Showers And Thunderstorms Likely For Your Tuesday

August 3, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 85. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

COVID Vaccines Available Tuesday In Century, Wednesday And Friday In Brownsville From Community Health

August 2, 2021

UPDATE: This story originally listed a vaccination clinic for Wednesday, August 4 in Century from a press release from Community Health Northwest Florida. CHNWF now says there will not be a vaccination clinic Wednesday in Century, but the Tuesday event will take place.

Community Health Northwest Florida is reopening their Brownsville vaccination clinic and will offer the vaccine  this week in Century.

The clinic inside the Brownsville Community Center will be open to individuals age 18 and older every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.. Participants will have the choice of the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Community Health will also hold vaccination clinics in Century Tuesday and Wednesday:

Tuesday, August 3

  • CHNWF Century Pediatrics – 501 Church Street, Century
    • Time: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    • Vaccine: Pfizer (age 12+) or Johnson & Johnson (age 18+).

Persons wishing to participate in any CHNWF vaccination clinic may call the Community Health Vaccine Call Center at (850) 439-3358 to schedule an appointment or simply walk in at their convenience during regular operating hours.

All participants will be required to show photo ID at time of appointment.  Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or have had symptoms of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath) in the past 14 days should not receive the vaccine and should not enter clinic facility.

Pictured: Community Health Northwest Florida Century Pediatrics. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Chance Of Rain Tonight

August 2, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 85. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Heat Advisory: High About 95, Heat Index 110 Degrees

August 1, 2021

There is a heat advisory in effect for Sunday with a heat index rising to 110 degrees. Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Sunday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Heat index readings around 110.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

Friday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Excessive Heat Continues

July 31, 2021

An excessive heat warning continues in effect for Saturday for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 106. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 88. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 71. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Calm wind.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect Today; Heat Index Around 115 Degrees

July 30, 2021

There is an excessive heat warning in effect for Friday, with the heat index to climb to dangerous levels around 115 degrees. The actual air temperature is forecast to be near 100 degrees.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 113. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 111. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 90. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 86. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Health Department Warns Of Excessive Heat Dangers

July 30, 2021

A excessive heat warning for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida for Friday.  period of hot temperatures is expected with heat indices near 115 degrees. Hot temperature and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Officials say it is important to remember to stay hydrated and protected against heat-related illness and the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is encouraging residents and visitors to practice sun safety during extreme heat conditions. Heat-related illness and deaths from extreme heat conditions are preventable. Heat stress can range from mild to severe. Milder conditions, like heat rash and heat exhaustion, are the most common, while the most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if medical treatment is not provided.

Individuals most vulnerable to heat-related illness are older adults, people with a chronic medical condition, those who work or exercise outdoors, and infants and children, but anyone subjected to high temperatures for an extended period of time can overheat.

Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles, no matter how short the time period. Temperatures in vehicles heat up quickly, especially during the summer, and can become deadly in a matter of minutes.

Know the warning signs of heat-related illness:

  • Extremely high body temperature (above 103°F);
  • Weakness, dizziness, or fainting;
  • Unusually elevated heart rate;
  • Fast and shallow breathing;
  • Nausea or vomiting;
  • Muscle cramps.

Protect yourself with these helpful tips:

  • Drink plenty of water; avoid sugary and alcoholic beverages;
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing;
  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings;
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially in the afternoon during the hottest part of the day;
  • Take cool showers or baths;
  • Check your local news for heat warnings and safety tips.

Avoiding sunburn helps prevent both heat illness and skin cancer.

Sunburned and damaged skin does not release excess body heat as effectively as healthy skin. The sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, so it is important to protect your skin whenever you are outdoors. Since damage from exposure to UV rays builds up over time, sun protection should start at an early age, and skin should be protected all year. UV ray exposure is the most common cause of skin cancer and, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Sunburn and skin cancer risks can be reduced by following sun safety strategies that work.

Follow these simple tips to prevent sunburn:

  • Seek shade, especially during 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun is the strongest;
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection, a hat, and sunscreen;
  • Apply broad spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15;
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or sweating;
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Pensacola State College Reinstates Mask Mandate For All Students, Faculty And Visitors

July 29, 2021

ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, PSC ANNOUNCED THIS MASK MANDATE IS RESCINDED. MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE.

Pensacola State College will reinstate a mandatory indoor mask policy on Monday August 2 due to rising COVID-19 infections.

The policy applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, employees and visitors.

PSC President Ed Meadows made the announcement soon after the CDC issued guidelines recommending that fully vaccinated people should wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in areas of substantial or high transmission rates. The CDC was already recommending that those who are unvaccinated should wear a mask indoors.

Last week, 14 people at Pensacola State College — 11 students and three employees — tested positive for COVID, the highest weekly total since the first week of February, according to the college.

“I urge all of those who are still unvaccinated to get vaccinated in order to protect yourself and those around you from being infected or required to be quarantined,” Meadows said.

Heat Advisory In Effect, Excessive Heat Warning For Friday

July 29, 2021

A heat advisory is in effect for Thursday night, and there is an excessive heat warning for heat index values up 10 114 degrees on Friday.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, according to the National Weather Service.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Heat index values as high as 114. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 111. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 90. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 86. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Chance Of Showers Tonight; Heat Advisory For Thursday

July 28, 2021

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 107. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 73. Calm wind.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 109. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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