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Daily Situation Report

Date: October 31, 2014

Note: Please remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before going to bed.

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40; breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 60; breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 34. North winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63, north winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 36, northeast winds around 5 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

Small craft advisory in effect from 4 pm CDT this afternoon through this evening

Gale warning in effect from this evening through Saturday morning

Small craft advisory in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night

Today: North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 17 to 20 knots late. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet and building to 2 to 3 feet late.

Tonight: Northwest winds 19 to 23 knots and becoming north 25 to 30 knots with gusts over 35 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet building to 5 to 8 feet.

Saturday: North winds 23 to 28 knots with gusts around 35 knots and diminishing to 18 to 23 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 5 to 8 feet and subsiding to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon.

Saturday night: North winds 17 to 22 knots, seas 3 to 5 feet.

Sunday: Northeast winds 14 to 17 knots and diminishing to 8 to 11 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet.

Sunday night: Northeast winds 11 to 14 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 76 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
High 1.7 ft 1:12 am, low 0.6 ft 12:34 pm / high 1.5 ft 2:14 am Saturday / tide range is 1.1 feet

East Pass (Destin):
High 0.7 ft 3:52 am, low 0.1 ft 2:46 pm / high 0.6 ft 5:18 am Saturday / tide range is 0.6 feet

Pensacola Pass:
High 1.2 ft 3:02 am, low 0.2 ft 2:46 pm / high 1.0 ft 4:28 am Saturday / tide range is 1.0 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 400 499
Index for previous day: 402

Humidity: 32% inland & 34% coastal
Mixing height: 4600 inland & 4500 coastal
Transport winds: NW at 15 inland & NW at 13 coastal
Dispersion index: 62 inland & 59 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.23 ft (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.74 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.40 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.09 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1759 pm
End civil twilight: 1824
Moon phase: waxing 57%
Moonrise: 1346 today
Moonset: 0120 tomorrow
Begin civil twilight: 0636
Sunrise: 0700

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