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Dr. Gray: Chances a Major Hurricane Hits Florida are Nearly Twice as High this Year

By on April 10th, 2013
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The 2012 Hurricane Season: Full of Records and Surprises

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season was a doozy. From tropical storms producing record rainfalls and 100-year floods across Florida, to a 1,000-mile-wide “Super Storm” and yet another hurricane impacting New Orleans, the season gave us a number of records and … Continue reading

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Next Three Weeks Likely to Be Busy in the Tropics

By on August 9th, 2012

The window is wide open.  The next three weeks will likely be the busiest period of activity in the tropical Atlantic for the remaining 2012 season.  Ernesto broke the drought, so-to-speak, of storms that had been absent since Debby came … Continue reading

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State of the Season: When and How an El Niño Might Take Over

By on August 3rd, 2012

The first four storms of the season formed within the first three weeks of the official 2012 Hurricane Season, making it the fastest season to four named storms since records have been kept.  However, the next five weeks were remarkably … Continue reading

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State of the Season: Early Signs a Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012

http://youtu.be/fnjOfIes2ro The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history.  Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby … Continue reading

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State of the Season: Floridians Should Be Prepared from Day One

It has been nearly 8 years since North Central Florida has been directly impacted from a hurricane.  Despite several active years since that memorable 2004 season, Floridians have dodged nearly every storm.  But with the 2012 season season upon us, … Continue reading

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