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Date: October 20, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

Sioux Circle in Crestview from Shell Drive to the south connection onto Old Bethel Road will be CLOSED to through traffic on Monday, October 20th from app 7:00 am to 3:30 pm while crews resurface this section of the road. Residents within the closure area will be accommodated, but delays should be anticipated. Please plan accordingly.

Newcastle Dr. in FWB will be CLOSED from James Lee Rd. to Ross Rd/Mary Ave on Tuesday 10/21/14 from app 8am to 5pm so Okaloosa County Water & Sewer can complete the installation of water service lines. There is a one block detour with Woodrow St to the north and Revere Dr to the south being the detour options. Local traffic will be allowed access but no thru-traffic will not allowed. Please plan accordingly.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Patchy fog, possibly dense in some low lying or open fielded areas, will be possible near sunrise Tuesday morning, widespread dense fog is no likely.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

An area of low pressure located over the extreme southwestern Bay of Campeche continues to produce showers and thunderstorms. This system has some potential to become a tropical cyclone during the next two to three days while it moves slowly eastward to east-northeastward, before it interacts and possibly merges with a frontal system towards the end of the week.
Formation chance through 48 hours is medium, 30 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is medium, 40 percent.

A large non-tropical low is located over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles southeast of the Azores. This system is producing gale-force winds and could gradually acquire some subtropical characteristics during the next few days while it moves slowly westward over relatively warm waters.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low, 10 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is medium, 30 percent

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast winds around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 1am, otherwise, mostly clear with a low around 53. West winds around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81, north winds around 5 mph.

Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 51, north winds 5 to 10 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: East winds 6 to 9 knots and becoming southeast 5 to 7 knots late. Seas will be 1 foot or less.

Tonight: Northwest winds 5 to 6 knots and becoming north 5 to 7 knots in the late evening and early morning; then increasing to 7 to 10 knots early in the morning. Seas will be 1 foot or less.

Tuesday: Northeast winds 10 to 13 knots and becoming north 6 to 9 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

Tuesday night: North winds 7 to 10 knots and becoming northeast 12 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 78 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low 0.9 ft 1:48 am, high 1.1 ft 8:58 am / low 0.9 ft 1:48 pm, high 1.2 ft 8:32 pm / tide range is 0.3 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.3 ft 4:49 am, high 0.5 ft 9:58 am / low 0.3 ft 3:17 pm, high 0.6 ft 10:07 pm / tide range is 0.3 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low 0.7 ft 4:49 am, high 0.8 ft 9:08 am / low 0.6 ft 3:17 pm, high 0.9 ft 9:17 pm / tide range is 0.3 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 300 399
Index for previous day: 361

Humidity: 48% inland & 51% coastal
Mixing height: 4000 inland & 3900 coastal
Transport winds: NW at 3 inland & NW at 3 coastal
Dispersion index: 16 inland & 20 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.86 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 2.05 ft (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.71 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.24 ft (S)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1809 pm
End civil twilight: 1834
Moon phase: waning 10%
Moonrise: 0445 tomorrow
Moonset: 1621 today
Begin civil twilight: 0628
Sunrise: 0652

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