UPDATE – Weather Advisory – Hurricane (2) Sally

UPDATE – Weather Advisory – Hurricane (2) Sally

By | 2020-09-14T13:26:29-05:00 Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM|News|

As I mentioned yesterday, things can change with these storms.  The projected track has shifted eastward and forward motion slowed.  This could potentially bring worse conditions our way.  As some have observed, the water level in fact topped some docks this morning caused by surge of about 2 feet over already higher monthly tides occurring around 8:00 am.

Forecasts are now showing 50% chance of the minimum TS force winds of 39 mph very close to us.  I would also expect water levels at or above what we’ve seen today to occur during the next 2-3 tide cycles.  I urge everyone to prepare your docks to be breached to some degree, and secure any boats that are on lifts as much as you can. Also, items can be blown around by 35-40 mph winds, so check loose items as well.

Stay tuned to this website for any updates.  As I write this, the National Hurricane Center has just upgraded the storm to a Hurricane, and is projecting it to become a Category 2 before landfall near Gulfport, MS.  This could increase our wind forecasts, perhaps significantly. We must remain vigilant!  Thanks for reading.

Michael Williams

President

BP Canal and Waterfront Association

As I mentioned yesterday, things can change with these storms.  The projected track has shifted eastward and forward motion slowed.  This could potentially bring worse conditions our way.  As some have observed, the water level in fact topped some docks this morning caused by surge of about 2 feet over already higher monthly tides occurring around 8:00 am.

Forecasts are now showing 50% chance of the minimum TS force winds of 39 mph very close to us.  I would also expect water levels at or above what we’ve seen today to occur during the next 2-3 tide cycles.  I urge everyone to prepare your docks to be breached to some degree, and secure any boats that are on lifts as much as you can. Also, items can be blown around by 35-40 mph winds, so check loose items as well.

Stay tuned to this website for any updates.  As I write this, the National Hurricane Center has just upgraded the storm to a Hurricane, and is projecting it to become a Category 2 before landfall near Gulfport, MS.  This could increase our wind forecasts, perhaps significantly. We must remain vigilant!  Thanks for reading.

Michael Williams

President

BP Canal and Waterfront Association

Bay Point Community Association

4000 Marriott Dr C, Panama City, FL 32408

Phone: (850) 234-2727