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Update: Straight-Line Winds Damage Homes and Businesses in North Florida Sunday

Update:  The National Weather Service confirmed to WRUF Weather that the damage from Sunday’s storms was a result of downburst winds and not a tornado.  Dr. David Prevatt, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering for the … Continue reading

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Update: Welcome Break in Rain and Humidity Starts Late Monday

UPDATE:  We’ve added a chance of showers to the forecast Monday, primarily between 10am and 3pm.  The front mentioned below has been pushing in a little slower than previous forecast data had suggested, and we likely will have one more … Continue reading

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Strong Storms Tuesday, Much Cooler Wednesday

We’ve enjoyed a long stretch of warm, dry and mainly sunny weather for nearly a week in North Florida.  And it won’t be long until we’ll be wishing for a cold front to bring relief from heat and humidity.  However, … Continue reading

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Warmer Weather On Its Way for February

By on February 1st, 2014

January 2014 proved to be one of the coldest on record for North Florida. A parade of cold fronts brought us several days when temperatures struggled to get out of the 30’s and 40’s. We even saw a winter storm … Continue reading

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2013 Hurricane Season goes down as sixth least active since 1950

By on December 2nd, 2013

The 2013 Hurricane Season has come and gone, but if you weren’t paying attention, you might not have noticed. What was predicted to be a well-above average season, with potentially devastating impacts on the east coast of the U.S., turned … Continue reading

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Soggy weekend on track for North Florida

By on July 12th, 2013

North Floridians planning on heading out to the beach, pool or anywhere else outdoors this weekend will want to rethink those plans.  The same weather features we have been tracking for days will work in concert to bring steady, sometimes … Continue reading

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Andrea now a post-tropical cyclone

By on June 7th, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as of the 5pm advisory from the NHC on Friday evening. The storm continues to produce damaging wind gusts however, as it makes its way along the coast of the eastern … Continue reading

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1/23: Another Chilly Night

Turn up your heaters North Central Florida, because another chilly night is ahead of us. Temperatures aren’t going to be quite as bone-chilling as they were last night,  holding above the freezing mark. However, a light westerly wind will contribute … Continue reading

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Wind Damage Possible Tonight as Strong Cold Front Blows Through

UPDATE A Tornado Watch continues for the panhandle of Florida, and might be extended further east this evening.  Several reports of wind damage and possible tornadoes have already been observed in southern Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida.  We are watching … Continue reading

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Hard Freeze to Officially Welcome Winter

Winter officially begins at 6:12 am on Friday.  And it’s literally just a few hours before this moment that a major cold front will blow through North-Central Florida, welcoming in the coldest air we have seen so far this season. … Continue reading

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