Esto, FL

6:26 PM CDT on October 17, 2019 (GMT -0500)
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Active Advisory: Hurricane Statement (), Tropical Storm Watch ()

Elev 196 ft 30.97 °N, 85.51 °W | Updated 5 minutes ago

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Pressure 29.90 in
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Humidity 74%
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6:46 AM 6:08 PM
Waning Gibbous, 84% visible
METAR K1J0 172258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/09 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP123 T01940094
Pressure 29.90 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 55 °F
Humidity 74%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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6:46 AM 6:08 PM
Waning Gibbous, 84% visible
METAR K1J0 172258Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 19/09 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP123 T01940094

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 4:52 PM CDT Oct. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, and
      coastal Taylor
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a
      Tropical Storm Warning for coastal Jefferson and coastal Wakulla

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

* storm information:
    - about 770 miles southwest of Panama City or about 790 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.9n 95.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 9 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later tonight, as it
moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development, this
system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as Friday.
This includes the potential for life threatening inundation from storm
surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal flooding along
the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or greater
are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the Aucilla river,
and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle. 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. To reiterate, regardless of development, confidence in the
aforementioned impacts is increasing.

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

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Florida Panhandle coast west of the Aucilla river.
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 hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of the Florida Panhandle and Florida Big Bend.

Elsewhere across 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move,
relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep
roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time
to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle
ahead of time.

* 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.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

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.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



552 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /452 PM CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, and
      coastal Taylor
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a
      Tropical Storm Warning for coastal Jefferson and coastal Wakulla

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

* storm information:
    - about 770 miles southwest of Panama City or about 790 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.9n 95.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 9 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later tonight, as it
moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development, this
system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as Friday.
This includes the potential for life threatening inundation from storm
surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal flooding along
the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or greater
are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the Aucilla river,
and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle. 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. To reiterate, regardless of development, confidence in the
aforementioned impacts is increasing.

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

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Florida Panhandle coast west of the Aucilla river.
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 hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of the Florida Panhandle and Florida Big Bend.

Elsewhere across 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move,
relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep
roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time
to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle
ahead of time.

* 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.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

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.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


552 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /452 PM CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, and
      coastal Taylor
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a
      Tropical Storm Warning for coastal Jefferson and coastal Wakulla

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

* storm information:
    - about 770 miles southwest of Panama City or about 790 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.9n 95.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 9 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later tonight, as it
moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development, this
system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as Friday.
This includes the potential for life threatening inundation from storm
surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal flooding along
the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or greater
are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the Aucilla river,
and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle. 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. To reiterate, regardless of development, confidence in the
aforementioned impacts is increasing.

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

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Florida Panhandle coast west of the Aucilla river.
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 hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of the Florida Panhandle and Florida Big Bend.

Elsewhere across 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move,
relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep
roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time
to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle
ahead of time.

* 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.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

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.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



552 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /452 PM CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning for coastal Dixie, coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, and
      coastal Taylor
    - the storm surge watch has been upgraded to a storm surge
      warning and the tropical storm watch has been upgraded to a
      Tropical Storm Warning for coastal Jefferson and coastal Wakulla

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

* storm information:
    - about 770 miles southwest of Panama City or about 790 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.9n 95.2w
    - storm intensity 40 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 9 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later tonight, as it
moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development, this
system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as Friday.
This includes the potential for life threatening inundation from storm
surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal flooding along
the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of 39 mph or greater
are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the Aucilla river,
and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle. 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. To reiterate, regardless of development, confidence in the
aforementioned impacts is increasing.

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

* surge:
protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the Florida Panhandle coast west of the Aucilla river.
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 hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the rest of the Florida Panhandle and Florida Big Bend.

Elsewhere across 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions,
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so
immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind,
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move,
relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep
roadways open for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time
to get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle
ahead of time.

* 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.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on
a boat, consider moving to a safer shelter before the onset of strong
winds or flooding.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

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.

* 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 12 am EDT, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1230 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /1130 am CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch have been issued
      for coastal Franklin and coastal Gulf
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and
      coastal Wakulla
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Gadsden,
      Holmes, inland Dixie, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for central Walton,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Franklin, inland Gulf, and
      south Walton

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

* storm information:
    - about 820 miles southwest of Panama City or about 830 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.4n 95.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 355 degrees at 8 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later today or tonight,
as it moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development,
this system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as
Friday. This includes the potential for life threatening inundation
from storm surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal
flooding along the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of
39 mph or greater are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the
Ochlockonee River, and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle.
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. To reiterate, regardless of
development, confidence in the aforementioned impacts is increasing.


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

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts near the
Florida Panhandle coast west of the Ochlockonee River.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

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

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including
possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, falling
trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, relocate to
a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep roadways open
for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time to
get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle ahead of
time.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which you are
located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If
staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite
disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to
area visitors.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

* 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, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1230 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /1130 am CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch have been issued
      for coastal Franklin and coastal Gulf
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and
      coastal Wakulla
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Gadsden,
      Holmes, inland Dixie, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for central Walton,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Franklin, inland Gulf, and
      south Walton

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

* storm information:
    - about 820 miles southwest of Panama City or about 830 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.4n 95.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 355 degrees at 8 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later today or tonight,
as it moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development,
this system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as
Friday. This includes the potential for life threatening inundation
from storm surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal
flooding along the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of
39 mph or greater are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the
Ochlockonee River, and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle.
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. To reiterate, regardless of
development, confidence in the aforementioned impacts is increasing.


