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Arthur Could be a Category 2 by Landfall in North Carolina Tonight

Now with winds of 90 mph, and a forecast for them to possibly reach 105 mph before landfall, Hurricane Arthur poses a significant threat to life and property for residents along the outer banks of North Carolina. Mandatory evacuations went … Continue reading

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First Depression of the Season Likely to Form Soon Just Offshore

By on June 30th, 2014

Very warm waters and relatively light winds aloft will yield an environment favorable for tropical storm development just offshore of Florida’s Atlantic Coast in the next 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center says there is a “high chance” a tropical … Continue reading

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Season’s First Depression Likely to Develop Just Offshore by Mid-Week

By on June 30th, 2014

Very warm waters and relatively light winds aloft will yield an environment favorable for tropical storm development just offshore of Florida’s Atlantic Coast in the next 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center says there is a “high chance” a tropical … Continue reading

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Possible tropical development close to Southeast US this weekend

By on June 26th, 2014

An area of disturbed weather along the tail end of a front could evolve into an area of low pressure this weekend just off the coast of the Carolina’s.  The National Hurricane Center is giving it a “low chance” of … Continue reading

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Most of Monday’s Rain Likely Midday

By on June 22nd, 2014

A stronger wind out of the west will send the Nature Coast sea breeze in much faster on Monday.  In fact, showers and a few thunderstorms could develop along it as early as 10am on Monday.  The rain and thunder … Continue reading

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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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