June 4, 2024
Anatomy of a Hurricane Hunter Plane

These pilots are among the best of the best that flies into the world’s worst weather to gather invaluable real time data for meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center. The steady stream of weather data will feed into computer models that help hurricane researchers get a better understanding of a storm’s structure. [embedded content] These […]

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May 31, 2024
Hurricane season begins Saturday. Officials urge 'Know your risk'

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that tomorrow starts the beginning of the 2024 hurricane season. But did you know that according to the Federal Alliance of Safe Homes, a recent poll found that 60% of people living in hurricane prone states are not going to prepare for hurricane season. That’s […]

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May 31, 2024
Florida ‘disaster preparedness’ tax holiday begins Saturday and runs through June 14

This year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 17 to 25 named tropical storms and 4 to 7 major hurricanes. It’s the highest number of storms in a seasonal forecast by the agency in its history, and emergency management officials across the state are urging Floridians to take steps now to be […]

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May 30, 2024
Hurricane Season: the terminology you must know

As the 2024 hurricane season threatens to be a very active one and possibly with more chances of tracks shifting a bit more west, due to La Niña’s presence, it is crucial to be familiarized with the season’s terminology and what everything means as soon as advisories are issued. Knowing what basic critical terms mean […]

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May 28, 2024
Drought worsens for some areas in Florida, is the rainy season here yet?

Except for the Central West Coast of Florida, the rest of the state has been drought-free all winter and much of the spring. This is typical of El Niño years, as more storms and fronts tend to pass by the state producing more stormy and rainy episodes. The 2023-2024 dry season remained mostly benign. The […]

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May 24, 2024
Important boat safety ahead of busy the Memorial Day Holiday

As you probably know, this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for millions of Americans. It’s expected to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, according to AAA when they started tracking holiday travel. That means millions of vacationers will head to Florida’s beaches, waterways, and the ocean. The National Safe Boating Council […]

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May 23, 2024
National Hurricane Center issues active forecast for 2024 season

The latest hurricane season forecast is out, this time is the official one issued by the National Hurricane Center. It calls for 17 to 25 named storms, of which 8 to 13 could become hurricanes and between 4 and 7 be major hurricanes, meaning category 3 and above. The 2024 Atlantic hurricane season is setting […]

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May 22, 2024
NWS debuts Heat Risk mapper

Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, the National Weather Service is launching a new Heat Risk forecast which will be a (7) day forecast to warn people of potentially long durations of dangerous heat events. The forecast will gauge how unusual the heat is for that time of year, how long the […]

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