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Category Archives: Heavy Rain

Flood Warnings posted for North Florida Rivers through the Weekend

By on March 17th, 2014

River levels were already high from recent rains during the winter months, and today’s rainfall could send some of them over their banks by the weekend.  As of midday Monday, manly locations in north Florida and southeast Georgia had already … Continue reading

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A Wet Winter is Likely to Carry Over into Early Spring for North Florida

By on March 4th, 2014

It’s been a wet winter in Gainesville.  Dating back to November, the regional airport has recorded nearly 16 inches of rain, more than five inches above the normal totals for the four-month period.  A persistent dip in the jet stream … Continue reading

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Flood Watch issued for most of North Florida through Tuesday evening

By on September 23rd, 2013

The recent steady rains on Sunday and Monday have saturated the ground across most of North Florida.  And with more heavy rain on the way, the National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Watch through Tuesday evening for Alachua, … Continue reading

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Flood Warnings in effect, heavy rain continues in some areas through early evening

By on August 22nd, 2013

Heavy rain soaked much of North Florida today, and it will likely continue for some parts of the region into the early evening.  Slow-moving and strong thunderstorms, some with rainfall rates of 2 inches per hour, were to blame for … 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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Flash flooding and wind damage possible in North Florida today

By on August 16th, 2013

  FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON An abundance of tropical moisture moved into North Florida while you were sleeping last night.  Rare overnight showers were the result in many communities, and this is only the beginning of a soggy … Continue reading

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Downpours likely every day this week; severe storms possible at times

By on July 21st, 2013

UPDATE MON 5PM:  The axis of the trough has now moved to the edge of the eastern seaboard of the U.S.  This brought some heavy downpours and thunderstorms to much of the North Central Florida early on Monday, lasting well … Continue reading

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Soggy weekend on track for North Florida

By on July 12th, 2013

North Floridians planning on heading out to the beach, pool or anywhere else outdoors this weekend will want to rethink those plans.  The same weather features we have been tracking for days will work in concert to bring steady, sometimes … Continue reading

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Downpours likely Monday, severe storms possible mid-week in North Florida

By on June 30th, 2013

Doppler radar rainfall estimates from Saturday and Sunday (NOAA) The soggy weather set up will continue into the new work week for much of North Florida, with heavy rain and stronger thunderstorms expected at times.  Many neighborhoods have already seen … Continue reading

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Heavy rain and flooding possible for parts of North Florida next five days

By on June 26th, 2013

Starting this weekend and lasting through much of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, moisture will be bountiful across the Sunshine State.  An unusual weather pattern for early summer will be to thank for what could be several days in … Continue reading

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