Daily Situation Report

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Date:  April 21, 2017

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

No new closures reported.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Areas of dense fog will affect portions of the region early this morning, and again late tonight and early Saturday morning.

There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the region Saturday into early Sunday ahead of and along an approaching cold front. A few storms could become strong to marginally severe, mainly over interior portions of southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama late Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening.  The primary hazards will be strong wind gusts over 50 mph and nickel to quarter sized hail.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located near latitude 40.0 North, longitude 48.0 West. Arlene is moving toward the west near 31 mph (50 km/h) and this general motion

is expected to continue today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is expected, and Arlene is forecast to become absorbed by a large extratropical low and dissipate later today.

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

Today:  Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight:  Patchy dense fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Saturday:  Patchy dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light southeast wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday:  A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

   

MARINE FORECAST:

Today:  East winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southeast 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

Tonight:  South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

Saturday:  South winds 3 to 8 knots increasing to 8 to 13 knots. Seas around 2 feet.

Saturday Night:  South winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 13 to 18 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday:  West winds 13 to 18 knots becoming northwest. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Chance of showers.

Sunday Night:  Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

   

SURF FORECAST:

Rip Current Hazard: Low

Surf Temperature: 75 degrees

Tides:

PENSACOLA PASS

LOW 0.0 FEET 4:00 AM / HIGH 0.8 FEET 5:59 PM / LOW 0.1 FEET 4:25 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 0.8 FEET

 

NAVARRE BEACH

LOW 0.2 FEET 1:48 AM / HIGH 1.1 FEET 4:52 PM / LOW 0.3 FEET 1:59 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 0.9 FEET

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN)

LOW 0.0 FEET 4:00 AM / HIGH 0.5 FEET 6:49 PM / LOW 0.1 FEET 4:25 AM

TIDE RANGE IS 0.5 FEET

 

FIRE WEATHER:

KBDI drought index for previous day: 110

Humidity: 40% inland & 58% coastal

Mixing height: 6600 inland & 3600 coastal

Transport winds: SE at 10 inland & SE at 12 coastal

Dispersion index: 63 inland & 45 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

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

Yellow/Milligan: 1.74 feet (S)

Blackwater/Baker: 1.77 feet (S)

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 4.30 feet (S)

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.09 feet (S)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

Begin Civil Twilight: 5:47 am

Sunrise: 6:12 am

Sunset: 7:18 pm

End Civil Twilight: 7:43 pm

Moonrise: 3:03 am

Moonset:  2:26 pm

Moon phase: waning 28%

 

Ken Wolfe, Okaloosa County Emergency Management