Date: April 28, 2017
Taylor Circle in Fort Walton Beach will be closed from Tooke Street to Lisette Court beginning Wednesday, April 26, 2017, through Thursday, May 11, 2017, while crews replace storm water pipe and associated infrastructure. No significant detour is required, as this is only a one-block section of Taylor Circle. Residents on Taylor Circle west of the closure and on Lisette Court will have access from Davenport Road off Woodham Avenue or Taylor Street off of South Avenue. No other roads will be impacted.
Georgia Avenue in Baker will be closed between Walther Street and Buck Ward Road beginning Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th, while crews conduct drainage repairs. Alternate routes East are Buck Ward Rd and Dairy Road, West will be Highway 189. Please plan accordingly.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
A round of strong to severe thunderstorms will be likely Sunday afternoon through early Monday. Damaging straight-line winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible with the stronger thunderstorms.
The potential for heavy rainfall leading to some localized flooding can also be expected across the region late Sunday afternoon through early Monday.
Tropical forecast will resume on 1 June.
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Low around 66. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Today: South winds 13 to 18 knots becoming southeast 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Tonight: Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots increasing to 18 to 23 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Saturday: Southeast winds 18 to 23 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night: Southeast winds 18 to 23 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet.
Sunday: Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night: South winds 25 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Rip Current Hazard: High
Surf Temperature: 74 degrees
HIGH 1.2 FEET 10:11 AM / LOW -0.2 FEET 9:12 PM / HIGH 1.3 FEET 10:51 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 1.5 FEET
HIGH 1.4 FEET 8:58 AM / LOW -0.1 FEET 6:37 PM / HIGH 1.6 FEET 9:37 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 1.7 FEET
EAST PASS (DESTIN)
HIGH 0.7 FEET 11:01 AM / LOW -0.1 FEET 9:12 PM / HIGH 0.8 FEET 11:41 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 0.9 FEET
KBDI drought index for previous day: 220
Humidity: 63% inland & 81% coastal
Mixing height: 3300 inland & 2000 coastal
Transport winds: S at 21 inland & S at 21 coastal
Dispersion index: 57 inland & 42 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 1.50 feet (S)
Blackwater/Baker: 1.66 feet (S)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.06 feet (S)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.97 feet (S)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Begin Civil Twilight: 5:40 am
Sunrise: 6:05 am
Sunset: 7:23 pm
End Civil Twilight: 7:48 pm
Moonrise: 8:05 am
Moonset: 10:01 pm
Moon phase: Waxing 7%
Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management