Rain, wind makes for a dreary day in Destin

Staff Reporter
The Destin Log
The wind has been whipping through Destin all day Monday.

The Gulf of Mexico is churning and the rainfall steady as the remnants from Hurricane Patricia mixed with a low pressure system.

For the better part of Monday, a flash flood watch, a wind advisory and a rip current risk were in place, according to the National Weather Service in Mobile, Ala.

The wind advisory, which means 15-20 mph winds with frequent gusts of 30-35 mph, could be felt along Destin's beaches as grains of sand stung the skin.

Public Information Manager Doug Rainer told The Log public works crews were making rounds throughout the city to check for any issues, but none have been found.

According to data from Weather Stem, which has equipment at Choctawhatchee High School, 2.17 inches of rain has been recorded (as of 2:45 p.m.) with a rain rate of .27-inches per hour.

Wind speeds were averaging 9 mph, while a gust of 22 mph was recorded earlier today.

Weather is expected to clear out Tuesday.