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Tropical system could spell trouble next week

Tropical system could spell trouble next week

The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on what is now a trough of low pressure located just offshore of the coast of southern Mexico, in the Bay of Campeche. It is currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, but gradual development is possible, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone could form late this week […]

TROPICAL UPDATE: System upgraded to Tropical Storm

TROPICAL UPDATE: System upgraded to Tropical Storm

Update 7/11 at 10:57 a.m.: A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch are in effect for much of Louisiana’s coast after a system formed into Tropical Storm Barry this morning. While the National Hurricane Center forecast still indicates Barry will head west, locals are advised to use caution over the next several days. Parts of the […]

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” set for Saturday is moving to the Days Inn Navarre Conference Center due to a rainy forecast. Festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8700 Navarre Parkway. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters […]

Tropical moisture sticking around for weekend

Tropical moisture sticking around for weekend

Two tropical waves will continue to impact our area throughout the Labor Day weekend and into next week. Da’vel Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile says neither wave is expected to develop into any kind of tropical storm, but residents should be mindful of the rain and rip currents. The moisture […]

Hurricane Center watching disturbance

Hurricane Center watching disturbance

The National Hurricane Center is keeping an eye on a broad surface low centered just east of Belize just ahead of the official June 1 start to hurricane season. Currently the low is producing a large area of clouds and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba into the Florida peninsula.  Strong upper level […]

Rain headed to panhandle

Rain headed to panhandle

The National Weather Service of Mobile is advising residents of the Florida panhandle that a few rainy days are on the way from a storm brewing in the Gulf. The National Hurricane Center sent out an advisory Sunday that a system in the Gulf of Mexico had the potential for tropical or subtropical characteristics. That […]

Recent rain prompts mosquito control efforts

Recent rain prompts mosquito control efforts

Recent rains combined with warm, humid weather act as a perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes. This has prompted Santa Rosa County officials to direct residents to take precautions against these disease carrying pests. While Santa Rosa County has seen no local transmissions of Zika virus, mosquitoes can still transfer dangerous diseases including St. Louis encephalitis, […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

Completion of the $30 million SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach has been delayed until sometime in the first quarter, perhaps as late as March, because of occasional rain and high winds that have slowed construction. Read the full article in the April 7 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Bob Richards watched stormwater creep up the driveway toward his garage on Dracena Way in Gulf Breeze on the first Sunday in November and had visions of the record flooding on April 29-30, 2014. Although the Halloween weekend rain, estimated at between 7 and 10 inches in Richards’ neighborhood, totaled less than half the deluge […]