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Fire Weather in the West; Strong to Severe Storms in Southern Mid-Atlantic; Tropics off Florida and Southeast

Critical fire weather conditions will continue across the Inter-mountain West through the upcoming weekend, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms w/ damaging winds and heavy rain likely in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Finally, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the Bahamas for development. Read More >

 

About Our Office

 

Welcome to the web pages of the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office in Tallahassee, FL (NWS WFO TLH). Our office is located to the 4th floor of the Love Building on the Florida State University campus. 

We are part of the NWS Southern Region. Our County Warning and Forecast Area includes the Eastern Florida Panhandle, Florida Big Bend, Southeast Alabama, and Southwest and South Central Georgia. In addition to issuing short-fused warnings (tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood) for these areas, our office also issues routine 7-day public forecasts, 5-day marine forecasts, daily and monthly climate reports, and specialized forecasts for our aviation, fire weather and surf communities. We also issue longer-term watches and warnings for hazards such as dense fog, excessive heat, freezes, high winds, wind chill and other winter weather. Finally, we produce a full suite of graphical forecasts.

 

Phone and Fax Numbers

Phone:
(24/7)
(850) 942-8833
(850) 942-8851 (recorded weather information)
Fax: (850) 942-8850

 

Office Address

National Weather Service
Love Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4509

 

Administrative Personnel:

  • Tom Johnstone, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC)
  • Mark Wool, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM)
  • Parks Camp, Science & Operations Officer (SOO)
  • Doug Sherrick, Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA)
  • Kelly Godsey, Senior Service Hydrologist, (SSH)
  • Toan Tran, Information Technology Officer, (ITO)
  • Jennifer Nichols, Administrative Support Assistant (ASA)

Operational Personnel

 

Lead Forecasters:

  • Don Van Dyke   Radar, Storm Data, Local Modelling and NWPS Focal Point
  • Donal Harrigan   AWIPS, GFE, Asst. Modelling Focal Point
  • Jessica Fieux   Warning Coordination Team, IWT Focal Point, Tropical Focal Point, Webmaster
  • Blair Scholl   Marine Team Lead, Aviation Asst. Focal Point, Weather Radio Asst. Focal Point, Associate WCM- Albany Area
  • Lauren Nash Associate WCM- Dothan Area, Social Media Team

Meteorologists:

  • Tim Barry   Climate and Fire Weather Focal Point
  • Katie Moore   Verification Focal Point, Social Media Team Lead, Diversity/EEO Team Lead, StormReady Team
  • Justin Pullin   Deployment Team Lead, Warning AWIPS Asst. Focal Point, Diversity/EEO Asst. Focal Point, Radar Asst. Focal Point
  • Lance Franck Winter Weather Team Lead, Marine Team Member, Fire Weather Asst. Focal Point, Deployment Team, Hydrology Team
  • Jeanie McDermott   Aviation Focal Point; Asst. COOP Focal Point
  • Wright Dobbs   Social Media Team
  • Federico Di Catarina Marine Team
  • Eric Bunker
  • Vacant

Observation Program Leader:

  • Ricardo Humphreys   COOP and Upper Air Focal Point

Electronic Technicians:

  • Craig Carpenter   ASOS El Tech
  • Ron Eimiller   WSR-88D El Tech