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Tropical Storm Sally Intermediate Advisory Number 23A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL192020
700 PM CDT Wed Sep 16 2020
...HEAVY RAINS FROM SALLY CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWARD OVER
EASTERN ALABAMA AND WESTERN GEORGIA...
...CATASTROPHIC AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING CONTINUES OVER
PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA...
SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 70 MI...110 KM WNW OF DOTHAN ALABAMA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Storm Surge Warning from the Alabama/Florida border to the
Walton/Bay County Florida line is discontinued.
The Tropical Storm Warning west of the Okaloosa/Walton County
Florida line is discontinued.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Okaloosa/Walton County Florida line eastward to Indian Pass
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
occurring within the warning area.
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Sally was
located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 86.5 West. Sally is
moving toward the northeast near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a
northeastward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected
tonight through Thursday night. On the forecast track, the center
of Sally will move across southeastern Alabama tonight, over central
Georgia on Thursday, and move over South Carolina Thursday night.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected as the center
moves farther inland tonight, and Sally is forecast to become a
tropical depression tonight.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.35 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Sally can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT4 and WMO header WTNT44 KNHC,
and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT4.shtml
RAINFALL: Sally has produced storm totals of 10 to 20 inches, with
isolated amounts of 30-35 inches, across the central Gulf Coast from
the Florida Panhandle west of Tallahassee to Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Historic and catastrophic flooding, including widespread moderate to
major river flooding, will continue across this region. Additional
rainfall of 1 to 4 inches is possible across the Florida Panhandle
from Tallahassee to the Apalachicola River.
Rainfall totals expected as Sally tracks across the Southeast
Southern Alabama and central Georgia: 4 to 8 inches with isolated
amounts of 12 inches, resulting in significant flash flooding and
widespread minor to moderate and isolated major river flooding.
Central to upstate South Carolina: 4 to 7 inches, with isolated
amounts of 10 inches. Widespread flash flooding and minor to
moderate river flooding is possible.
Western to central North Carolina and far southeast Virginia: 4 to 6
inches, isolated amounts up to 8 inches. Scattered flash flooding
and widespread minor river flooding is possible.
STORM SURGE: Water levels remain elevated along the Florida
Panhandle coast but will continue to recede over the next several
WIND: Tropical storm conditions will continue in portions of the
warning area this evening.
TORNADOES: A few tornadoes may occur tonight across portions of
northern Florida and southern Georgia. The threat of tornadoes will
shift northeastward into parts of eastern Georgia and much of the
Carolinas on Thursday.
SURF: Swells from Sally will continue to affect the Gulf Coast
from the Florida Big Bend westward to southeastern Louisiana during
the next day or so. These swells are likely to cause life-
threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult
products from your local weather office.
Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.