Daily Situation Report

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Date:  October 20, 2017

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

No new 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 84. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82 and east winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 71. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80%.

    

MARINE OUTLOOK:

 

A strong surface ridge of high pressure will continue to stretch from the Mid Atlantic region to the north central Gulf through Saturday night, leading to a moderate northeast to easterly wind flow over the marine area through Saturday night, then shifting southeast to south ahead of a cold front approaching from the west Sunday night. a moderate to strong offshore flow is expected in the wake of the front late Monday through midweek.  

 

Today: East winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet.

 

Tonight: East winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 13 to 18 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet.

 

Saturday: East winds 13 to 18 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 4 to 5 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Saturday Night: East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 4 to 6 feet. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Sunday: East winds 13 to 18 knots becoming southeast. Seas will be 4 to 5 feet. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

 

Sunday Night: Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots. Seas will be 4 to 6 feet. Showers and thunderstorms are likely.

 

SURF FORECAST:

 

Rip Current Hazard: Low

 

Surf Temperature: 79 degrees

 

Tides:

 

PENSACOLA PASS:

 

Low 0.3 feet 7:55 AM, High 1.2 feet 10:11 PM, Low 0.2 feet 8:47 AM / Tide Range is 1.0 feet

 

NAVARRE BEACH:

 

Low 0.5 feet 4:49 AM, High 1.5 feet 8:44 PM, Low 0.4 feet 5:44 AM / Tide Range is 1.1 feet

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN):

 

Low 0.1 feet 7:55 AM, High 0.7 feet 11:01 PM, Low 0.1 feet 8:47 AM / Tide Range is 0.6 feet

 

FIRE WEATHER:

 

KBDI drought index for previous day: 177

 

Humidity: 42% inland & 47% coastal

 

Mixing height: 4900 inland & 4800 coastal

 

Transport winds: E at 10 inland & E at 10 coastal

 

Dispersion index: 55 inland & 54 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

 

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

 

Yellow/Milligan: 2.98 feet (F)

 

Blackwater/Baker: 2.47 feet (F)

 

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.78 feet (F)

 

Shoal/Mossy Head: 6.99 feet (S)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

 

Begin Civil Twilight: 6:27 am

Sunrise: 6:52 am

Sunset: 6:09 pm

End Civil Twilight: 6:34 pm

 

Moonset:  7:05 pm

Moonrise: 7:31 am

Moon phase: waxing 1%

 

Okaloosa County Emergency Management