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Local Statement for KAREN



000
WTUS82 KTAE 052055
HLSTAE

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM KAREN LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
455 PM EDT SAT OCT 5 2013

...TROPICAL STORM WATCHES DISCONTINUED FOR THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE...

.NEW INFORMATION...
THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE FROM DESTIN TO
INDIAN PASS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. 

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATER LEGS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE 
AND BIG BEND. 

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED FROM DESTIN TO INDIAN
PASS. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING AREAS...SOUTH WALTON...COASTAL
BAY...AND COASTAL GULF AS WELL AS THE COASTAL WATERS FROM DESTIN
TO APALACHICOLA OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES. 

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 5 PM EDT...OR 4 PM CDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KAREN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.1N...LONGITUDE 91.7W. THIS WAS ABOUT 470
MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF TALLAHASSEE FL...OR ABOUT 390 MILES WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF PANAMA CITY FL. STORM MOTION WAS NORTH AT 2 MPH.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 40 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
KAREN WILL GRADUALLY MOVE NORTH TONIGHT AND THEN TURN TO THE
NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. KAREN WILL LIKELY WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION ON SUNDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE AREA. WITH
KAREN EXPECTED TO WEAKEN...THE THREAT FOR TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS IN THE REGION HAS DIMINISHED. 

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

WHILE THE THREAT FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS HAS ENDED ACROSS
THE AREA...CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS ON KAREN AND
THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND. 

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST TROPICAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE.
PLEASE REFER TO FUTURE FORECASTS AND WARNING PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
THIS OFFICE FOR HAZARDS SPECIFIC TO THE AREA. 

FLZ108-112-114-052200-
/O.CAN.KTAE.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-
455 PM EDT SAT OCT 5 2013 /355 PM CDT SAT OCT 5 2013/

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION
IN ASSOCIATION WITH KAREN. 

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE
AREA FROM THE WEST ON SUNDAY. 

&&

...WINDS...
SUSTAINED OR WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE ARE NO LONGER
EXPECTED ACROSS THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. WINDS UP TO 30 TO 35 MPH IN
SQUALLS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A COLD
FRONT NEARS THE AREA. 

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
TIDES ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING A HALF FOOT ABOVE NORMAL ALONG THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE COAST. THIS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH AT
LEAST MONDAY MORNING. TIDES MAY APPROACH ONE FOOT ABOVE NORMAL ON
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. 

$$

FLZ115-118-127-128-134-052200-
/O.CAN.KTAE.HU.S.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-
COASTAL DIXIE-
455 PM EDT SAT OCT 5 2013

...COASTAL FLOOD THREAT DIMINISHING ACROSS APALACHEE BAY...

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

THE THREAT FOR COASTAL FLOODING CONTINUES TO DECREASE AS KAREN IS
PREDICTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM ON SUNDAY. 

&&

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
TIDES WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AROUND A FOOT ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH AT
LEAST MONDAY ACROSS THE REGION. SOME AREAS IN APALACHEE
BAY...PARTICULARLY BETWEEN ALLIGATOR POINT AND ADAMS BEACH COULD
SEE TIDES UP TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ON SUNDAY EVENING WITH ONLY
MINOR IMPACTS ANTICIPATED. 

$$

GMZ750-770-052200-
/O.CAN.KTAE.TR.A.1012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
455 PM EDT SAT OCT 5 2013

...TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

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

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE NO LONGER ANTICIPATED ACROSS THE
MARINE AREA. HOWEVER...MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AS HIGH SEAS AND WINDS UP
TO 20 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOT LONGER ANTICIPATED HOWEVER
SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AND
MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES NEAR THE MARINE AREA. 

$$






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