Date: July 29, 2014
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 beginning Monday, July 28. Lane restrictions will take place Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for approximately three to four weeks as crews work on the curbs and sidewalks.
State Road (S.R.) 123 between S.R. 85 in Crestview and Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug 02 and Sunday Aug 03 for unexploded ordinance removal. North and southbound drivers may use S.R. 85 as a detour during the closures.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
There is a moderate risk of rip currents along area beaches.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
Satellite images indicate that showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1600 miles east of the southern Windward Islands continue to become better organized. This system could develop into a tropical depression later today or tomorrow while it moves westward or west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.
Formation chance through 48 hours is high, 70 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is high, 80 percent.
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 91. North winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64, northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. North winds around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West winds around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Small craft should exercise caution this morning
Today: North winds 15 to 20 knots and diminishing to 10 to 13 knots late in the morning; then becoming northwest in the afternoon. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight: West winds 8 to 11 knots and becoming north 9 to 12 knots after midnight. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday: Northeast winds 9 to 12 knots and becoming north 5 to 8 knots in the late morning and early afternoon; then becoming west 5 to 7 knots late in the afternoon. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday night: West winds 7 to 10 knots and becoming northwest 5 to 7 knots after midnight. Seas will be 1 foot or less.
Rip Current Hazard: Moderate
Outlook for Tomorrow: Low
Surf Temperature: 84 degrees
High 1.2 ft 10:23 am, low 0.3 ft 6:52 pm / high 1.1 ft 10:50 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.9 feet
East Pass (Destin):
High 0.6 ft 12:04 pm, low 0.1 ft 9:27 pm / high 0.5 ft 12:35 pm Wednesday / tide range is 0.5 feet
High 1.0 ft 11:14 am, low 0.3 ft 9:27 pm / high 0.9 ft 11:45 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.7 feet
For tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 200 – 299
Index for previous day: 261
Humidity: 35% inland & 41% coastal
Mixing height: 6800 inland & 6100 coastal
Transport winds: NW at 10 inland & NW at 9 coastal
Dispersion index: 77 inland & 73 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 2.93 ft (F)
Blackwater/Baker: 2.40 ft (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 6.62 ft (F)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 8.69 ft (F)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Sunset: 0742 pm
End civil twilight: 2008
Moon phase: waxing 7%
Moonrise: 0916 tomorrow
Moonset: 2110 today
Begin civil twilight: 0537
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management