Daily Situation Report

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Date:  January 16, 2018

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

A light wintry mix will be possible today and tonight over much of the area. The precip is expected to move over west-central Alabama and interior southeast Mississippi by the mid-afternoon hours, then reach the coast and Florida panhandle by mid to late evening. Snow accumulations are generally expected to be one half inch or less, though a burst of locally heavier snow may bring isolated totals up to or just over an inch, mainly over inland areas. These brief bursts of heavier snow could also produce slick spots on roads, especially bridges and overpasses. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the area from noon today until 6am CST Wednesday.

Very cold temperatures move in quickly behind the wintry mix, leading to the potential for black ice late tonight as any residual moisture left on roads will freeze. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect generally along and west of the I-65 corridor tonight, where low temps will range from the mid teens to around 20 degrees.

Dangerous wind chill values in the single digits are also expected tonight across much of the area. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from midnight tonight until 11 am Wednesday morning.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

Tropical Forecast will resume June 1st 2018.

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today:  Increasing clouds, with a high near 58. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight:  A chance of rain and snow between 9pm and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

MARINE FORECAST:

Today:  East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant wave period 5 seconds.

Tonight:  North winds 18 to 23 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds. Slight chance of rain. Slight chance of snow after midnight.

Wednesday:  North winds 18 to 23 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.

Wednesday Night:  North winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 13 to 18 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Dominant wave period 4 seconds.

 

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Surf Temperature: 52 degrees

 

PENSACOLA PASS

Low -0.51 feet 7:59 AM / High 0.91 feet 8:45 PM / Low -0.51 feet 8:32 AM

Tide Range is 1.42 feet

 

NAVARRE BEACH

Low -0.56 feet 6:11 AM / High 1.05 feet 7:49 PM / Low -0.54 feet 6:34 AM

Tide Range is 1.61 feet

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN)

Low -0.21 feet 7:59 AM / High 0.56 feet 9:35 PM / Low -0.21 feet 8:32 AM

Tide Range is 0.77 feet

 

FIRE WEATHER:

KBDI drought index: 47

Humidity: 51 inland & 58 coastal

Mixing height: 3700 inland & 3600 coastal

Transport winds: W at 8 inland & NW at 8 coastal

Dispersion index: 37 inland & 37 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 2.98 feet (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 2.22 feet (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.19 feet (S)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.67 feet (S)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunrise: 6:44 am

Sunset:  5:09 pm

Moonset:  5:01 p.m. Today

Moonrise: 7:02 a.m. Tomorrow

Moon Phase: Waxing 0%

Okaloosa County Emergency Management

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