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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
554 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR LOWER MOBILE
BAY...THE MISSISSIPPI SOUND AND THE ALABAMA AND WESTERN FLORIDA
GULF WATERS OUT 60 NM THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A STRONG ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MARINE AREA TODAY
AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM.

GMZ631-632-650-655-670-675-251900-
/O.CON.KMOB.SC.Y.0023.000000T0000Z-170326T0000Z/
SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-MISSISSIPPI SOUND-
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-
554 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 25 AND 30
  KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...AROUND 5 FEET NEAR SHORE AND UP TO 7 FEET WELL
  OFFSHORE. BAYS AND SOUNDS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS
OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR HIGHER ARE EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID
NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
303 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...

.AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE RESULT IN STRONG
WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS THROUGH THIS MORNING FOR OPEN WATERS WEST OF
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER...AND THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR OPEN WATERS
EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

GMZ555-557-575-577-251615-
/O.EXT.KLIX.SC.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-170326T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND OUT
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM STAKE ISLAND LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND
LOUISIANA OUT 20 TO 60 NM-
303 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...15 TO 25 KNOTS.

* SEAS...5 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
545 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES ALONG THE GULF BEACHES
OF ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH INCREASING SWELL
HEIGHTS WELL OFFSHORE WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-251900-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0008.000000T0000Z-170326T0600Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
545 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* IMPACTS...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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
404 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017

...HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT WALTON AND BAY COUNTY BEACHES
TODAY...

FLZ108-112-260300-
/O.NEW.KTAE.RP.S.0035.170325T0804Z-170326T0300Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
404 AM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017 /304 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 2017/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP
CURRENT RISK, WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE. THEY OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR...AS WELL AS IN THE VICINITY OF JETTIES AND PIERS.

HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS...AND SIGNS
BEFORE ENTERING THE WATER. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT DO NOT SWIM
AGAINST IT. FACE THE SHORE AND SIGNAL FOR HELP. FLOAT OR TREAD
WATER UNTIL THE CURRENT ENDS OR UNTIL RESCUED.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
759 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

ALZ011>015-017>050-261600-
Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-
Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-
Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-
Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-
Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour-
759 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE...Outlook Through Tonight.

Severe storms will be possible today from 10 AM until 8 PM. Severe
storms are possible across all of central Alabama, but the best
chance for severe weather will be across the western half, generally
west of Interstate 65. The main threats will be damaging straight
line winds and large hail.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

Severe storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening. Again,
severe storms will be possible across all of Central Alabama.
However, the best chances for severe will be across the western half,
generally west of Interstate 65. The main threats will be damaging
straight line winds and large hail.

Another round of severe storms will be possible on Thursday across
Central Alabama. The main threats will be damaging straight line
winds and large hail.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
today as well as Monday and Thursday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
617 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-261130-
Choctaw-Washington-Clarke-Wilcox-Monroe-Conecuh-Butler-Crenshaw-
Escambia-Covington-Mobile Inland-Baldwin Inland-Mobile Central-
Baldwin Central-Mobile Coastal-Baldwin Coastal-Escambia Inland-
Escambia Coastal-Santa Rosa Inland-Santa Rosa Coastal-
Okaloosa Inland-Okaloosa Coastal-Wayne-Perry-Greene-Stone-George-
617 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Alabama...southwest Alabama...northwest Florida and southeast
Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to
develop across the region today ahead of an approaching storm
system. Showers and storms will initially develop across southeast
Mississippi and far southwest Alabama this morning, then continue
to develop eastward across the rest of southwest and south central
Alabama and the northwest Florida Panhandle this afternoon into
early this evening. A few storms could become severe late this
morning into early this evening, primarily to the west of a
Greenville Alabama to Pensacola Florida line. Damaging winds will
be the primary severe weather threat, though marginally severe
hail will also be possible. A brief, isolated tornado also cannot
be entirely ruled out.

There is a high risk of rip currents along the beaches of Alabama
and the northwest Florida Panhandle today and tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

A few strong to marginally severe storms may be possible again
Monday, primarily over interior southeast Mississippi and
southwest Alabama. Another round of thunderstorms is expected
Thursday into Thursday night. A few of these storms may also be
capable of becoming strong to severe.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotter groups may be requested today.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
617 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

GMZ630>635-650-655-670-675-261130-
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-
617 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the coastal
waters of Alabama and northwest Florida.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to
develop across the marine area today, primarily during the
afternoon and evening hours. A few of these storms may become
strong to severe, with localized very strong winds and higher
seas, frequent lightning strikes and heavy rainfall.

