Local Update

Previous models have had Alberto to the west of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area, which would have meant significant rainfall, coastal flooding, wind concerns, and isolated tornadoes.  Two things have happened.  First, while the center of circulation has started to “wrap” it has drawn in dry air, which impedes development.  Second, Alberto has stayed farther east than initially expected, over lower SST’s (sea surface temperature) and thus, the estimated landfall is between Pensacola and Panama City.

For Gulf Shores, currently, we will be looking at a couple of windy days with patchy strong rain, but currently no real threat other than the very real life-threatening issue of rip currents.

Coastal Impact – Alberto

Tropical Storm Alberto is moving slowly into the Gulf of Mexico.  Our most recent model runs have Alberto entering the GoM on Saturday and experiencing less shear.  The system could and probably will become more organized over the open waters of the gulf.   We expect Tropical Storm warnings to be issued by Saturday evening, and possibly a Hurricane Watch for our coastal region.

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Named Storm Alberto – 2018

Named Storm Alberto – 2018

Alberto formed in the far western Caribbean from an upper level tropical low pressure area. This storm will be affecting coastal AND inland areas of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana over the next few days, as well as inland areas of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

This is a slow moving storm system, so critical amounts of rainfall can be expected, producing lowlands flooding. Gusty winds can also be expected, causing tree damage and power outages in places. Some tornadoes may also be triggered by this storm.

Please monitor this situation carefully in local media and NOAA advisories. Use the link below for the NWS interactive map. Click on any area of interest for up to date watches, warnings and advisories. Take care and be safe.

https://www.weather.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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Special Weather Statement – Gulf Coast: Florida to Louisiana, May 24 to 30, 2018

Special Weather Advisory for Gulf Coast State residents – southwestern Florida to the Louisiana – Texas border. May 24 through at least May 30.

A wide area of heavy precipitation stemming from a tropical low pressure area, as well as a low pressure area forming near the Texas-Oklahoma border, will be affecting Gulf Coast States from southwestern Florida to the Louisiana – Texas border over the next several days. Rain amounts in some coastal locations could exceed 12 inches with up to 8 inches inland. Please monitor local media as well as your local National Weather Service Office for up to the minute details, advisories, watches and warnings. Use the interactive weather map in the link below by clicking on any area of interest for details. Take care and Be Safe.

https://www.weather.gov/

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“These are not official advisories. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here.”

http://gulfstorm.net

Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama

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