UPDATE – Weather Alert – TS Sally

UPDATE – Weather Alert – TS Sally

By | 2020-09-13T13:02:42-05:00 Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:01 PM|News|

Update on yesterday’s post concerning Tropical Storm Sally.

RIGHT NOW, as of the 10:00 am advisories, we will likely be spared a significant wind event.  All the models show the storm tracking well west of us.  The highest local wind forecast I have seen is for 20 mph.  Interestingly, this could be on and off through Wednesday.  We will also see quite a bit of rain, from the eastern portions of the storm as it tracks northwest towards Louisiana.

We should also be spared from the higher storm surges.  Having said that, we are experiencing the higher tide ranges at this point in the regular cycle, and the morning high tides could be added to by the southeast flow from the storm, so those of you with boats, need to double check your lines.  Also, some docks could be topped, so make sure you secure anything that could float away!

Again, the best defense is to stay informed, and check your weather sources.  These things can change, and do so rather rapidly on occasion.  I do not foresee the necessity of closing the canal AT THIS POINT, but will be closely monitoring until all threats have passed.  Thanks for your attention!

Michael Williams

President Bay Point Canal and Waterfront Association

Bay Point Community Association

4000 Marriott Dr C, Panama City, FL 32408

Phone: (850) 234-2727