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AL WFO HUNTSVILLE Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 15:40:51-05

WFO HUNTSVILLE Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Huntsville AL

236 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY UNTIL

300 PM CST...

At 235 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near

Sand Rock, or 12 miles northwest of Centre, moving northeast at 75

mph.

Pea size hail and winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with

this storm.

Locations impacted include...

Fort Payne, Crossville, Valley Head, Hammondville, Mentone, Pine

Ridge, Lebanon, Dog Town, Collbran and Adamsburg.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Strong gusty winds will be capable of knocking down small tree limbs

along with other small unsecured items. Seek safe shelter until this

storm has passed.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.

Lightning can strike several miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a

safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.

LAT...LON 3448 8558 3444 8558 3437 8563 3436 8566

3426 8577 3426 8581 3424 8581 3424 8584

3420 8585 3420 8588 3428 8598 3469 8555

3453 8551

TIME...MOT...LOC 2035Z 224DEG 64KT 3428 8584

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY

AFTERNOON...

* WHERE...Gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.

* IMPACTS...Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected.

The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-

threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.

Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to

escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired,

float or tread water until out of the rip current.

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY

AFTERNOON...

* WHERE...Gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida.

* IMPACTS...Frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected.

The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-

threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.

Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to

escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired,

float or tread water until out of the rip current.

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