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Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
911 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT THURSDAY FROM
DESTIN TO APALACHICOLA OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES...

GMZ750-770-270830-
/O.CON.KTAE.SC.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-170427T1200Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
911 PM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
  KNOTS

* WAVES/SEAS...4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
303 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 AM CDT THURSDAY...

.A STRONG SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP INTO TONIGHT AS
A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THE STRONG WINDS WILL
BEGIN TO DECREASE THURSDAY MORNING AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH
THE MARINE AREA.

GMZ631-632-650-655-670-675-270415-
/O.CON.KMOB.SC.Y.0028.170426T2100Z-170427T1200Z/
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-
303 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST 18 TO 23 KNOTS.

* WAVES/SEAS...BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET.

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.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
735 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS NOW THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING...

.A LONG PERIOD ONSHORE SWELL AND A MODERATE TIDAL CYCLE WILL
MAINTAIN DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF BEACHES OF ALABAMA
AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

ALZ265-266-FLZ202-204-206-270900-
/O.CON.KMOB.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-170427T1200Z/
MOBILE COASTAL-BALDWIN COASTAL-ESCAMBIA COASTAL-
SANTA ROSA COASTAL-OKALOOSA COASTAL-
735 PM CDT WED APR 26 2017

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
THURSDAY...

* 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
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG
WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ108-112-270600-
/O.CON.KTAE.RP.S.0048.000000T0000Z-170427T0600Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017 /941 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017/

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...INCREASED CHANCE FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY ALONG
WALTON...BAY...AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES...

FLZ114-270600-
/O.EXA.KTAE.RP.S.0048.000000T0000Z-170427T0600Z/
COASTAL GULF-
1041 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017 /941 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017/

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...INCREASED CHANCE FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS

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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
850 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

GAZ150>152-164-271415-
Ware-Pierce-Brantley-Charlton-
Including the cities of Needham, Waycross, Blackshear, Atkinson,
Hickox, Hortense, Nahunta, Raybon, Waynesville, Hoboken,
Folkston, St. George, Winokur, Homeland, Race Pond,
and Stephen Foster State Park
850 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...SMOKE WILL PUSH NORTH FROM ONGOING WILDFIRE...

Smoke from the West Mims Wildfire in the Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge will continue to impact portions of Ware, Pierce,
Brantley, and Charlton counties into Thursday as winds remain from
the south and southwest. Although smoke may decrease from the
wildfire overnight, smoke may settle toward to the ground early
Thursday morning. Some locations impacted the most will include
Race Pond, Winokur, Hoboken, Folkston, and Waycross. Some low
visibilities from the smoky conditions are expected on area
roadways, generally north of the ongoing large wildfire.
Visibilities in these locations may be reduced to 1 to 3 miles at
times.

Although the general public may not be affected...children,
pregnant women, the elderly, and those that have heart or lung
disease are especially vulnerable to smoke exposure. Fine
particles are respiratory irritants, and exposures to high
concentrations can cause persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing, and
difficulty breathing.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1110 AM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-
089>098-102>113-271000-
Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa-
Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta-
Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel-
Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene-
Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson-
Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon-
Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray-
Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach-
Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton-
Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs-
Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren-
Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes-
Wilkinson-
1110 AM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North
and Central Georgia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight...

A cold front will approach northwest Georgia late tonight.
Thunderstorms will be associated with the front and will
affect portions of north and west Georgia about 3 to 6 am.
Isolated severe storms could be possible for far northwest
to west Georgia. The main hazards will be strong gusty winds
and small hail.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...

There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms across much
of north and central Georgia on Thursday. The main hazards
will be damaging winds...large hail and possibly a brief tornado.

Scattered thunderstorms will remain possible Friday through
Sunday with a moist airmass in place. Isolated severe weather will
be possible with these storms...mainly in the form of damaging
winds and large hail.

A more significant cold front will move in Sunday night
and Monday. Severe weather will be a concern as a line of
organized thunderstorms accompanies the front.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
535 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-271045-
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-
535 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a high risk of dangerous rip currents through tonight
along area beaches.

Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will move into
southeast Mississippi late this evening and across southwest
Alabama and Northwest Florida overnight. A few storms could
become strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail along
with locally heavy rain.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

SHowers and thunderstorms will gradually diminish along and east
of I-65 by Thursday afternoon. A few storms could be strong to
severe early in the day with damaging winds and large hail the
main threats.

Another round of strong to severe storms will be possible again
Sunday afternoon into early Monday, along with potential for heavy
rainfall across the region.

There will be an increasing risk of rip currents along the beaches
of Alabama and the northwest Florida Panhandle late this week into
the weekend.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Emergency management and storm spotter groups should monitor the
latest forecasts, and monitor for possible activation requests
with severe weather impacts possible tonight into Thursday, and
again Sunday into early Monday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Mobile AL
535 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

GMZ630>635-650-655-670-675-271045-
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-
535 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong southerly winds will create hazardous conditions for small
craft over the coastal waters of Alabama and Northwest Florida
through tonight.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms capable of producing strong and
gusty winds along with frequent lightning will be possible late
tonight into Thursday.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Hazardous conditions for small craft will redevelop late Friday
and continue through the weekend.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms producing gusty winds and
frequent lighting will be possible again Sunday into early
Monday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
434 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

ALZ011>015-017>050-271245-
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-
434 AM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

A line of strong to severe storms will move across west Alabama
after midnight. The threats include damaging winds and large hail,
but a tornado cannot be ruled out.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

A line of strong to severe storms will move across east Alabama
during the early morning hours on Thursday. The main threats will be
damaging winds and large hail, but a tornado cannot be ruled out.

There is also a threat of severe thunderstorms across all of central
Alabama Sunday afternoon and into Sunday night. The threats include
damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed
late tonight and into Thursday morning, and again Sunday into Sunday
night.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Jacksonville FL
313 AM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

AMZ450-452-454-470-472-474-FLZ020>025-030>033-035>038-040-124-125-
GAZ132>136-149>154-162>166-271000-
Coastal waters from Altamaha Sound to Fernandina Beach FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL out
20 NM-
Coastal waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL out 20 NM-
Waters from Altamaha Sound GA to Fernandina Beach FL from 20 to
60 NM-
Waters from Fernandina Beach to St. Augustine FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from St. Augustine to Flagler Beach FL from 20 to 60 NM-
Hamilton-Suwannee-Columbia-Baker-Inland Nassau-Inland Duval-Union-
Bradford-Clay-St. Johns-Gilchrist-Alachua-Putnam-Flagler-Marion-
Coastal Nassau-Coastal Duval-Coffee-Jeff Davis-Bacon-Appling-
Wayne-Atkinson-Ware-Pierce-Brantley-Inland Glynn-Coastal Glynn-
Echols-Clinch-Charlton-Inland Camden-Coastal Camden-
313 AM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Northeast Florida,
Southeast Georgia and the Adjacent Coastal Waters.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

Smoke near wildfires will result in localized areas of poor
visibilities. Areas affected by the Okefenokee Swamp wildfire will
include parts of Ware...Charlton...Nassau...Camden...Glynn and
Brantley counties.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible Thursday through Sunday.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible on Monday.

Areas of smoke from wildfires may reduce visibilities in some
locations mainly during the late night and early morning hours.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

For additional information, visit the National Weather Service in
Jacksonville website on the internet at weather.gov/jax.

$$

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