Wednesday weather update: wet and windy, tornado watch continued




  • Southwest Georgia has received approximately 6-7 inches of rain so far and more is on the way.
  • A tornado watch is in effect for SE AL, Southwest Georgia and Northwest Florida until 2 PM Wednesday
  • A flash flood warning was issued Wednesday morning for SE Seminole County and SW Decatur Cpunty due to 2 inches of rain falling in one hour

A complex weather system moving eastward will result in continued difficult to hazardous travel conditions across much of the eastern U.S. today. Severe weather will continue to be possible across portions of the Southeast with damaging winds as the primary threat; however tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Strong winds will also be possible from the Tennessee Valley into the Northeast.

Tornado Watch
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 563
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
635 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

TORNADO WATCH 563 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM EST FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

GA
. GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

APPLING ATKINSON BACON
BAKER BEN HILL BERRIEN
BLECKLEY BRANTLEY BROOKS
BRYAN BULLOCH CAMDEN
CANDLER CHARLTON CHATHAM
CLINCH COFFEE COLQUITT
COOK CRISP DECATUR
DODGE DOUGHERTY ECHOLS
EFFINGHAM EMANUEL EVANS
GLYNN GRADY IRWIN
JEFF DAVIS JENKINS JOHNSON
LANIER LAURENS LIBERTY
LONG LOWNDES MCINTOSH
MILLER MITCHELL MONTGOMERY
PIERCE PULASKI SCREVEN
SEMINOLE TATTNALL TELFAIR
THOMAS TIFT TOOMBS
TREUTLEN TURNER WARE
WAYNE WHEELER WILCOX
WORTH
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Flash Flood Warning
FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL

815 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
EASTERN GADSDEN COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
WESTERN LEON COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
EAST CENTRAL LIBERTY COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
NORTHWESTERN WAKULLA COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
SOUTHEASTERN DECATUR COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA…
GRADY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CAIRO…

* UNTIL 1115 AM EST

* AT 811 AM EST…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED FLASH
FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE WARNED AREA. THE FINAL LINE
OF SHOWERS IS NOW APPROACHING ONE OF THE AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST
RAINFALL TOTALS SO FAR. AN EVENT TOTAL OF AROUND 7 INCHES HAS
FALLEN WITH ANOTHER 2 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT HOUR.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO QUINCY AND
WHIGHAM

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE AWAY FROM RISING WATER TO HIGHER GROUND! MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR
IN VEHICLES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADS.
REMEMBER…TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN.

 

Flash Flood Watch
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
748 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014

…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH GEORGIA AND NORTH FLORIDA…

.PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM HAVE
RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES WITH A
SWATH OF 5 TO 10 INCHES EXTENDING FROM WEST OF APALACHICOLA
NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN BIG BEND INTO SOUTH
CENTRAL GEORGIA. ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH AN APPROACHING SQUALL LINE AND SCATTERED STORMS AHEAD OF THE
LINE. THESE AMOUNTS WOULD FALL OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND
COULD EXACERBATE ANY ONGOING FLOODING.
CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-
MADISON-LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-
INLAND DIXIE-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-
COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT-
BEN HILL-IRWIN-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN-DECATUR-GRADY-
THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BLOUNTSTOWN…WHITE CITY…
WEWAHITCHKA…QUINCY…CHATTAHOOCHEE…TALLAHASSEE…
SPRING HILL…MONTICELLO…MADISON…GREENVILLE…SWEETWATER…
CRAWFORDVILLE…PERRY…MIDWAY…MAYO…CROSS CITY…
PORT SAINT JOE…APALACHICOLA…CARRABELLE…SOPCHOPPY…
SAINT MARKS…KEATON BEACH…STEINHATCHEE…SUWANNEE…
SYLVESTER…ASHBURN…TIFTON…FITZGERALD…OCILLA…CAMILLA…
PELHAM…MOULTRIE…ADEL…SPARKS…NASHVILLE…BAINBRIDGE…
CAIRO…THOMASVILLE…QUITMAN…VALDOSTA…LAKELAND
748 AM EST WED DEC 24 2014 /648 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014/

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST /NOON CST/
THIS AFTERNOON…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF FLORIDA AND GEORGIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS…IN FLORIDA…CALHOUN…COASTAL DIXIE…COASTAL
FRANKLIN…COASTAL GULF…COASTAL JEFFERSON…COASTAL TAYLOR…
COASTAL WAKULLA…GADSDEN…INLAND DIXIE…INLAND FRANKLIN…
INLAND GULF…INLAND JEFFERSON…INLAND TAYLOR…INLAND
WAKULLA…LAFAYETTE…LEON…LIBERTY AND MADISON. IN GEORGIA…
BEN HILL…BERRIEN…BROOKS…COLQUITT…COOK…DECATUR…
GRADY…IRWIN…LANIER…LOWNDES…MITCHELL…THOMAS…TIFT…
TURNER AND WORTH.

* UNTIL 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ THIS AFTERNOON

* ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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