Date: September 18, 2014
No new closures reported
Hazardous weather outlook:
Isolated thunderstorms are possible today roughly south and west of Waynesboro to Pensacola line. The threat from any storm that develops will be frequent lightning strikes and torrential downpours.
For the north Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the gulf of Mexico
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Edouard, located about 900 miles west of the western Azores.
A tropical wave, accompanied by a broad low pressure system, is located just off of the west coast of Africa. Although shower and thunderstorm activity remains disorganized, environmental conditions are expected to be at least marginally conducive for some gradual development of this system over the next several days while it moves slowly west-northwestward to northwestward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours low 10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days low 20 percent.
General weather outlook:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Today: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Tonight: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
Friday:: SE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Friday night: SE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming E after midnight. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.
Saturday: E winds 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Seas around 3 ft.
Saturday Night: ENE wind around 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 2 ft.
Sunday: ENE wind around 10 kt becoming ESE in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Sunday Night: SE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.
Rip current hazard: low
Outlook for tomorrow: moderate
Surf temperature: 86 degrees
At Navarre Beach.
High 1.5 ft 4:28 am / low 0.5 ft 4:12 pm / high 1.5 ft 5:49 am fri
Tide range is 1.0 feet
At East Pass (Destin)
High 0.8 ft 6:27 am / low 0.1 ft 5:22 pm / high 0.7 ft 7:35 am fri
Tide range is 0.7 feet
At Pensacola Pass
High 1.2 ft 5:37 am / low 0.3 ft 5:22 pm / high 1.2 ft 6:45 am fri
Tide range is 0.9 feet
Keetch Byram drought index (kbdi): 300 – 399 index for previous day: 378
Humidity: 38% inland & 46% coastal
Mixing height: 5200 inland & 5800 coastal
Transport winds: N at 5 inland & N at 3 coastal
Dispersion index: 28 inland & 24 coastal
(r = rising, s = steady, f = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 2.17 ft (R)
Blackwater/baker: 2.30 ft (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.84 ft (R)
Shoal/mossy head: 7.92 ft (F)
Sun / moon data:
Sunset: 1848 pm
End civil twilight: 1912
Moon phase: waning 26%
Moonrise: 0232 tomorrow
Moonset: 1524 today
Begin civil twilight: 0609
Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management