Tropical Storm Karen

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  1. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    AT present time, TS Karen is forecast to come ashore as a tropical storm Saturday. If forecasts hold we will get a lot of rain.


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    summary of 700 PM CDT...

    a Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
    * Grand Isle Louisiana to west of Destin Florida


    a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
    * Destin to Indian Pass Florida

    A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
    possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.
     
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    librarian Beach Lover

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    I know it sounds crazy but I really need to chill - I know swimming and even biking are probably out but if I come in late Friday afternoon from southwest ga and return early monad afternoon will the trip be dangerous?
    STay in Seacrest between rosemary and Alys.

    I've been down during a tropical storm or 2 but my concern is driving in one- or having to evacuate.
     
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    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Each storm is unique and it is hard to know what to expect. At this time the track is over Pensacola / Gulf Shores but it is still early ... if the storm passes to the west of us we will get plenty of rain. Some storms have blanket rain, and some have defined bands. If we're in band we get trained. In between bands and it's relatively dry.


    The official notice:

    What to Expect Regarding Traffic Conditions
    • Heavy rain may quickly flood low-lying areas including roads and bridges. Standing water creates a serious road hazard, even when only a portion of the roadway is flooded.
    • Dangerous road conditions can be reported to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (850) 892.8111.
    • Any closures will be announced as they occur.
    • Bridges will be closed at the onset of sustained tropical storm force winds, or 40 MPH.
     
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    librarian Beach Lover

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    I appreciate the information. I'm still on the fence but regardless I'll be prepared, I know the route and I've dealt with bad weather before.
    Good luck to everyone (and hope the roads don't wash out).
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Looks like the surfs up! :eek:
     
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    Yes the water is high. A little breezy. Sky is beautiful.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    The surfers have had a fun time this afternoon.
     
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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Couldn't be a more beautiful fall morning here in SoWal!
     

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