Slight Rain Chance, Otherwise Partly Sunny Today

February 21, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light east wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

Slight Chance Of Rain And Warm

February 20, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

Learn More About Ernest Ward Middle Electives Today

February 20, 2018

Ernest Ward Middle School will cover a tour of their electives and academies from 5-6 p.m. today.

Parents along with incoming students can learn more about the Graphic Arts, Culinary, Fabrication and Engineering and Agriculture Academies; and the band, chorus, art, theater, journalism/yearbook and physical education electives.

Students will receive registration cards at their current school on Wednesday. The registration cards should be returned by Monday, February 26.

The Ernest Ward Middle School Graphics Arts Academy prepares students for further study in digital and web publishing, graphic design and multimedia production.  The program of study includes business courses, computer fundamentals, graphic design and closed circuit television (CCTV) production. Students also have a chance to obtain Photoshop CC certification.

Pictured: The Ernest Ward Middle School Graphic Arts Academy. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Feels Like Spring

February 19, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

Century Post Office Ignores Presidential Order To Lower Flag To Half Staff

February 19, 2018

The Century Post Office apparently ignored a presidential order to lower American Flags to half staff to honor victims of last week’s Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives.

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half staff through Sunday Monday. By Friday, the flag at the Century Post Office had not be lowered, as seen in the photograph that does show an American flag at half staff at a neighboring credit union.

“Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,” the proclamation reads.

“As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018,” the proclamation continues.

Attempts to contact the U.S. Postal Service for comment were unsuccessful.

Pictured: The flag at full staff on Friday, February 15, at the Century Post Office, while the flag at a neighboring credit union is at half staff. Photo of for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia District Students Out Of School Today

February 19, 2018

Escambia County (FL) School District students get this President’s Day for a teacher planning day. The next days out of school are Spring Break beginning March 26.

Warm Spring-Like Weather Hangs Around

February 18, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Washington’s Birthday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

Century To Hold Envision Century CRA Area Meeting

February 18, 2018

The Town of Century will hold a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting Tuesday to “Envision Century”.

The meeting will work to vision the Century CRA 10 years from now, plus determine the goals, values and priorities of the CRA area.

The meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Century Business Center at 400 Pond Street. Refreshments will be served with a meet and greet at 4:00, and the formal presentation and discussion will begin at 4:30.

The town previously declared a portion of Century as “blighted” as part of the process to form the CRA.

Once the CRA is in place and operating, it will work to improve conditions within the area. As property tax values rise, most of the increase is funneled back into the redevelopment area for further improvements.

The CRA area is 510 acres, bounded by Jefferson Avenue to the south, Jefferson Avenue to the east, State Road 4 to the north and the centerline of North Century Boulevard to the west. It also extends north on the east side of North Century Boulevard to include commercial properties up to, and including, the former Burger King. Click here for a detailed map (pdf).

Record High On Friday, Warm Again For The Weekend

February 17, 2018

A record high of 82 was set in Pensacola Friday afternoon, breaking the old record of 79 set in 1975. And we have another warm day on tap.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Areas of fog after 9pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight.

Sunday: Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Washington’s Birthday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Pictured: A warm afternoon Friday on Pensacola Beach. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Partly Sunny, Lower 80’s

February 16, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Washington’s Birthday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 79.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 76.

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