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Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 10:08 PM CDT on May 25, 2018

Expires 7:15 AM EDT on May 26, 2018


This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

**alberto still moving slowly over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 710 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 85.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Subtropical storm Alberto continues to drift east in the western
Caribbean at this hour. A turn to the north is expected overnight,
with Alberto entering the Gulf Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as
late Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide
during the day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be
heavy rain, which could yield flooding across the region. Coastal
flooding and low-end tropical storm force wind damage will also be
threats. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the Florida
Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain are possible. Isolated higher
totals will be possible, especially under any training rainbands.
Coastal flooding is most likely along Franklin and Wakulla counties
with 2 to 4 feet of inundation possible. Depending on track
variations these amounts could be realized anywhere across The Big
Bend and Panhandle coast. At this time tropical storm force winds or
gusts will be most likely across the northeast Gulf and coastal
Panhandle of Florida. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible on
Sunday as outer bands from Alberto arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle coast.

Elsewhere across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama
and southwestern Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern
Alabama and southwestern Georgia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

* additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 5 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1108 PM EDT Fri may 25 2018 /1008 PM CDT Fri may 25 2018/

This product covers eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia

**alberto still moving slowly over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.**


New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch are in effect for
      coastal Bay, coastal Gulf, and south Walton
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie, coastal
      Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 740 miles south of Panama City or about 710 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 19.4n 85.7w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement east or 90 degrees at 5 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Subtropical storm Alberto continues to drift east in the western
Caribbean at this hour. A turn to the north is expected overnight,
with Alberto entering the Gulf Saturday morning. Tropical storm
force winds and heavy rain could reach our Gulf waters as early as
late Saturday night, with the greatest impacts felt region-wide
during the day on Sunday. The main threats with Alberto will be
heavy rain, which could yield flooding across the region. Coastal
flooding and low-end tropical storm force wind damage will also be
threats. The greatest threat for flooding will be in the Florida
Panhandle where 4 to 6 inches of rain are possible. Isolated higher
totals will be possible, especially under any training rainbands.
Coastal flooding is most likely along Franklin and Wakulla counties
with 2 to 4 feet of inundation possible. Depending on track
variations these amounts could be realized anywhere across The Big
Bend and Panhandle coast. At this time tropical storm force winds or
gusts will be most likely across the northeast Gulf and coastal
Panhandle of Florida. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible on
Sunday as outer bands from Alberto arrive.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* flooding rain:
prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
      Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become
      swollen and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually
      vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
      areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge
      closures.

* Surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Franklin and Wakulla counties. Potential impacts in
this area include:
    - areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
      waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
    - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
      weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
      spots.
    - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
      numerous rip currents.
    - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
      Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
      unprotected anchorages.

Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the remainder of the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle coast.

Elsewhere across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big
Bend... southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern Alabama
and southwestern Georgia. Potential impacts include:
    - damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
      Mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

* Tornadoes:
little to no impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern Florida Panhandle... Florida Big Bend... southeastern
Alabama and southwestern Georgia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
watch/warning phase - listen to local official for recommended
preparedness actions, including possible evacuation. If ordered to
evacuate, do so immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging
wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the
center of the storm.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

* additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Tallahassee FL around 5 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Storm Surge Watch

Statement as of 1:41 AM EDT on May 26, 2018

Expires 9:45 AM EDT on May 26, 2018





Storm Surge Watch

Statement as of 1:41 AM EDT on May 26, 2018

Expires 9:45 AM EDT on May 26, 2018





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Alabama - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Record Report
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Coastal Flood Advisory
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Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Flood Warning , Record Report
Kentucky - Record Report
Louisiana - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Advisory
Michigan - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch
Nevada -
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oregon - Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Heat Advisory , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
West Virginia - Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Advisory

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