Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
550 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

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ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
550 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT MOVING IN
FROM THE WEST. A FEW STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE...PARTICULARLY THIS
AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING DUE TO BETTER INSTABILITY IN THE LOWER
LEVELS COMBINED WITH INCREASED MID LEVEL FORCING. DAMAGING WINDS AND
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER THREATS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS IN THE WESTERN
FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA. AVERAGE RAINFALL TOTALS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALIZED TOTALS
OF 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. THIS RAINFALL WILL LIKELY RESULT IN MINOR
FLOODING ISSUES IN URBAN AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THE BEST CHANCE FOR
FLASH FLOODING WILL BE WHERE HEAVIER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
REPEATEDLY MOVE OVER THE SAME LOCATION.

A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW WILL ALSO DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING AND
THIS AFTERNOON CONTINUING THROUGH THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
COAST. AS A RESULT A WIND ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED FOR SOME AREAS LATER
TODAY AND TONIGHT. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY
AND OVERNIGHT.

A HIGH RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENT CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE GULF
BEACHES OF ALABAMA ANS NORTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF SKYWARN SEVERE STORM SPOTTER NETWORKS IS NOT
EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY.

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NORTHERN MOBILE BAY-SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
PERDIDO BAY-PENSACOLA BAY SYSTEM-CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM PENSACOLA FL TO PASCAGOULA MS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM DESTIN TO PENSACOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
550 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL
WATERS OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT WILL BE LIKELY TODAY AND TONIGHT
AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST. GUSTY
SOUTHERLY WINDS AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH SEAS BUILDING
TO NEAR 10 FEET WELL OFFSHORE. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
WILL ALSO BE LIKELY...WITH SOME STORMS POSSIBLY STRONG TO SEVERE.

AREAS OF DENSE FOG REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO ONE MILE OR LESS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MID MORNING...POSSIBLE LINGERING THROUGH TONIGHT.
A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE INSHORE WATERS OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST THIS MORNING...AND MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED LATER TODAY
AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT WILL BE LIKELY IN THE WAKE OF
STRONG COLD FRONT EARLY WEDNESDAY. A STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND
FLOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY
THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

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