Date: July 24, 2014
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, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 for unexploded ordinance removal. North and southbound drivers may use S.R. 85 as a detour during the closures.
Lena St. in Baker has been closed due to undermining of the road beside the retention pond. Repairs will be made to the road once the retention pond is repaired and scheduling allows. The pond repair is awaiting final approval from FEMA. Since Lena St is a loop, all residents will have access to their homes; but no through traffic will be permitted.
Drivers will encounter lane closures this week on I-10, State Road (S.R.) 85 and U.S. 98 in Okaloosa County as crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Operations will take place at night from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the following locations:
Wednesday, July 23, I-10 over Shoal River (2.4 miles east of S.R. 85/ MM 56), westbound outside lane
Thursday, July 24 S.R. 85 over Shoal River (2.4 miles south of I-10), northbound outside lane
Friday, July 25, U.S. 98 over East Pass (west end of Destin), eastbound outline lane
Saturday, July 26, U.S. 98 over East Pass (west end of Destin), westbound outside lane
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 Sunday, July 20 through Thursday, July 24 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. The closures will allow crews to work on curbs and sidewalks.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Shower and thunderstorm activity will increase in coverage across the region today as an upper trof builds and allows a frontal boundary to our north drop down toward our area. Some of the storms will bring locally heavy rainfall, frequent and potentially deadly lightning as well as strong gusty winds.
No widespread hazardous or severe weather is expected at this time.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, partly sunny, with a high near 88. Expect light west winds that will become southwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. The chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming light west after midnight.
Today: Southwest winds 8 to 11 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible.
Tonight: Southwest winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible.
Friday: Southwest winds 9 to 12 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday night: Southwest winds 10 to 13 knots, seas 1 to 2 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Rip Current Hazard: Low
Outlook for Tomorrow: Low
Surf Temperature: 82 degrees
High 1.5 ft 7:29 am, low -0.1 ft 7:06 pm / high 1.5 ft 8:07 am Friday / tide range is 1.6 feet
East Pass (Destin):
High 0.8 ft 9:12 am, low 0.0 ft 8:17 pm / high 0.8 ft 9:53 am Friday / tide range is 0.8 feet
High 1.3 ft 8:22 am, low -0.1 ft 8:17 pm / high 1.3 ft 9:03 am Friday / tide range is 1.4 feet
For additional tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 100 – 199
Index for previous day: 164
Humidity: 56% inland & 60% coastal
Mixing height: 4300 inland & 4000 coastal
Transport winds: SW at 10 inland & SW at 10 coastal
Dispersion index: 41 inland & 43 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 4.12 ft (F)
Blackwater/Baker: 2.44 ft (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.08 ft (F)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 9.17 ft (F)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Sunset: 0745 pm
End civil twilight: 2012
Moon phase: waning 5%
Moonrise: 0457 tomorrow
Moonset: 1802 today
Begin civil twilight: 0534
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management