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Daily Situation Report

Date: December 19, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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%.

MARINE FORECAST:

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.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 65 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
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

Pensacola Pass:
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

Dauphin Island:
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

FIRE WEATHER:

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

RIVER LEVELS:

(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
Sunrise: 0638

Randy McDaniel, Okaloosa County Emergency Management

Dino J. Villani,
Director of Public Safety
90 College Boulevard East
Niceville, FL 32578
Phone: (850) 651-7150
Fax: (850) 651-7170