Category: WMNF (Tampa)

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Storm Surge Warning for Nature Coast

The following is from the National Weather Service in Tallahassee and Tamps…   * STORM SURGE – LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE POSSIBLE – PEAK STORM SURGE INUNDATION: THE POTENTIAL FOR 2-4 FEET ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS – WINDOW OF CONCERN: THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING – CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE – THE STORM...

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Flood Watch for Nature Coast

Despite the long stretch of abnormally dry weather in July, flooding is a growing concern near Florida’s Nature Coast. A Flood Watch has been issued for Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties through Tuesday morning.     According to the National Weather Service, “Conditions will be supportive of locally heavy rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches, with...

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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...

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Rain Persists 3 Days After Colin

Three days after Tropical Storm Colin, heavy rain and flooding is still a concern for some Floridians. A Flood Watch continues for Hardee and Polk of Central Florida, Desoto and Highlands of South Central Florida, and inland Charlotte and Lee of Southwest Florida through Thursday evening. A steady plume of deep tropical moisture, coupled with a stationary front, has already...

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Strong Storms Possible Tuesday Evening in South and Central Florida

A weak disturbance moving in from the Gulf of Mexico could trigger clusters of strong thunderstorms late Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some of the storms will be capable of producing minor wind damage and small hail. [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/FloridaStorms/videos/vb.665621343465152/1262906800403267/?type=2&theater” width=”600″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”0″]

T-Storms Possible in Central and South Florida Monday

A weak cold front will slide south across the peninsula Monday afternoon, likely triggering a few showers and thunderstorms along it’s path. Some brief heavy downpours, lightning and gusty winds will accompany the strongest cells.  Severe weather is not expected at this time, but an isolated stronger storm or two can’t be ruled out.  The activity will most likely kick off...

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Low Chance of a Tornado/Wind in Panhandle Tonight

UPDATE 3 PM EST: Newest forecast data suggests that conditions might become briefly conducive for a tornado to form in the extreme western sections of the Florida Panhandle this evening. The greatest risk for this to occur (but it’s still a relatively “low” chance) is in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington and Bay counties. As of  2 PM CST, the thunderstorms that might...

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Strong Storms Moving into Central and South Florida Wednesday

The risk for severe weather is not as significant and it won’t be as widespread as it was in the panhandle last night. However, an isolated tornado and wind damage can’t be ruled out with a few stronger clusters of thunderstorms that move into central and south Florida Wednesday afternoon. The chances are highest near the I-4 corridor, including Tampa...

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Tornado Watch until 10 am for North Florida

Update 8:30 am: The Tornado Watch has been cancelled in Alachua County. The risk continues further south, though, in Marion and Putnam Counties. Update 8 am: The Tornado Watch continues for Alachua, Marion and Putnam counties until 10 am. Even though one round of thunderstorms have already moved through prompting a few warnings north of Gainesville, the environment is still...

JetStream-FPBS

Three Cold Fronts in Ten Days for Florida

Unprecedented December heat was followed by a cold and wet January. Then, the calendar flipped and it was suddenly warm again. Compared to normal, however, winter’s coldest may still be on the way. Much of Florida, even as far south as the shores of Lake Okeechobee, is in danger of a significant frost or freeze by mid-month. Throw in an...