Date: March 24, 2017
No new closures reported.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
There is a high risk for rip currents along the gulf beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida through tonight.
Tropical Weather Forecast will resume 1 June 2017
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind around 10 mph.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
A small craft advisory is in effect through late tonight.
Strong high pressure along the eastern seaboard combined with a deep area of low pressure to the west will help lead to a strong southerly wind flow over the marine area through Saturday evening. Showers and thunderstorms, a few strong to possibly severe, can be expected Saturday and Saturday evening ahead of the low-pressure area approaching from the west.
Today: Southeast winds 18 to 23 knots. Seas will be 5 to 7 feet.
Tonight: Southeast winds 18 to 23 knots diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 4 to 6 feet.
Saturday: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south. Seas will be 4 to 5 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms and showers likely in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: South winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be 4 to 5 feet. There is a chance of thunderstorms in the evening and a chance of showers. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday: South winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: South winds 8 to 13 knots. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet.
Rip Current Hazard: Low
Surf Temperature: 69 degrees
Low -0.1 feet 6:01 am, high 0.9 feet 8:01 pm, low 0.0 feet 6:29 am / tide range is 1.0 feet
Low 0.0 feet 3:47 am, high 1.0 feet 7:14 pm, low 0.1 feet 3:56 am / tide range is 1.0 feet
East Pass (Destin):
Low 0.0 feet 6:01 am, high 0.5 feet 8:51 pm, low 0.0 feet 6:29 am / tide range is 0.5 feet
KBDI drought index for previous day: 149
Humidity: 46% inland & 62% coastal
Mixing height: 4900 inland & 3100 coastal
Transport winds: SE at 22 inland & SE at 25 coastal
Dispersion index: 70 inland & 64 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 2.48 feet (S)
Blackwater/Baker: 1.91 feet (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.59 feet (S)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.17 feet (S)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Begin Civil Twilight: 6:21 am
Sunrise: 6:45 am
Sunset: 7:00 pm
End Civil Twilight: 7:24 pm
Moonrise: 4:27 am
Moonset: 3:42 pm
Moon phase: waning 14%
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management