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Severe Risk

Strong Storms Possible Thursday Afternoon

Strong storms possible from 2pm Thursday to 2 am Friday Main threats will be damaging winds up to 60 mph An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out A late season, strong cold front is set to arrive to North Florida Thursday. Unlike the front that moved through earlier this week, this front is stronger and will bring with it a...

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Tornado Risk is Real in North Florida, but Low

This will be our most significant risk of a tornado in the market area yet this season. However, it’s still quite low. At this point, the wind damage risk looms a bit larger in scope than the tornado threat, but both are very real. The dynamics and shear (spin) in the atmosphere are more than sufficient for the two to occur....

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Tornado Watch Until 3 am

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA WEST FLORIDA PANHANDLE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI COASTAL WATERS * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 630 PM UNTIL 300 AM CST. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE… A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND...

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Timing the Low Tornado Risk Friday

The large and powerful winter storm that is about to snarl traffic and keep people inside for days in the Mid-Atlantic will send a strong cold through North Florida on Friday. Ahead of it, a squall line of thunderstorms will carry with it a low chance of a tornado or wind damage. The risk is highest near the Nature Coast...

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Tornado Risk Returns to Florida Early Friday

In only eight days earlier this month, three strong tornadoes touched down in the State of Florida. Prior to that, only three had been recorded since 2008, a span of over seven years. Chances of another tornado event are growing Friday, and similar to last weekend’s storms, it could hit before dawn in some areas.   Timing the Tornado Risk...

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Dangerous Tornado Risk in Central Florida Late Saturday Night

For the third time in about a week, there is a risk of tornadoes in parts of Florida. The active, El Niño enhanced, weather pattern continues Saturday Night as yet another strong storm system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. This one is particularly dangerous because the highest chances of severe weather will occur while most people are asleep...

One of the nearly 200 homes damaged by an EF2 tornado in Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday. Credit: NWS Tampa

Cape Coral Tornado a Wake Up Call to Floridians

A global weather pattern such as El Niño does not create a tornado, but it can certainly make conditions more favorable for one to develop, and with little warning. That’s what happened in Cape Coral, Florida on Saturday, and it may happen again soon.     The National Weather Service Tampa Bay office estimates the destructive EF2 tornado had winds as...

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El Niño Prompts Earlier Tornado Drill This Year

Dozens were killed from severe weather and tornadoes in Texas and Mississippi over the holidays. Meteorologists fear this could soon happen in Florida. That is, if history is any clue and residents aren’t prepared.  The current El Niño ranks right up there in strength with the record-setting 1997-98 event. This is important because strong El Niño’s correlate to a greater frequency of tornadoes...

Locations of where two tornadoes hit parts of Bradford County Saturday.

Two Tornadoes Touch Down in Bradford County Saturday

A line of strong thunderstorms blew through much of North Florida Saturday afternoon, knocking down trees in Gainesville and producing two tornadoes near Starke. The storms prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Alachua County just before 1 pm and produced winds of 40 to 50 mph, blowing over numerous trees on the northwest side of town. Numerous trees were blown...

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Could be Longest-Lived Tornado on Record in Canada

[yt4wp-video video_id=”YQhXQ9P8jGk”]   Massive wildfires are nearing homes in Orense Province, Spain. Since Wednesday July, 29 several response teams have been trying to control the fire. Regardless of the efforts, authorities believe it may still affect the population. The perpetrator that allegedly starting the fire has been arrested. A snow pile in Buffalo, NY is surviving the heat. After last...