Thursday, December 20, 2018

Emergency Management Notification: Severe and Cold Weather - Severe weather Thursday 12-20 into Friday 12-21-2018 - Cold weather through Sunday, 12-23-2018

Please take notice of a severe weather update from the Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management.

Please make sure you plan your day accordingly and have your pets, children or anyone requiring special assistance properly provided for.

From Director Cyrille, Director, OEM:

The National Weather Service has forecast severe weather periodically throughout the day with increasing potential this evening and into Friday. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes.   A Gale Watch is in effect for all waters starting Thursday afternoon.  Widespread rainfall is forecast, 1”-2” inches, and isolated higher amounts. 

A possibility also exists for cold weather starting this weekend.

  • Saturday (Dec 22) morning: temperatures 50 degrees
  • Sunday (Dec 23) morning: temperatures 49 degrees
  • Percentage Chance of Meeting Criteria: 25% inland (Homestead) lower for coastal communities
OEM will continue to monitor the weather forecasts and provide additional notifications as conditions warrant.  For forecast information specific to your area please visit:

Charles L. Cyrille
Division Director, Office of Emergency Management
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
(305) 468-5403 Office
(305) 468-5401 Fax
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