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Date: April 23, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

Construction crews will install fiber optic conduit along Interstate 10 (I-10) Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25 from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The work will require intermittent lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 285, County Road 189, U.S. 331 and S.R. 81 where these roadways pass under I-10.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Areas of dense fog reducing visibilities to 1/4 of a mile or less will be likely through about 8 am this morning then lift slowly through mid morning. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 am CDT this morning.

Areas of dense fog reducing visibilities to 1/4 of a mile or less will be likely again late tonight and early Thursday morning.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

The tropical forecast will resume 1 June 2014

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North winds around 5 mph and becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Areas of fog after 1am; otherwise partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph and becoming light west after midnight.

Thursday: Areas of fog before 9am; otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light southwest winds becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 1am; otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: North winds 6 to 9 knots and becoming west around 5 knots late in the morning; then becoming variable 5 knots or less early in the afternoon and becoming southwest 5 to 7 knots late. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet. Areas of dense fog are possible early in the morning.

Tonight: Southwest winds 7 to 10 knots and becoming variable 5 knots or less. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

Thursday: Winds variable 5 knots or less and becoming south 9 to 12 knots. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

Thursday night: Southwest winds 9 to 12 knots and diminishing to 6 to 9 knots early in the morning. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 69 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low 0.2 ft 1:23 am, high 1.1 ft 3:02 pm / low 0.3 ft 1:01 am thu / tide range is 0.9 feet

At East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.0 ft 3:24 am, high 0.5 ft 6:05 pm / low 0.1 ft 3:47 am thu / tide range is 0.5 feet

At Pensacola Pass:
Low 0.0 ft 3:24 am, high 0.9 ft 5:15 pm / low 0.2 ft 3:47 am thu / tide range is 0.9 feet

For tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 000 100
Index for previous day: 42

Humidity: 47% inland & 54% coastal
Mixing height: 6400 inland & 5300 coastal
Transport winds: N at 5 inland & N at 5 coastal
Dispersion index: 44 inland & 37 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 8.92 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 5.17 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.52ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 10.06 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 0719 pm
End civil twilight: 1944
Moon phase: waning 34%
Moonrise: 0259 tomorrow
Moonset: 1351 today
Begin civil twilight: 0544
Sunrise: 0609

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