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Date: April 24, 2014

ROAD CLOSURES:

Construction crews will install fiber optic conduit along Interstate 10 (I-10) Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25 from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The work will require intermittent lane closures on State Road (S.R.) 285, County Road 189, U.S. 331 and S.R. 81 where these roadways pass under I-10.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Areas of dense fog restricting visibilities to 1/4 of a mile or less will begin to lift by 9 am this morning. Dense fog will be possible again in some locations overnight and early Friday morning.

TROPICAL FORECAST:

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

The tropical forecast will resume 1 June 2014

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Areas of fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.

MARINE FORECAST:

Today: S wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Tonight: S wind around 10 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Friday: WSW wind 10 to 15 kt. A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday Night: WSW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming N after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Outlook for Tomorrow: Moderate

Surf Temperature: 66 degrees

Tides:

At Navarre beach
Low 0.3 ft 1:01 am / high 0.8 ft 9:03 am / low 0.7 ft 11:38 am / high 0.9 ft 7:20 pm
Tide range is 0.6 feet


At east pass (Destin)
Low 0.1 ft 3:47 am / high 0.4 ft 8:05 pm / low 0.1 ft 3:46 am fri /
Tide range is 0.3 feet


At Pensacola pass
Low 0.2 ft 3:47 am / high 0.7 ft 7:15 pm / low 0.3 ft 3:46 am fri
Tide range is 0.5 feet


For tide data please go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/MOB/TIDMOB

FIRE WEATHER:

Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 000 100 Index for previous day: 27

Humidity: 44% inland & 54% coastal
Mixing height: 6000 inland & 4300 coastal
Transport winds: S at 9 inland & S at 10 coastal
Dispersion index: 60 inland & 48 coastal

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 8.04 ft (F)

Blackwater/Baker: 4.64 ft (F)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.04 ft: (F)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 9.53 ft (F)

SUN / MOON DATA:

Sunset: 1920 pm
End civil twilight: 1945
Moon phase: 24%
Moonrise: 0340 tomorrow
Moonset: 1454 today
Begin civil twilight: 0543
Sunrise: 0609

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