Tropical Storm Fay: East Florida Local Statement

TROPICAL STORM FAY LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
552 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM FAY MOVING SLOWLY BUT STEADILY WEST ACROSS THE
NORTHERN FLORIDA PENINSULA...

...AREAS AFFECTED... THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE
TAKEN BY PERSONS WITHIN PARTS OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR
SEMINOLE... ORANGE...VOLUSIA AND LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL MID MORNING.

A FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR ALL OF EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

A TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL INLAND
COUNTIES WITHIN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA EXCEPT OKEECHOBEE...BUT WILL
LIKELY BE CANCELED LATER THIS MORNING.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR VOLUSIA AND BREVARD COUNTIES...
AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC WATERS...BUT WILL LIKELY BE CANCELED LATER
THIS MORNING.

...STORM INFORMATION... AT 500 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
FAY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 82.2 WEST OR
ABOUT 90 MILES NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO.

FAY IS MOVING SLOWLY BUT STEADILY WEST AT ABOUT 6 MPH AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT...BRINGING THE
CENTER OF FAY NEAR OR ALONG THE COAST OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH AND GRADUAL WEAKENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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SOUTHERN BREVARD-COASTAL VOLUSIA-NORTHERN BREVARD-
552 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY FINALLY BEGAN TO MOVE STEADILY
WEST OVERNIGHT...ALBEIT SLOWLY. AS FAY CONTINUES TOWARD THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND AWAY FROM EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY...HIGHT WIND
GUSTS AND STEADY RAINS WILL GRADUALLY LESSEN. HOWEVER...THE THREAT
FOR ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS STILL HIGH AS MOST AREAS REMAIN SATURATED
FROM RECORD RAINFALL EARLIER THIS WEEK.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE
FOLLOWING COASTAL COUNTIES...BREVARD...AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES.

...INLAND FLOODING...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED STORMS WILL REDEVELOP
TODAY WITHIN THE LINGERING TROPICAL AIRMASS ON THE SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN PERIPHERY OF FAYS CIRCULATION. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE
AGAIN EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON AS RAIN BANDS FORM OVER
THE GULF AND WESTERN PENINSULA AND MOVE QUICKLY NORTHEAST. WHILE
LONG LASTING HEAVY RAINFALL IS NOT AS LIKELY AS RECENT DAYS...
SEVERAL PERIODS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED...WHICH MAY
LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOOD CONCERNS ACROSS AREAS SATURATED EARLIER
THIS WEEK.

AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TODAY...HOWEVER COVERAGE
OF THESE HIGH TOTALS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD. ALTHOUGH
FAY IS MOVING AWAY...REMAIN ALERT AND READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF ADDITIONAL
FLOODING BECOMES IMMINENT. BE PREPARED FOR SOME LOCAL FLOODING...
INCLUDING STANDING WATER ON ROADWAYS... OVERFLOWING RETENTION
PONDS...AND POSSIBLE REDEVELOPMENT OR WORSENING OF HIGH WATER
IMPACTS WITHIN SOME AREAS WHICH WERE INUNDATED OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS.

...WINDS...
WINDS WILL BE NOTICEABLY LESS TODAY COMPARED TO RECENT DAYS.
HOWEVER...A FEW GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 45 MPH WILL STILL OCCUR IN
SQUALLS FROM OSCEOLA AND BREVARD COUNTIES NORTHWARD...ESPECIALLY
EARLY TODAY. TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED
LATER THIS MORNING AS FAY CONTINUES TO EXIT THE REGION.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN MELBOURNE AROUND NOON...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

FOR A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THIS HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT...SEE
THE MELBOURNE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV
AND THEN CLICK ON EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

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COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
552 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...
TROPICAL STORM FAY IS NOW WELL INLAND NEAR GAINESVILLE AND MOVING
TOWARD THE GULF COAST. WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY
IMPROVE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING WILL
LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER THIS MORNING...HOWEVER SMALL CRAFT
ADVISORY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF TODAY.

...LOCAL MARINE IMPACTS...
ALTHOUGH FAY CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE ATLANTIC WATERS...
RAINBANDS AND OCCASIONAL SQUALLS WILL PERSIST TODAY BUT WITH A
GRADUAL LESSENING OF COVERAGE AND INTENSITY. GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS AND
SEAS UP TO 10 FEET WELL OFFSHORE ARE EXPECTED EARLY TODAY...
ESPECIALLY OFFSHORE THE VOLUSIA COUNTY COAST. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE.

