Date: May 17, 2013
Valley Road in Crestview will be CLOSED between E. First Avenue and Kyle Lane on Monday May 20th – Thursday May 23rd while road crews make drainage repairs. This will be a daytime only closure from 8am –4pm each day. The detour around the closure will be E. First Avenue to Brackin Street to Stillwell Blvd.
Hazardous weather outlook:
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
The tropical forecast will resume 1 June 2013
General weather outlook:
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South winds 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 1am, otherwise partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming light after midnight.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Expect light and variable winds that will become south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming light after midnight.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light southwest winds that will become south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.
Today: South winds 11 to 14 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight: South winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet.
Saturday: South winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet.
Saturday night: Southwest winds 8 to 11 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday: South winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 1 to 2 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: Moderate
Surf Temperature: 72 degrees
High 208 am / low 145 am Saturday
Tidal range 0.8 feet
Pensacola Bay entrance
High 127 pm / low 116 am Saturday
Tidal range 0.8 feet
Destin (east pass)
High 217 pm / low 116 am Saturday
Tidal range 0.4 feet
For additional tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 200 – 299
Index for previous day: 312
Humidity: 49% inland & 63% coastal
Mixing height: 5500 inland & 4600 coastal
Transport winds: S at 12 inland & S at 13 coastal
Dispersion index: 59 inland & 57 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 1.51 ft (F)
Blackwater/Baker: 1.54 ft (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 3.45 ft (F)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.59 ft (F)
Sun / Moon data:
End civil twilight: 2001
Moon phase: 1st quarter
Moonrise: 1211 today
Moonset: 0113 tomorrow
Begin civil twilight: 0523
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management