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Jan 24, 2023

Severe storms likely overnight Tuesday, Jan. 24

The National Weather Service in Mobile is predicting severe weather conditions in the overnight hours of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for our area. Okaloosa County has been placed under an enhanced risk for severe weather. According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, the line of storms will move east of I-65 during the overnight hours after midnight and impact the western Florida Panhandle during this time.

Sep 27, 2022

Dry, windy weather in forecast, fire danger increases

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.

According to the Florida Forest Service, 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 three days and firefighters are bracing for the possibility of significant fire activity.


Sep 13, 2019

Another reason to hate hurricanes: Agressive spiders

Researchers conclude hurricanes make female tangle web spiders more aggressive.