FORT PICKENS (WEAR) Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area to all public use due to predicted winds and high surf, effective Tuesday, November 24 at 5:00 pm.
The sand dunes between the Fort Pickens Road and the Gulf of Mexico have been eroded due to recent weather events.
via Weather closes Fort Pickens over the weekend – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - With temperatures expected to drop below freezing Sunday, it may be time to think about what damage the cold can do to your home so you can protect it.
Employees at the Home Depot in Daphne put out these faucet covers Saturday, after seeing how low temperatures were going to drop Sunday. Jim Wehrle, who works in the plumbing department there, says there are many ways to shield your pipes from the cold. Even for just one night, he says it’s better to be safe, than sorry. He also says once pipes are frozen, there is nothing you can do.
via Temperatures drop overnight, protect your home from the freeze – FOX10 News | WALA.
It’s going to be freezing later this weekend in north and central Alabama, and just plain cold farther south.
A freeze warning has been issued for several north-central Alabama counties overnight, and more widespread warnings will go into effect tomorrow night.
via Freeze warnings and watches issued for Alabama | AL.com.
Fort Pickens Road will reopen Saturday.Storms closed the park down, earlier in the week.Park Superintendent, Dan Brown, says damage to Fort Pickens Road was limited, but he is urging drivers to still use caution.
via Ft. Pickens Road reopens Saturday – WEAR – Pensacola Featured – ABC.
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens area to all public use due to predicted winds and high surf, effective Monday at 5 p.m. All visitors and campers currently at Fort Pickens will be asked to leave and return to the mainland areas by 5 p.m. today. The Fort Pickens area will remain closed until further notice. Visitors may call the Fort Pickens Road hotline to get daily updates 850-934-2656, check their Facebook page www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, or check their website alerts at: www.nps.gov/guis.
via Fort Pickens closes due to predicted weather.
Fall has been put on hold temporarily.
Temperatures across Alabama were in the 60s and 70s early Thursday morning — typically the coldest part of the day — and a balmy day was expected across the state even though the calendar says it’s mid-fall.
via What season is this? One last taste of summer before fall returns to Alabama | AL.com.
With the fall harvest upon us, some farmers in Baldwin County have been working overtime to get their crops harvested. That’s because heavy rains the last couple of weekends have made it difficult to get into the fields.
Many farmers like John Bitto of Bitto Farms in Elberta will spend the next few days doing things besides working crops. That’s because fields are too wet to work. The problem started a week ago when remnants of Hurricane Patricia impacted Baldwin County, bringing with it strong winds and lots of rain. Bitto has more than 400 acres planted in peanuts, 160 acres at a field in Elberta. He was lucky. By midweek, the field had dried enough to turn his peanuts before they got hit with more rain.
via Heavy rains put some Baldwin County crops at risk – FOX10 News | WALA.
With rough conditions during the first 24 hours of the 2015 Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana race, four boats have “retired,” stated a Pensacola Yacht Club press release.
The homemade catamaran Surf Rider and the Island Packet 27 Island Sun returned to Pensacola Bay Saturday afternoon. Makani U’l, a Beneteau 40, suffered damage to her jib halyard and roller-furler system and is headed to St. Petersburg for repairs. Midnight Sun II, a Hunter 42, was dismasted at midnight and motored back to Pensacola Yacht Club by 8:30 a.m, said the release.
via Four yachts retire from Pensacola race.
Four days after heavy surf and strong winds and crews on Fort Pickens Road still have a lot of work to do.
Mountains of sand have shut down a four to five mile stretch of Fort Pickens Road. Crews have been working non-stop to clear the road, but it wasn’t just sand they had to move.
via Fort Battles Storm Issues in Pensacola.
The City of Gulf Shores has dealt with a bit of storm damage Monday, October 26, as high winds, rough surf, and rain pounded the area.
At Gulf State Park, sections of the park’s pier were taken out by strong waves.
via Gulf Shores deals with storm struggles – FOX10 News | WALA.
We have an update to a story we first told you about Monday, October 26, on Fox Ten News and fox10tv.com.
The Gulf State Park Pier in Baldwin County remains closed Tuesday night while crews make repairs to the pier after strong surf Monday.
Outside the gate Tuesday morning, you could see some of the damage caused by rough surf.
But, video taken by staff members showed the true fury of Monday’s weather.
via Repairs to Gulf State Park Pier to take about a week – FOX10 News | WALA.
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Rough surf and life-threatening rip currents are serious concerns at beaches in the Florida panhandle following Monday’s storm, but weather conditions are slowly improving.On Tuesday, we saw peeks of sunshine and less rain. The coastal flooding and beach erosion threats are also fading.
via Beach Weather Improving.
It’s the sound that gets your attention first, the roar of wind pushing massive waves toward shore.
10 to 12-foot giants, rolling in and then crashing into Gulf State Park Pier before pushing their way almost to the dune line.
“The waves are really coming in and there is a really good current under there,” says Bernadette Morrall from Gulf Shores, “so you have to watch out.”
via Giant Waves at Gulf State Park Pier.
GULF SHORES, AL- Monday will go down as one of the worst beach days of the year.
