Category: National Weather

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Outlook

It might behoove Floridians to stay closer to home this Thanksgiving holiday. High pressure is in control and near-ideal outdoor conditions are expected for most of the state through the weekend. The only concern will be for beach-goers and boating enthusiasts on the Atlantic Coast, where rough surf and an elevated rip current risk will continue through Friday. If you...

NOAA image released September 5, showing above normal sea surface temperatures (red) across much of the Pacific Ocean.

Strong El Niño Almost Certain to Continue This Winter

We knew El Niño was coming, and on Thursday Mike Halpert, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, made it official. “2015’s El Niño now ranks third behind 1997 and 1985.” It was in the winter of 97-98 that 42 Floridians were killed by tornadoes and severe weather produced more than a half billion dollars in damage. Peter Wolf, Meteorologist...

El Niño was officially observed by NOAA in early March. Map shows potential impacts across the nation this spring.

Weak El Nino Forms; Elevated Risk for Flooding in Southeast This Spring

Ocean temperatures in the central Pacific have been warmer than average for nearly a year. Only recently, though, have the anomalies reached a threshold and duration that NOAA can officially declare that El Niño conditions are being observed.  As of their March 5 report, the El Niño is considered “borderline” or weak, and generally expected to stay that way through...

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Winter Storm Brings Travel Troubles to the South

It’s yet another winter storm….but this time, it hits parts of The South. A low pressure system formed over Texas Sunday and is pushing eastward and has triggered Winter Storm Warnings across more than a dozen states from Missouri to North Carolina. The storm will dump snow, ice, and rain across the Tennessee and Ohio River Valleys to the Mid-Atlantic Coast.  In...

Snowfall Accumulations Monday thru Wednesday

Nor’Easter Brings Cooler Weather to North Florida

The trailing cold front of a strengthening storm will move through North Florida early Monday and bring cooler temperatures to start off the work week. A low pressure system will develop into a Nor’Easter and bring snow to the Northeastern United States Monday through Wednesday. As the system strengthens and moves closer to the eastern coast, snowfall accumulations could range from...

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Update on Pre-Christmas Storm Travel Trouble Spots

Forecast data late Monday night has lent greater confidence in the potential travel hazards and inconveniences associated with a large pre-Christmas storm developing in the center part of the U.S.  Severe weather, including tornadoes, is possible across the Gulf Coast states Tuesday and in Florida Wednesday.  Blinding downpours for hundreds of miles could slow travel on the highways Tuesday and...

Christmas Week Storm-WRUF

Pre-Christmas Storm Could Disrupt Holiday Travel

It won’t be a classic Nor’Easter, but certainly a storm that could disrupt travel for millions of Americans. Rather than moving up along the coast and blasting the “big cities” of New England with snow, this storm will likely take a route further inland through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys Monday and Tuesday, eventually stalling over the Great Lakes through...

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Holiday Travel Week at a Glance

WRUF Weather realizes many of you will be venturing north for the holidays and are sometimes pretty anxious about your travel plans.  After all, we all know the weather is usually a lot more difficult for travel in other parts of the country than Florida this time of year.  And 2014 is no different.  A significant pre-Christmas storm could challenge a lot...

Your National Forecast Summary

Midwest – However, due to the intense nature of the surface low it will continue to impact the region with strong winds, … South – A cold front will push into the region by Wednesday morning with much of the rain unlikely to push east … Northeast – The lone exceptions will be portions of New England and Upstate New...