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EF1 Tornado Hits Palm Coast Saturday Night

By on December 16th, 2013

Most of North and Central Florida just received a much-needed, steady, soaking rain Saturday night.  However, some residents of Flagler County are picking up pieces to their homes today, after those soggy skies turned violent when an EF1 tornado hit … Continue reading

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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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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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Strong storms possible where sea breezes merge this evening

By on June 25th, 2013

THE BOTTOM LINE Strong storms possible near or east of I-75 between 6 and 10pm Cells will be nearly stationary, with rainfall rates of 2″ per hour in some spots Urbanized flooding and frequent lightning possible with strongest cells THE … Continue reading

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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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