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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
555 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-191200-
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
555 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE FORECAST
AREA WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...
SHIFTING FURTHER EASTWARD EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. A FEW OF THESE STORMS
COULD BECOME SEVERE. DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS...LARGE HAIL AND
TORNADOES MAY ACCOMPANY THE STRONGER STORMS LATE TODAY THROUGH
TONIGHT.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS OF SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE.
SOIL CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING IN THESE AREAS.
HEAVIER SHOWERS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO
4 INCHES OR MORE IN A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME...WHICH COULD PRODUCE
FLASH FLOODING.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TODAY. NUMEROUS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS WERE REPORTED BY LIFEGUARDS ACROSS THE GULF BEACHES OF
ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA ON FRIDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FLASH FLOOD PATTERN WILL PERSIST THROUGH
SUNDAY WITH LINGERING EFFECTS POSSIBLE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE
MORE INTENSE SHOWERS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
RAINFALL IN A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME...WHICH COULD PRODUCE FLASH
FLOODING. OVERALL RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE WEEKEND COULD TOP OUT AT 4
TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED LOCATIONS RECEIVING AS MUCH AS 10
INCHES. THE ENTIRE REGION SHOULD BE ON ALERT FOR THE CONTINUED THREAT
OF FLASH FLOODING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THERE IS A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THROUGH SUNDAY.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTER NETWORKS IS NOT
EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY.

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Flash Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1226 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO PERIODICALLY DEVELOP
MAINLY TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-190130-
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/O.NEW.KMOB.FF.A.0005.150419T0000Z-150420T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
1226 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA
  AND SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
  ALABAMA...BUTLER...CHOCTAW...CLARKE...CONECUH...COVINGTON...
  CRENSHAW...ESCAMBIA...LOWER BALDWIN...LOWER MOBILE...MONROE...
  UPPER BALDWIN...UPPER MOBILE...WASHINGTON AND WILCOX. IN
  NORTHWEST FLORIDA...COASTAL ESCAMBIA...COASTAL OKALOOSA...
  COASTAL SANTA ROSA...INLAND ESCAMBIA...INLAND OKALOOSA AND
  INLAND SANTA ROSA. IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...GEORGE...
  GREENE...PERRY...STONE AND WAYNE.

* FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* WHAT AND WHERE...THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING EXISTS ACROSS THE
  REGION MAINLY TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING 2 TO 4 INCHES OR MORE RAINFALL IN A BRIEF
  PERIOD OF TIME WILL PERIODICALLY DEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS THE AREA.

* IMPACTS...POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES. LOCAL CREEK FLOODING...AS WELL AS
  WATER FLOWING OVER ROADWAYS WILL DEVELOP IN AREAS THAT RECEIVE THE
  HIGHEST RAIN.

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.

&&

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Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
808 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

.AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO AT TIMES STRONG ONSHORE FLOW
WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

ALZ063-064-FLZ002-004-006-182115-
/O.EXT.KMOB.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-150420T0000Z/
LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL OKALOOSA-
808 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DUE TO
  THE PRESENCE OF STRONGER AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS.

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 AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

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