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Daily Situation Report

Date: October 23, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new road 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

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday night: Clear, with a low around 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

MARINE FORECAST:

Strong high pressure will continue to build over the north central gulf through early next week. A light to moderate northerly wind flow will persist through early Sunday followed by a weak onshore flow developing by late Sunday afternoon. Southerly winds and seas will gradually build next week in response to a strong cold front approaching from the west. The cold front is expected to move across the marine area by late in the week. Showers and thunderstorms are expected ahead of the front developing by midweek.

Today: ENE wind 10 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: NE wind around 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: NNE wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday night: N wind around 10 kt. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Low

Surf Temperature: 74 degrees

Tides:

At Navarre Beach
Low 0.5 ft 4:26 am / high 1.6 ft 8:26 pm / low 0.4 ft 5:14 am Fri
Tide range is 1.2 feet


At East Pass (Destin)
Low 0.1 ft 7:14 am / high 0.7 ft 10:24 pm / low 0.1 ft 8:03 am Fri.
Tide range is 0.6 feet


At Pensacola Pass
Low 0.3 ft 7:14 am / high 1.2 ft 9:34 pm / low 0.2 ft 8:03 am Fri
Tide range is 1.0 feet



FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 300 399 Index for previous day: 361

Humidity: 33% inland & 37% coastal
Mixing height: 3800 inland & 3500 coastal
Transport winds: E at 7 inland & NE at 8 coastal
Dispersion index: 38 inland & 42 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.40 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.90 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.35 ft (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.98 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1807 pm
End civil twilight: 1831
Moon phase: New Moon
Moonrise: 0731 tomorrow
Moonset: 1808 today
Begin civil twilight: 0630
Sunrise: 0655

Ken Wolfe, 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