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INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-OSCEOLA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-
552 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2008

...TROPICAL STORM WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING...

...NEW INFORMATION...
THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY FINALLY BEGAN TO MOVE STEADILY
WEST OVERNIGHT...ALBEIT SLOWLY. AS FAY CONTINUES TOWARD THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE AND AWAY FROM EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA TODAY...HIGH WIND
GUSTS AND STEADY RAINS WILL GRADUALLY LESSEN. HOWEVER...THE THREAT FOR
ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS STILL HIGH AS MOST AREAS REMAIN SATURATED
FROM RECORD RAINFALL EARLIER THIS WEEK.

...AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE
FOLLOWING INLAND COUNTIES...LAKE...ORANGE...SEMINOLE...OSCEOLA...AND
INTERIOR VOLUSIA.

...INLAND FLOODING...
AT 530 AM EDT...WEATHER RADAR INDICATED RAINBANDS ROTATING AROUND
THE CIRCULATION CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FAY...BRINGING HEAVY
RAINS BACK INTO LAKE...SEMINOLE...ORANGE AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES.
RAINFALL RATES UP TO AN INCH AN HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH 8
AM...LIKELY LEADING TO SOME ADDITIONAL FLOODING.

LATER TODAY...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED STORMS WILL
REDEVELOP WITHIN THE LINGERING TROPICAL AIRMASS ON THE SOUTHERN
AND EASTERN PERIPHERY OF FAYS CIRCULATION. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN
ARE AGAIN EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON AS RAIN BANDS FORM
OVER THE GULF AND WESTERN PENINSULA AND MOVE QUICKLY NORTHEAST.
WHILE LONG LASTING HEAVY RAINFALL IS NOT AS LIKELY AS RECENT
DAYS...SEVERAL PERIODS OF TORRENTIAL RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED...WHICH
MAY LEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOOD CONCERNS ACROSS AREAS SATURATED
EARLIER THIS WEEK.

AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES IS POSSIBLE TODAY...HOWEVER COVERAGE
OF THESE HIGH TOTALS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD. ALTHOUGH
FAY IS MOVING AWAY...REMAIN ALERT AND READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF ADDITIONAL
FLOODING BECOMES IMMINENT. BE PREPARED FOR SOME LOCAL FLOODING...
INCLUDING STANDING WATER ON ROADWAYS... OVERFLOWING RETENTION
PONDS...AND POSSIBLE REDEVELOPMENT OR WORSENING OF HIGH WATER
IMPACTS WITHIN SOME AREAS WHICH WERE INUNDATED OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS.

ON THE SAINT JOHNS RIVER...RUN OFF FROM HEAVY RAIN THURSDAY WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING AT ASTOR. THE RIVER STAGE EARLY THIS
MORNING WAS AT THE FLOOD STAGE OF 2.8 FEET...AND IS FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TO SLOWLY RISE...REACHING 3.1 FEET BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK. IF ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT RAIN AMOUNTS OCCUR TODAY...THE
RIVER MAY RISE A LITTLE HIGHER THAN CURRENTLY INDICATED. ALL INTERESTS
ALONG THE ST. JOHNS RIVER NEAR ASTOR SHOULD PREPARE FOR MINOR
FLOODING.

ON THE SAINT JOHNS AT DELAND AND LAKE HARNEY...THE RIVER IS
FORECAST TO APPROACH OR REACH ACTION STAGE WITHIN A FEW DAYS.
NEARBY RESIDENTS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST RIVER LEVELS AND
FORECASTS...THROUGH THIS WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY IF ADDITIONAL HEAVY
RAINS FALL TODAY.

...WINDS...
WINDS WILL BE NOTICEABLY LESS TODAY COMPARED TO RECENT DAYS.
HOWEVER...A FEW GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 45 MPH WILL STILL OCCUR IN
SQUALLS FROM OSCEOLA AND BREVARD COUNTIES NORTHWARD...ESPECIALLY
EARLY TODAY. TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED
LATER THIS MORNING AS FAY CONTINUES TO EXIT THE REGION.

...NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN MELBOURNE AROUND NOON...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

FOR A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THIS HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT...SEE
THE MELBOURNE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV
AND THEN CLICK ON EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.


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