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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM KAREN LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...KAREN STILL A TROPICAL STORM...BUT TROPICAL STORM WATCHES CANCELLED FOR THE ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST AND COASTAL WATERS...


.NEW INFORMATION... TROPICAL STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.


.AREAS AFFECTED... THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT LOCATIONS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION AND GULF COAST WATERS AND BAYS FROM DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60NM.


.WATCHES/WARNINGS... TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT FOR THE ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA COAST AND ADJACENT GULF COAST WATERS AND BAYS FROM DESTIN TO PASCAGOULA OUT 60NM.


.STORM INFORMATION... AT 3 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KAREN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.1N...LONGITUDE 91.7W. THIS WAS ABOUT 280 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MOBILE AL...OR ABOUT 320 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF PENSACOLA FL. STORM MOTION WAS N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 40 MPH.


.SITUATION OVERVIEW... KAREN IS BARELY A TROPICAL STORM AND EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A DEPRESSION BY SUNDAY MORNING WHILE MOVING TO NEAR COASTAL SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. THE DEPRESSION IS THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE EASTWARD JUST SOUTH OF THE ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE COAST SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COAST. HEAVY SURF AND POTENTIAL MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE GREATEST DURING THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE LATER THIS EVENING AND AGAIN LATE SUNDAY EVENING. A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CONTINUES FOR BEACHES AREA THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS OVER THE MARINE AREA MAY CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT.


.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... NONE.

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

ALZ061>064-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-LOWER BALDWIN- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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FLZ001>006-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA- COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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GMZ630>632-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ NORTHERN MOBILE BAY-SOUTHERN MOBILE BAY-MISSISSIPPI SOUND- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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GMZ633-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ PERDIDO BAY- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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GMZ634-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ PENSACOLA BAY SYSTEM- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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GMZ635-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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GMZ650-655-670-675-052200- /O.CAN.KMOB.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ 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- 356 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013


...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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