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Florida flood may 27 2020

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S.

Persistent heavy rains over the weekend triggered severe flooding in parts of Florida, with a total of 185.4 mm (7.3 inches) recorded in Miami over a 48-hour period to Monday, May 25-- the city's heaviest two-day rainfall since 2012. Another bout of intense...

May 27, 2020

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Brilliant fireball lights up midnight sky over southeast U.S.

A bright fireball lit up the skies over the southeast U.S. at around 04:43 UTC (00:43 LT) on May 14, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 64 reports, including from eyewitnesses in Alabama, Florida, and the Carolinas. The witnesses claimed that the...

May 19, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Arthur" forms off the coast of Florida as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

A depression east of Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm "Arthur" at 03:00 UTC on May 17, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30, dates that...

May 17, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Arthur" expected to form near Bahamas -- the first of 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

A storm system is expected to form near the Bahamas this weekend, potentially bringing rain and causing rough seas to parts of the Southeast coast into the following week. Once it becomes a storm, it will be named Arthur -- the first of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane...

May 16, 2020

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Thousands flee as wildfire continues to rage in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Around 1 600 people were forced to evacuate as Five Mile Swamp Fire continues to rage in the Florida Panhandle. As of Friday morning, May 8, 2020, the fire covered 882 ha (2 180 acres) of land and was 35 percent contained, according to Florida Forest Service (FFS)...

May 08, 2020

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Bright fireball over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball exploded over Florida, U.S., on April 1, 2020, and was captured on camera. The American Meteor Society received 16 eyewitness reports, with one also coming from Georgia. The observers reported seeing the fireball at around 04:30 UTC (00:30 LT). 15...

April 02, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Nestor" moving quickly toward Florida

Tropical Storm "Nestor" formed October 18, 2019, as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is moving quickly toward Florida. Landfall s expected over Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning (LT), October 19, 2019. There is a...

October 19, 2019

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Tropical storm formation expected over the Bahamas later today or Saturday

A tropical disturbance, currently designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, is moving NW toward the NW Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jupiter Inlet to...

September 13, 2019

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King tides and Hurricane "Dorian" posing big concern for coastal Florida ahead of Labor Day weekend

Residents living in coastal areas across South Florida fear Hurricane "Dorian" will be hitting the state during a king tides cycle. The National Weather Service warned Thursday, August 30 that this king tide, the second of four expected for the east...

August 31, 2019

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Dorian strengthening into major hurricane on its way toward Florida, state of emergency declared

Dorian reached hurricane status at landfall in U.S. Virgin Islands at 18:00 UTC on August 28 where a weather station recorded winds of 132 km/h (82 mph) and a gust of 179 km/h (111 mph). The system is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane during the next...

August 29, 2019

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Tropical Depression Three moving NW between Florida and the Bahamas

Tropical Depression Three formed in the Bahamas at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on July 22, 2019, 195 km (120 miles) E of Palm Beach, Florida. The system was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). At 09:00 UTC (05:00 EDT) on July 23, the center was located about 70 km (40 miles)...

July 23, 2019

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Key West sets new May temperature record, Florida

With 34.4 °C (94 °F) on May 14, 2019, Key West recorded its highest May temperature since records began in 1872. The previous monthly record was 33.8 C (93 °F) set on May 31, 1881. The previous daily record was 32.2 °C (90 °F) registered in 1874...

May 15, 2019

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Large sinkhole opens near Florida high school, U.S.

A large sinkhole opened up at Tarpon Springs High School in Florida, U.S. on May 10, 2019, forcing officials to relocate some of the students. Police and local authorities are still investigating the scene located close to the culinary arts building. The hole is...

May 14, 2019

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Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

A Florida woman looked out her window at just the right time, capturing the moment when so-called continuous current, or positive lightning, struck right outside her apartment. The event happened in Coral Gables on May 5, 2019. After seeing the video, NWS Miami...

May 08, 2019

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Tropical low over the Bahamas, heading toward Florida

A trough of low pressure located over the northwestern Bahamas is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. The system is heading toward Florida, threatening the state with locally heavy rains. While little development is expected during the next...

May 02, 2019

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Bright fireball captured over Florida, over 240 reports received

A bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over Florida at 03:52 UTC on March 31, 2019. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 248 eyewitness reports by 10:00 UTC on...

April 01, 2019

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Destructive tornadoes rip through Talbotton and Cairo, Georgia

At least 15 structures were destroyed when a tornado hit Talbotton, Georgia on March 3, 2019, injuring at least 6 people. Another tornado hit Cairo, causing heavy damage just south of downtown. The tornadoes were a part of a series of destructive tornadoes across...

March 04, 2019

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Green fireball explodes near the coast of eastern Florida

A bright green fireball streaked through the night sky near the coast of eastern Florida around 07:03 UTC (02:03 local time) on February 12, 2019. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a loud rumble. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received only 5...

February 14, 2019

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Damaging tornado reported in central Florida

A tornado reportedly touched down near the town of Mascotte in Lake County, central Florida early Thursday morning, January 24, 2019. Lake County Sheriff's Office said at least one home was destroyed and several others were damaged after a what appears to be a...

January 24, 2019

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Severe storms produce tornadoes, straight-line winds and a meteotsunami, Florida

Several rounds of severe storms hit Florida on Thursday, December 20, 2018, producing heavy rain, several tornadoes, straight-line winds and a meteotsunami. According to Paso County Emergency Management, up to 80 mobile homes were damaged by straight-line winds in...

