Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

WEATHER: Governor Deal Issues State of Emergency for Decatur County

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for many counties in south Georgia, including Decatur, Miller, Seminole, Early, Mitchell, Grady, Thomas and more.  Also, the Decatur County Emergency Management Agency released the following at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday: PRESS RELEASE THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ADVISES: TROPICAL STORM HERMINE IN THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO WILL SLOWLY… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Hermine Expected to Reach Hurricane Status, Hit SWGA Directly (Thurs 9:15 a.m.)

Tropical Storm Hermine is projected to make landfall today and may reach hurricane status before it reaches the Florida panhandle.  The current path brings the storm directly into southwest Georgia.  High winds and rainfall totals are expected.  Please plan accordingly.

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Shifting More West, Could Significantly Impact SWGA (Wed 8:15 a.m.)

New Information:  Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued where Tropical Storm Watches were previously in effect across the Florida Big Bend, including Tallahassee, and coastal Panhandle regions. Hurricane Watches remain in effect across coastal Big Bend locations. The latest forecast track has shifted slightly to the west Key Points: TD 9 has become better organized in the southern… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Update (Tuesday 3:15 p.m.)

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have started making more concrete predictions about the storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.  At this time, they are predicting high winds and rain for southwest Georgia, but little chance of tornadoes.  The bulk of the rain should hit from the Big Bend in Florida, south to the center… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Update (Tues 10:00 a.m.)

Notable Changes: While the storm current remains a tropical depression, it will likely be upgraded to a Tropical Storm later today. According to the most recent NHC discussion, “Tropical Storm watches may be needed for a portion of the Florida coast today”. Key Points: TD 9 continues to slowly move west-northwest in the Gulf of Mexico this morning. The… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm Could Become Hurricane, Hit Florida Coast on Thursday

PRESS RELEASE Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 is moving slowly west into the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The general track is expected to be westward for the next day or two before turning north and northeast by the middle of the week. This system will approach the Big Bend or Panhandle coast sometime on Thursday. Tropical Depression 9… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Depression Formed and Heading for the Gulf Coast

According to the National Weather Service, a tropical depression has formed and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico this week. “Tropical Depression 9 (TD9) has formed in the Florida Straits. The initial forecast track has TD9 approaching the Big Bend or Panhandle coast Thursday or Friday. Key Points: Tropical Depression 9 has developed. The general track… Read More »

WEATHER: Tropical Storm System in Atlantic Getting Stronger

According to the National Hurricane Center, the chances of the tropical system near the Bahamas forming is growing daily and could target Florida and Georgia in a few days. PRESS RELEASE Tropical cyclone development is likely later this week as a disturbance moves through the Bahamas and approaches south Florida later this weekend.  The NHC has upgraded the… Read More »

Gulf amberjack, triggerfish season to re-open in Gulf with new minimum size for amberjack

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. Recent stock assessments have indicated that greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the… Read More »