Hazardous conditions for small craft will otherwise continue today
as strong southerly winds persist over the coastal waters.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

A few strong storms will be possible over the marine area Thursday
and Thursday night.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jackson MS
519 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

LAZ016-024>026-MSZ019-025>033-035>066-072>074-261030-
Madison LA-Catahoula-Tensas-Concordia-Sunflower-Leflore-Grenada-
Carroll-Montgomery-Webster-Clay-Lowndes-Choctaw-Oktibbeha-
Humphreys-Holmes-Attala-Winston-Noxubee-Issaquena-Sharkey-Yazoo-
Madison MS-Leake-Neshoba-Kemper-Warren-Hinds-Rankin-Scott-Newton-
Lauderdale-Claiborne-Copiah-Simpson-Smith-Jasper-Clarke-Jefferson-
Adams-Franklin MS-Lincoln-Lawrence-Jefferson Davis-Covington-
Jones-Marion-Lamar-Forrest-
519 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northeast
Louisiana, central Mississippi, north central Mississippi, and
south central Mississippi.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT...Slight
TIMING...Today

Severe thunderstorms will be possible today, especially across
eastern Mississippi in the mid morning through early afternoon
hours where tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Otherwise, expect the
primary risks from severe thunderstorms to be damaging wind gusts
and hail.

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.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Severe thunderstorms are possible on Monday, mainly in the midday
through late evening hours, especially north of the Highway 84
corridor. The primary risks will be large hail and damaging wind
gusts.

(www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/image2.png)

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region today and
Monday.

$$

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&&

...HAZARD LEGEND...

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS*
High...Significant severe thunderstorms are expected.
Moderate...Severe storms expected with significant
 severe weather possible.
Enhanced...Severe storms expected.
Slight...Severe storms possible.
Marginal...Isolated severe storms possible.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
417 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

GMZ530-532-534-536-538-550-552-555-557-570-572-575-577-LAZ034>037-
039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-252130-
Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas-Mississippi Sound-
Lake Borgne-Chandeleur Sound-Breton Sound-
Coastal Waters from Port Fourchon LA to Lower Atchafalaya River
LA out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River
to Port Fourchon Louisiana out 20 NM-
Coastal Waters from Boothville LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River out 20 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Fourchon Louisiana to Lower Atchafalaya
River LA from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal waters from Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River to
Port Fourchon Louisiana from 20 to 60 NM-
Coastal Waters from Stake Island LA to Southwest Pass of the
Mississippi River from 20 to 60 nm-
Coastal waters from Pascagoula Mississippi to Stake Island
Louisiana out 20 to 60 NM-Pointe Coupee-West Feliciana-
East Feliciana-St. Helena-Washington-St. Tammany-Iberville-
West Baton Rouge-East Baton Rouge-Ascension-Livingston-Assumption-
St. James-St. John The Baptist-Upper Lafourche-St. Charles-
Upper Jefferson-Orleans-Upper Plaquemines-Upper St. Bernard-
Upper Terrebonne-Lower Terrebonne-Lower Lafourche-Lower Jefferson-
Lower Plaquemines-Lower St. Bernard-Northern Tangipahoa-
Southern Tangipahoa-Wilkinson-Amite-Pike-Walthall-Pearl River-
Hancock-Harrison-Jackson-
417 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southeast
Louisiana...South Mississippi and the adjacent coastal waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a slight risk of severe weather across all of southeast
Louisiana and southern Mississippi today, mainly from the late
morning through the afternoon hours. If any severe storms do
develop, the main threats will be damaging wind gusts and large
hail. However, an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out -
especially across southwest Mississippi.

Hazardous conditions for small craft will persist over the coastal
waters of Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Conditions
will gradually improve from west to east throughout the day.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Thunderstorms are also possible Monday, and again on Thursday. A
few of these storms could be strong to severe on Thursday.

Small Craft Advisories may be needed for portions of the coastal
waters Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Though spotter activation is not requested at this time, please
relay any reports of severe weather to local law enforcement or
the National Weather Service.


$$

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