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Old 09-01-2016, 01:49 AM   #15
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Here you go:

https://content.govdelivery.com/acco...letins/160dd02





STATE PARK CAMPGROUND EVACUATIONS AND PARK CLOSURES FOR TROPICAL STORM HERMINE

Media Advisory: Aug. 31, 2016

CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850.245.2112, DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us


STATE PARK CAMPGROUND EVACUATIONS AND PARK CLOSURES FOR TROPICAL STORM HERMINE


~Evacuation of state park campgrounds and park closures to ensure visitor safety~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces the evacuation of campgrounds and closure of state parks across Central and North Florida due to imminent weather conditions including strong winds and rain.
The following state park campgrounds have been closed in preparation for the storm:
  • Fanning Springs State Park, Fanning Springs (Levy County)
  • Lafayette Blue Spring State Park, Mayo (Suwannee County)
  • Manatee Springs State Park, Chiefland (Dixie County)
  • Ochlockonee River State Park, Sopchoppy (Wakulla County)
  • Torreya State Park, Bristol (Liberty County)
  • St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach (Bay County)
  • St. George Island State Park, Eastpoint (Franklin County)
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Port St. Joe (Gulf County)
The following state parks are closed until further notice:
  • Crystal River Archaeological State Park, Crystal River (Citrus County)
  • St. George Island State Park, Eastpoint (Franklin County)
Florida's State Park system is one of the largest in the country with 174 state parks, trails and historic sites covering nearly 800,000 acres. For more about Florida State Parks and closure updates, visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/.
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 – Nov. 30. For additional information about severe weather in Florida, and to Get A Plan, visit FloridaDisaster.org and FLGetAPlan.com. Follow the State Emergency Response Team on Twitter at @FLSERT and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT.
About Florida State Parks, Greenways and Trails

The Florida Park Service is the proud recipient of three National Gold Medals for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, making Florida America’s first three-time Gold Medal winner.
The awards were received in 1999, 2005 and 2013 from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Florida’s 174 state parks, trails and historic sites inspire residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that help strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With nearly 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,500 miles of multi-use trails, residents and visitors should plan to visit soon and often to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures. Download the Florida State Parks Pocket Ranger® mobile app, available on iTunes and Android Market, to plan your trip and enhance your experience. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:54 AM   #16
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And the floridastateparks.org link in the previous post is here:

https://www.floridastateparks.org/

with the current park-by-park advisories here:

https://www.floridastateparks.org/alert


Stay safe . . .



PS -- Re-posting Rocinante's Post #10 link to the National Hurricane Center's page for Hermine:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4...daynl#contents
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:29 AM   #17
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And this Accuweather.com moving radar will let you track the action almost live:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/flo...r-radar?play=1

You can Pause the action if Internet bandwidth is an issue.

Good luck all!

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Old 09-01-2016, 06:16 AM   #18
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Should be a minimal hurricane when it hits appalachicola tonight or tomorrow morning. Lots of rain, possible tornadoes, up to 60 plus winds on the coast. If you are on high ground inland in your AS, you should be okay. Here in Gainesville, we've seen little rain, no wind but are expecting some. Basically a nonissue here so far. Good luck to all who may be camping.mnmmn
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:54 AM   #19
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The storm surge map at the nhc site linked earlier is showing pretty significant risk from Appalachicola to Cedar Key.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/grap...ation#contents

High tide in that area of the Gulf, at the St. Marks River entrance, is 2:53 PM this afternoon, and again early tomorrow morning at 3:32 AM local time.

http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/noaatidep...tionid=8728130

Will check for tide information next, as there should be a nearby station which reports the actual water level, and has a graph available for a few days.

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Old 09-01-2016, 10:14 AM   #20
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National Data Buoy Center Station SHFPF! at Shell Point is here:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=shpf1

and the 5-day plot of recent winds and air pressure is here:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=EDT

This data tracks in real time with the actual time of the readings posted on the station's home page, however there is no tidal data even though the station photo looks like it once had a tide gauge IMO.

The nearest tide station I can find is near Tampa at Station FHPF1 at Fred Howard Park:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=fhpf1

and the Tide line item brings up this chart:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=EDT

Unfortunately the chart does not have the normal high and low tides for reference purpose, as do many NDBC station tide charts. Note that the highs and lows are all rising, however, and the next day or two should bring further further changes IMO.
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing. The storm surge map is concerning - if you're camped in or near those zones, it's definitely time to move to higher ground.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:31 AM   #22
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Station PCLF1 at Pensacola also has Tide information:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=pclf1

and the Water Level graph 1/2 way down the following page shows tides running about a foot above normal so far (red line):

http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sta...tml?id=8729840

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Old 09-01-2016, 10:40 AM   #23
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NDBC Buoy Station 42039, 115 nautical miles SSE of Pensacola is here:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42039

and the combined plot of wind speed, gusts and air pressure follows. This graph will show when the center of the storm passes nearby, as the 3 plot lines are now moving up quickly, and will drop quickly if/as the eye passes over/nearby:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=CDT

The wave height chart is taking off as well:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=CDT
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:46 AM   #24
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NDBC map of all stations in Gulf near this storm. You can click on each station to bring up info similar to that already posted:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Florida.shtml

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Old 09-01-2016, 01:52 PM   #25
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Looks like the worst may be over a little further south at NDBC Buoy Station 42003 208 NM west of Naples:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42003

as the winds might have just peaked with wind gusts up to 55 knots:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=CDT

and a wave height peak of just over 19' :

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=CDT

The map linked in Post #24 shows this Station 42003 clearly in the lower left corner near the Station Legend.
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Just become a hurricane, landfall about midnight, south of Tallahassee. Very light rain and calm here in Gainesville.
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The air pressure at Buoy 42039 just plummeted to 29.47 inches -- pretty low, and the wind gusts may have peaked at about 41 knots with sustained winds of 33 knots or so.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/show_plot.p...time_label=CDT

See Post #23 for more info. on this buoy.

If the air pressure rockets up soon, and the winds pick up again, it is possible that the eye may have passed close to this buoy, 115 NM SSE of Pensacola.
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This has been interesting, first hurricane to hit Florida in ten years. I remember 2006 I think, now that was a year.!
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