April 2 Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
531 AM EDT THU APR 2 2009

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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-
531 AM EDT THU APR 2 2009 /431 AM CDT THU APR 2 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...

THE FORECAST AREA HAS BEEN OUTLOOKED BY THE STORM PREDICTION
CENTER TO BE UNDER A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER TODAY AND
TONIGHT. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE THROUGH
THE DAY AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT
APPROACH FROM THE WEST. MODERATE TO STRONG DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL
BE SUPPORTIVE OF ORGANIZED THUNDERSTORM UPDRAFTS EVEN DURING THE
MORNING HOURS...WITH THE THREAT AND COVERAGE OF STORMS LIKELY
INCREASING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS. ALL MODES OF SEVERE
WEATHER ARE POSSIBLE INCLUDING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT
LINE WINDS. LOW LEVEL WIND FIELDS WILL ALSO BE SUPPORTIVE OF
ISOLATED TORNADOES...ESPECIALLY ALONG A WARM FRONTAL BOUNDARY
THAT IS ANTICIPATED TO REMAIN ALONG OR JUST NORTH OF THE FLORIDA
BORDER WITH ALABAMA AND GEORGIA.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO CONTINUE
TO AGGRAVATE THE ALREADY SIGNIFICANT FLOODING CONCERNS ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA. A WIDESPREAD ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IS VERY
POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...WITH LOCALIZED AREAS RECEIVING 3
TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL.

THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING
BEFORE ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD
FRONT. HIGHEST THREAT SHOULD BE ENDING BY MIDNIGHT TO THE WEST OF
THE APALACHICOLA RIVER...AND DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF
FRIDAY TOWARD THE I-75 CORRIDOR.

INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS AND SEAS WILL RESULT IN SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS ALSO NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE
BEACHES OF THE EASTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND FRANKLIN COUNTY IN
THE FLORIDA BIG BEND. SURF IS ANTICIPATED TO INCREASE TO 6 TO 7
FEET LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT BEFORE SUBSIDING FRIDAY
MORNING. SOME MINOR BEACH EROSION WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE HIGH SURF
AND ONSHORE FLOW WILL ALSO RESULT IN A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP
CURRENT ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND BEACHES THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL FALL BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS ACROSS THE COASTAL
WATERS DURING FRIDAY MORNING...SEAS WILL BE SLOWER TO SUBSIDE AND
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES MAY NEED BE EXTENDED PAST MIDDAY
FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE OFFSHORE WATERS.

A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE DURING
THE SECOND HALF OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND WITH THE PASSAGE OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT.

THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT A RATHER CHILLY AIRMASS FOR APRIL WILL
ARRIVE BEHIND THIS COLD FRONT FOR THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK.
STILL A WAYS OUT INTO THE EXTENDED PERIOD...HOWEVER IT IS NOT OUT
OF THE QUESTION THAT A FEW NORMALLY COLDER LOCATIONS FLIRT WITH
THE FREEZING MARK EITHER TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS REQUESTED TODAY AND 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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