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Daily Situation Report

Date: July 30, 2014

Road closures:

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 beginning Monday, July 28. Lane restrictions will take place Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. For approximately three to four weeks as crews work on the curbs and sidewalks.

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, Aug 02 and Sunday Aug 03 for unexploded ordinance removal. North and southbound drivers may use s.r. 85 as a detour during the closures.

Richpien road in ft. Walton beach will be closed on Thursday, July 31st from app 8am -5pm for a sewer tap. Work is weather dependent. Traffic will be permitted up to the closure on each side, but through traffic will be detoured. Please plan accordingly.
Hazardous weather outlook:

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

Tropical forecast:

For the north Atlantic, Caribbean sea, and the gulf of Mexico

Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1150 miles east of the southern Windward Islands remain limited. This system continues to show signs of organization, however, and the low could develop into a tropical depression later today or tomorrow while it moves generally west-northwestward near 15 mph. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours high 70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days high 70 percent.

General weather outlook:

Today: sunny, with a high near 88. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: mostly clear, with a low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Marine forecast:

Today: n wind 5 to 15 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Tonight: w wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNE after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas around 1 ft.

Thursday: ne wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.

Thursday night: w wind 5 to 10 kt becoming N after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.

Surf forecast:

Rip current hazard: moderate

Outlook for tomorrow: low

Surf temperature: 84 degrees


At Navarre beach
High 1.1 ft 10:50 am / low 0.4 ft 6:50 pm / high 0.7 ft 2:48 am thu
Tide range is 0.7 feet

At east pass (Destin)
High 0.5 ft 12:35 pm / low 0.1 ft 9:20 pm / high 0.5 ft 1:09 pm thu
Tide range is 0.4 feet

At Pensacola pass
High 0.9 ft 11:45 am / low 0.3 ft 9:20 pm / high 0.7 ft 12:19 pm thu
Tide range is 0.6 feet

For tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/mob/tidmob

Fire weather:

Keetch Byram drought index (kbdi): 200 299 index for previous day: 261

Humidity: 29% inland & 33% coastal
Mixing height: 6400 inland & 6000 coastal
Transport winds: N at 8 inland & NW at 8 coastal
Dispersion index: 58 inland & 56 coastal

River levels:

(r = rising, s = steady, f = falling)

Yellow/Milligan: 2.52 ft (f)

Blackwater/baker: 2.28 ft (s)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 6.35 ft (f)

Shoal/mossy head: 8.38 ft (f)

Sun / moon data:

Sunset: 0742 pm
End civil twilight: 2008
Moon phase: waxing 12%
Moonrise: 1009 tomorrow
Moonset: 2144 today
Begin civil twilight: 0538
Sunrise: 0604

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