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    Hurricane Statement thru until 10:30 PM (EDT) Saturday, May 26, 2018


    Subtropical Storm Alberto Local Statement Advisory Number 5
    National Weather Service Tallahassee FL AL012018

    This product covers the eastern Florida panhandle, western Florida
    Big Bend, southeastern Alabama, and extreme southwestern Georgia.

    **TROPICAL STORM WATCH EXPANDED EASTWARD AND INLAND**

    NEW INFORMATION
    ---------------

    CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Central Walton,
    Coastal Franklin, Coastal Jefferson, Coastal Wakulla, Inland
    Bay, and Inland Gulf

    CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Coastal Dixie and Coastal
    Taylor
    - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Central Walton, Inland
    Bay, and Inland Gulf
    - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for
    Coastal Bay, Coastal Franklin, Coastal Gulf, Coastal Jefferson,
    Coastal Wakulla, and South Walton

    STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 590 miles south of PANAMA CITY or about 560 miles south
    of APALACHICOLA
    - 21.6N 84.9W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement North or 10 degrees at 10 mph

    SITUATION OVERVIEW
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    The latest forecast has shifted the track of Subtropical Storm
    Alberto a bit eastward. The primary threats remain the same however,
    with heavy rain, coastal flooding, and isolated tornadoes possible.
    Forecast rainfall amounts range from 4 to 6 inches across the
    eastern Big Bend and Panhandle of Florida, to 2 to 4 inches
    elsewhere. Isolated higher amounts up to double these values will be
    possible. The bulk of these totals will fall between Sunday
    afternoon and Monday, with flash flooding possible during this time
    period. Coastal flooding remains a threat along the entire Panhandle
    and Big Bend coast, with 2 to 4 feet of inundation possible at the
    immediate coast. The greatest coastal flooding impacts appear to be
    focused along Franklin and Wakulla counties at this time. The chance
    for isolated tornadoes exists with the onset of rain bands on
    Sunday, lasting through Monday. At this time, the potential for
    tropical storm force winds remains confined to the immediate coast
    from the Aucilla river westward, inland Gulf, Bay, and central Walton
    counties, as well as across the northeast Gulf waters.


    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    FLOODING RAIN:
    Prepare for dangerous rainfall flooding having possible significant
    impacts across the Florida Big Bend, eastern Panhandle, and southeast
    Alabama. Potential impacts include:
    - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
    rescues.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
    currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
    in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals,
    arroyos, and ditches overflow.
    - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
    Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
    inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
    areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
    storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
    become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.

    Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
    limited impacts across southwest Georgia.

    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 Panhandle and Big Bend.


    WIND:
    Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
    the immediate coast from the Aucilla river westward, as well as
    interior Gulf, Bay, and Walton counties. Potential impacts include:
    - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
    to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
    experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
    homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
    objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
    numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
    fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
    or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
    routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
    in areas with above ground lines.

    TORNADOES:
    Prepare for a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
    the eastern Florida panhandle, Florida Big Bend, southeastern
    Alabama, and southwestern Georgia.. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
    of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
    and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
    toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
    large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
    knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
    pulled from moorings.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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    EVACUATIONS:

    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

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


    Today:   Sat, May 26

    58s
    Tallahassee, FL   32301
    74
    Feels like 74
    High: 85 | Low: 72
    Chance of rain: 20%
    Wind: E at 8 mph

    Day: Generally cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 85F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

    Tonight: Watching the tropics. Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to cloudy skies and rain overnight. Low 72F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

    Details
    Sunrise 6:37 AM
    Pressure 29.94 in.
    Dew Point 70
    Visibility 3 mi.
       
    Sunset 8:31 PM
    Humidity 87%
    Precipitation 0.0 in.
    UV Index 7

    Hour-By-Hour:   Sat, May 26

    58s
    2 PM
    83
    Rain 20%
    3 PM
    82
    Rain 20%
    4 PM
    83
    Rain 20%
    5 PM
    82
    Rain 20%
    2 PM 83 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    3 PM 82 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    4 PM 83 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    5 PM 82 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    6 PM 81 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 10%
    7 PM 80 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    8 PM 79 Partly Cloudy Chance of rain 10%
    9 PM 77 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    10 PM 75 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    11 PM 74 Mostly Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    Sun, May 27
    12 AM 74 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    1 AM 74 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    2 AM 73 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    3 AM 74 Cloudy Chance of rain 20%
    4 AM 74 Scattered Thunderstorms Chance of rain 40%
    5 AM 74 Rain Chance of rain 60%
    6 AM 74 Rain Chance of rain 60%
    7 AM 74 Rain Chance of rain 70%
    8 AM 74 Rain Chance of rain 80%
    9 AM 73 Rain Chance of rain 90%

    Tomorrow:   Sun, May 27

    3m
    H 78
    L 73
    Chance of rain: 100%

    Day: Showers and thunderstorms. High 78F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch.

    Night: Thunderstorms likely in the evening. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms later on. Low 73F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

    Details
    Sunrise 6:37 AM
    Sunset 8:31 PM
    Humidity 88%
    UV Index 3

    5-Day Forecast

    3m
    Saturday
    May 26
    Sat May 26
    H 85
    L 72
    Cloudy
    20%
    Chance of rain
    Sunday
    May 27
    Sun May 27
    H 78
    L 73
    Thunderstorms
    100%
    Chance of rain
    Monday
    May 28
    Mon May 28
    H 83
    L 73
    Thunderstorms
    90%
    Chance of rain
    Tuesday
    May 29
    Tue May 29
    H 83
    L 73
    Thunderstorms
    80%
    Chance of rain
    Wednesday
    May 30
    Wed May 30
    H 81
    L 73
    Thunderstorms
    90%
    Chance of rain