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Strong Storms Likely Near I-75 Friday Evening

By on June 20th, 2014

The atmosphere was sizzling Friday across north Florida, with temperatures reaching the lower 90′s and heat indices topping 100 in many locations.  A slower advancing sea breeze from both coasts has delayed the arrival of the typical afternoon showers and … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Triple Digit Heat to Turn Skies Turbulent by Evening

By on June 10th, 2014

UPDATE:  Possible sea breeze collision zone today is likely to be near US 301 and not until after 6pm.  A surge of deeper moisture from central and south Florida could aid in the redevelopment of showers and thunderstorms for many … Continue reading

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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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Why “One” is the Only Number that Matters

Every year, we hear the forecast.  Multiple forecasts, in fact.  So many numbers.  So many messages.  But officials say there’s really only one thing to remember: “It only takes one”. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released their forecast for … Continue reading

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Strong Thunderstorms Possible Next Two Days in North Florida

The combination of tropical moisture and a strong late-season front talked about earlier this week here on WRUFWeather.com will produce two rounds of strong thunderstorm activity in North Florida.  The first round arrives with a pronounced sea breeze event Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Tropical Moisture Meets Up with a Strong Front Thursday

The 2014 Hurricane Season is still roughly three weeks away and no tropical storms or depressions are expected in the near future.  However, a large area of tropical moisture and a relatively strong cold front (for this time of year) … Continue reading

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Live Blog: 2014 Governor’s Hurricane Conference

UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman, along with UF’s Emergency Management Coordinator Hal Grieb, will be attending the 2014 Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando this week.  Follow along as Hal shares valuable information in storm preparedness, mitigation and response Monday through Thursday. … Continue reading

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Flooding Risk Shifts East, Although Not as Severe

By on April 30th, 2014

The rain in Pensacola Tuesday night was, as some local residents put it, “biblical”.  And historical data shared by the National Weather Service in Mobile, AL verifies that the rainfall rate of over 5 inches per hour recorded at the … Continue reading

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Pensacola Flash Flooding: Live Wall of Pics/Video

By on April 30th, 2014

 

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