Fort Walton Beach, FL

8:47 AM CDT on May 23, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Choctawhatchee High School WeatherSTEM | | Change Station

Elev 52 ft 30.45 °N, 86.62 °W | Updated 2 minutes ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
79.2 °F
Feels Like 83 °F
N
12.0
Wind Variable Wind from SW

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Heat Index 83 °F
Dew Point 74 °F
Humidity 85%
Rainfall 0.11 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:47 AM 7:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 8% visible
METAR KHRT 231258Z 19014G20KT 10SM BKN017 BKN090 26/23 A2978 RMK AO2A SLP086 T02590233 $
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Heat Index 83 °F
Dew Point 74 °F
Humidity 85%
Rainfall 0.11 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:47 AM 7:39 PM
Waning Crescent, 8% visible
METAR KHRT 231258Z 19014G20KT 10SM BKN017 BKN090 26/23 A2978 RMK AO2A SLP086 T02590233 $

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Flood Warning
Issued: 6:16 PM CDT May. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the shoal river near Crestview
* from Wednesday morning until Thursday afternoon
* at 5 PM Monday the stage was... 6.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast
* flood stage is 8 feet.
* Forecast to rise above flood stage by Wednesday morning and continue to rise
near 8.2 feet by Wednesday evening. The river will fall below flood stage on
Thursday morning.
* At 8 feet... minor flooding of low lying areas.


Lat... Lon 3078 8650 3078 8649 3069 8653 3069 8663
3070 8663 3070 8655




Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:32 AM CDT May. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Alabama, northwest Florida, and southeast
Mississippi, including the following areas, in Alabama,
Baldwin central, Baldwin coastal, Baldwin inland, Butler,
Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia,
Mobile central, Mobile coastal, Mobile inland, Monroe,
Washington, and Wilcox. In northwest Florida, Escambia
coastal, Escambia inland, Okaloosa coastal, Okaloosa inland,
Santa Rosa coastal, and Santa Rosa inland. In southeast
Mississippi, George, Greene, Perry, stone, and Wayne.

* Through late tonight

* multiple rounds of heavy rain will continue to impact the entire
area through late tonight, with one round currently ongoing this
morning and another round expected late this evening and
overnight tonight. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are expected
with locally higher amounts of 4 to 5 inches possible. This
additional rainfall will likely exacerbate the already saturated
ground across the region, which may lead to flash flooding.

* Urban, low lying, and poor drainage areas will be the most
susceptible to flash flooding. Road closures are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




527 am CDT Tue may 23 2017

... High rip current risk remains in effect through Wednesday
evening...

* surf... 3 to 5 feet.

* Timing... now through Wednesday.

* Impacts... frequent life-threatening rip currents are expected.
The surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a high risk of rip currents. Rip currents are life-
threatening to anyone entering the surf. Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape,
face the shore and call or wave for help. If tired, float or
tread water until out of the rip current.