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Remnants of Karen to Soak North Florida (Now) Through Tuesday

By on October 7th, 2013

Karen may no longer be a tropical storm threat for North Florida, but the remnant area of low pressure and approaching cold front are likely to soak the region through Tuesday. And a new storm is likely to form near … Continue reading

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Karen no longer a tropical threat, but gusty winds and strong storms still possible in North Florida Monday

By on October 5th, 2013

Karen is barely still a tropical storm as strong winds aloft have – in the words of the National Hurricane Center – “decapitated the storm”. And while significant tropical storm impacts are no longer expected, some Floridians could still see … Continue reading

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Karen struggling from shear; impacts to Florida still uncertain

By on October 4th, 2013

Wednesday night there was no official advisory.  By Thursday morning at 9am, Tropical Storm Karen had formed with winds of 60 mph.  Twenty-four hours later now, Karen is struggling to survive amidst a powerful westerly wind.  Needless to say, one … Continue reading

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Future development in the Gulf is one to watch for possible U.S. impact

By on September 18th, 2013

The southern Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean have already birthed several tropical systems this season, and we may have have another one by Friday.  Invest 95L, an area of low pressure over the Yucatan Peninsula, has a “high chance” … Continue reading

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Should Floridians fear the “I” in Ingrid?

By on September 14th, 2013

Storms that begin with the letter “I” haven’t been so nice to the United States lately.  In the past twelve years, five “I” storms have been so damaging that their names have been retired.  So now that WRUF Weather is … Continue reading

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Ingrid forms in the Gulf; life-threatening floods possible in Mexico per the NHC

By on September 13th, 2013

We’re at the height of the hurricane season and there are three named storms over the waters of the Gulf and Atlantic.  However, as has been the case for most of the season, none of them are a threat to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Hunters in flight to the Gulf now where a tropical storm could form by this evening

By on September 12th, 2013

5 PM THURSDAY UPDATE:  DEPRESSION TEN FORMS The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Ten at 5 pm on Thursday.  The initial estimates were that TD Ten had winds of 35 mph and was moving to the … Continue reading

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Humberto becomes season’s first hurricane as Gabrielle pulls away from Bermuda

By on September 10th, 2013

Humberto became the season’s first hurricane early Wednesday, just three hours prior to the latest such development in a season since 1950.  Gabrielle, the recently re-birthed tropical storm, will be pulling away from Bermuda and weakening later today.  And by … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Humberto forms in eastern Atlantic; could become season’s first hurricane

By on September 9th, 2013

Latest advisory and forecast path from the NHC The season’s eighth named storm of the season formed overnight in the far eastern Atlantic. Tropical Storm Humberto (pronounced “oom-BAIR-toh”) formed quickly from a strong tropical wave that moved off the west coast of … Continue reading

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Gabrielle weakens to a depression; forecast fate now unclear

By on September 4th, 2013

11 AM WEDNESDAY UPDATE Gabrielle downgraded to a depression and very disorganized Heavy rain and flooding still a concern for Puerto Rico and nearby islands through Friday No immediate threat to Florida, likely to stay out to sea this weekend … Continue reading

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