Category: Tropical Weather

Rainfall Forecast-FPBS

Flooding Possible Near Nature Coast This Weekend

  After weeks of little rainfall, too much water may fall from the sky this weekend near the Nature Coast. Forecast data suggests that up to six inches of rain is possible from Tallahassee to Tampa over the next five days, especially right along the coast. Concern is growing this may become a reality and flooding could occur, especially in...

Storm Frequency-FPBS

Despite Active Start, Tropics Have Been Quiet

  Busy Early, Quiet Since Four named storms, including one hurricane, have already come and gone.  Two of these occurred before the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began. Tropical Storm Danielle dissipated over Mexico on June 21st, and there hasn’t been even the hint of development since.  Despite this long stretch of inactivity, the season has already proven to be...

TropicalTrack-FPBS

Tropical Storm Danielle will Dissipate Over Mexico

Tropical Storm Danielle became the fourth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the earliest in the calendar year of such occurrence on record. The storm is expected to move ashore in northeast Mexico Monday night and dissipate. Flooding rain and mudslides are the primary hazards with the 45 mph minimal tropical storm, and it is no threat to...

Potential Impacts-FPBS

Ready or Not, Tropical System Headed to Florida

Saturday Afternoon Update: Hurricane Hunters have been rescheduled to fly into Invest 93, the area of interest in the western Caribbean, Sunday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center has increased their forecast chances of tropical development to 80 percent by Monday.  Newest forecast data has shifted slightly north with the potential track, but the idea of overall impacts to the state...

TropicalOutlook-FPBS

Two Storms In, Hurricane Season “Begins”

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season has officially begun with two named storms already in the books. Alex was a rare January hurricane and Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked parts of South Carolina and Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend. The remnant moisture and circulation from Bonnie will move offshore of North Carolina on Wednesday. [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/FloridaStorms/videos/1309008005793146/” width=”600″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”0″] No new...

Tropical Storm Kate No Match for Florida Front

Kate, the eleventh Tropical Storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, formed early Monday morning. Tropical Storm Kate is expected to strengthen, but the National Hurricane Center is projecting a harmless turn out to sea over the next 72 hours, away from Florida. The storm has the potential to become a strong tropical storm or category 1 hurricane Tuesday as...

TropicalOutlook-FPBS

Gulf of Mexico Might Become Active Next Week

High pressure is firmly in charge across the northern two-thirds of the state, and will remain so through the weekend. Outdoor plans will be a go north of Alligator Alley through early next week. Further south, afternoon thunderstorms are possible near the Miami and Fort Myers metro areas. Temperatures will cooperate as well, with highs Saturday in the low-to-mid 80s and Sunday in...

Satellite view of Tropical Storm Joaquin as of 5:30 am Wednesday

Joaquin to Threaten Bahamas as a Hurricane

It’s a menacing storm on satellite, and one many residents of The Bahamas are now scurrying to prepare for.  Floridians, however, can rest easy. Tropical Storm Joaquin strengthened overnight, now packing winds up to 70 mph as it drifts west-southwest toward The Bahamas, but the storm is likely to turn north by Friday and spare the entire peninsula. Outside of some...