New York Weather

Severe Weather

Current Watches and Warnings

More Maps

Florida, Coastal Gulf

Hurricane Statement

Statement as of 4:26 PM CDT on May 26, 2018


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

**Tropical storm warnings now in effect**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Holmes,
      north Walton, and Washington
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for central Walton, coastal Bay, coastal Franklin,
      coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal Wakulla, inland Bay,
      inland Gulf, and south Walton

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Calhoun, Holmes, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie and coastal
      Taylor
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for central Walton,
      inland Bay, and inland Gulf
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Bay, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal
      Jefferson, coastal Wakulla, and south Walton

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south of Panama City or about 440 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 23.3n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 13 mph

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

The track for Alberto continues to shift eastward. While the general
path of Alberto is agreed upon fairly well between models, the finer
details regarding landfall remain uncertain. Regardless of the
uncertainty in the last 12 or so hours of Alberto's track, the
threats posed remain unchanged. The greatest threat to the region is
for heavy rain and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch has been
issued starting early Sunday morning for the Panhandle and Big Bend,
southeast Alabama, and extreme southwest Georgia. Expected rain
amounts of 4 to 8" with isolated higher amounts are possible in this
area. Coastal flooding in storm surge is possible across the entire
Big Bend and Panhandle coast, with 2 to 4 feet inundation possible.
The greatest threat for storm surge impacts will be across the
western Big Bend and mouth of Apalachee Bay on Sunday, with a
continuing but lesser threat on Monday. Across the Panhandle, the
threat for storm surge will peak on Monday. The threat for tropical
storm force winds to impact the region has drawn near enough that an
upgrade from a watch to a Tropical Storm Warning was necessary.
Previous watches were upgraded to warnings, and a new tropical storm
watch has been issued for Calhoun, Washington, Holmes, and northern
Walton counties in Florida. The probability of tropical storm force
winds has increased and spread further inland with the eastward
shift in the track. Isolated tornadoes remain possible across the
entire tri-state region both Sunday and Monday.

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

* flooding rain:
protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across the eastern Panhandle of Florida 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.

Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across The Big Bend of Florida and southwest Georgia.

* Surge:
protect against 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, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the eastern Big Bend and Panhandle of Florida.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the eastern Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts in this
area 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.

Also, protect against dangerous wind having possible limited impacts
across southeast Alabama and the western Big Bend of Florida.

Elsewhere across eastern Big Bend and south Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and North Florida.
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
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

* 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 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


526 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /426 PM CDT Sat may 26 2018/

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

**Tropical storm warnings now in effect**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Holmes,
      north Walton, and Washington
    - the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for central Walton, coastal Bay, coastal Franklin,
      coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal Wakulla, inland Bay,
      inland Gulf, and south Walton

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch is in effect for Calhoun, Holmes, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a storm surge watch is in effect for coastal Dixie and coastal
      Taylor
    - a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for central Walton,
      inland Bay, and inland Gulf
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch are in effect
      for coastal Bay, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal
      Jefferson, coastal Wakulla, and south Walton

* storm information:
    - about 470 miles south of Panama City or about 440 miles south
      of Apalachicola
    - 23.3n 85.1w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north or 10 degrees at 13 mph

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

The track for Alberto continues to shift eastward. While the general
path of Alberto is agreed upon fairly well between models, the finer
details regarding landfall remain uncertain. Regardless of the
uncertainty in the last 12 or so hours of Alberto's track, the
threats posed remain unchanged. The greatest threat to the region is
for heavy rain and flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch has been
issued starting early Sunday morning for the Panhandle and Big Bend,
southeast Alabama, and extreme southwest Georgia. Expected rain
amounts of 4 to 8" with isolated higher amounts are possible in this
area. Coastal flooding in storm surge is possible across the entire
Big Bend and Panhandle coast, with 2 to 4 feet inundation possible.
The greatest threat for storm surge impacts will be across the
western Big Bend and mouth of Apalachee Bay on Sunday, with a
continuing but lesser threat on Monday. Across the Panhandle, the
threat for storm surge will peak on Monday. The threat for tropical
storm force winds to impact the region has drawn near enough that an
upgrade from a watch to a Tropical Storm Warning was necessary.
Previous watches were upgraded to warnings, and a new tropical storm
watch has been issued for Calhoun, Washington, Holmes, and northern
Walton counties in Florida. The probability of tropical storm force
winds has increased and spread further inland with the eastward
shift in the track. Isolated tornadoes remain possible across the
entire tri-state region both Sunday and Monday.

