Date: February 23, 2017
No new closures reported
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Areas of fog locally dense in some locations can be expected early this morning and again redeveloping across the region late tonight into early Wednesday morning. In some localized areas fog could restrict visibility to less than one quarter of a mile, especially near coastal waterways.
Otherwise, no hazardous or severe weather is expected through tonight.
Tropical Weather Forecast will resume 1 June 2017
GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:
Today: Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 57. Calm wind.
Friday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Today: Northeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming south 3 to 8 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 3 to 8 knots. Seas around 2 feet.
Friday: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Seas 1 foot or less then around 2 feet.
Friday Night: Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming northwest 18 to 23 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Rip Current Hazard: Low
Surf Temperature: 68 degrees
LOW -0.4 FEET 6:08 AM / HIGH 0.9 FEET 7:22 PM / LOW -0.3 FEET 6:41 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 1.3 FEET
LOW -0.4 FEET 4:09 AM / HIGH 1.0 FEET 6:32 PM / LOW -0.4 FEET 4:37 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 1.4 FEET
EAST PASS (DESTIN)
LOW -0.1 FEET 6:08 AM / HIGH 0.5 FEET 8:12 PM / LOW -0.1 FEET 6:41 AM
TIDE RANGE IS 0.6 FEET
KBDI drought index for previous day: 90
Humidity: 55 inland & 64% coastal
Mixing height: 4400 inland & 2900 coastal
Transport winds: E at 5 inland & SE at 6 coastal
Dispersion index: 29 inland & 22 coastal
(R = rising, S = steady, F = falling)
Yellow/Milligan: 6.24 feet (R)
Blackwater/Baker: 6.64 feet (F)
Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 7.24 feet (R)
Shoal/Mossy Head: 11.61 feet (R)
SUN / MOON DATA:
Begin Civil Twilight: 5:54 am
Sunrise: 6:19 am
Sunset: 5:41 pm
End Civil Twilight: 6:05 pm
Moonrise: 4:07 am today
Moonset: 3:03 pm today
Moon phase: Waning 9%
Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management