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Rare Winter Storm Could Make Travel Hazardous in Panhandle Tuesday Night

By on January 27th, 2014

UPDATE: WINTER STORM WATCH A Winter Storm Watch is now in effect for Columbia, Suwanee, and Union counties.  This includes areas along the I-10 corridor and the Suwanee River Valley.  Falling temperatures and a mixture of sleet and frozen rain … Continue reading

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By on January 21st, 2014

Four consecutive nights in a row of below-freezing temperatures are expected starting tonight. A cold front moved through North Florida on Tuesday bringing in polar air, dropping temperatures into the 20s for Wednesday morning. Another cold front will arrive on … Continue reading

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Record-Setting Cold Likely to Arrive Monday; lasts until Wednesday

By on January 5th, 2014

The coldest air mass since 2010, maybe 2003, will be arriving in North Florida on Monday.  A few showers will mark the arrival of the arctic front between 8 and 10 am, followed by plunging temperatures and blustery winds Monday … Continue reading

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EF1 Tornado Hits Palm Coast Saturday Night

By on December 16th, 2013

Most of North and Central Florida just received a much-needed, steady, soaking rain Saturday night.  However, some residents of Flagler County are picking up pieces to their homes today, after those soggy skies turned violent when an EF1 tornado hit … Continue reading

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Severe storms possible in North Florida Tuesday Night

By on November 25th, 2013

An area of low pressure is forecast to strengthen rapidly as it comes ashore in the panhandle Tuesday and moves up the east coast Wednesday.  Warm, humid air will surge northward ahead of the storm Tuesday, setting the stage for … Continue reading

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Freezing wind chills, NOT temperatures, expected tonight in Gainesville

By on November 13th, 2013

The winds you felt today in north Florida, gusting at times to 25 mph, are pushing in the coldest air of the fall season (so far) tonight.  However, those same winds will likely be the saving grace that keeps most … Continue reading

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Winter Blitz Coming Wednesday to North Florida

By on November 10th, 2013

It will only last a day or two, but much of Florida will be shocked by an early winter chill that will have folks pulling out heavy coats by mid-week.  The front responsible for this sudden change is forecast to … Continue reading

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Gale Warning issued for First Coast through Tuesday

By on November 4th, 2013

High pressure typically brings warm, dry and calm weather.  But not when it is so strong, sitting to our north, and interacting with an area of lower pressure to the south.  The wind flow around both of these weather features … Continue reading

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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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