Articles tagged "florida"

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Tropical Storm "Mindy" makes landfall in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Mindy" formed in the northeast Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, prompting officials to issue Tropical Storm Warnings for areas from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee River, Florida, U.S. Mindy's center made landfall at St....

September 09, 2021

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Storm surge, heavy rains and high winds hit Florida as Tropical Storm "Fred" makes landfall, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Fred" -- the 6th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season -- made landfall at 19:15 UTC (15:15 LT) on August 16, 2021, near Cape San Blas, Florida, U.S. The storm peaked at 100 km/h (65 mph) just one hour before and maintained that...

August 17, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Fred" to make landfall in the western Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Fred" is forecast to make landfall in the western Florida Panhandle in the afternoon on August 16, 2021, bringing heavy rainfall and dangerous storm. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash, urban, small stream, and isolated river flooding...

August 16, 2021

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Massive red tide fish kill cleanup in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida

Several beaches around St. Petersburg and Tampa are closed due to harmful algal bloom (red tide) after the passage of Hurricane "Elsa," Live Storms Media noted in their latest video report. The National Weather Service has issued a special beach hazards...

July 11, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" makes landfall over north Florida Gulf coast, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is approaching the northern Florida Gulf coast at a speed of 22 km/h (14 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h (65 mph), as of 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT) on July 7, 2021. On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the...

July 07, 2021

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Bright green fireball seen over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball was spotted across Florida, U.S., at around 01:50 UTC on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received at least 73 reports from witnesses across the state, as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Fort Lauderdale....

June 10, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Eta" brings deadly floods to Florida and North Carolina, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Eta" made its second landfall in Florida and overall fourth landfall at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, with winds of 85 km/h (50 mph), causing torn off trees and roofs, widespread flooding, at least one...

November 13, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" makes landfall in Florida after leaving more than 235 dead in Central America

After striking Nicaragua on November 2 as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving more than 235 people dead in Central America, Eta made landfall along the south-central coast of Cuba at around 09:00 UTC on November 8 and in Lower Matecumbe Key in Florida, U.S at 04:00...

November 09, 2020

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Eta strengthening on its way toward Cuba, warnings issued for Cayman Islands, Cuba, Bahamas and Florida

Tropical Cyclone "Eta" -- blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people in Central America over the past few days -- is expected to gradually re-strengthen on its approach to Cuba as it remains over warm waters and in a region of upper-level diffluence....

November 07, 2020

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Huge sinkhole opens up in Volusia, Florida

A massive sinkhole opened up in a yard in Volusia County, Central Florida, on Friday morning, July 31, 2020. Rosario Rizzo, the homeowner of the yard, said the sinkhole measured around 74 square m (800 square feet) and even swallowed a large tree. He noted that the...

August 05, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" wreaks havoc across the Caribbean, set to impact U.S. East Coast this week

Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" barrelled through the Caribbean after making landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on July 30, 2020, leaving several people dead and hundreds of thousands without power and water supply. The storm then moved over the...

August 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" over the Bahamas, forecast to move dangerously close to East Coast, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" is moving over the Bahamas on August 1, 2020, and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida later today and Sunday, August 2. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over Andros Island in the...

August 01, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Isaias" impacts the Caribbean on its way toward Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Isaias" formed at 03:00 UTC on July 30, 2020, as the 9th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Isaias continued record early storm formations in the basin and is now the earliest 9th Atlantic named storm formation on record....

July 30, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the night sky over central Florida

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over central Florida at around 00:56 UTC on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports about the meteor, including from witnesses as far north as DeLand and as far south as Naples....

July 16, 2020

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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