
ONLY SERVE TO EXACERBATE THE ONGOING FLOODING SITUATION ACROSS THE
REGION.

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...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
AS A COLD FRONT AND SQUALL LINE MOVE ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA...
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...ANOTHER ROUND OF POTENTIALLY HEAVY
RAIN IS EXPECTED. THREE DAY STORM TOTAL PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS MAY
EXCEED 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
CONTINUE TO WORSEN THE FLOODING SITUATION ACROSS THE AREA. IN
ADDITION...SEVERE STORMS ARE LIKELY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH
DAMAGING WINDS...HAIL...AND TORNADOES ALL A POSSIBILITY. AFTER THE
FRONT EXITS THE LOCAL AREA...COOLER AND DRIER AIR IS ON TAP FOR
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. THEN...ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MOVES INTO
THE NORTHEAST GULF ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. DRIER WEATHER WILL
RETURN MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS LIKELY INTO 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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