The low pressure system pushing across the Gulf Coast brought heavy downpours, tropical storm force gusts, dangerous rip currents, rough surf, coastal flooding and minor beach erosion in Gulf Shores.
via Bad Beach Day.
Heavy rains are causing flooding in southwest Alabama as remnants of Hurricane Patricia move across the northern Gulf Coast.
Police warned drivers to stay off flooded roads south of Mobile on Monday, particularly around the parkway leading to Dauphin Island.
Flooding also was reported on the causeway linking Mobile and Spanish Fort across Mobile Bay and in southern Mobile County around Coden, a hub for boat building and seafood.
via SLIDESHOW: Remnants of ‘Patricia’ Causes Flooding on Gulf Coast.
The remnants of Hurricane Patricia could be felt at Alabama’s two beaches on Monday morning. There was spotty flooding along Highway 59 in Baldwin County, but Patricia packed a bigger punch further south along Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf shores, Ala.
via Remnants of Hurricane Patricia brings strong winds, rough surf at Gulf Shores | AL.com.
Hurricane Patricia’s remnants did a number on the Alabama Gulf Coast Monday.
Part of Gulf State Park’s pier broke up as a result of harsh waves, some five feet taller than normal.
Experts told AL.com that piers are designed to have some give in the case of situations like Monday to prevent further damage.
The pier will be inspected before it is fully reopened.
via See huge waves in Gulf Shores thanks to Hurricane Patricia remnants | AL.com.
ORANGE BEACH, AL – Beach Safety Director Melvin Shepard says while he’s not currently recommending closing the Gulf to swimmers he and other safety officials are prepared to do so if conditions warrant.
“Right now with the wind and rain, we’re staying with the red flags,” he said. “If he weather breaks, the rain stops and people start heading to the beaches, we’ll reevaluate and if necessary post double red flags.”
via Orange Beach flying red beach flags, closely monitoring surf conditions – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.
Eastbound Interstate 10 at the Battleship Parkway exit is flooded due to rain and high winds we’re experiencing in our area. Local 15′s Darwin Singleton traveled to that area, and showed us the seawall being bombarded with water due to those winds.
via 650AM: Causeway Seawall Bombarded with Water Due to Winds – WPMI – LOCAL 15.
Mikal and Heather Roberts tied the knot Sunday, October 25 at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, but they got an unexpected wedding guest.
via Bad weather doesn’t stop beach wedding – WEAR – Pensacola Featured – ABC.
Baldwin County Public Schools and Mobile County Public Schools are in session. Both systems posted to social media sites last night and this morning.
via Baldwin and Mobile County Schools in Session Today.
On a balmy Saturday afternoon fishing on Dog River, the fish are supposed to be the only thing on your mind.
However, folks casting out near the Dog River Bridge are worried about catching something else; Vibrio vulnificus.
via Fishermen Taking Precautions After Vibrio Diagnosis in Dog River.
Monday morning, the Alabama Gulf Coast woke up to heavy rain, wind, power outages and more. Here’s what we know.
via Windy Mobile forecast: Road closures, power outages, excused absences and more | AL.com.
Alabama has been lucky enough to avoid a major tornado outbreak in 2015.
But there is no such thing as an “off season” when it comes to severe weather here.
In fact, Alabama is about to enter its secondary severe weather season, which typically begins in November and lasts into December.
via Alabama on verge of its secondary severe weather season | AL.com.
Leaf peeping? Is that when you pull up the fig leaf in the bathroom at Manci’s?Ohhh, you mean driving around looking at leaves in the fall. Well, we don’t know much about that down here in and around Mobile, but we do have our own signs that fall is upon us.
via 15 ways to tell it’s fall in Coastal Alabama | AL.com.
It’s going to be a cooler and wetter winter for the Gulf Coast, Florida, and Southeast. That’s according to a report from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
via A cooler and wetter winter expected for the Gulf Coast – WEAR – Pensacola Top Stories – ABC.
In the last 24 hours, News 5 has received many calls and messages pertaining to a distinct smell near Pascagoula and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Now Chevron has confirmed that the smell is “gasoline odors.”
In a statement sent to News 5 on Tuesday, Chevron said that a storage tank roof on the Chevron Gas Refinery in Pascagoula flooded, releasing the smell outdoors.
No one was injured and there is no danger to the community, they said.
via “What’s That Smell?” It’s Chevron Gas Released Due to Flooding.
A tropical disturbance that brought record rainfall as well as flooding to parts of the Gulf Coast moved inland Tuesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said.
via Tropical wave in Gulf moves inland; will there be new storm soon? | AL.com.
Mobile may be the rainiest city in the country, but it wasn’t prepared for 5-9 inches of rain in a short period of time Sunday night. The sudden deluge caused blocked roadways throughout Mobile, flooded and stalled cars and even a sinkhole at the University of South Alabama to expand.
via Mobile flooding: Forecast, damage, cancellations and a sinkhole | AL.com.
There’s an elevated risk of flooding through Tuesday thanks to a low pressure system, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rains are headed for southeast Mississippi, southern Alabama and all of the northwest Florida panhandle.
via Flooding a possibility through Tuesday for much of southern Alabama | AL.com.