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Current Conditions

  • 53°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: ENE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 48°
  • Pressure: 30.20 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Panama City, Florida

Updated: 4:00 AM CDT on April 17, 2014

Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through late Friday night...
  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and a chance of rain, then rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 1.5 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 54F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 77F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 63F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 66F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:01 am CDT on April 17, 2014/


... 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.

* Location... Big Bend and Panhandle beaches.

* Surf... 2 to 4 feet along Big Bend beaches... 1 to 2 feet
elsewhere.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore. If you become caught in a rip current remain calm and
swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the force of the
rip current... swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim
directly against a rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become
exhausted quickly.





442 am EDT Thu Apr 17 2014 /342 am CDT Thu Apr 17 2014/

... Flood Watch in effect from late tonight through late Friday
night...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a

* Flood Watch for southeast Alabama... south Georgia... and North
Florida.

* The heaviest rain will fall mostly during the daylight hours on
Friday.

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inches are
anticipated... with isolated amounts as high as 6 inches.

* The most significant impacts will likely be felt near area
rivers currently in or near flood stage across North Florida and
south Georgia.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: The Cove, Panama City, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Panama City, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: King's Harbor, Panama City, FL

Updated: 4:34 AM CDT

Temperature: 51.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barnes in Mowat Highlands, Lynn Haven, FL

Updated: 3:17 AM CDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: NE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Lagoon @ Oakbrook Ln, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bayside West Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 4:30 AM CDT

Temperature: 53.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Grand Lagoon, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 4:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: ENE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Callaway, Panama City, FL

Updated: 4:33 AM CDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: NE at 4.9 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Oakwood Court, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NNW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Michigan Ave, Lynn Have, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Southport, Panama City, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 50.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NE at 6.9 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: White Western Lake, Southport, FL

Updated: 4:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Greenhead, Chipley, FL

Updated: 4:34 AM CDT

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Tallahassee Florida 
430 am EDT Thu Apr 17 2014 


..heavy rain likely on Friday with widespread flooding possible... 


Near term [through today]... 


Water vapor imagery and model analysis indicate a broad upper level 
trough over much of the Continental U.S. This morning with a short wave moving 
from the southern rockies out into the Southern Plains. Surface 
analysis shows high pressure centered over New England ridging 
southwestward to the northern Gulf of Mexico with a front stalled 
over the southeastern Gulf and Yucatan Peninsula. Satellite imagery 
indicates low clouds encroaching on the forecast area from the east 
and south. This trend is forecast to continue through the day as 
isentropic ascent on the 295-300k surfaces steadily increases and 
pressure falls commence in the central Gulf as the upstream short 
wave approaches form the northwest. Pops will be confined to our Florida 
zones this afternoon and will mainly be in the slight chance 
category. Any precipitation that falls will be in the form of light 
stratiform rain. Despite the increase in cloud cover, temps will be 
a few degrees warmer than yesterday with highs ranging from the 
upper 60s north to mid 70s southeast. 




Short term [tonight through Saturday night]... 


The entire short range forecast will revolve around a Gulf low 
forecast to bring heavy rain and flooding throughout the tri-state 
region. The good news from a forecast standpoint is that models 
are coming into a better consensus regarding the track and 
intensity of the low; the bad news is that our confidence is 
increasing that widespread heavy rains will overspread our local 
area, further aggravating ongoing river flooding with potentially 
significant impacts. 


By tonight, an elongated southern stream +pv anomaly will have 
merged with a northern stream anomaly, consolidated and 
strengthened across the Southern Plains and lower Mississippi 
Valley. As this feature moves over an enhanced low-level 
baroclinic zone across the northeast Gulf, surface cyclogenesis 
will begin. By early Friday morning, a closed circulation will 
have formed just south of New Orleans, with a large stratiform 
rain shield spreading across the northern Gulf. As the surface low 
intensifies under the large area of stratiform rain, so too will 
the upper level anomaly, though it will begin to cutoff from the 
northern stream flow as -pv advection occurs aloft atop the large 
rain shield. As the upper anomaly strengthens and cuts-off through 
the first part of the day Friday, the forward propagation of the 
surface low will slow, with the system becoming more vertically 
stacked by Friday night. Luckily, another southern stream anomaly 
will be propagating eastward into the western Gulf overnight 
Friday, keeping a rather steady west wind aloft and allowing the 
system across the southeast to gradually drift away from land into 
the western Atlantic by mid-morning Saturday. 


A very moist maritime tropical airmass will be in place across the 
tri-state region on Friday with precipitable water values nearing 2 inches 
across North Florida. That is approaching +3 Standard deviations 
above the norm. Further, synoptic ascent will be maximized locally 
with the proximity of the surface low and the deep layer ascent 
provided by the split flow regime. This will result in widespread 
heavy rainfall nearly all day on Friday. At this time it appears 
as though 3 inches of rain will be common across southeast 
Alabama, south Georgia, and North Florida. With average amounts 
that high, confidence is increasing that isolated locations could 
pick up anywhere between 3-6 inches. That being said, this 
rainfall will likely fall over an extended period of time 
resulting in, for the most part, slow water rises. For that 
reason, have opted for a more general Flood Watch as opposed to a 
Flash Flood Watch. However, the flash flooding potential is non- 
zero and will be highest near rivers currently running at high 
levels and in our more urban locations. 


Severe weather is not anticipated with this system, though a few 
thunderstorms may be possible across the extreme southeast Big 
Bend of Florida on Friday afternoon. 


