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Category: Florida Weather Blog

Apr 23

The Southeast is shaping up for above Avg Rainfall this Summer.

The southeast has been dry the last 60 days in a typical La Nina pattern where the rains stay northwest. That is changing. A few waves of showers have swept through the last 10 days. This one today is impressive. Strong fronts and rains this time of year come with a price beyond localized flodding …

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Apr 14

Significant Severe Weather Event Today Including Possible Strong Tornadoes South Mississippi

The deep mid level closed low over the central Plains will be slowto push east and into the upper MS Valley by this evening and as this occurs the trough will begin to pivot taking on a neutral andeventually a negative tilt. The cold front which is currently slowly moving into the Lower MS Valley …

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Apr 12

Overcome Your Fear of Tornadoes, Severe Storms, and Hurricanes

Are you afraid of severe thunderstorms such as tornadoes and hurricanes? Do you get nervous every time the weatherman forecasts severe weather? Does the idea of a tornado warning (or dark suspicious clouds) make your stomach cramp with fear, and send you to a panic to the basement or closet? Is the panic so severe, …

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Apr 03

Get Your FREE Mobile Weather Alerts APP TODAY!!!

  Get a powerful yet easy-to-use weather station right on your device with Weather Radar & Alerts. Real-time animated weather radar images on a highly interactive map enhanced with severe weather warnings provide accurate weather forecast and don’t let bad weather take you by surprise. The app reflects the real-time weather conditions and provides you …

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Apr 03

Why are so many people turning Away Local News

Executive Summary In this report, we analyze what is happening to television news. We map recent changes in traditional television viewing, the rise of online video, and a range of examples of how different organizations are working with new forms of television-like news developed for a digital environment. We show how recent years have seen …

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Mar 29

Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls Declared “Best Weatherman Ever”

An Alabama meteorologist has been honored by the internet for his helpful, educational forecasts on hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. It all started when a Reddit user posted a forecast from Alan Sealls, the chief meteorologist from WFKG, a CBS-affiliated station in Mobile, Alabama. The post by Stellarnan7, titled “Best weatherman ever, very articulate and educational”, …

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Mar 26

Educational Material – Storm Spotter Resources

Spotter Training Materials It is important to note that reviewing the information and slides contained on this web page is NOT considered a substitute to actually attending a spotter training course. This web page is intended to be a supplement to the spotter training courses conducted by the NWS Norman every year. These typically occur in January …

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Mar 26

A look the History of tornadoes by their EF Scale Rankings

The modern tornado record began in 1950. It tells many stories. While seasonal tornado information is highly incomplete across the early part of the period, we are now approaching 70 years worth of detailed information. There are over 60,000 tornadoes cataloged in the database. The country averages somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,200 twisters each year, although …

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Mar 25

Meteorologist Rick Smith Overcame Severe Weather Anxiety

Meteorologist Rick Smith can remember he’s been fascinated by weather. His wife actually found a little weather forecast he did in first grade; it’s framed in Rick’s office at the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast Office. So, yes, Rick’s always been into weather. For instance, when “The Wizard of Oz” used to come on TV once …

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Mar 23

Southeast U.S. Weather Update

The astronomical winter ended a bit above normal thanks to two extra weeks of warmth in February in the southeast. The last 30 days were colder east. The 90 days were drier in the far southeast, especially Florida. The EC op run has a slow-moving storm that threatens the first major severe weather outbreak of …

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Mar 23

Weather Channel Pioneers

Yahoo reported yesterday “Byron Allen continues to expand his Entertainment Studios media holdings with the purchase of The Weather Channel basic cable TV network. Through his company Allen Media, Allen has acquired the Weather Group, parent company of The Weather Channel TV network and Local Now streaming service, from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and …

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Mar 22

2018 Summer Outlook

February 28, 2018 Fast starting very warm summer for much of U.S. Centered in the Plains. Early ending of Summer possible though (opposite of last year) Long-standing analogs from last year have 2006 and 1951 now leading the way. Weak El Niño may try to develop. Very little cool anywhere in the nation. Hurricane preliminary …

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Mar 22

2018 Hurricane Season Preliminary Outlook

  March 14, 2018 Analogs are based off last year. Double weight to 1951 and 2006 2014 added as SSTs are the closest match. Next update with an impact map will be issued around April 10. Total Storms 11-15 Hurricanes: 5-7 Major Hurricanes: 1-3 ACE: 90-110 (near normal) Forecasted SSTs off the Euro are similar …

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Mar 21

Tornado Safety Tips this Spring – Please Share!!!

Social Media: Tornado Safety #SpringSafety   Please help the National Weather Service spread these important safety messages on social media! Everyone is welcome to use the text and images provided below to help the NWS build a Weather-Ready Nation. What is a Tornado? Tornado Watch Tornado Warning Tornado Warning Video After the Storm Wireless Emergency …

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Mar 20

Reports of serious damage as tornado rips through Alabama university campus

Severe storms including at least one tornado slammed Alabama’s Jacksonville State University on Monday night, as state troopers said the damage left the city looking like a “war zone.” Strong winds downed trees and damaged buildings as the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a “damaging and possibly large tornado” near Jacksonville and Calhoun Counties, predicted to …

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