Date: October 22, 2014
No new road closures reported.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico
The center of tropical depression nine is in the southwestern corner of the Gulf of Mexico near 19.4n 92.4w. This position is about 104 nm to the west-southwest of Campeche Mexico. The depression is stationary. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb. The maximum sustained wind speeds are 30 knots with gusts to 40 knots. Convective precipitation scattered moderate to isolated strong from 22n southward between the western coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexico gulf coast along 97w/98w. Numerous strong is in the Northeastern corner of the Yucatan peninsula and spilling into the Yucatan channel and the northwestern corner of the Caribbean Sea from 20n to Cuba.
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 44. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Strong high pressure will persist over the north central gulf through the remainder of the week and into the weekend as tropical depression 9 shifts eastward towards the northwest Caribbean and southeast gulf. A moderate to occasional strong northeast to easterly wind flow will persist over the marine area through the weekend. A better swell generated over the lower gulf from tropical depression 9 will likely move north into the marine area late in the week and over the weekend.
Today: NE wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Tonight: NE wind around 15 kt. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.
Thursday: ENE wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Thursday night: NE wind around 10 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 2 ft.
Rip Current Hazard: Low
Outlook for Tomorrow: Moderate
Surf Temperature: 74 degrees
Low 0.7 ft 3:39 am / high 1.0 ft 11:37 am / low 1.0 ft 1:44 pm / high 1.4 ft 8:12 pm
Tide range is 0.7 feet
East Pass (Destin)
Low 0.2 ft 6:29 am / high 0.7 ft 10:06 pm / low 0.1 ft 7:14 am Thu
Tide range is 0.6 feet
Low 0.4 ft 6:29 am / high 1.1 ft 9:16 pm / low 0.3 ft 7:14 am Thu
Tide range is 0.8 feet
Keetch Byram drought index (KBDI): 300 – 399 Index for previous day: 361
Humidity: 31% inland & 37% coastal
Mixing height: 4000 inland & 3700 coastal
Transport winds: NE at 13 inland & NE at 14 coastal
Dispersion index: 47 inland & 50 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 1.47 ft (F)
Blackwater/Baker: 1.92 ft (F)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.45 ft (F)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.04 ft (F)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Sunset: 1808 pm
End civil twilight: 1832
Moon phase: waning 1%
Moonrise: 0635 tomorrow
Moonset: 1730 today
Begin civil twilight: 0630
Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management