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Daily Situation Report

Date: September 30, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico

Shower activity associated with a weak low pressure area located a little more than 100 miles northwest of Bermuda is minimal and development is not expected. The low should move toward the north and then north-northeast over the next couple of days.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low, near 0 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days is low, near 0 percent.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm; partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66 and calm winds.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Expect light and variable winds becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: Northeast winds 11 to 14 knots and diminishing to 8 to 11 knots in the late morning and early afternoon; then becoming southeast 5 to 8 knots late. Seas will be 1 to 2 feet. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon.

Tonight: East winds 5 to 7 knots, seas 1 foot or less.

Wednesday: East winds 6 to 9 knots and becoming southeast 8 to 11 knots late in the afternoon. Seas will be 1 foot or less.

Wednesday night: Southeast winds 7 to 10 knots, seas 1 foot or less.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 82 degrees

Tides:

Navarre Beach:
High 1.8 ft 12:00 am, low 0.5 ft 12:20 pm / high 1.8 ft 1:02 am Wednesday / tide range is 1.3 feet

East Pass (Destin):
High 0.8 ft 2:22 am, low 0.1 ft 1:56 pm / high 0.9 ft 3:26 am Wednesday / tide range is 0.8 feet

Pensacola Pass:
High 1.4 ft 1:32 am, low 0.2 ft 1:56 pm / high 1.4 ft 2:36 am Wednesday / tide range is 1.2 feet

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 400 499
Index for previous day: 430

Humidity: 57% inland & 60% coastal
Mixing height: 4300 inland & 4500 coastal
Transport winds: NE at 9 inland & NE at 10 coastal
Dispersion index: 51 inland & 52 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.22 ft (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.82 ft (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.68 ft (R)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.98 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1832 pm
End civil twilight: 1856
Moon phase: waxing 38%
Moonrise: 1322 tomorrow
Moonset: 2320 today
Begin civil twilight: 0615
Sunrise: 0639

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