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Daily Situation Report

Date: February 27, 2015

ROAD CLOSURES:

Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on State Road 20, between the Okaloosa County line and County Road 83A in Walton County, Monday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 28 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as crews perform construction activities.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

A moderate risk of rip currents will be likely along the gulf beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida through tonight

TROPICAL FORECAST:

For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico

The tropical forecast will return June 01, 2015.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight; mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of rain; mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Sunday night: A 30 percent chance of showers; mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

A small craft advisory is in effect until noon CST today

Today: North winds 20 to 25 knots and becoming northeast 13 to 18 knots. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet.

Tonight: Northeast winds 18 to 23 knots, seas 3 to 4 feet.

Saturday: East winds 15 to 20 knots, seas 3 to 5 feet. There is a slight chance of rain.

Saturday night: East winds 18 to 23 knots, seas 4 to 6 feet. There is a slight chance of rain.

Sunday: East winds 15 to 20 knots, seas 4 to 6 feet. There is a chance of rain.

Sunday night: Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 8 to 13 knots. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet. There is a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Moderate

Outlook for Tomorrow: Moderate

Surf Temperature: 62 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low -0.4 ft 3:02 am, high 0.9 ft 3:46 pm / low -0.4 ft 3:49 am Saturday / tide range is 1.3 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low -0.1 ft 4:08 am, high 0.5 ft 5:37 pm / low -0.1 ft 4:56 am Saturday / tide range is 0.6 feet

Dauphin Island:
Low -0.3 ft 5:11 am, high 1.0 ft 5:54 pm / low -0.3 ft 6:06 am Saturday / tide range is 1.3 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low -0.3 ft 4:08 am, high 0.8 ft 4:47 pm / low -0.3 ft 4:56 am Saturday / tide range is 1.1 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 001 099
Index for previous day: 1

Humidity: 34% inland & 37% coastal
Mixing height: 3400 inland & 3100 coastal
Transport winds: NE at 14 inland & NE at 16 coastal
Dispersion index: 50 inland & 49 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)

Yellow/Milligan: 5.41 ft (R)

Blackwater/Baker: 4.68 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 6.36 ft (R)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 8.18 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1743
End civil twilight: 1807
Moon phase: waxing 70%
Moonrise: 1246 today
Moonset: 0241 tomorrow
Begin civil twilight: 0549
Sunrise: 0613

Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management

Dino J. Villani,
Director of Public Safety
90 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 651-7150
Fax: (850) 651-7170