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Rain is expected to clear in time for Florida-Georgia Game

By on November 1st, 2013

A fast-moving front will likely soak early tailgaters in Jacksonville for the annual Florida-Georgia game, but conditions are expected to improve dramatically by kickoff at Everbank Field Saturday afternoon.  A soggy and humid morning will be transitioning to a drier, … Continue reading

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Updated Halloween and Gator Gameday Forecast

By on October 30th, 2013

Halloween will be more of treat, not a trick, this year as the warm and dry weather continues through the end of the week.  This will end abruptly, however, when a cold front slides through on Saturday and delivers a … Continue reading

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EERY WARM-UP FOR HALLOWEEN WEEK

By on October 27th, 2013

The cool, crisp autumn weather of late will be scared away by a shift in the winds this week across North Florida.  Jackets and hoodies will likely be replaced by shorts and short-sleeves by midweek as late-summer warmth and humidity … Continue reading

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Late-October Chill Arrives Tonight

A new air mass arrived on the scene today, one that was noticeably less humid and slightly cooler.  North winds were to thank for the change, and the comfortable (sometimes cool) late-October weather will continue for several more days.  A … Continue reading

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Remnants of Karen to Soak North Florida (Now) Through Tuesday

By on October 7th, 2013

Karen may no longer be a tropical storm threat for North Florida, but the remnant area of low pressure and approaching cold front are likely to soak the region through Tuesday. And a new storm is likely to form near … Continue reading

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Karen no longer a tropical threat, but gusty winds and strong storms still possible in North Florida Monday

By on October 5th, 2013

Karen is barely still a tropical storm as strong winds aloft have – in the words of the National Hurricane Center – “decapitated the storm”. And while significant tropical storm impacts are no longer expected, some Floridians could still see … Continue reading

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Karen struggling from shear; impacts to Florida still uncertain

By on October 4th, 2013

Wednesday night there was no official advisory.  By Thursday morning at 9am, Tropical Storm Karen had formed with winds of 60 mph.  Twenty-four hours later now, Karen is struggling to survive amidst a powerful westerly wind.  Needless to say, one … Continue reading

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Newly formed Tropical Storm Karen takes aim at Florida’s panhandle this weekend

By on October 3rd, 2013

Satellite data was impressive overnight, showing what appeared to be a healthy and strengthening tropical storm.  But it wasn’t until this morning when NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft were able to confirm a well-defined low level circulation had formed on then-called … Continue reading

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Disturbance in Caribbean is targeting the Florida panhandle for heavy rain this weekend

By on October 1st, 2013

Two months to go on a relatively quiet hurricane season, and yet again there is a system struggling to develop in the Caribbean of Gulf of Mexico. Residents of Florida and the Gulf Coast have already been teased several times … Continue reading

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Jerry joins the others in no U.S. threat, but watching “97-L” closely

By on September 30th, 2013

The season’s tenth named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Jerry, formed in the central Atlantic Monday morning.  However, a weaker disturbance over the Caribbean is more worth Floridian’s attention.  Keeping with trend for much of the 2013 Hurricane Season, … Continue reading

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