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Drying Out in Gainesville Tuesday Evening

By on June 24th, 2014

Dry air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere led to lower coverage of the shower and thunderstorms activity today, but it just happened to be Gainesville’s day to get hit. All of the activity has shifted off to the east … Continue reading

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Rain Chances Down, Heat Builds Midweek

By on June 23rd, 2014

High pressure will be increasing winds out of the Gulf starting on Tuesday. This will push the Gulf sea breeze well inland and send the greatest rain chances east of the I-75 corridor and Gainesville. This will allow for clearer … Continue reading

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Triple Digit Heat Index Ahead of Showers and Thunderstorms Monday Afternoon

By on June 9th, 2014

A dry start to Monday will allow temperatures to soar… and the heat index. Not only will high temperatures be above 90°, the heat index will be in the triple digits. It will likely be the first time this year the … 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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Recent Heavy Rain Likely Cause of Sinkhole in Alachua County

A large sinkhole opened in a field Monday near Newberry Road in Jonesville next to the Campus USA Credit Union.  Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird said he heard the sinkhole may have opened up on a farm, but … Continue reading

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Storms Possible Memorial Day Weekend in North Florida

By on May 24th, 2014

Relief from the heat of the past couple of days will arrive in the form of showers and thunderstorms during Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures have been in the low to mid 90’s this past week, with heat indices nearing the … Continue reading

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Damage Reports from Storms Moving Through North Florida

By on May 15th, 2014

A strong late season cold front is moving through North Florida on Thursday. A flash flood warning was in effect for Dixie and Lafayette counties after receiving heavy rainfall overnight and showers once again in the morning hours. Heavy rain will … Continue reading

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A Few Strong Thunderstorms Possible Next Three Afternoons in North Florida

The storm system that has troubled the central U.S. over the past few days with dozens of tornadoes will begin to have influences on our skies this afternoon.  Severe weather is certainly not expected to be as widespread as it … 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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Tropical moisture, not a storm, will dump heavy rain on parts of Florida this weekend.

By on August 16th, 2013

Good news to report on the tropics today, especially as it relates to Florida. Tropical Storm Erin was downgraded to a depression Friday morning, and the disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, Invest 92L, is unlikely to impact the Sunshine … Continue reading

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