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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Light Drizzle
  • Wind: East 7 mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 30.31 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Panama City, Florida

Updated: 9:00 AM CST on November 22, 2014

High rip current risk in effect through late Sunday night...
  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the SSW after midnight. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 1.2 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 77F. Windy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 72F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Coastal Hazard Statement  Statement as of 3:23 am CST on November 22, 2014/


... High rip current risk in effect from 1 PM EST /noon CST/ this
afternoon through late Sunday night...

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a high rip
current risk... which is in effect from 1 PM EST /noon CST/ this
afternoon through late Sunday night.

* Impacts... strong and frequent rip currents are expected to
develop through the weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are powerful
channels of water flowing quickly away from shore... which occur
most often at low spots or breaks in The Sandbar and in the
vicinity of structures such as groins... jetties and piers. Heed
the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol. Pay attention to
flags and posted signs. If you become caught in a rip current...
do not panic. Remain calm and begin to swim parallel to shore.
Once you are away from the force of the rip current... begin to
swim back to the beach. Do not attempt to swim directly against a
rip current. Even a strong swimmer can become exhausted quickly.



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Personal Weather Stations

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Location: The Cove, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Millville, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:10 AM CST

Temperature: 61.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: King's Harbor, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ENE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Barnes in Mowat Highlands, Lynn Haven, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: No Worries Condos, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NE at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Lagoon @ Oakbrook Ln, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 62.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Parker Bayfront, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: SSW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bayside West Bay, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 10:10 AM CST

Temperature: 62.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Grand Lagoon, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 10:06 AM CST

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: East at 14.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Callaway, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:08 AM CST

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: ESE at 8.6 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Oakwood Court, Panama City Beach, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NNE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Michigan Ave, Lynn Have, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 62.3 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Southport, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: East at 9.2 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: White Western Lake, Southport, FL

Updated: 10:11 AM CST

Temperature: 64.4 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: SSE at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sand Hills, Panama City, FL

Updated: 10:04 AM CST

Temperature: 67.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: East at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Greenhead, Chipley, FL

Updated: 10:00 AM CST

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: NNE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Tallahassee Florida 
1033 am EST Sat Nov 22 2014 


..severe thunderstorms expected on Sunday... 


Near term [through today]... 


With a 1036 mb high pressure ridge parked over eastern NC late 
this morning, the effects of isentropic lift are already beginning 
to take shape rapidly across the County Warning Area. VFR level cigs are forming 
and advecting northward very quickly, with light rain already 
beginning to develop over much of Apalachee Bay. While today's 
rainfall should be light, pops will be fairly high nonetheless, 
especially across the Florida Big Bend where by 21 UTC, they are 
expected to range from 50 percent near the Apalachicola River to 
near 80 percent over Dixie County in the Southeast Florida Big Bend. For those 
planning outdoor activities in Leon County, rain chances should be 
in the likely category (pops in the upper 50s to middle 60s). 


&& 


Prev discussion [455 am est]... 


Short term [tonight through sunday]... 


Confidence has increased in a severe weather event for our 
forecast area on Sunday - particularly over the western half of 
our forecast area (southeast Alabama and the western Florida 
panhandle). The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted those 
areas in an "enhanced risk" of severe weather on their latest 
day 2 convective outlook. 


Prior to the severe weather risk, we should have a round of rain 
(and some embedded, elevated storms). This will occur primarily 
from late this afternoon, as discussed above, into tonight and 
will be forced by low-level warm air advection and isentropic ascent to the north 
of the surface warm front over the Gulf. There is not much 
instability, even for elevated parcels, so the sensible weather 
was worded more for a steady rain with the possibility of isolated 
storms. We are forecasting an areal average of around 1" of quantitative precipitation forecast 
overnight, although some locally higher totals are possible. 


There is fairly good model consensus on clearing much of this rain 
north of our area quickly between 12z and 15z Sunday as the 
surface warm front surges inland in response to rapid deepening of 
the surface low in the mid Mississippi River valley. Some of the 
global models generate some convection near the coast in the 
morning, but we are leaning towards a brief clearing at this point 
given that the strongest low-level forcing will be displaced 
north, with mid-upper level forcing yet to arrive from the west. 


The potent shortwave / pv anomaly referenced in the near term 
discussion will eject quickly east-northeast from coastal Texas 
tonight, to central and northern Georgia by Sunday evening. Both 
global models and convection-allowing models indicate vigorous 
convection along this lobe of strong forcing, and the timing is 
relatively similar across the board. Therefore, we expect that 
there will be some sort of qlcs in progress near coastal Louisiana 
and into the northwest Gulf of Mexico by daybreak Sunday, and that should 
quickly translate east into our area by early afternoon. While 
some cams show a continuous line of storms, others indicate mixed 
modes of line segments and supercells. Given the strong forcing 
associated with the ejecting wave, we anticipate primarily linear 
modes, but some fore-running supercells, line mesovortices, or 
broken line segments will also be possible. Given the model 
consensus timing, the primary severe weather risk should be 
between about 18z Sunday and 03z Monday. 


