Date: December 10, 2013
Traffic on Interstate 10 from the Santa Rosa County line to County Road 189 (Mile Marker 45) in Okaloosa County can expect intermittent lane restrictions as crews take pavement samples from the roadway Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 12. Lane restrictions will remain in effect between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Crews will begin construction Tuesday, Dec. 10 of an eastbound, right turn lane on State Road (S.R.) 10 (U.S. 90) at the intersection of S.R. 85 in Crestview. The $103,448 project will take approximately three months to complete. Eastbound traffic can expect a lane shift and reduced lane width through the intersection
Weather permitting, Stephen Avenue in Wynnhaven Beach will be closed from 8am on Monday, December 16th to app. 3pm on Tuesday, December 17th while crews replace the cross drain. The closure will extend from Woodland Avenue to Morgan Lane, but residents will be accommodated.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
There is a moderate risk of rip currents along the beaches of Alabama and northwest Florida today.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
The tropical forecast will resume 1 June 2014
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 9am, mostly cloudy and then gradually becoming sunny, with a steady temperature around 52. Breezy, with a north wind at 10 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
A small craft advisory is in effect through late tonight
Today: North winds 21 to 26 knots and diminishing to 18 to 21 knots late. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet and building to 4 to 6 feet in the late morning and afternoon. There will be chances of showers in the morning.
Tonight: Northeast winds 18 to 22 knots and diminishing to 16 to 19 knots early in the morning. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet.
Wednesday: Northeast winds 14 to 17 knots and becoming north 7 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet.
Wednesday night: North winds 13 to 16 knots and increasing to 16 to 19 knots early in the morning. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.
Rip Current Hazard: Moderate
A moderate risk of rip currents means wind, wave, and/or tidal conditions support stronger or more frequent rip currents. Only experienced swimmers should enter the surf. Remember, rip currents can be more intense near inlets, jetties, and piers. If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach and you will eventually swim out of the dangerous outgoing current. Heed the advice of the local beach patrol and local flag warning system.
Outlook for Tomorrow: Low
Surf Temperature: 58 degrees
Low 940 am / high 655 pm
Tidal range 0.4 feet
Pensacola Bay entrance
Low 952 am / high 538 pm
Tidal range 0.4 feet
Destin (east pass)
Low 952 am / high 628 pm
Tidal range 0.3 feet
For additional tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 100 – 200
Index for previous day: 159
Humidity: 52% inland & 54% coastal
Mixing height: 2400 inland & 2500 coastal
Transport winds: N at 25 inland & N at 26 coastal
Dispersion index: 54 inland & 59 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 3.14 ft (R)
Blackwater/Baker: 2.46 ft (F)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.77 ft (R)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.67 ft (F)
SUN / MOON DATA:
End civil twilight: 1712
Moon phase: waxing 62%
Moonrise: 1225 today
Moonset: 0112 tomorrow
Begin civil twilight: 0606
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management