Daily Situation Report

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Date:  February 23, 2018

 

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

No new closures reported.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a High Rip Current Risk, which is in effect through Saturday afternoon.

 

Isolated to scattered afternoon/early evening showers and thunder storms are possible today. None are expected to become strong.

 

A high risk of rip currents is expected through tonight. Locally dense fog is possible early this morning, then again tonight.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

 

Tropical Forecast will resume June 1st 2018.

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

Today: Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79. South winds 5 to 15 mph.

 

Saturday Night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South winds 5 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

MARINE FORECAST:

 

A surface ridge stretching west over the northern Gulf coast will bring a light to moderate onshore flow into Sunday. A front will move south and stall along the coast Sunday into Sunday night, then move south of the coast Monday night, bringing a period of unsettled weather. Onshore flow returns Tuesday night.

 

Today: East winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southeast. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

 

Tonight: Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 7 seconds. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. There is a slight chance of showers after midnight with patchy fog after midnight.

 

Saturday: Southeast winds 13 to 18 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. There is a slight chance of showers.

 

Saturday Night: South winds 13 to 18 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. Seas will be 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. Chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

 

Sunday:

Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 8 to 13 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. There is a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

 

Sunday Night: Southeast winds 8 to 13 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots. Seas will be 2 to 3 feet. Dominant wave period 6 seconds. There is a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

 

SURF FORECAST:

 

Rip Current Hazard: High

 

Surf Temperature: 68 degrees

 

PENSACOLA PASS:

 

Low -0.24 feet 2:05 AM, High 0.85 feet 3:05 PM, Low -0.36 feet 3:21 AM / Tide Range is 1.21 feet

 

NAVARRE BEACH:

 

Low -0.22 feet 1:12 AM, High 1.07 feet 1:59 PM, Low -0.40 feet 2:02 AM / Tide Range is 1.47 feet

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN):

 

Low -0.10 feet 2:05 AM, High 0.52 feet 3:55 PM, Low -0.15 feet 3:21 AM / Tide Range is 0.67 feet

 

FIRE WEATHER:

 

KBDI drought index for previous day: 107

 

Humidity: 55 inland & 74 coastal

 

Mixing height: 3700 inland & 1700 coastal

 

Transport winds: S at 14 inland & SE at 14 coastal

 

Dispersion index: 44 inland & 34 coastal

 

 

RIVER LEVELS:

 

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

 

Yellow/Milligan: 4.18 feet (F)

 

Blackwater/Baker: 2.91 feet (F)

 

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.60 feet (F)

 

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.91 feet (F)

 

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

 

Begin Civil Twilight: 5:54 am

Sunrise: 6:18 am

Sunset:  5:40 pm

End Civil Twilight: 6:05 pm

 

Moonrise: 11:27 a.m.

Moon Transit: 6:24 pm

Moonset:  1:25 a.m. tomorrow

Moon Phase: 1st quarter

 

Okaloosa County Emergency Management

 

http://alertokaloosa.website