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Date: December 16, 2014


Construction crews are installing foundations and support poles along Interstate 10 (I-10) for a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). Drivers will encounter intermittent right lane closures on I-10 east and westbound, from one mile east of State Road (S.R) 285 to S.R. 189 (Exit 45), Monday, Dec. 15 through Thursday, Dec. 18. The intermittent lane closures will occur primarily during daytime hours.

Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 20 between Roberts Drive and the Walton County line Sunday, Dec. 14 through Thursday, Dec. 18 from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. as crews remove debris and perform sod work.

Griffith Mill Road will be closed just south of Stanley Lane beginning Monday, December 15th at app 7:30 am Thursday, December 18th at app 3:30 pm while crews construct and install an additional drainage crossing. All residents will have access to their homes, but no through traffic will be permitted. Stanley Lane and Lighthouse Church Road, which are connected by Galliver Cutoff, will serve as detour routes. Please plan accordingly.


No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


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

The tropical forecast will return June 01, 2015.


Today: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon; mostly cloudy early, then clearing, with a high near 71. West winds around 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38, northwest winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 60, north winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37, calm winds.


Small craft should exercise caution

Today: West winds 15 to 18 knots and becoming northwest 12 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet. There is a slight chance of showers.

Tonight: North winds 11 to 14 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet.

Wednesday: Northeast winds 8 to 11 knots and becoming north 5 to 7 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

Wednesday night: North winds 5 to 6 knots and becoming northeast 5 to 7 knots after midnight. Seas will be 1 foot or less.


Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 64 degrees


Navarre Beach:
Low 0.4 ft 4:43 am, high 1.1 ft 5:05 pm / low 0.2 ft 3:43 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.9 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.0 ft 5:08 am, high 0.4 ft 6:38 pm / low 0.0 ft 4:53 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.4 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low 0.1 ft 5:08 am, high 0.7 ft 5:48 pm / low -0.1 ft 4:53 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.8 feet

Dauphin Island:
Low 0.1 ft 6:45 am, high 0.9 ft 7:02 pm / low -0.1 ft 5:58 am Wednesday / tide range is 1.0 feet


Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 400 499
Index for previous day: 413

Humidity: 39% inland & 41% coastal
Mixing height: 3000 inland & 2800 coastal
Transport winds: W at 14 inland & NW at 15 coastal
Dispersion index: 47 inland & 43 coastal


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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.26 ft (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.70 ft (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 3.82 ft (R)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.56 ft (S)


Sunset: 1647 pm
End civil twilight: 1714
Moon phase: waning 29%
Moonrise: 0205tomorrow
Moonset: 1259 today
Begin civil twilight: 0610
Sunrise: 0636

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