Santa Rosa Coastal Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 8:12 PM CDT May. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Sunday
night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Saturday to
7 PM CDT Tuesday...
... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Tuesday evening...

* where... Gulf beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida.

* Coastal flooding... water levels of 2 to 4 feet mean high
higher water (mhhw).

* Waves and surf... high surf with waves of 5 feet and higher are
expected. Dangerous rip currents will exist.

* Timing... the potential for coastal flooding and high surf
begins early Saturday afternoon and continuing through early
Tuesday evening. A high risk of rip currents remains in effect
from Friday morning through late Sunday night and may be
extended to later in time.

* Impacts... these water levels pose a risk of flooding along
bays, sounds, waterways and barrier islands and a threat to
property. High surf can result in significant beach erosion.
Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected. The surf
is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-
threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to
escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired,
float or tread water until out of the rip current.

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

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be
alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to
protect property.







641 PM CDT Thu may 24 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday evening
through Tuesday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Alabama, northwest Florida, and southeast
Mississippi, including the following areas, in Alabama,
Baldwin central, Baldwin coastal, Baldwin inland, Escambia,
Mobile central, Mobile coastal, and Mobile inland. In
northwest Florida, Escambia coastal, Escambia inland, Okaloosa
coastal, Okaloosa inland, Santa Rosa coastal, and Santa Rosa
inland. In southeast Mississippi, George and stone.

* From Saturday evening through Tuesday evening

* a low pressure system is expected to advance northward across
the Gulf and move into the north central Gulf Coast area,
after which this system will move slowly. This system will
bring excessive rainfall to the watch area beginning Saturday
evening and continuing through early Tuesday evening. Rainfall
amounts of 6 to 12 inches are possible in the watch area which
will likely result in flash flooding.

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.





High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 8:12 PM CDT May. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High rip current risk remains in effect through late Sunday
night...
... High surf advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Saturday to
7 PM CDT Tuesday...
... Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Tuesday evening...

* where... Gulf beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida.

* Coastal flooding... water levels of 2 to 4 feet mean high
higher water (mhhw).

* Waves and surf... high surf with waves of 5 feet and higher are
expected. Dangerous rip currents will exist.

* Timing... the potential for coastal flooding and high surf
begins early Saturday afternoon and continuing through early
Tuesday evening. A high risk of rip currents remains in effect
from Friday morning through late Sunday night and may be
extended to later in time.

* Impacts... these water levels pose a risk of flooding along
bays, sounds, waterways and barrier islands and a threat to
property. High surf can result in significant beach erosion.
Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected. The surf
is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-
threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to
escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired,
float or tread water until out of the rip current.

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

A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be
alert for later statements or warnings, and take action to
protect property.







641 PM CDT Thu may 24 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday evening
through Tuesday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Alabama, northwest Florida, and southeast
Mississippi, including the following areas, in Alabama,
Baldwin central, Baldwin coastal, Baldwin inland, Escambia,
Mobile central, Mobile coastal, and Mobile inland. In
northwest Florida, Escambia coastal, Escambia inland, Okaloosa
coastal, Okaloosa inland, Santa Rosa coastal, and Santa Rosa
inland. In southeast Mississippi, George and stone.

* From Saturday evening through Tuesday evening

* a low pressure system is expected to advance northward across
the Gulf and move into the north central Gulf Coast area,
after which this system will move slowly. This system will
bring excessive rainfall to the watch area beginning Saturday
evening and continuing through early Tuesday evening. Rainfall
amounts of 6 to 12 inches are possible in the watch area which
will likely result in flash flooding.

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.