May 20 Hazardous Weather Outlook

By: national weather service
By: national weather service

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
551 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2009

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GMZ730-750-755-765-770-775-211000-
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-
551 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2009 /451 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2009/

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT...
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE DAYLIGHT HOURS...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...
A GALE WARNING IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE NORTHEAST GULF COASTAL
WATERS DUE TO ONGOING FREQUENT WIND GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SUSTAINED
WINDS ARE IN THE HIGH END SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CATEGORY. EVEN OVER
INLAND AREAS...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AT LEVELS
SIMILAR OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THOSE OBSERVED ON TUESDAY. A LAKE
WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN REISSUED AS SMALL BOATS WILL BE ESPECIALLY
PRONE TO CAPSIZING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS ON LARGER AREA LAKES
SUCH AS SEMINOLE AND TALQUIN AND THE WALTER F GEORGE RESERVOIR.
THE THREAT FOR GALE FORCE GUSTS WILL DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS LOW
PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHEAST GULF WEAKENS AS IT MOVES TO THE WEST.
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG THE
SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY...INCLUDING SAINT
GEORGE AND DOG ISLANDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
THE LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL CONTINUE TO DRIFT TO THE WEST AND
EVENTUALLY NORTHWEST AS IT MOVES FROM THE EASTERN TO CENTRAL GULF
OF MEXICO. WINDS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVER BOTH MARINE AND INLAND
AREAS THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEKEND. ALTHOUGH THE PATTERN IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH SHOWERS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH
THE MAJORITY OF THE NEXT WEEK...TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE NOT
ANTICIPATED TO BE SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLOODING CONCERNS.

DEPENDING ON THE EVENTUAL STRENGTH OF THE SURFACE LOW...TIDES
ALONG THE COAST MAY BECOME A CONCERN DURING THE LATER PORTION
OF THE WEEK. A STRENGTHENING LOW POSITIONED SOUTHWEST OF FLORIDA
BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE COULD RESULT IN MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT
THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THIS WEEKEND.

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

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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Delivered by DTN Meteorlogix WED May 20 2009 5:51AM EDT


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