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

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts near the
Florida Panhandle coast west of the Ochlockonee River.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

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

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including
possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, falling
trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, relocate to
a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep roadways open
for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time to
get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle ahead of
time.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which you are
located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If
staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite
disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to
area visitors.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

* 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, or sooner if conditions
warrant.


1230 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /1130 am CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch have been issued
      for coastal Franklin and coastal Gulf
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and
      coastal Wakulla
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Gadsden,
      Holmes, inland Dixie, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for central Walton,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Franklin, inland Gulf, and
      south Walton

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

* storm information:
    - about 820 miles southwest of Panama City or about 830 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.4n 95.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 355 degrees at 8 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later today or tonight,
as it moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development,
this system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as
Friday. This includes the potential for life threatening inundation
from storm surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal
flooding along the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of
39 mph or greater are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the
Ochlockonee River, and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle.
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. To reiterate, regardless of
development, confidence in the aforementioned impacts is increasing.


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

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts near the
Florida Panhandle coast west of the Ochlockonee River.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

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

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including
possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, falling
trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, relocate to
a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep roadways open
for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time to
get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle ahead of
time.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which you are
located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If
staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite
disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to
area visitors.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

* 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, or sooner if conditions
warrant.



1230 PM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019 /1130 am CDT Thu Oct 17 2019/

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

**potential tropical cyclone to bring impacts to the region
regardless of development**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning and storm surge watch have been issued
      for coastal Franklin and coastal Gulf
    - a storm surge watch and tropical storm watch have been issued
      for coastal Dixie, coastal Jefferson, coastal Taylor, and
      coastal Wakulla
    - a tropical storm watch has been issued for Calhoun, Gadsden,
      Holmes, inland Dixie, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor, inland
      Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, north
      Walton, and Washington
    - a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for central Walton,
      coastal Bay, inland Bay, inland Franklin, inland Gulf, and
      south Walton

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

* storm information:
    - about 820 miles southwest of Panama City or about 830 miles
      southwest of Apalachicola
    - 22.4n 95.7w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north or 355 degrees at 8 mph

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

Overview...

A disturbance over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to
develop into a tropical or subtropical storm later today or tonight,
as it moves northeast toward the region. Regardless of development,
this system will bring impacts to the region, beginning as early as
Friday. This includes the potential for life threatening inundation
from storm surge along the Florida Big Bend coast and minor coastal
flooding along the Panhandle coast. Tropical storm force winds of
39 mph or greater are likely near the Florida coast to the west of the
Ochlockonee River, and possible for the remainder of the Panhandle.
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. To reiterate, regardless of
development, confidence in the aforementioned impacts is increasing.


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

* surge:
prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across the Florida Big Bend coast 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.

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

* Wind:
prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts near the
Florida Panhandle coast west of the Ochlockonee River.
Potential impacts in this area 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.

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

* Tornadoes:
prepare for 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.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* evacuations:
listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including
possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, falling
trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, relocate to
a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep roadways open
for those under evacuation orders.

If evacuating, leave with a destination in mind and allow extra time to
get there. Take your emergency supplies kit. Gas up your vehicle ahead of
time.

* Other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies
kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your
home or business.

If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large
trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or
on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the Gulf of Mexico or a large Inland Lake, in a low-lying or
poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to
safe shelter on higher ground.

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that
are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of
others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are
unable to make personal preparations.

If you are a visitor, know the name of the County in which you are
located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If
staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite
disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to
area visitors.

Closely monitor weather.Gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news
outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes
to the forecast.

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


Tropical Storm Watch
Issued: 4:10 PM CDT Oct. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Bonifay
    - Ponce de Leon

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

    - 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: remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher
          amounts

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for localized
      flooding rain
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          localized flooding from heavy rain.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become
          swollen and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
          usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
          of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
          drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
          become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and
          bridge closures.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: tornadoes not expected
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - Prepare: little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - Act: listen for changes in the forecast.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* 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




410 PM CDT Thu Oct 17 2019

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Bonifay
    - Ponce de Leon

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

    - 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: remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher
          amounts

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for localized
      flooding rain
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Plan: emergency plans should include the potential for
          localized flooding from heavy rain.
        - Prepare: consider protective actions if you are in an area
          vulnerable to flooding.
        - Act: heed any flood watches and warnings.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
        - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
          currents. Small streams, creeks, and ditches may become
          swollen and overflow in spots.
        - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
          usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
          of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
          drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
          become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and
          bridge closures.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: tornadoes not expected
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Plan: tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - Prepare: little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - Act: listen for changes in the forecast.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* 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




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1041 am CDT Thu Oct 17 2019

... Tropical storm watch in effect...

A tropical storm watch means tropical storm-force winds are possible
somewhere within this area within the next 48 hours

* locations affected
    - Bonifay
    - Ponce de Leon

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 55 mph

    - potential threat to life and property: potential for wind 39 to
      57 mph
        - plan: plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
          force due to possible forecast changes in track, size, or
          intensity.
        - Prepare: remaining efforts to protect property should be
          completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
          damage.
        - Act: move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: around 1 inch

    - potential threat to life and property: little or no potential
      for flooding rain
        - plan: there is little or no potential for flooding rain.
        - Prepare: little to no preparations are needed to protect
          against flooding rain at this time.
        - Act: monitor for changes to the forecast.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from flooding rain.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - potential threat to life and property: tornadoes not expected
        - plan: tornadoes are not expected. Showers and thunderstorms
          with gusty winds may still occur.
        - Prepare: little to no preparations needed to protect
          against tornadoes at this time. Keep informed of the latest
          tornado situation.
        - Act: listen for changes in the forecast.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* 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