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Daily Situation Report

Date: July 21, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

Drivers will encounter nighttime lane closures in the right lanes (outside) of State Road (S.R.) 20 east and westbound between Roberts Drive and the Walton County line Sunday, July 20 through Thursday, July 24 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. The closures will allow crews to work on curbs and sidewalks.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

A high risk of deadly rip currents continues along the beaches of southwest Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle through this evening.

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop across the region today; the best coverage is expected generally over south central Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle. A few storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning strikes. Additional isolated to scattered storms are possible tonight, mainly near the coast.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

Shower activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 1200 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has become a little better organized over the past several hours. However, any additional development of this system is expected to be slow to occur over the next couple of days while it moves toward the west or west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph. After that time, environmental conditions are expected to become less conducive for development.

The formation chance through 48 hours is low, 20 percent.
The formation chance through 5 days is low, 20 percent.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Expect light and variable winds that will become south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. South winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight: Southwest winds 8 to 11 knots and diminishing to 5 to 8 knots in the late evening and overnight. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Southwest winds around 5 knots and becoming south 6 to 9 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday night: Southwest winds 5 to 8 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: High

Outlook for Tomorrow: Moderate

Surf Temperature: 82 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
High 1.5 ft 5:33 am, low 0.0 ft 5:06 pm / high 1.5 ft 6:09 am Tuesday / tide range is, 1.5 feet

East Pass (Destin):
High 0.7 ft 6:51 am, low 0.0 ft 6:13 pm / high 0.8 ft 7:39 am Tuesday / tide range is 0.8 feet

Pensacola Pass:
High 1.2 ft 6:01 am, low 0.0 ft 6:13 pm / high 1.3 ft 6:49 am Tuesday / tide range is 1.3 feet

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

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 200 299
Index for previous day: 266

Humidity: 59% inland & 64% coastal
Mixing height: 4500 inland & 4400 coastal
Transport winds: W at 8 inland & W at 12 coastal
Dispersion index: 29 inland & 44 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 3.62 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 2.92 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.61 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 13.21 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 0747 pm
End civil twilight: 2013
Moon phase: waning 24%
Moonrise: 0228 tomorrow
Moonset: 1532 today
Begin civil twilight: 0532
Sunrise: 0558

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