Okaloosa Coastal Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 8:31 PM CDT Jun. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday evening... the Flood Warning continues
for
the Blackwater river near Baker
* until Saturday evening.
* At 8pm Friday the stage was 13.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11 feet.
* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by tomorrow early
afternoon.
* At 9.5 feet... Kennedy and Peaden bridges are flooded upstream.
* At 11 feet... minor flooding of secondary roads and lowlands from around
Baker to downstream of Baker.
* At 14 feet... flooding of East Park in Baker.


Lat... Lon 3099 8674 3099 8671 3075 8672 3068 8688
3070 8690 3082 8675




825 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday morning... the Flood Warning continues
for
the shoal river near Crestview
* until Saturday morning.
* At 7pm Friday the stage was 8.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8 feet.
* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early tomorrow.
* At 8 feet... minor flooding of low lying areas.


Lat... Lon 3078 8650 3078 8649 3069 8653 3069 8663
3070 8663 3070 8655




1104 am CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

... Flood Warning extended until Saturday evening for
the big Coldwater creek near Milton
* until Saturday evening.
* At 10 am Friday the stage was 13.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10 feet.
* The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.
* At 10 feet... flooding of lowlands and some fish camps will occur.


Lat... Lon 3091 8696 3088 8694 3081 8700 3068 8696
3068 8697 3080 8704




High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 6:06 PM CDT Jun. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 am CDT
Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
morning...
... Coastal flood advisory has expired...

* surf heights... breakers 3 to 5 feet decreasing to 2 to 4 feet.

* High surf and rip current impacts... the surf will be dangerous
to all swimmers. Frequent life threatening rip currents are
expected. Minor beach erosion is also possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.







Public Information Statement
Issued: 5:24 PM CDT Jun. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Additional NWS damage surveys for 06/21/17 tornado event...

.Covington County al tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 21 2017
start time: 6:57 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles southwest of Opp
start lat/lon: 31.2252 / -86.3078

End date: Jun 21 2017
end time: 7:08 PM CDT
end location: 5 miles west of Opp
end lat/lon: 31.2893 / -86.3408

Survey summary: the tornado touched down on Jackson town
Road, just north of Adams Pond Road. A residence experienced
the loss of its roof over an open door garage. Numerous trees
were uprooted in the same area. The tornado continued northwest,
causing sporadic damage mainly to trees, but one home did suffer
some minor roof damage. The tornado crossed Highway 84 and lifted
near Nelson Road.

.Southeast Escambia County al tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 21 2017
start time: 3:08 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles west northwest Bradley
start lat/lon: 31.0563 / -86.8075

End date: Jun 21 2017
end time: 3:09 PM CDT
end location: 6 miles west northwest Bradley
end lat/lon: 31.0680 / -86.8119

Survey summary: a brief tornado touchdown occurred in the
Conecuh National Forest. The first observed Point of damage
was on Beaver Creek Road just south of Bradley Road. The
tornado may have started farther to the southeast, but
that area was not accessible. The tornado tracked northwest
across Bradley Road and lifted. Tree damage was observed
along the path.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


524 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

... Additional NWS damage surveys for 06/21/17 tornado event...

.Covington County al tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 21 2017
start time: 6:57 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles southwest of Opp
start lat/lon: 31.2252 / -86.3078

End date: Jun 21 2017
end time: 7:08 PM CDT
end location: 5 miles west of Opp
end lat/lon: 31.2893 / -86.3408

Survey summary: the tornado touched down on Jackson town
Road, just north of Adams Pond Road. A residence experienced
the loss of its roof over an open door garage. Numerous trees
were uprooted in the same area. The tornado continued northwest,
causing sporadic damage mainly to trees, but one home did suffer
some minor roof damage. The tornado crossed Highway 84 and lifted
near Nelson Road.

.Southeast Escambia County al tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 21 2017
start time: 3:08 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles west northwest Bradley
start lat/lon: 31.0563 / -86.8075

End date: Jun 21 2017
end time: 3:09 PM CDT
end location: 6 miles west northwest Bradley
end lat/lon: 31.0680 / -86.8119

Survey summary: a brief tornado touchdown occurred in the
Conecuh National Forest. The first observed Point of damage
was on Beaver Creek Road just south of Bradley Road. The
tornado may have started farther to the southeast, but
that area was not accessible. The tornado tracked northwest
across Bradley Road and lifted. Tree damage was observed
along the path.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.



High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 6:06 PM CDT Jun. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 am CDT
Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Saturday
morning...
... Coastal flood advisory has expired...

* surf heights... breakers 3 to 5 feet decreasing to 2 to 4 feet.

* High surf and rip current impacts... the surf will be dangerous
to all swimmers. Frequent life threatening rip currents are
expected. Minor beach erosion is also possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.