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Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:10 AM CST Dec. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Florida and Georgia, including the following
areas, in Florida, Calhoun, coastal Bay, coastal Dixie,
coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal
Taylor, coastal Wakulla, Gadsden, inland Bay, inland Dixie,
inland Franklin, inland Gulf, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor,
inland Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison,
and Washington. In Georgia, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks,
Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Grady, Irwin, Lanier,
Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and
Worth.

* Through this evening

* widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected today
with localized amounts up to 5 inches. With soils still
saturated from recent rain events, flash flooding will be
possible.

* Heavy rainfall during a short period of time may lead to
rapidly rising water on roads and in low-lying areas.

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.




308 am EST Fri Dec 14 2018 /208 am CST Fri Dec 14 2018/

... High surf advisory in effect until 4 am EST /3 am CST/
Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high
surf advisory, which is in effect until 4 am EST /3 am CST/
Saturday.

* Waves and surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* Timing... through Friday night.

* Surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* Impacts... beach erosion possible.

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.






Flash Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 2:10 AM CST Dec. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Florida and Georgia, including the following
areas, in Florida, Calhoun, coastal Bay, coastal Dixie,
coastal Franklin, coastal Gulf, coastal Jefferson, coastal
Taylor, coastal Wakulla, Gadsden, inland Bay, inland Dixie,
inland Franklin, inland Gulf, inland Jefferson, inland Taylor,
inland Wakulla, Jackson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison,
and Washington. In Georgia, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks,
Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Grady, Irwin, Lanier,
Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and
Worth.

* Through this evening

* widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected today
with localized amounts up to 5 inches. With soils still
saturated from recent rain events, flash flooding will be
possible.

* Heavy rainfall during a short period of time may lead to
rapidly rising water on roads and in low-lying areas.

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.




308 am EST Fri Dec 14 2018 /208 am CST Fri Dec 14 2018/

... High surf advisory in effect until 4 am EST /3 am CST/
Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high
surf advisory, which is in effect until 4 am EST /3 am CST/
Saturday.

* Waves and surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* Timing... through Friday night.

* Surf... 5 to 7 feet.

* Impacts... beach erosion possible.

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.