Coastal Gulf Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 7:50 PM CST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for the Apalachicola River near
Blountstown.
* Until further notice.
* At 7:15 PM Monday the stage was 17.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast: the river will continue rising to near 20.5 feet by
Wednesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact: at 21.0 feet: ocheessee Landing in Calhoun County is
flooded, restricting access to the boat ramp and parking area.
Kennedy creek at Forest Road 115 in Liberty County floods.
At 19.0 feet: minor lowland flooding will occur at Douglas
Landing and Willis Landing campgrounds in Gulf County. The
19.0 ft level at Blountstown may at times not be representative
of river levels in these areas due to tidal effects, winds, or
local rainfall and should be used with caution.


Lat... Lon 3061 8498 3007 8520 2972 8505 2980 8490 3009 8508 3061 8490





High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:14 PM CST Jan. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 1 am EST /midnight
CST/ Tuesday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Monday
night...

* timing... until Monday morning.

* Surf heights... 4-6 feet increasing to 6-8 feet on Sunday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore. They occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar... as well as in the vicinity of jetties and piers.

Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags... and signs
before entering the water. If caught in a rip current do not swim
against it. Face the shore and signal for help. Float or tread
water until the current ends or until rescued.

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






Small Craft Advisory
Issued: 1:33 PM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Small Craft Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
Tuesday...

* winds... northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 30
knots... occasionally up to 35 knots.

* Waves/seas... 10 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to 15 feet
offshore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:11 PM CST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... WFO tae storm survey information...

The survey team that went into Dougherty County today (monday
1/23/2017) determined at least EF-2 damage from sunday's tornado.
A damage path of at least a mile wide was found in some areas. The
survey for the second half of this tornado path through Worth and
Turner counties will be conducted tomorrow (tuesday 1/24/2017).
The survey for the tornado in Thomas, Brooks, Cook, and Berrien
counties is still ongoing.

The storm survey for Henry, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, and early
counties will be conducted tomorrow.


411 PM EST Mon Jan 23 2017 /311 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/

... WFO tae storm survey information...

The survey team that went into Dougherty County today (monday
1/23/2017) determined at least EF-2 damage from sunday's tornado.
A damage path of at least a mile wide was found in some areas. The
survey for the second half of this tornado path through Worth and
Turner counties will be conducted tomorrow (tuesday 1/24/2017).
The survey for the tornado in Thomas, Brooks, Cook, and Berrien
counties is still ongoing.

The storm survey for Henry, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, and early
counties will be conducted tomorrow.



411 PM EST Mon Jan 23 2017 /311 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/

... WFO tae storm survey information...

The survey team that went into Dougherty County today (monday
1/23/2017) determined at least EF-2 damage from sunday's tornado.
A damage path of at least a mile wide was found in some areas. The
survey for the second half of this tornado path through Worth and
Turner counties will be conducted tomorrow (tuesday 1/24/2017).
The survey for the tornado in Thomas, Brooks, Cook, and Berrien
counties is still ongoing.

The storm survey for Henry, Clay, Calhoun, Randolph, and early
counties will be conducted tomorrow.