Weather

Hurricane forecast revised; more storms expected

Hurricane forecast revised; more storms expected

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters monitoring patterns announced Aug. 8 that conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway.   Read the full […]

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 […]

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Floridians preparing for hurricanes can now access online resource to gather tips, tricks and the latest research to better prepare and better recover from storms. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) has launched disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, a blog site dedicated to publishing the university’s statewide database into a user-friendly format. Read the […]

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 […]

Helping your pet manage the cold

Helping your pet manage the cold

The low temperatures and cold snaps have finally made their way to Navarre and while it is likely it will warm up during the day, the temperatures may remain lower at night. How do you help your pet in the cold temperatures? Colder even freezing temperatures put pets at risk. Dora Thomason, kennel supervisor at […]

Damaging winds rip roof off business

Damaging winds rip roof off business

A strong storm that pushed through the area Sunday night brought damaging winds that tore through a couple of businesses in the 3000 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway. The damaged plaza included the businesses of Gulf Technical Services and hair salon Michele & Co. According to John Purdy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service […]

Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate made landfall just west of Biloxi, Mississippi putting our area on the east side of the storm. Navarre experienced light damage, storm surge and scattered power outages. Featured in the Oct. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. P.S. Receive a digital subscription to […]

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are as versatile as any law enforcement agents out there. Officers do everything from patrolling the water and woods, on the lookout for fishing and hunting violations, to assisting in chasing down criminals on the run. They also jump into action when a hurricane cripples an area, such […]

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

The potential for local severe weather and heavy rain next week is highly dependent on the eventual track of Hurricane Harvey as it thunders ashore in Texas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile. In a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Florida issued Friday morning, NWS stated: “At this time, confidence is too […]

Double red flags fail to deter swimmers

Double red flags fail to deter swimmers

Though Tropical Storm Cindy had double red flags flying over Navarre Beach for most of last week, visitors were lining the beaches to catch some sun between bouts of rain. Double red flags mean the waters are closed. While the waters had receded some, the surf was still too rough to swim said Navarre Beach […]

Navarre Press joins Amazon’s Alexa news app

Navarre Press joins Amazon’s Alexa news app

Navarre Press readers can get their news briefing with just a voice command thanks to the Amazon Alexa application Flash Briefing. Readers need only say “Alexa, read Flash Briefing,” and Alexa will read you the top headlines for Navarre, hot of the presses. Alexa is the voice interactive assistant available on some Amazon devices. In […]

Reef camera install underway despite rough seas

Reef camera install underway despite rough seas

After three years of waiting, the Gulf of Mexico’s only underwater live feed camera is being installed this week at Navarre Beach’s artificial snorkel reef. The 360-degree camera created by View into the Blue (VITB) is part of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s (NBMSS) expansion, the interpretive center Gulf Coast Discovery Center. The reef […]

Fort Pickens Area Closed Ahead of Intense Weather

Fort Pickens Area Closed Ahead of Intense Weather

Gulf Islands National Seashore announced today the closure of Fort Pickens Area in Florida, in anticipation of intense wind and surf that will cause sand and water to cover the road. The forecasted wind and surf are anticipated to cause Fort Pickens road to become impassable.  The Fort Pickens Area is closed at noon today, Monday, November 28, 2016,to all incoming public use due […]

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

Fire bans not in place despite unusually dry conditions

No rain has fallen in at least a month, but despite drier than normal weather conditions, no restrictions have been issued banning fires in Gulf Islands National Seashore. Cassity Bromley is the Chief of Resource Science and Stewardship at Gulf Islands National Seashore and said that while no bans are in place at the moment, […]

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Despite dwindling attendance along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Hermine, Navarre Beach bed-tax collectors reported maxed out occupancy for the three-day Labor Day weekend. As CNBC warned travelers to rethink their Florida travel plans, hotels in Panama City Beach reported high cancellations due to the storm and discounted rates to recapture those […]

Phelan sets sights on breaking Florida National Scenic Trail speed record

Phelan sets sights on breaking Florida National Scenic Trail speed record

Phil Phelan loves to hike, but it wasn’t until five years ago that he started doing it professionally. His decision to go that route came at a time in his life things weren’t going so well. He was in the construction business and then went into sales, but the recession hurt business. “Life was tough,” […]

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 […]