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April 4, 2017

Severe weather potential tonight through Wednesday 

Another powerful low pressure system will bring strong to severe storms to the area late tonight into Wednesday. The atmosphere will likely be very unstable and all modes of severe weather are possible.

  • WHAT? - Isolated to scattered severe storms are expected to develop late tonight with scattered to numerous severe storms on Wednesday. The severe storms will be capable of damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, large hail, and isolated tornadoes. See the below graphics depicting the severe weather risk areas late tonight into Wednesday. The storms will be capable of locally heavy rainfall roughly along and east of I-65. An Enhanced Flood Risk exists mainly for the western Florida panhandle and Baldwin county where rainfall amounts up to 1.5 inches with locally higher amounts are expected, and heavy rainfall recently occurred on Monday. A Limited Risk of Flooding is otherwise in effect for generally along and east of I-65.
  • WHERE? - The entire forecast area may see impacts. For tonight, an Enhanced Risk of severe storms exists for interior southeast Mississippi and interior southwest Alabama, with a Slight Risk for nearly all remaining areas. For Wednesday, a Moderate Risk of severe storms is in place for much of the eastern portion of the area, with an Enhanced to Slight Risk of severe storms for much of the remaining parts of the area.
  • WHEN? - There are some uncertainties regarding timing, but the latest thinking follows. The severe weather threat begins after midnight tonight as storms are expected to develop near the coast and spread inland with increasing coverage. The severe weather threat is expected to be the greatest Wednesday morning as additional storms either spread into the area from the west or develop across the area. The severe weather threat tapers off by about midday, possibly continuing into the early afternoon hours, as the severe storms move east of the area.

City officials continue to monitor the weather and will aim to take necessary precautions. We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to be mindful of impending weather forecasts and access to health and safety services.  

Due to the current forecast residents may experience storm water issues. However, if you see a storm drain that appears to be obstructed, please remove the obstruction. As an additional reminder be sure to also report non-emergency related issues to Pensacola 311. Below is a list of some resources that can keep you up to date and connected:

City Notifications -

Escambia County Emergency Management -

National Weather Service -

Weather Radar -

Pensacola 311 
Now citizens have three easy ways to contact 311 -- simply dialing 311, visiting this website, or by downloading our Pensacola 311 mobile app, available for iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry.

Non-Emergencies Only - Pensacola 311 is designed to handle non-emergency issues only. If you require emergency assistance, please utilize one of the following numbers:

Fire/Police/Emergency Medical Services: 911
Pensacola Energy: 850-474-5300
Sanitation Department: 850-435-1890

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