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Subtropical Storm Alberto Local Statement Advisory Number 8
National Weather Service Mobile AL AL012018
426 AM CDT Sun May 27 2018
This product covers portions of southwest Alabama...northwest Florida...south
central Alabama...and inland southeast Mississippi.
**ALBERTO PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS OVER SOUTHERN
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch are in effect
for Baldwin Central, Baldwin Coastal, Escambia Coastal, Mobile
Central, Mobile Coastal, Okaloosa Coastal, and Santa Rosa
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Escambia Inland,
Okaloosa Inland, and Santa Rosa Inland
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 420 miles south-southeast of Pensacola FL or about 400
miles south-southeast of Destin FL
- 25.0N 84.2W
- Storm Intensity 40 mph
- Movement North-northeast or 15 degrees at 13 mph
Alberto continues on a north-northeastward motion over the
southeastern Gulf of Mexico overnight. The storm is forecast to
strengthen and make a northward to north-northwestward motion over the
Gulf of Mexico through Sunday night before approaching the north
central Gulf coast on Monday. Alberto is forecast to move into the
western Florida panhandle late Monday afternoon or early Monday
evening, then continue slowly northward into south central Alabama
through Monday night. There remains some uncertainty on the eventual
track, so residents from coastal Alabama through the Florida panhandle
should closely monitor the progress of the storm. Alberto will have
the potential to bring significant rainfall amounts and flash flooding
to the region, especially across the western Florida panhandle and
much of southwest and south central Alabama. Tropical storm force
winds will likely impact coastal portions of the region late Sunday
into Monday. Storm surge inundation of 2 to 4 feet, possibly higher,
is expected mainly Sunday night into Monday. Isolated tornadoes will
also be possible, particularly across south central Alabama and the
western Florida panhandle Sunday night into Monday night.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across southwest and south central Alabama and
the western Florida panhandle. Potential impacts include:
- Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and
- Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across Southeast Mississippi.
Protect against life-threatening surge having possible significant
impacts across coastal portions of Alabama and the western
Florida panhandle. Potential impacts in this area include:
- Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by
waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast.
- Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become
weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low
- Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and
numerous rip currents.
- Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers.
Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in
Also, protect against locally hazardous surge having possible limited
impacts across southwest Alabama...northwest Florida...south central
Alabama...and inland southeast Mississippi.
Elsewhere across portions of southwest Alabama...northwest
Florida...south central Alabama...and inland southeast Mississippi.,
little to no impact is anticipated.
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across portions of southwest Alabama...northwest Florida...south
central Alabama...and inland southeast Mississippi.. Potential
- Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
- Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
- Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places.
- Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.
Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, including
possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.
If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.
Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For the latest detailed evacuation and shelter information...please
refer to your local emergency management agency at the phone number
or website listed below.
- Coastal Alabama:
- Baldwin County: 251-972-6807 or
- Mobile County: 251-460-8000 or www.mcema.net
- Northwest Florida:
- Escambia County: 850-471-6400 or bereadyescambia.com
- Santa Rosa County: 850-983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency
- Okaloosa County: 850-651-7150 or www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/ps/home
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Mobile AL around 1030 AM CDT, or sooner if conditions