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Daily Situation Report

Date: January 30, 2015

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

No hazardous weather is expected today. A light freeze is forecast late tonight over the interior, where low temperatures look to dip to around 30.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

The tropical forecast will return June 01, 2015.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58; breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after noon; mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Southeast winds around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Showers likely; cloudy, with a low around 50. South winds 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

MARINE FORECAST:

A small craft advisory is in effect until noon CST today

Today: North winds 18 to 23 knots with frequent higher gusts this morning; diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet.

Tonight: North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.

Saturday: Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 8 to 13 knots. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.

Saturday night: East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.

Sunday: Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots, seas 3 to 4 feet. There is a chance of showers in the morning and showers are likely in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 13 to 18 knots. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet. There is a chance of showers.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Moderate

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 62 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low -0.6 ft 4:21 am, high 1.0 ft 5:34 pm / low -0.6 ft 5:03 am Saturday / tide range is 1.6 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low -0.2 ft 5:28 am, high 0.5 ft 7:04 pm / low -0.2 ft 6:13 am Saturday / tide range is 0.7 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low -0.5 ft 5:28 am, high 0.8 ft 6:14 pm / low -0.5 ft 6:13 am Saturday / tide range is 1.3 feet

Dauphin Island:
Low -0.5 ft 6:35 am, high 1.0 ft 7:15 pm / low -0.5 ft 7:24 am Saturday / tide range is 1.5 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 001 099
Index for previous day: 29

Humidity: 34% inland & 37% coastal
Mixing height: 2400 inland & 2300 coastal
Transport winds: N at 13 inland & N at 13 coastal
Dispersion index: 45 inland & 38 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 2.96 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 2.65 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.00 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.24 ft (S)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1721
End civil twilight: 1746
Moon phase: waxing 84%
Moonrise: 1358 today
Moonset: 0355 tomorrow
Begin civil twilight: 0612
Sunrise: 0638

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