Tropical Storm Warning

Published 08/31 2016 05:30PM

Updated 08/31 2016 05:30PM

Issued at: 08/31/2016 5:26:00 PM EDT
Expires on: 09/03/2016 5:26:00 PM EDT
Counties affected: Washington FLZ010-010530- /O.EXA.KTAE.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ WASHINGTON- 426 PM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM WIND CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA AND WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS * LOCATIONS AFFECTED - CHIPLEY - VERNON * WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: BELOW TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE - THE WIND THREAT HAS INCREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH. - TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE. PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS. - NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS WIND SUBSIDES. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING - POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING. - THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS. * FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 4-8 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED - THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF FLOODING. - BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN IMPACTS. - IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED RECOMMENDED ACTIONS. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE - LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS, NECESSITATING BASIC PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE STRUCTURES. - RIVERS AND ASSOCIATED TRIBUTARY CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL RISE AND APPROACH BANKFULL LEVELS. RUNOFF WILL INCREASE WATER LEVELS IN AREA HOLDING PONDS AND DRAINAGE DITCHES, REDUCING STORAGE CAPACITY TO ABSORB FUTURE RAINFALL. - ISOLATED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. PONDING OF WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS MAY RESULT IN BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES. * TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE - THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT. - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR. - LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL TORNADOES. - ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE - LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES. * FOR MORE INFORMATION: - LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS: NWS TALLAHASSEE - HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TALLAHASSEE $$

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