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Category Archives: Feature Story

Strong Storms and Heavy Rain Mark Arrival of Unusual Front

By on July 14th, 2014

8 AM UPDATE: Thunderstorms got an early start today thanks to a plume of deep moisture moving in out of the Gulf of Mexico ahead of an unusually strong front slated to arrive tomorrow. North Florida will dry out in the … Continue reading

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WRUF AWARENESS WEEK

By on February 24th, 2014

Spring is right around the corner, and it won’t be long until we will hear the sound of thunder nearly every day.  It’s the time of year when Floridians are eager to spend more time in the sun and enjoy … Continue reading

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April-Like Warmth to Continue for a Week

By on January 10th, 2013

81° would be a temperature most-often achieved on an April afternoon in Gainesville.  That’s the average high for April 16th.  Today’s WRUF forecast high of 81 would come short of the record high for this date, but January 10th, 2013 … Continue reading

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Sandy Erodes Sand, but Causes Only Minor Damage in St. Augustine

By on October 26th, 2012

More than just a play on words, Sandy was quite the “sandstorm” in St. Augustine.  The beaches in this scenic city were just replenished a few months ago, and now they are being eaten away by waves yet again.  More … Continue reading

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From Drought to Deluge: 2011-2012 Rainy Season Comparisons

By on October 9th, 2012

There’s a lot of talk about deficits these days, especially coming from politicians in this year’s Presidential Election when referring to our economy.  One deficit that we can say has been erased, with certainty, is the rainfall for Gainesville leading … Continue reading

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10 Day: Rainy Season Ends This Week

By on October 7th, 2012

We talked about four criteria that typically make up the rainy season in North-Central Florida back in May.  A change in the weather pattern this week is prompting us to take a look at those same criteria, concluding that the … Continue reading

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Two Steps to Autumn: Drying Out, then Cooling Down

By on October 5th, 2012

Fall is already in full force across most of the nation.  Floridians, however, have only had a brief hint of autumn so far, with temperatures only cooling off for a couple of days back in mid-September.  Tropical levels of humidity … Continue reading

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Friday Briefing: UF is Prepared, but Expecting Minimal Impact

By on August 24th, 2012

 

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Storms to Greet Students Moving Back In

By on August 18th, 2012

Even for rainy season standards, the next four days will be stormy in Gainesville and across much of North-Central Florida.  An unusually deep trough of lower pressure aloft is diving in across the southern states, acting to scoop up copious … Continue reading

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Next Three Weeks Likely to Be Busy in the Tropics

By on August 9th, 2012

The window is wide open.  The next three weeks will likely be the busiest period of activity in the tropical Atlantic for the remaining 2012 season.  Ernesto broke the drought, so-to-speak, of storms that had been absent since Debby came … Continue reading

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