Daily Situation Report

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Date:  September 19, 2017

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

 

Green Acres Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach will be closed between N. Park Blvd. and Doyce Drive on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday September 20th, while crews repair culverts and associated infrastructure. Detours will be at N. Park Blvd. and at Doyce Drive. Residents in the closed area will be accommodated but no through traffic will be permitted. Please plan accordingly.

 

State Road (S.R.) 189 (Beal Parkway) Intersection Improvement at S.R. 393 (Mary Esther Boulevard- Intermittent southbound lane restrictions on Beal Parkway between Park Drive and Ewing Court from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 21 as crews perform construction activities.   

 

S.R. 85 Turn Lane Construction from Commerce Drive to north of Airport Road in Crestview- North and southbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday ending Thursday, Sept. 28 as crew construct turn lanes for a shopping center. 

 

Interstate 10 Resurfacing from east of County Road 189 (Holt/ Exit 45) to west of Yellow River- Drivers can expect intermittent east and westbound lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept.21 as crews perform paving operations.  Construction of the eastbound travel lane diversion for the Wilkerson Bluff Road overpass emergency repair work continues near Mile Marker 49.  Motorists can expect inside and outside shoulder closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Sept 18 through Friday, Sept. 22 in this area.  Crews will also perform concrete gutter and guardrail work during daytime hours along the project. 

 

U.S. 98 Widening from Airport Road to the Okaloosa/Walton County line- Crews will begin roadway-widening work. Motorists can expect alternating east and westbound lane closures from Airport Road to the west entrance of the Henderson Beach State Park from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 22.

 

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 

TROPICAL FORECAST:

 

For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

 

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Jose, located a few hundred miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and on Hurricane Maria, located over the northeastern Caribbean Sea.

 

A small low-pressure area, the remnants of Lee, is located roughly midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions could become marginally conducive for redevelopment of a tropical cyclone by late in the week while the system moves northwestward to northward over the central Atlantic Ocean.

 

Formation chance through 48 hours, low, 10 percent.

Formation chance through 5 days, low, 20 percent.

 

GENERAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

 

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89; west winds around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

 

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87; calm winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms; mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm.

    

MARINE OUTLOOK:

 

High pressure centered over the marine area today through early Wednesday will shift to just north of the marine area by Thursday and continue relatively unchanged through the end of the period. Light westerly winds today and Wednesday, gradually becoming more easterly and increasing slightly late week and into the weekend. Small seas increasing slightly by the weekend.

Today: West winds 8 to 13 knots becoming southwest. Seas will be 1 foot or less. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

 

Tonight: Southwest winds 8 to 13 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots. Seas will be 1 foot or less. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

 

Wednesday: West winds 3 to 8 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots. Seas will be 1 foot or less. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

 

Wednesday Night: Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 3 to 8 knots. Seas will be 1 foot or less. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

  

SURF FORECAST:

 

Rip Current Hazard: Low

 

Surf Temperature: 83 degrees

 

Tides:

 

PENSACOLA PASS:

 

High 1.1 feet 10:20 AM, Low 0.6 feet 7:26 PM, High 0.7 feet 12:14 AM / Tide Range is 0.5 feet

 

NAVARRE BEACH:

 

Low 0.8 feet 1:57 AM, High 1.4 feet 10:12 AM, Low 0.7 feet 4:10 PM, High 0.9 feet 11:32 PM / Tide Range is 0.7 feet

 

EAST PASS (DESTIN):

 

High 0.7 feet 11:10 AM, Low 0.2 feet 7:26 PM, High 0.4 feet 1:04 AM / Tide Range is 0.5 feet

 

FIRE WEATHER:

 

KBDI drought index for previous day: 184

 

Humidity: 54% inland & 61% coastal

 

Mixing height: 6000 inland & 4400 coastal

 

Transport winds: W at 7 inland & W at 7 coastal

 

Dispersion index: 37 inland & 34 coastal

 

RIVER LEVELS:

 

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

 

Yellow/Milligan: 4.46 feet (R)

 

Blackwater/Baker: 2.26 feet (F)

 

Shoal/SR 85, Crestview: 5.63 feet (F)

 

Shoal/Mossy Head: 7.24 feet (F)

 

SUN / MOON DATA:

 

Begin Civil Twilight: 6:09 am

Sunrise: 6:33 am

Sunset: 6:46 pm

End Civil Twilight: 7:10 pm

 

Moonset:  6:43 pm

Moonrise: 5:51 am

Moon phase: New Moon

 

Okaloosa County Emergency Management