Daily Situation Report

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Date:  October 23, 2017

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

No new closures reported

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

A moderate risk for rip currents can be expected along the gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida through tonight.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

 

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

 

A broad area of low pressure is expected to form over the western Caribbean Sea during the next few days.  Slow development of this system is possible thereafter while it moves northwestward to northward. Regardless of development, this system will not cause any impacts to Okaloosa County

 

Formation chance through 48 hours, low, near 0 percent.

Formation chance through 5 days, medium, 40 percent.

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

Today: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Northwest winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

    

MARINE OUTLOOK:

 

A moderate to strong northerly wind flow can be expected today and early tonight in the wake of a cold front that moved across the marine area early this morning. Northerly winds and seas will rebuild Tuesday through midweek as a reinforcing surge of cooler air moves south over the northern gulf on Tuesday. A light onshore will develop later in the week in response to another cold front approaching from the west late in the week and over the weekend. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for the offshore waters of Alabama and Northwest Florida today and early tonight and will likely be reissued on Tuesday.

 

Today: West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 13 to 18 knots. Seas will be 4 to 6 feet. There is a slight chance of showers in the morning.

 

Tonight: North winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northwest. Seas will be 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 3 to 4 feet.

 

Tuesday: Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet.

 

Tuesday Night: Northwest winds 18 to 23 knots becoming north 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 3 to 5 feet.

 

SURF FORECAST:

 

Rip Current Hazard: Moderate

 

Surf Temperature: 79 degrees

 

Tides:

 

PENSACOLA PASS:

 

Low 0.2 feet 10:36 AM, High 1.3 feet 11:37 PM, Low 0.2 feet 11:38 AM / Tide Range is 1.1 feet

 

NAVARRE BEACH:

 

Low 0.3 feet 7:45 AM, High 1.6 feet 10:37 PM, Low 0.4 feet 9:05 AM / Tide Range is 1.3 feet

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN):

 

Low 0.1 feet 10:36 AM, High 0.8 feet 12:27 AM / Tide Range is 0.7 feet

 

FIRE WEATHER:

 

KBDI drought index for previous day: 218

 

Humidity: 50% inland & 52% coastal

 

Mixing height: 3400 inland & 3500 coastal

 

Transport winds: NW at 15 inland & NW at 16 coastal

 

Dispersion index: 54 inland & 47 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

 

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

 

Yellow/Milligan: 6.43 feet (R)                  (Not forecast to flood.)

 

Blackwater/Baker: 6.60 feet (R)             (Not forecast to flood)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 6.24 feet (R)    River is forecast to enter flood stage at this location early morning Tuesday. It is forecast to crest at 9.6 feet early morning Wednesday. No impacts will occur at this level.

 

Shoal/Mossy Head: 12.49 feet (R)          (Not forecast to flood at this location)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

 

Begin Civil Twilight: 6:29 am

Sunrise: 6:54 am

Sunset: 6:06 pm

End Civil Twilight: 6:31 pm

 

Moonset:  9:03 pm

Moonrise: 10:12 am

Moon phase: waxing 14%

 

Okaloosa County Emergency Management