One last thing to mention is that afternoon "highs" will be quite 
low across most areas on Friday with prolonged rain and 
cloudiness. Portions of south Georgia and southeast Alabama will 
struggle to reach 60 degrees while most other locations will top 
out in the middle 60s. 


By Friday night, the heavy rain threat will have diminished, 
though light showers will continue on the back side of the 
departing low pressure until it has moved far enough east. Most 
areas should be rain free by Saturday afternoon, possibly Saturday 
evening closer to the Suwannee River valley. 




Long term [sunday through thursday]... 


By Sunday, slight ridging will begin to settle in the area allowing 
for a break from precipitation. The next chance of rain occurs 
Tuesday when the flow will become more zonal and a shortwave to the 
north of our area will bring a slight chance of rain and isolated 
thunderstorms to the northern counties. Throughout the entire period, 
temperatures will be near climatology with highs in the lower 80s, 
and lows in the upper 50s. 


&& 


Aviation... 
[through 06z friday] 


MVFR ceilings will overspread the Aerodrome from southeast to 
northwest during the 08-12z time frame and then remain in place 
for the remainder of the period. Exceptions include VFR ceilings 
at or below 4 kft at dhn and aby during the afternoon and early evening 
hours and IFR possibly setting in toward the end of the period at 
ecp with the commencement of a steady rain. 


&& 


Marine... 


Advisory level conditions will continue through this evening for 
the northern Gulf at the base of strong high pressure stretching 
down the eastern U.S. Coastline. Late tonight a strong surface low 
will near our waters and may bring gale conditions through Friday 
for waters west of Apalachicola. To the east advisory conditions 
will likely prevail through the passage of the low pressure. The 
possible gale conditions will subside by Friday night, with 
advisory conditions diminishing by Saturday evening. 


&& 


Fire weather... 


Low level moisture will quickly increase across the region with a 
wetting rain expected across the entire region from late tonight 
through Friday night. Drier and breezy conditions will then arrive 
for most of the weekend. However, it does not appear that relative humidity will 
get low enough to be concerned about red flag criteria, especially 
with the wet fuels. 


&& 


Hydrology... 


Heavy rains across the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday resulted in sharp 
rises on the Chipola River where the Altha gage crested about 2 ft 
above moderate flood stage. Only minor rises occurred on the 
Choctawhatchee, Apalachicola and Ochlockonee rivers. Most of 
the area rivers have crested and are falling slowly, but steadily. 
More heavy rain is expected Friday. Rain totals of 1 to 3 inches are 
possible with 2 to 4 inches possible in the Florida Big Bend region. 
Isolated higher totals are possible. This will reverse the 
aforementioned recessions and likely return some rivers to flood 
that had dropped below in the interim. Also, stages continue to 
steadily rise on the Suwannee River and flooding is expected early 
next work week. 


As rain rates should be more gradual with this system than the last, 
and with the above rainfall totals expected to fall over 12-24 
hours, the flooding threat with this next round of rain should be of 
the areal/river variety. The flash flooding threat should be lower. 
In other words, areas of existing high water or flooding may 
worsen... and areas of high water could also develop in places like 
fields or low-lying areas. River flooding will also be possible, 
particularly in rivers around the Florida Big Bend and Apalachee Bay 
region. 


The most up-to-date river forecast information can always be found 
on our ahps Page (below): 


Http:/water.Weather.Gov/ahps2/index.Php?Wfo=tae. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 


Tallahassee 73 56 65 52 70 / 20 90 100 60 30 
Panama City 72 57 65 55 73 / 20 90 100 40 10 
Dothan 71 52 60 51 73 / 10 90 100 50 30 
Albany 70 52 59 50 68 / 10 80 100 60 30 
Valdosta 72 56 66 52 65 / 10 70 100 60 30 
Cross City 75 62 73 59 69 / 20 70 90 50 20 
Apalachicola 70 61 67 55 71 / 30 90 100 40 10 


&& 


Tae watches/warnings/advisories... 


Florida...Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for 
Calhoun-central Walton-coastal Bay-coastal Dixie-coastal 
Franklin-coastal Gulf-coastal Jefferson-coastal Taylor- 
coastal Wakulla-Gadsden-Holmes-inland Bay-inland Dixie- 
inland Franklin-inland Gulf-inland Jefferson-inland Taylor- 
inland Wakulla-inland Walton-Jackson-Lafayette-Leon-Liberty- 
Madison-south Walton-Washington. 


Georgia...Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for 
Baker-Ben Hill-Berrien-Brooks-Calhoun-Clay-Colquitt-Cook- 
Decatur-Dougherty-early-Grady-Irwin-Lanier-Lee-Lowndes- 
Miller-Mitchell-Quitman-Randolph-Seminole-Terrell-Thomas- 
Tift-Turner-Worth. 


Alabama...Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for 
Coffee-Dale-Geneva-Henry-Houston. 


GM...Small Craft Advisory until 2 am EDT Friday for Apalachee Bay- 
coastal waters from Suwannee River to Keaton Beach Florida out 
20 nm-coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida out 20 
nm-waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida from 20 to 60 nm. 


Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT Friday for coastal waters 
from Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola Florida out to 20 nm- 
waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola Florida from 20 to 60 
nm. 


Gale watch from late tonight through Friday evening for coastal 
waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida out 20 nm-waters from 
Apalachicola to Destin Florida from 20 to 60 nm. 




&& 


$$ 


Near term...wool 
short term...Harrigan 
long term...lamers/heller 
aviation...wool 
marine...Harrigan 
fire weather...wool 
hydrology...wool 












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