Author: Meteorologist Jeff Huffman



Meteorologist Jeff Huffman

Meteorologist Jeff Huffman

Meteorologist Jeff Huffman is no stranger to just about every type of weather. Growing up in Missouri, he developed a passion for understanding thunderstorms, tornadoes, and winter storms. Several personal experiences at a young age put him dangerously close to these incredible forces of nature. Upon graduating from the University of Missouri (2001), he continued tracking the extreme weather for 8 years as the Morning Meteorologist for ABC17, FOX22, and Stormtrack 24/7 in Columbia. In 2011, he couldn't resist the challenge to head south and take on tracking tropical storms. He accepted a position with the University of Florida's Multimedia Properties (WRUF-TV/FM, WUFT-TV/AM/FM) as the Chief Meteorologist and developer of It was here that he founded a 24-hour HD weather, news, and sports channel (WRUF-TV) whereby students can gain real-world experience as he coaches them to become broadcast meteorologists. In 2013, Jeff began providing forecasts for the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, a collaborative effort by all public radio stations in the state to keep their audiences informed of hazardous tropical weather. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing tennis, working out, exploring nature, and occasionally sleeping.

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Jeff's Recent Forecast Notes and Stories:

Some of the posts below may be more technical, an informal update on the going forecast and updates we are working on behind the scenes. They are not all designed to be an official forecast from the UF Weather Center, nor are they all published as such. It's an example of our team working together to provide you with the most up-to-date numbers around the clock.

Warm through Christmas, Even by Florida Standards

8 hours ago, last updated 13 hours ago

Why Another [Winter] Warm Up is on the Way

8 hours ago, last updated 13 hours ago

Freezing Wind Chills Headed to Florida

2 days ago, last updated 3 days ago

Tornado Risk Elevated EARLY Tuesday

5 days ago, last updated 6 days ago

Tornado Watch Until 8 pm Pensacola, Panama City

5 days ago, last updated 6 days ago

Tornadoes Possible in Florida Panhandle Monday Night

5 days ago, last updated 6 days ago

Two Strong Fronts This Week

6 days ago, last updated 5 days ago

Drought Relief on the Way to Florida

6 days ago, last updated 6 days ago

Two Fronts: One Wet, One Cold

6 days ago, last updated 7 days ago

Rare Late November Hurricane Forms in Caribbean

2 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago

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