Date: December 19, 2014
No new closures reported
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Widespread rain will form across the region today and tonight as an area of low pressure tracks eastward across the northern gulf. With this low pressure system remaining well offshore through tonight thunderstorm development is not expected.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
The tropical forecast will return June 01, 2015.
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm; mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight: Rain likely; cloudy, with a low around 49. East winds around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 60; northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers; mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after noon; mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. East winds around 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday night: Showers likely; cloudy, with a low around 54. East winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 60%.
Small craft should exercise caution
Today: Northeast winds 15 to 18 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet; rain likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Tonight: East winds 13 to 16 knots diminishing to 9 to 12 knots after midnight. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet. Rain is likely.
Saturday: Northeast winds 13 to 16 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet. There is a chance of showers.
Saturday night: East winds 13 to 16 knots, seas 2 to 3 feet. There is a slight chance of showers.
Sunday: East winds 14 to 17 knots, seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers are likely.
Sunday night: East winds 14 to 17 knots diminishing to 5 to 6 knots after midnight. Seas will be 2 to 4 feet. Showers are likely.
Rip Current Hazard: Low
Outlook for Tomorrow: Low
Surf Temperature: 65 degrees
Low 0.0 ft 3:53 am, high 1.3 ft 5:45 pm / low -0.2 ft 4:21 am Friday / tide range is 1.5 feet
East Pass (Destin):
Low -0.1 ft 5:20 am, high 0.6 ft 7:22 pm / low -0.1 ft 5:59 am Friday / tide range is 0.7 feet
Low -0.2 ft 5:20 am, high 0.9 ft 6:32 pm / low -0.3 ft 5:59 am Friday / tide range is 1.2 feet
Low -0.2 ft 6:12 am, high 1.2 ft 7:35 pm / low -0.4 ft 6:46 am Friday / tide range is 1.6 feet
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 400 – 499
Index for previous day: 422
Humidity: 59% inland & 61% coastal
Mixing height: 1500 inland & 1500 coastal
Transport winds: E at 5 inland & NE at 9 coastal
Dispersion index: 14 inland & 22 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 1.33 ft (S)
Blackwater/Baker: 1.71 ft (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 3.75 ft (S)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.53 ft (S)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Sunset: 1649 pm
End civil twilight: 1715
Moon phase: waning 7%
Moonrise: 0459 tomorrow
Moonset: 1504 today
Begin civil twilight: 0612
Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management