Sunny And Dry Weekend

October 1, 2022

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 52. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Nice Days, Cool Nights Continue; No Chance of Rain

September 30, 2022

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 52. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night Football Schedule

September 30, 2022

Here is the Friday night football schedule for the North Escambia area:

FLORIDA

  • Tate at Milton
  • Pine Forest at Fort Walton Beach
  • West Florida at Walton
  • Destin at Jay
  • Escambia at Booker T. Washington
  • Pensacola Catholic at Pensacola High
  • Gulf Breeze at Pace
  • Lighthouse Private Christian Academy at Baker
  • Bye: Northview, Navarre

ALABAMA

  • Hooper Academy at Escambia Academy
  • Flomaton at Thomasville
  • Jackson at Escambia County (Atmore)
  • Cottage Hill at W.S. Neal
  • Bayside Academy at T.R. Miller

Pictured: The Northview Chiefs defeated Baker last Friday night for the first time in a decade. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Sunny, Windy Day With A High In The Upper 70s

September 29, 2022

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Hurricane Ian Continues Across Gulf; Here Are The Limited Local Impacts Expected

September 28, 2022

This is an archived story.

Hurricane Ian continued to move across the Gulf of Mexico as a major hurricane. Confidence is high that the actual hurricane will remain well to the east of our local area.

Locally, a prolonged period of gusty winds is expected today and Thursday due to the gradient between Hurricane Ian entering the Gulf of Mexico and high-pressure building into the region behind a cold front.

A red flag warning is in effect Wednesday due to the wildfire risk. A combination of strong northerly winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will contribute to extreme fire behavior. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

At the beach, swells associated with Ian will lead to dangerous rip currents and surf this week.

The latest details on Ian are in the graphics on this page.

Red Flag Warning: Forest Service Says No Outdoor Burning

September 27, 2022

The Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center is issuing words of warning for anyone considering any outdoor burning activities in the coming days: Use extreme caution or simply don’t do it.

It has been more than two weeks since most of the three-county area (Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties) has seen rainfall and wildfire danger is on the rise. Add to that a forecast calling for increased winds and low humidity for the next few days and firefighters are bracing for the possibility of significant fire activity.

“With the conditions – dry and windy – any new fire has the potential to become a problem,” said David Smith, operations administrator for Blackwater. “The southernmost end of our area received some rainfall Monday evening, but we are very dry with no rain in the extended forecast.”

Current forecasts call for low humidity (below 35% during the day) for the next several days and north winds up to 20 mph. No burn authorizations will be issued for prescribed burns or pile burns until conditions improve and residents are asked to refrain from any outdoor fire activity for the time being.

Residents should always be prepared for the possibility of a wildfire as Florida experiences a year-round fire season that typically peaks from April to June in our area. The Florida Forest Service offers tips and advice on how to prepare yourself and your home in case you are impacted by a wildfire online at www.BeWildfireReadyFL.com.

Hurricane Ian Moves North With Increasing Winds

September 27, 2022

This is an archived, out of date story. For the latest information, see NorthEscambia.com.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Cuba early Tuesday morning as a Category 3 storm with winds of 125 mph. It will continue to strengthen as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Confidence continues to grow that Ian will move east of our area in the direction of the Florida west coast. High surf and maybe some gusty winds will still be possible at the local beaches.

The latest details on Ian are in the graphics on this page.

A Little More Fall-Like: High Of 80, Low Wednesday In The Lower 50s

September 27, 2022

For the latest on Hurricane Ian and limited local impacts, click here.

A red flag warning is in effect. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Outdoor burning should be avoided.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 51. North wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. North wind around 10 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Ian Strengthens, Track Shifts Further East

September 26, 2022

This is an outdated story. See NorthEscambia.com for the latest information.

The forecast for Ian shifted back east on Sunday. The storm is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days.

“Confidence is very slowly increasing in a track east of our area; however, we still need to monitor this closely as changes can still occur,” National Weather Service forecasters in Mobile said Sunday night.

But NWS Mobile said very small changes now can lead to bigger changes in the forecast.

High surf is still likely and dangerous rip currents will be a hazard through the weekend along Escambia County’s beaches.

The latest details on Ian are in the graphics on this page.

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Low Tonight In The Upper 50s

September 26, 2022

For the latest on the tropics and Ian, click here.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 78.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 81.

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

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 84.

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