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Daily Situation Report

Date: October 24, 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

An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms centered over southeastern Yucatan, Belize, and the adjacent northwestern Caribbean Sea is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Nine. Surface pressures are rising in the area, and redevelopment is unlikely while the system drifts eastward.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low, 10 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is low, 10 percent.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 76, north winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 47, calm winds.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79, northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday night: Clear, with a low around 54, calm winds becoming north around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 80; calm winds becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 57; south winds around 5 mph and becoming calm.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: North winds 14 to 17 knots and becoming northwest 6 to 9 knots. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.

Tonight: Northwest winds 10 to 13 knots and becoming north 17 to 20 knots. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet.

Saturday: North winds 15 to 18 knots and becoming northwest 7 to 10 knots. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet and subsiding to 1 to 2 feet late in the afternoon.

Saturday night: North winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet.

Sunday: North winds 9 to 12 knots and becoming west 5 to 8 knots in the afternoon. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.

Sunday night: South winds 5 to 8 knots and becoming southeast 7 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas will be 1 foot or less.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 80 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
Low 0.4 ft 5:14 am, high 1.7 ft 8:49 pm / low 0.4 ft 6:05 am Saturday / tide range is 1.3 feet

East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.1 ft 8:03 am, high 0.8 ft 10:52 pm / low 0.1 ft 8:59 am Saturday / tide range is 0.7 feet

Pensacola Pass:
Low 0.2 ft 8:03 am, high 1.3 ft 10:02 pm / low 0.1 ft 8:59 am Saturday / tide range is 1.2 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 300 399
Index for previous day: 392

Humidity: 32% inland & 33% coastal
Mixing height: 3800 inland & 3900 coastal
Transport winds: N at 6 inland & N at 6 coastal
Dispersion index: 32 inland & 34 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.33 ft (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.86 ft (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.27 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.93 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1805 pm
End civil twilight: 1830
Moon phase: waxing 1%
Moonrise: 0828 tomorrow
Moonset: 1848 today
Begin civil twilight: 0631
Sunrise: 0655

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