Scott Crown wrote: »
I fished Friday. A couple of things I can tell you. I always check weather. At 7:00 am I looked at the radar. The storm was at the Florida/Alabama border. Both the weather channel and NOAA had it getting here around 8 pm. I figured it would be more like 6 if it were moving at 35 mph. I loaded up and headed over knowing I would be off the water by 3. Stopped and picked my buddy up and as we got closer to the water I noticed how dark it was ahead of us. I looked at the radar again and it was about to hit Steinhatchee. We decided to stop and have a sit down breakfast and see what was going to happen. At 9:00 it hit us. We were in side. This storm covered roughly 250 miles in just under 2 hours. We waited for it to go by and went fishing. Turned out to be a nice day once it passed. Both the weather channel and NOAA missed the boat on how fast this storm was moving. Prayers to the family's that are having to deal with this.
IndianLagoon wrote: »
:huh This is the radar at 2:55 AM EDT at the Alabama/Florida line.
The storm was moving about 35 mph, not 125... that'd be impressive, though. The NWS issued several Marine Warnings well ahead of its advance, including one at 8:42 AM EDT:
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
842 AM EDT FRI MAY 20 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A
* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM...
COASTAL WATERS FROM OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO 20
COASTAL WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM...
WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM...
* UNTIL 1045 AM EDT
* AT 842 AM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM ST. MARKS TO 38 NM SOUTH OF S TOWER...MOVING EAST AT
HAZARD...WIND GUSTS TO 40 KNOTS.
IMPACT...SMALL CRAFT COULD BE DAMAGED IN BRIEFLY HIGHER WINDS AND
SUDDENLY HIGHER WAVES.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ST. MARKS...HORSESHOE BEACH...BUCKEYE REEF...MARKER 24 BARGE...V TOWER
AND K TOWER.
MOVE TO SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AS GUSTY WINDS AND HIGH WAVES ARE
Scott Crown wrote: »
The pics of the radar you put up have the storm moving from the Alabama/Florida line to just east of Panama City, roughly 120 mile, in 4 hours. From 3 am to 7 am. That is roughly 30 miles an hour. The Storm them went from just east of Panama City at 7 am to Horseshoe Beach, at 8:30 am. That is roughly 170 miles in an hour and a half. That is moving at 113 miles an hour. I looked at the weather channels loop somewhere between 6:30 and 7. So say 6:45. What I saw, from The 5:45 to 6:45 loop was a storm moving at 30 to 35 mph. Not a storm moving at over 100 mph.
navigator2 wrote: »
I am trying to remember now..........who remembers the really BAD weather during the height of the scallop season back around 1995 or 96 in the Big Bend area?
Top Contender wrote: »
If you're on the water long enough, something will happen. It's how well prepared you are and how you react to the situation that means the difference between a story you tell vs. a news story.
Jay G wrote: »
I just bought a ACR 2831 GlobalFix V4 GPS Cat 2 EPIRB from iMarine for $371.36. This was just a few weeks ago, it was the best price I could find at the time for that model.