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1. Hurricane Local Statement for: Baldwin Central; Baldwin Coastal; Baldwin Inland; Butler; Choctaw; Clarke; Conecuh; Covington; Crenshaw; Escambia; Mobile Central; Mobile Coastal; Mobile Inland; Monroe; Washington; Wilcox

2. High Surf Advisory for: Baldwin Coastal; Mobile Coastal

3. Rip Current Statement for: Baldwin Coastal; Mobile Coastal

4. Hurricane Local Statement for: Coffee; Dale; Geneva; Henry; Houston

5. Tropical Storm Warning for: Crenshaw

6. Tropical Storm Warning for: Escambia

7. Tropical Storm Warning for: Covington

8. Tropical Storm Warning for: Mobile Central

9. Tropical Storm Warning for: Baldwin Central

10. Tropical Storm Warning for: Mobile Coastal

11. Tropical Storm Warning for: Baldwin Coastal

12. Tropical Storm Warning for: Coffee

13. Tropical Storm Warning for: Dale

14. Tropical Storm Warning for: Henry

15. Tropical Storm Warning for: Geneva

16. Tropical Storm Warning for: Houston

17. Flash Flood Watch for: Baldwin Central; Baldwin Coastal; Baldwin Inland; Butler; Clarke; Conecuh; Covington; Crenshaw; Escambia; Mobile Central; Mobile Coastal; Mobile Inland; Monroe; Washington; Wilcox

18. Flood Warning for: Geneva

19. Flood Warning for: Coffee; Dale

20. Flood Warning for: Escambia

21. Flood Warning for: Montgomery

22. Flood Warning for: Covington; Crenshaw; Escambia

23. Flash Flood Watch for: Coffee; Dale; Geneva; Henry; Houston

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Weather Topic: What is Fog?

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fog Next Topic: Fractus Clouds

Fog is technically a type of stratus cloud, which lies along the ground and obscures visibility.

It is usually created when humidity in the air condenses into tiny water droplets. Because of this, some places are more prone to foggy weather, such as regions close to a body of water.

Fog is similar to mist; both are the appearance of water droplets suspended in the air, but fog is the term applied to the condition when visibility is less than 1 km.

Next Topic: Fractus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Hole Punch Clouds?

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hole punch clouds Next Topic: Mammatus Clouds

A hole punch cloud is an unusual occurrence when a disk-shaped hole appears in a cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, or altocumulus cloud.

When part of the cloud forms ice crystals, water droplets in the surrounding area of the cloud evaporate. The effect of this process produces a large elliptical gap in the cloud. The hole punch cloud formation is rare, but it is not specific to any geographic area.

Other names which have been used to describe this phenomena include fallstreak hole, skypunch, and cloud hole.

Next Topic: Mammatus Clouds