December 22, 2018

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Massive hole in Bristol still growing, threatening homes, Florida

A large crater in Bristol, Florida that grew rapidly after the passage of Hurricane "Michael" in October 2018 is now threatening homes and causing evacuations. The hole is now the size of a football field and is growing with each rain. Although the hole...

December 05, 2018

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Hurricane "Michael" leaves 30 dead, widespread destruction and 1.5 million homes without power, US

Hurricane "Michael" made landfall in Florida Panhandle around 17:00 UTC on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, leaving at least 30 people dead and 1.5 million homes without power. "It was like an atomic bomb," one resident said. Michel is now the most...

October 12, 2018

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Michael makes landfall as extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the strongest ever to hit Florida Panhandle

​​Potentially catastrophic Hurricane "Michael" is heading toward the Florida Panhandle. Life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds, and heavy rainfall are imminent, NHC said 12:00 UTC (07:00 UTC). It's very likely that this storm will make...

October 10, 2018

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Michael strengthens to a major hurricane, life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall expected along the NE Gulf Coast

Michael strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane at 21:00 UTC on October 9, 2018. This storm is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall along the northeastern Gulf Coast. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

October 09, 2018

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Light green fireball recorded over Florida

A bright fireball was recorded over Florida at 02:20 UTC on October 7, 2018 (22:20 EDT, October 6). The event lasted 3 - 4 seconds. Over the next 8 hours, the American Meteor Society (AMS) received 72 reports from Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. 5 of the...

October 08, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Gordon" dropping heavy rain on Florida, second landfall expected along the corridor from Louisiana to Mississippi

Tropical Storm "Gordon" formed near the Upper Florida Keys at 12:05 UTC on September 3, 2018. However, the storm was affecting southern Florida and dumping heavy rain since September 2, forcing authorities to issue warnings for portions of South Florida...

September 03, 2018

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10 sinkholes open in Ocala, Florida, 8 homes evacuated

At least 10 new sinkholes formed near a retention pond in the Wynchase at Fore Ranch neighborhood in Ocala, Florida on April 25 and 26, 2018, forcing authorities to evacuate 8 homes. This area is located in Florida's 'Sinkhole Alley.' Some of the...

April 27, 2018

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Multiple tornadoes spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Severe storms dumped heavy rain and produced multiple tornadoes in Florida's Broward County on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Weather officials said at least two tornadoes were spotted in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. The first touched down just north of Las Olas...

April 10, 2018

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First snowfall in 28 years hits parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

A powerful winter storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain to parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday, January 3, 2017. Although measured amounts aren't impressive at all, compared to what regions further north are used too, in many places...

January 04, 2018

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Very cold Arctic air reaches as far south as southern Texas and central Florida

After breaking numerous record, very cold Arctic cold air reached all the way to southern Texas and central Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018. Freeze warnings are in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and up to the Northeastern US as another cold wave is...

January 02, 2018

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Very large sinkhole opens near Apopka middle school in Florida

A very large sinkhole opened up behind Apopka Memorial Middle School in Orange County, Florida on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The hole is eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. "The hole - located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court...

September 14, 2017

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Destructive Hurricane "Irma" moving through Florida, toward Georgia

After striking northern Cuba on Saturday, September 9, 2017, Hurricane "Irma" turned toward Florida and regained Category 4 hurricane strength. This extremely dangerous hurricane made landfall at Cudjoe Key in lower Florida Keys at 13:10 UTC (09:10 EDT) on...

September 10, 2017

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Hurricane "Irma" - Cuba to get hit, warnings extended northward along the Florida Peninsula

Hurricane "Irma" changed its projected path and its latest forecast track takes it over or very near the coast of northern Cuba. On the current forecast track, Irma will start moving away from Cuba around 18:00 UTC on Saturday, September 9 and make a turn...

September 08, 2017

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Massive sinkhole in Florida keeps growing, 7 homes affected

A sinkhole that opened up July 14, 2017 in the Pasco County's Land O' Lakes community near Tampa, western Florida continues to grow, authorities said Sunday, August 6. Pasco County authorities said over the weekend that 4 additional homes were being...

August 07, 2017

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Sinkhole swallows a car in Florida's Ocala, ruptures gas line

A large sinkhole opened up at the Gateway Plaza in Ocala, Florida late June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole swallowed pavement and a car whose occupants managed to escape without injuries. The sinkhole opened near the intersection of Southwest...

June 13, 2017

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7 days of rain pull Florida out of extreme drought

In an interesting turn of events, just 7 days of heavy rainfall, in places record-breaking, pulled the entire state of Florida out of extreme drought conditions. The state is still not completely out of drought, as 23% of it still remains in severe condition, but...

June 09, 2017

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Extreme rainfall over South Florida leaves widespread flooding

Most of South Florida is in a severe drought condition, but just several days of heavy rain turned out to be sufficient for widespread flooding. The rain is coming in waves and it seems the region will not be out of it at least until Saturday, June 10, 2017. What...

June 08, 2017

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Florida wildfire outbreak: Governor declares a state of emergency

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency today, April 11, 2017, following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. 2017 is already the most active season since 2011. In a statement...

April 11, 2017

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Wettest day in history of Vero Beach, Florida

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall swept through Vero Beach, Florida on May 17, 2016. The day was recorded as the wettest day in the history of the city, as two months worth of rainfall was received in one day. The widespread flooding was also...

May 18, 2016

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Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami since 2006, Florida

A new study found that Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida. The study, made by researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric...

April 05, 2016