Daily Situation Report

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Date:  February 24, 2017

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported

 

 HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Fog locally dense in some locations will persist across much of the region early this morning, gradually dissipating through mid-morning.

A moderate risk for rip currents will develop along the Gulf beaches of Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle this weekend.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

Tropical Weather Forecast will resume 1 June 2017

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today:  Patchy fog before 8 am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tonight:  A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

Saturday:  Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear, with a low around 36. North wind around 10 mph.

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

  

 MARINE FORECAST:

Today:  Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming south. Seas around 2 feet.

Tonight:  South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 13 to 18 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Slight chance of showers.

Saturday:  Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming north 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 5 feet.

Saturday Night:  North winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northeast. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Sunday:  Northeast winds 13 to 18 knots becoming east. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Sunday Night:  Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

 

 SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Surf Temperature: 68 degrees

 

Tides:

PENSACOLA PASS

LOW -0.3 FEET 6:41 AM / HIGH 0.9 FEET 8:12 PM / LOW -0.3 FEET 7:09 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 1.2 FEET

 

NAVARRE BEACH

LOW -0.4 FEET 4:37 AM / HIGH 1.0 FEET 7:24 PM / LOW -0.3 FEET 4:51 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 1.4 FEET

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN)

LOW -0.1 FEET 6:41 AM / HIGH 0.5 FEET 9:02 PM / LOW -0.1 FEET 7:09 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 0.6 FEET

 

FIRE WEATHER:

KBDI drought index for previous day: 90

Humidity: 54 inland & 65% coastal

Mixing height: 3900 inland & 2300 coastal

Transport winds: S at 13 inland & S at 12 coastal

Dispersion index: 66 inland & 40 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

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

 Yellow/Milligan: 7.09 feet (R)

Blackwater/Baker: 4.89 feet (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.32 feet (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 9.16 feet (F)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

Begin Civil Twilight: 5:53 am

Sunrise: 6:18 am

Sunset: 5:42 pm

End Civil Twilight: 6:06 pm

Moonrise: 4:52 am today

Moonset:  4:00 pm today

Moon phase: Waning 4%

 

Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management