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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1046 PM CDT SUN AUG 16 2009

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING CANCELLED...

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN SELECT LOCATIONS WITHIN
CENTRAL ALABAMA.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
AT THIS TIME...THERE ARE NO TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES OR WARNINGS
IN EFFECT FOR OUR AREA. UNLESS THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO
THE CURRENT FORECAST...WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE NOT EXPECTED. A
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PART OF CENTRAL ALABAMA.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.1 WEST...OR ABOUT
25 MILES WEST OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA. THIS IS ABOUT 230 MILES
SOUTH OF BIRMINGHAM AL...OR ABOUT 150 MILES SOUTH OF MONTGOMERY
AL. STORM MOTION WAS NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 10 MPH. STORM
INTENSITY WAS 50 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
CLAUDETTE HAS TAKEN A WESTWARD JOG AND WILL KEEP THE MAIN WIND
IMPACTS SOUTH OF THE FORECAST AREA. HOWEVER...GUSTY WINDS MAY
CAUSE SOME WEAK TREES TO FALL AND POWER LINES MAY BE AFFECTED.
HEAVY RAIN BANDS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES ACROSS THE
AREA. ISOLATED LOCALIZED FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. ISOLATED WEAK
TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE NORTH AND EAST OUTER BANDS WELL
AHEAD OF THE STORM.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WHILE THE TROPICAL WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...DO NOT LET YOUR
GUARD DOWN...AS STRONG STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE RAIN
BANDS AS THEY MOVE INTO THE AREA. WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE RAIN BANDS WILL BE GUSTY ALONG WITH HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

REFER TO THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK AND OTHER WATCH AND
ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM
REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

ALZ040-042-044-049-170500-
/O.CAN.KBMX.TI.W.0001.090817T0600Z-090817T1500Z/
DALLAS-LOWNDES-MONTGOMERY-PIKE-
1046 PM CDT SUN AUG 16 2009

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...

..NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE CONTINUES TO SUSTAIN WINDS AROUND 50 MPH
AS IT MOVES NORTHWEST. LANDFALL IS EXPECTED ALONG THE WESTERN
PORTION OF THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA WITHIN A FEW HOURS AND THEN
MOVE INTO SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA. WEAKENING IS EXPECTED ONCE THE
CENTER MOVES INLAND.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WHILE THE TROPICAL WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...DO NOT LET YOUR
GUARD DOWN...AS STRONG STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE RAIN
BANDS AS THEY MOVE INTO THE AREA. WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THESE RAIN BANDS WILL BE GUSTY ALONG WITH HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

REFER TO THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK AND OTHER WATCH AND
ADVISORY PRODUCTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

&&

...INLAND FLOODING...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
AUTAUGA...BARBOUR...BULLOCK...CHILTON...DALLAS...ELMORE...
LOWNDES...MACON...MONTGOMERY...AND PIKE.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS
OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES...OR EAST OF WHERE THE STORM CENTER
PASSES.

SEE THE FORECAST FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS FOR YOUR LOCATION...AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING
RAINS OCCUR.

...TORNADOES...

ALTHOUGH A WIDESPREAD TORNADO OUTBREAK IS NOT EXPECTED WITH
CLAUDETTE...ISOLATED...WEAK TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE ANYWHERE ON
THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE STORM TRACK.

...WINDS...

AS TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL ALABAMA...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH.

$$






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