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

* flooding rain:
protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across the eastern Panhandle of Florida 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.

Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across The Big Bend of Florida and southwest Georgia.

* Surge:
protect against 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, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across the eastern Big Bend and Panhandle of Florida.

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the eastern Panhandle of Florida. Potential impacts in this
area 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.

Also, protect against dangerous wind having possible limited impacts
across southeast Alabama and the western Big Bend of Florida.

Elsewhere across eastern Big Bend and south Georgia, little to no
impact is anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia, and North Florida.
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
----------------------------------

* evacuations:

Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

* Other preparedness information:

Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

* 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 11 PM EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 7:02 PM CDT on May 26, 2018

Expires 4:00 AM EDT on May 30, 2018






416 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /316 PM CDT Sat may 26 2018/

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Alabama, Florida,
and southwest Georgia, including the following areas, in
southeast Alabama, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston.
In Florida, Calhoun, central Walton, coastal Bay, coastal
Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor,
coastal Wakulla, Gadsden, Holmes, inland Bay, inland Franklin,
inland Gulf, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland Wakulla,
Jackson, Leon, Liberty, north Walton, south Walton, and
Washington. In southwest Georgia, Clay, Decatur, early, Grady,
Miller, and Seminole.

* From late tonight through Tuesday morning

* subtropical storm Alberto will move into the northern Gulf of
Mexico on Sunday and approach the coast on Monday. Heavy rain
rain will accompany the system, with 4 to 8 inches of rain
expected across the watch area. Locally higher amounts are
possible as well. These rainfall amounts may lead to flash
flooding across the area.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





1245 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /1145 am CDT Sat may 26 2018/

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Tuesday
night...
... High surf advisory in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Sunday
to 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Monday...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high
surf advisory, which is in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Sunday
to 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Monday.

* Surf... building to 6 to 9 feet.

* Timing... by late Sunday night.

* Impacts... frequent life-threatening rip currents will be
hazardous to all swimmers. Even higher surf heights may require
high surf warnings for Monday into Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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





Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement

Statement as of 7:02 PM CDT on May 26, 2018

Expires 4:00 AM EDT on May 30, 2018






416 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /316 PM CDT Sat may 26 2018/

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Alabama, Florida,
and southwest Georgia, including the following areas, in
southeast Alabama, Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston.
In Florida, Calhoun, central Walton, coastal Bay, coastal
Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor,
coastal Wakulla, Gadsden, Holmes, inland Bay, inland Franklin,
inland Gulf, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland Wakulla,
Jackson, Leon, Liberty, north Walton, south Walton, and
Washington. In southwest Georgia, Clay, Decatur, early, Grady,
Miller, and Seminole.

* From late tonight through Tuesday morning

* subtropical storm Alberto will move into the northern Gulf of
Mexico on Sunday and approach the coast on Monday. Heavy rain
rain will accompany the system, with 4 to 8 inches of rain
expected across the watch area. Locally higher amounts are
possible as well. These rainfall amounts may lead to flash
flooding across the area.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





1245 PM EDT Sat may 26 2018 /1145 am CDT Sat may 26 2018/

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Tuesday
night...
... High surf advisory in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Sunday
to 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Monday...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high
surf advisory, which is in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Sunday
to 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ Monday.

* Surf... building to 6 to 9 feet.

* Timing... by late Sunday night.

* Impacts... frequent life-threatening rip currents will be
hazardous to all swimmers. Even higher surf heights may require
high surf warnings for Monday into Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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





Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory , Special Statement
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Air Quality Alert
Florida - Tropical Storm Warning , Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Advisory, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Warning, Coastal Hazard Statement , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Flood Statement, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch , Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement , Storm Surge Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Storm Surge Watch, Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Flood Warning , Record Report
Kansas - Record Report
Kentucky - Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Maine - Frost Advisory
Maryland - Areal Flood Warning
Massachusetts - Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Air Quality Alert
Minnesota - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Mississippi - Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Watch , Hurricane Statement , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Nebraska - Record Report
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory
New Mexico - Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New York - Coastal Hazard Statement , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Record Report
Ohio - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Rhode Island - Air Quality Alert
South Carolina - Flood Warning
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Fire Weather Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Special Statement
Washington - Flood Warning
West Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Special Statement

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs
Bloomberg WCBS Tri-State Business Index
Hear It On Demand

Listen Live