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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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Storms storms possible this evening near Gainesville and Ocala

By on September 6th, 2013

WHEN:  Today 4 to 9 pm WHERE:  Most-likely in Alachua, Citrus, Dixie, Levy, Marion, and Sumter counties (see map) THREATS:  Wind damage, hail up to nickel size, frequent lightning, local flooding DISCUSSION:  A weak cold front will take advantage of plenty of daytime heating … Continue reading

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Strong storms possible in North Florida this evening

By on August 5th, 2013

Sea breeze collision possible today near or just southeast of Gainesville. PRECISION POINTS Strong and isolated storms possible between 6 and 10pm Highest chances near or just east of the I-75 corridor Threats include wind damage, frequent lightning, and locally … Continue reading

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Storm Kills One in Ocala Monday Afternoon

Ocala Fire and Rescue are reporting that a 20-year old man was killed when a nearby tree fell on his car Monday afternoon during a severe thunderstorm.  Winds at the time were close to 60mph, according to doppler radar estimates. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Timing & Severity of Storms Through Tuesday

By on February 23rd, 2013

WRUF has been tracking a period of unsettled weather that arrived Saturday night and will last through Tuesday.  Confidence is much higher now on the timing and strength of what will be several episodes of rain and thunder dumping some beneficial … Continue reading

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1/29: Wednesday Night Whiplash

By on January 29th, 2013

Video update as of Noon Tuesday Futuretrack of the cold front on its approach to N-Central Florida Wednesday night. W’s are wild on Wednesday.  A warm and windy afternoon will likely turn wet by evening, marking the return of winter-like … Continue reading

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Severe T-Storms Possible This Evening for Parts of N-Central Florida

By on December 11th, 2012

UPDATE 5:00PM - As the sun sets, our opportunity for stronger thunderstorms may be dwindling just a bit.  The arrival of the aforementioned (below) piece of energy out of the Gulf of Mexico has been delayed just a bit.  Nonetheless, Gator … Continue reading

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Severe T-Storm Watch Until 8pm

By on July 17th, 2012

Threat Tracker shows highest chances for a severe thunderstorm in the darker orange colors through 8pm this evening. A Severe T-Storm Watch has been issued for Dixie, Lafayette, and Suwannee counties of North-Central Florida until 8pm.  Severe thunderstorms have erupted in … Continue reading

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