Current Situation from FloridaDisaster.org
...Red Flag Warning, High Fire Weather Threat in the Panhandle...Sunny Skies Expected Statewide Today, Clear Skies Tonight...Moderate Risk Of Rip Currents For Nassau To Martin County Beaches...No Tropical Development Expected Over the Next Five Days...Updated 8:40 A.M. EDT Sunday
The primary weather concern in Florida today is the fire weather threat. Low relative humidity and winds between 10 and 15 mph will make burning conditions hazardous in some areas. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for Inland Escambia, Inland Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, and Bay counties today, indicating that any fires that develop there will likely spread rapidly. Therefore, a high fire weather threat is forecast for the Panhandle where ERC values are high and soils are dry. There is a low fire weather threat in the Big Bend.
The dry cold front that moved through the state a couple of days ago has ushered in the strongest blast of cold air associated with it. Temperatures on Sunday morning are well into the low 40s in all of North Florida. High pressure will dominate and continue to bring dry conditions to all of Florida today. Expect clear skies and a brisk 5-15mph north wind. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 70s across North and Central Florida, and in the low 80s in South Florida. Lows tonight will be in the low to mid 40s in North Florida, in the upper 50s in Central Florida, and in the upper 60s in South Florida.
A moderate risk of rip currents is forecast from Nassau County to Martin County due to lingering swells. A low risk of rip currents is expected for all other beaches in Florida today. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and to always swim within sight of a lifeguard.
No tropical cyclone activity forecast to occur over the next five days. For more information from the National Hurricane Center, click here.
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The State’s response effort is initiated through the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), which is comprised of Governor-appointed Emergency Coordination Officers (ECO) from State agencies and volunteer organizations. Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18 Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization integrates disaster response with private sector organizations. ESF 18 coordinates local, state and federal agency actions that provide immediate and short-term assistance for the private sector. Further, ESF 18 works with business and industry to identify available resources to meet the needs of the State and its citizens.
Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.Mission of SERT and the Florida Division of Emergency Management