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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 8:22 PM EST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Suwannee River at Branford (us 27).
* From Saturday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Thursday the stage was 23.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Forecast: rise above flood stage by Saturday evening and continue
to rise to near 28.9 feet by Thursday evening.
* Impact: at 29.0 feet: Suwannee Cove Road in Suwannee County begins
to flood, restricting access to homes near the river. In Lafayette
County, access is restricted to homes along se River Drive.


Lat... Lon 3000 8294 2989 8285 2982 8287 2982 8296 2987 8293 2997 8299




822 PM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Suwannee River at Luraville (sr 51).
* From Saturday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:15 PM Thursday the stage was 33.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Forecast: rise above flood stage by Saturday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 40.4 feet by Thursday evening.
* Impact: at 40.0 feet: flooding extends through wooded areas on the
Suwannee County side of the river along sr-51. In Lafayette County,
NW Savannah Road floods.


Lat... Lon 3013 8319 3012 8307 3000 8294 2997 8299 3006 8310 3008 8323





811 PM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Santa Fe River at Hildreth on U.S. 129 bridge.
* From Saturday morning until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 5:45 PM Thursday the stage was 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 23.4 feet by Thursday evening. Additional rises are
possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet... houses in Three Rivers Estates begin to
flood.
* Impact... at 19.0 feet... campgrounds at Sandy Point begin to flood.
* Impact... at 18.0 feet... low lying roads along the river begin to
flood.






               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Santa Fe
Hildreth on 20 19.0 Thu 06 PM 19.3 20.0 20.6 21.3 21.9



Lat... Lon 2990 8283 2990 8285 2989 8287 2989 8288 2992 8288 2993 8283






811 PM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Thursday the stage was 19.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 23.9 feet by
Thursday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet... homes are inaccessible along River Run Road
in Suwannee County west of 33rd Road.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... River Run Road at 29th loop floods in
Suwannee County. Santa Fe Road in Columbia County is inaccessible.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... homes are surrounded on River Run Road in
Suwannee County. Structures flood along Santa Fe Road west of Idaho
parkway in Columbia County.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet... access to homes on Santa Fe Road below SW
Riverside Avenue becomes restricted in Columbia. Flooding begins on
Santa Fe and Wilson Springs Road.
* Impact... at 19.8 feet... waters begins to affect homes in the
Hollingsworth Bluff area at State Route 47.
* Impact... at 19.0 feet... water begins to enter backyards of
residences along the ichetucknee river.
* Impact... at 18.8 feet... Florida fish and wildlife commission expands
the no wake zone restriction further upstream on the Santa Fe River
from the unnamed island 1.5 miles downstream on the wilson's Spring
boat ramp to one-half mile upstream of the State Road 47 bridge.
* Impact... at 18.0 feet... water begins to flood River Run Road in
Suwannee County.
* Impact... at 17.0 feet... water begins to enter backyards of
residences on Santa Fe Road in Columbia County and on River Run
Road in Suwannee County.
* Impact... at 16.2 feet... Florida fish and wildlife commission begins
enforcement of a no wake zone on the Santa Fe River from the
unnamed island 1.5 miles downstream of the wilson's Spring boat
ramp to the confluence with the Suwannee River and on the
ichetucknee river upstream to the US 27 bridge.
* Impact... at 16.0 feet... lowland flooding begins on SW Santa Fe drive
south of Santa Fe Road in Columbia County.





               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Santa Fe
three river 17 19.2 Thu 07 PM 19.5 20.2 20.9 21.6 22.2



Lat... Lon 2990 8278 2992 8280 2990 8283 2993 8283 2996 8279 2993 8276






807 PM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Suwannee River at Suwannee Springs.
* From Monday morning until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 6:15 PM Thursday the stage was 58.7 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 65.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late Monday morning and
continue to rise to near 67.0 feet by Tuesday evening. Additional
rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 67.0 feet... evacuation of some homes begins.
* Impact... at 65.0 feet... low lying roads along the river will be
flooded and may be closed.
* Impact... at 61.0 feet... low lying roads along the river may begin to
flood (including SW 79th terrace). All public boats ramps will be
closed.






               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Suwannee - upper
Suwannee sp 65 58.7 Thu 06 PM 59.5 61.1 62.8 64.7 66.5



Lat... Lon 3044 8315 3046 8305 3039 8288 3036 8290 3042 8306 3041 8312






807 PM EST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Suwannee River at White Springs.
* From late Friday night until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 6:30 PM Thursday the stage was 72.8 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 76.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Saturday morning and
continue to rise to near 79.7 feet by early Monday morning.
* Impact... at 79.0 feet... water begins to enter homes and secondary
roads become flooded.
* Impact... at 72.0 feet... low lying roads along the river may begin to
flood. All public boat ramps will be closed.





               Fld observed 7am EST / 8am EDT forecast
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Suwannee - upper
white Sprin 76 72.8 Thu 06 PM 73.9 76.7 79.2 79.5 78.0



Lat... Lon 3039 8288 3034 8275 3035 8269 3032 8268 3031 8277 3036 8290






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:16 PM EST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through late
Friday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Florida and southeast Georgia, including the
following areas, in Florida, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay,
coastal Duval, coastal Nassau, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
inland Duval, inland Nassau, Suwannee, and Union. In southeast
Georgia, Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch,
coastal Camden, coastal Glynn, Coffee, Echols, inland Camden,
inland Glynn, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne.

* From late tonight through late Friday night

* widespread rainfall of 2 to 3 inches is expected late tonight
through Friday night with localized amounts of 3 to 5 inches
possible. Flooding is possible with some of the heavier amounts
given that soils are primed for runoff due to recent heavy
rainfall.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:16 PM EST Dec. 13, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through late
Friday night...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Florida and southeast Georgia, including the
following areas, in Florida, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay,
coastal Duval, coastal Nassau, Columbia, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
inland Duval, inland Nassau, Suwannee, and Union. In southeast
Georgia, Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch,
coastal Camden, coastal Glynn, Coffee, Echols, inland Camden,
inland Glynn, Jeff Davis, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne.

* From late tonight through late Friday night

* widespread rainfall of 2 to 3 inches is expected late tonight
through Friday night with localized amounts of 3 to 5 inches
possible. Flooding is possible with some of the heavier amounts
given that soils are primed for runoff due to recent heavy
rainfall.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.