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Daily Situation Report

Date: September 23, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82; breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65, northeast winds around 15 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

A small craft advisory is in effect through Wednesday evening

Today: Northeast winds 17 to 20 knots and diminishing to 14 to 17 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet.

Tonight: Northeast winds 18 to 22 knots. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet and building to 4 to 6 feet after midnight.

Wednesday: Northeast winds 18 to 21 knots and diminishing to 15 to 18 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 4 to 6 feet.

Wednesday night: Northeast winds 19 to 22 knots. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet and building to 4 to 6 feet after midnight.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 85 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low 0.8 ft 2:54 am, high 1.2 ft 10:28 am / low 0.9 ft 3:38 pm, high 1.1 ft 9:37 pm / tide range is 0.4 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.3 ft 5:19 am, high 0.5 ft 11:48 am / low 0.3 ft 5:36 pm, high 0.6 ft 11:30 pm / tide range is 0.3 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low 0.7 ft 5:19 am, high 0.9 ft 10:58 am / low 0.7 ft 5:36 pm, high 0.9 ft 10:40 pm / tide range is 0.2 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 300 399
Index for previous day: 357

Humidity: 49% inland & 53% coastal
Mixing height: 3900 inland & 3800 coastal
Transport winds: NE at 13 inland & NE at 13 coastal
Dispersion index: 48 inland & 48 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.40 ft (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.86 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.61 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.99 ft (S)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1841 pm
End civil twilight: 1905
Moon phase: waning 0%
Moonrise: 0653 tomorrow
Moonset: 1821 today
Begin civil twilight: 0611
Sunrise: 0635

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