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Sea breeze merger likely to trigger strong storms with very heavy rain this evening

By on June 20th, 2013

  Several boundaries, whether they be from a sea breeze or a weak cold front, have already triggered a few showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  As these boundaries continue to interact and maybe even merge, stronger cells are expected to … Continue reading

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Strong storms possible in parts of North Florida Friday

By on June 13th, 2013

An unusual June cold front will approach North Florida today and likely trigger a round of strong thunderstorms.  A widespread outbreak of severe weather, such as the one that occurred across the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic states Wednesday and Thursday, … Continue reading

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Storms capable of minor wind damage and hail possible this afternoon

By on June 10th, 2013

Sea breeze interactions, combined with a weak upper-level disturbance, will likely aid in the development of a few strong thunderstorms this afternoon capable of minor wind damage and hail.   The atmosphere over much of North Florida has become unstable, … 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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Severe T-Storm Watch Issued for North Florida until 7pm

WHEN:  Today 4pm to Midnight WHERE:  Highest chances near the I-10 corridor and along or east of I-75 THREATS:  Wind damage, large hail, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning DISCUSSION:  Sea breeze interactions produced wind damage in a few spots yesterday, and we … Continue reading

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Severe Storms NOT as Likely Today, but Still Possible

By on April 2nd, 2013

WATCH WRUF-TV LIVE  •  TRACK THE STORMS WITH US  •  INTERACTIVE RADAR 11AM UPDATE The ingredients are certainly there for a severe weather outbreak, but the triggering mechanism for widespread thunderstorm activity will be lacking this afternoon.  This is thanks … Continue reading

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The When, Where, and How Strong on the Weekend Storms

By on March 21st, 2013

Our much-advertised unsettled weekend is still on track to bring several rounds of much-needed rain and some thunder to most of North-Central Florida.  We first told you a earlier this week that this coming weekend would likely be stormy and to … Continue reading

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90mph Winds Cause Extensive Damage in Cedar Key Tuesday Morning

By on February 26th, 2013

WRUF has learned of considerable damage in Levy, parts of Gilchrist, Columbia, and Putnam counties from this mornings line of severe thunderstorms.  A team of reporters from WUFT News is working to confirm the damage and possible injuries.  Look for … Continue reading

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2/25: Tornado Watch Until 8pm

By on February 25th, 2013

 3:45 PM UPDATE: Tornado watch continues, and we’ve been tracking the progression of the warm front, which has sparked a number of cells along and north of the line from Citrus to Volusia Counties.  Currently, a line of storms has developed … 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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