Coastal Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Hurricane Statement
Issued: 10:41 AM CDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

**nestor loses its tropical characteristics and becomes a
Post-tropical low pressure system**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Calhoun,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Gulf, Jackson, south Walton,
      and Washington
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Gadsden, inland
      Dixie, inland Franklin, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, and Madison
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal
      Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southwest of Panama City or about 80 miles
      west-southwest of Apalachicola or about 150 miles
      west-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

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

Nestor has lost all tropical characteristics and is now a Post-
tropical low pressure system. The center of Post-tropical Nestor was
located around 75 miles southwest of Apalachicola, FL and was moving
ENE around 9 mph. Tropical storm force winds are being observed across
the coastal areas and coastal waters of the Florida Big Bend. Tropical
storm force winds, mainly in gusts, will spread east and inland across
portions of the Florida Big Bend through early this afternoon. Strong
winds will potentially produce life-threatening inundation from storm
surge along the FL Big Bend coast. The tornado threat is elevated
across The Big Bend, where isolated tornadoes are possible. Given the
fast moving nature of the system, the flooding rain threat is minimal,
with only 2 to 4 inches of rain expected with isolated 5 inch amounts.

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

* wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the
Florida Big Bend. If realized, these 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Florida Big Bend coastline east of Indian Pass.
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.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
across the Florida Big Bend coastline east of Indian Pass.

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

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. 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
----------------------------------

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- 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 6 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1141 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019 /1041 am CDT Sat Oct 19 2019/

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

**nestor loses its tropical characteristics and becomes a
Post-tropical low pressure system**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the Tropical Storm Warning has been cancelled for Calhoun,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Gulf, Jackson, south Walton,
      and Washington
    - the storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning have been
      cancelled for coastal Gulf

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Gadsden, inland
      Dixie, inland Franklin, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, and Madison
    - a storm surge warning and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Jefferson, coastal
      Taylor, and coastal Wakulla

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southwest of Panama City or about 80 miles
      west-southwest of Apalachicola or about 150 miles
      west-southwest of Tallahassee
    - 29.3n 86.3w
    - storm intensity 50 mph
    - movement east-northeast or 75 degrees at 9 mph

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

Nestor has lost all tropical characteristics and is now a Post-
tropical low pressure system. The center of Post-tropical Nestor was
located around 75 miles southwest of Apalachicola, FL and was moving
ENE around 9 mph. Tropical storm force winds are being observed across
the coastal areas and coastal waters of the Florida Big Bend. Tropical
storm force winds, mainly in gusts, will spread east and inland across
portions of the Florida Big Bend through early this afternoon. Strong
winds will potentially produce life-threatening inundation from storm
surge along the FL Big Bend coast. The tornado threat is elevated
across The Big Bend, where isolated tornadoes are possible. Given the
fast moving nature of the system, the flooding rain threat is minimal,
with only 2 to 4 inches of rain expected with isolated 5 inch amounts.

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

* wind:
potential impacts from the main wind event are now unfolding across the
Florida Big Bend. If realized, these 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.

* Surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across Florida Big Bend coastline east of Indian Pass.
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.

Potential impacts from the main surge event are also now unfolding
across the Florida Big Bend coastline east of Indian Pass.

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

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across
the Florida Big Bend. 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
----------------------------------

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
warnings.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter
options.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- 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 6 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 11:16 PM EDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through Sunday morning...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Saturday...

* waves and surf... surf heights of 6 to 8 feet developing late
today into Saturday.

* Impacts... life threatening surf and rip currents will be
dangerous to all level swimmers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.





Storm Surge Warning, Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 11:05 AM EDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service





1105 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019





1105 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019





1104 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

... Storm surge warning remains in effect...
... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Apalachicola
    - Eastpoint
    - Carrabelle
    - Alligator Point

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: through the next few
          hours

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for wind 39 to
      57 mph
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: last minute efforts to protect property should now
          be complete. The area remains subject to limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: now is the time to shelter from hazardous wind.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: through early Monday morning

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 3 feet above ground
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: shelter against life-threatening storm surge of
          greater than 3 feet above ground.
        - Prepare: flood preparations and ordered evacuations should
          be complete. Evacuees should be in shelters well away from
          storm surge flooding.
        - Act: remain sheltered in a safe location. Do not venture
          outside.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: no additional significant rainfall
          forecast

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for major
      flooding rain
        - the flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are
          likely.
        - Prepare: strongly consider protective actions, especially
          if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: extensive
        - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
          rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
          multiple places. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may
          become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers
          may become stressed.
        - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
          communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
          washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
          escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
          moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
          become dangerous. Many Road and bridge closures with some
          weakened or washed out.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for a few
      tornadoes
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should continue to include possible
          tornadoes.
        - Prepare: stay within your shelter keeping informed of the
          latest tornado situation.
        - Act: move quickly to the safest place within your shelter
          if a Tornado Warning is issued.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Tallahassee
        - https://www.Weather.Gov/Tallahassee
    - information from the Florida division of emergency management
        - https://www.Floridadisaster.Org
    - information from Franklin County emergency management
        - https://www.Franklinemergencymanagement.Com





1104 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019

... Storm surge warning remains in effect...
... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Apalachicola
    - Eastpoint
    - Carrabelle
    - Alligator Point

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph
        - window for tropical storm force winds: through the next few
          hours

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for wind 39 to
      57 mph
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: last minute efforts to protect property should now
          be complete. The area remains subject to limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: now is the time to shelter from hazardous wind.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: life-threatening storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for 2-4 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: through early Monday morning

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for storm
      surge flooding greater than 3 feet above ground
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: shelter against life-threatening storm surge of
          greater than 3 feet above ground.
        - Prepare: flood preparations and ordered evacuations should
          be complete. Evacuees should be in shelters well away from
          storm surge flooding.
        - Act: remain sheltered in a safe location. Do not venture
          outside.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: no additional significant rainfall
          forecast

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for major
      flooding rain
        - the flooding rain threat has increased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          major flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are
          likely.
        - Prepare: strongly consider protective actions, especially
          if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take
          action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life.

    - Potential impacts: extensive
        - major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and
          rescues.
        - Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
          multiple places. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may
          become dangerous rivers. Flood control systems and barriers
          may become stressed.
        - Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
          communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or
          washed away. Many places where flood waters may cover
          escape routes. Streets and parking lots become rivers of
          moving water with underpasses submerged. Driving conditions
          become dangerous. Many Road and bridge closures with some
          weakened or washed out.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for a few
      tornadoes
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should continue to include possible
          tornadoes.
        - Prepare: stay within your shelter keeping informed of the
          latest tornado situation.
        - Act: move quickly to the safest place within your shelter
          if a Tornado Warning is issued.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* For more information:
    - local weather conditions and forecasts: NWS Tallahassee
        - https://www.Weather.Gov/Tallahassee
    - information from the Florida division of emergency management
        - https://www.Floridadisaster.Org
    - information from Franklin County emergency management
        - https://www.Franklinemergencymanagement.Com





746 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019





746 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019





746 am EDT Sat Oct 19 2019





Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory
Issued: 11:16 PM EDT Oct. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk now in effect through Sunday morning...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT Saturday...

* waves and surf... surf heights of 6 to 8 feet developing late
today into Saturday.

* Impacts... life threatening surf and rip currents will be
dangerous to all level swimmers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, Yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.