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...Flash Flood Watch and Tornado Watch For Panhandle...Scattered To Numerous Showers And Storms Today Statewide...Isolated Storms With The Possibility Of Producing Frequent Lightning, Gusty Winds, Heavy Downpours that could result in Flash Flooding, Isolated Tornadoes, and Hail...Severe Weather Threat Diminishes Tonight...Moderate to High Risk Of Rip Currents At Some Florida Beaches...

Updated 9:30 am EDT Sunday April 19

North Florida: An area of rain and thunderstorms currently over the far Western Panhandle is forecast to develop into a squall line later this morning and travel eastward. The heaviest rain and severe storms are forecast to reach the Western Panhandle this morning through noon, Eastern Panhandle and Big Bend 11am to 3pm, Eastern Big Bend and Suwannee Valley 2pm to 6pm, and Northeast Florida 5pm to 9pm. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire Panhandle through this evening as an additional 1” to 2” of rain is forecast, with isolated higher amounts between 3” to 6” possible. This could result in flash flooding, especially in low lying locations or areas that have already seen heavy rains earlier this week. There is also a Slight Risk and Marginal Risk for severe weather across North Florida indicated in SPC’s Day 1 Categorical Outlook, in addition to, a Tornado Watch for most of the Panhandle and Big Bend this morning through 3pm EDT. Showers and storms could contain damaging winds, hail up to 1” in diameter, isolated tornadoes. Residents across North Florida should monitor their NOAA Weather Radio and local media in case additional watches or warnings are issued during throughout the day.

Peninsula: Increased moisture across the state combined with south to southwesterly winds will allow for seabreeze showers and storms to form during the afternoon through evening hours today across the Peninsula. Showers and storms across the Peninsula will have the potential for become strong today with a few isolated severe storms possible as indicated by the Marginal Risk in SPC’s Day 1 Categorical Outlook. The primary hazards will be frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, locally heavy rain, small hail, and wind gusts.

Tonight: Showers and storms will wind-down across the entire state tonight. The severe weather potential is forecast to dwindle during the evening hours and the rain associated with the squall line in North Florida will slowly dissipate across Northeast Florida. For this reason, rain chances tonight remain low across North Florida in the 10% to 20% range across the Panhandle and in the 20% to 30% range along the Atlantic coast where showers and storms will take the longest to subside tonight. Otherwise, muggy and humid conditions will prevail through the night with lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Patchy fog will be possible statewide tonight especially in fog prone areas and in locations where sufficient rain fell during the day leaving lingering moisture near the surface.

Inclement weather Across the Panhandle will increase winds and waves at the Panhandle beaches building surf heights to 3 feet creating a high risk for rip currents. On shore winds will elevate wave highest along the Gulf coast creating moderate risk for rip currents from Pinellas through Lee Counties today. In addition, a 2 to 3 foot swell along the east coast will create a moderate risk for rip current from Nassau to Martin county. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always Heed the advice of ocean rescue personnel and swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

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Notice of Public Meeting

~Invitation to Bid ITB-DEM-14-15-042
Radiation Dose Rate Measurement Instrument~

The Division of Emergency Management announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

Date and Time: April 20, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Place: William E. Sadowski Office Building
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd,
Room 120L
Tallahassee, FL 32399

General Subject Matter to be Considered: In accordance with the timeframe set forth in section 120.525, Florida Statutes, a Public Opening is hereby noticed within the timeline for the Invitation to Bid (ITB-DEM-14-15-042) for Radiation Dose Rate Measurement Instrument.

For more information, contact Tara Walters, Procurement Officer.

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