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Isaac’s Impacts to be Minimal, but Noticeable for Gainesville

By on August 26th, 2012

WIND:  Sustained 10-20mph, with gusts to 25mph possible Monday morning and again Tuesday. RAIN:  Periods or rain (not a constant) rain, sometimes heavy, are expected Monday and Tuesday.  Storm total 1 to 2 inches possible. TORNADO:  Isolated tornadoes are possible Monday and Tuesday, … Continue reading

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2pm Sunday Briefing: Isaac Shifting West, but Uncertainty Still High

By on August 26th, 2012
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Friday Briefing: UF is Prepared, but Expecting Minimal Impact

By on August 24th, 2012

 

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Isaac Continues to Strengthen; Watches and Warnings Issued for Florida

Recent aircraft data shows that Isaac has become more organized and is strengthening.  If strengthening continues, Issac could briefly become a hurricane later today.  Over the next 72 hours, Issac is expected to continue its path through the Caribbean, moving northwest towards … Continue reading

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Depression Nine Forms; Floridians on Alert

By on August 20th, 2012

Tropical Depression Nine formed in the Central Atlantic late Monday night, and the National Hurricane Center will likely be naming Tropical Storm Isaac later today.  The soon-to-be-storm was located approximately 1000 miles ESE of San Juan, Puerto Rico and was … Continue reading

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Tropical Update 8/18: Helene Dissipates, Gordon Says Good-Bye, and Isaac On the Way

By on August 18th, 2012

Florida and much of the Southeast U.S. is still under a “dome of protection” from the tropics…at least for now.  A persistent trough (or dip) in the jet stream has been in place since Debby reached our shores in late … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Gordon Forms; No Threat to U.S.

By on August 15th, 2012

Tropical Storm Gordon became the seventh named storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season overnight.  Gradual strengthening is expected today, and Gordon might even become a weak hurricane over the weekend.  The forecast path for Gordon takes the storm to … Continue reading

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Climatology of Storms Hitting North-Central Florida in August

By on August 13th, 2012

Eight years ago today, Floridians were running for cover from a powerful and unpredictable Hurricane Charley.  It was one of three hurricanes to move across central and north Florida during August and September.  We know this can be a busy … Continue reading

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Tropical Update: Depression Seven Dwindles

By on August 11th, 2012

Tropical Depression Seven has weakened into an open wave as it moves into the Eastern Caribbean.  The rest of the tropics remain rather quiet as the most-recent wave coming off of Africa’s west coast has hit a roadblock of cooler … Continue reading

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Ernesto Now a Hurricane; Landfall Expected Tonight

By on August 5th, 2012

Ernesto is now a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80mph.  Satellite data and hurricane hunter aircraft data verify that the storm continues to strengthen.  The forecast for Ernesto remains largely unchanged, with a landfall expected in Mexico south of … Continue reading

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