Probabilistic guidance, as well as the Storm Prediction Center forecast, indicate the 
greatest threat of severe weather will be over the western half of 
our forecast area. The environment will be favorable for both 
damaging winds and tornadoes. Strong low-mid level wind fields are 
expected with 850mb winds around 50 knots and 700mb winds around 
60 knots. These should help facilitate fast storm motions, and 
downward momentum Transfer of some of the stronger winds supports 
the damaging wind threat. Meanwhile, by 18z Sunday an average of 
the NAM, GFS, and European model (ecmwf) show MLCAPE of 600 j/kg, 0-1km srh of 190, 
and 0-6km shear of 55 knots - certainly a favorable environment 
for supercell thunderstorms and a tornado risk. The threat of 
tornadoes would be higher if discrete cells can form. However, 
there will be a significant component of the 0-3km (low-mid level) 
shear vector normal to the expected line of storms - likely around 
40 knots or so. Such values tend to correspond to an increased 
risk of tornadoes and enhanced wind damage from qlcs mesovortices. 
To summarize: the primary threats will be damaging winds and 
tornadoes, and we think the severe weather could be a little more 
widespread and/or significant than a typical wintertime event. 




Long term [sunday night through Friday night]... 


Although the storms are likely to exit quickly Sunday evening, the 
synoptic cold front (and upper level longwave trough axis) will 
still be positioned well west of the area. This should allow for 
continued showers in the east/southeast parts of our forecast area 
through Tuesday. As the trough begins to push east on Tuesday 
night and Wednesday, a shortwave rounding the base of the trough 
could lead to coastal low development along the cold front off the 
southeast Atlantic coast. This may lead to one final round of rain 
over the area on Tuesday night and Wednesday before we finally dry 
out on Wednesday night. Cooler temperatures will arrive on Tuesday 
and should linger through the end of the work week. 




Aviation... 


[through 12z sunday] VFR conditions will prevail through the early 
afternoon hours, but as low level moisture continues to increase 
and a warm front begins to lift northward from the Gulf, ceilings 
are expected to lower to MVFR levels this afternoon from south to 
north with some showers beginning to stream northward from the 
Gulf, possibly affecting ecp, tlh, and vld before sunset. After 
sunset, rain is expected to overspread the area with ceilings 
continuing to lower to IFR. 




Marine... 


Buoy and offshore tower observations support the current Small 
Craft Advisory, and easterly winds of 20-25 knots are expected to 
persist through this evening over most of the coastal waters. The 
winds will begin to veer to the south late tonight and into 
Sunday, with 20-25 knots spreading all the way to the Apalachee 
Bay and Big Bend coastline. The majority of model guidance is 
indicating gale force gusts later tonight and on Sunday, with some 
models as high as 40 knots or so. Therefore, we have issued a Gale 
Warning for all but the far eastern legs beginning 06z tonight. 


The latest extratropical surge guidance, based on the 00z GFS 
winds (which seem reasonable), has reduced surge forecasts on 
Sunday morning in Apalachee Bay. Flooding is not expected, but 
water levels may be higher than usual following the early morning 
high tide. High surf is expected on Sunday, though, with our 
current forecast calling for 7 foot surf. A high surf advisory will 
likely be issued later today for our beaches. 




Fire weather... 


Rain will overspread the area from south to north starting late in 
the day today through Sunday with wet flags likely on Sunday. 




Hydrology... 


Storm total rainfall amounts Saturday through Tuesday will be on 
the order of 2 to 3 inches, with most of the rainfall coming over 
a 24 hour period from Saturday night into Sunday. Low river 
levels will likely prevent any river flooding even with these high 
totals. Some localized flooding will be possible in the more 
urbanized locations that receive higher rain totals over a short 
period of time, but the threat of flash flooding does not appear 
to be sufficiently high to warrant a Flash Flood Watch. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 


Tallahassee 70 61 74 63 77 / 70 90 70 40 40 
Panama City 67 64 74 66 73 / 50 90 70 30 20 
Dothan 67 58 73 61 74 / 30 90 90 20 20 
Albany 67 58 72 62 75 / 30 90 90 40 30 
Valdosta 69 60 75 63 76 / 50 90 90 40 50 
Cross City 72 64 77 64 76 / 80 90 80 40 50 
Apalachicola 70 65 74 67 75 / 70 90 60 30 30 


&& 


Tae watches/warnings/advisories... 


Florida...high rip current risk through late Sunday night for coastal Bay- 
coastal Franklin-coastal Gulf-south Walton. 


Georgia...none. 
Alabama...none. 
GM...Small Craft Advisory from 1 am to 7 PM EST Sunday for Apalachee 
Bay-coastal waters from Suwannee River to Keaton Beach Florida 
out 20 nm. 


Small Craft Advisory until 1 am EST Sunday for coastal waters 
from Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola Florida out to 20 nm- 
coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida out 20 nm- 
waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola Florida from 20 to 60 
nm-waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida from 20 to 60 nm. 


Gale Warning from 1 am to 7 PM EST Sunday for coastal waters 
from Ochlockonee River to Apalachicola Florida out to 20 nm- 
coastal waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida out 20 nm- 
waters from Suwannee River to Apalachicola Florida from 20 to 60 
nm-waters from Apalachicola to Destin Florida from 20 to 60 nm. 




&& 


$$ 


Near term...Gould 
short term...lamers 
long term...lamers 
aviation...dvd 
marine...lamers 
fire weather...dvd 
hydrology...lamers 



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