Author Archives: UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman
The season may be half over, but the chances for a tropical storm or hurricane to hit Florida are not on the decline…yet. In what appears to be a relatively quiet hurricane season so far, history says Floridians should not let their guard down.
Thunderstorms redeveloped very close to the center of Invest 93 last night, but this trend did not continue through the morning hours. Wind shear and dry air continue to stunt the growth or intensification of this wave of low pressure. […]
Most of North and Central Florida received only a much-needed, steady soaking rain Saturday night. But some Flagler County residents are now picking up pieces of their homes after those soggy skies turned violent.
Forecasters are predicting a roughly 50 percent chance a major hurricane could hit Florida or the East Coast this upcoming hurricane season. Colorado State University’s William Gray explained his prediction, which includes a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. in 2013.
WUFT’s meteorologist discusses Tropical Storm Isaac’s path and its similarities to Hurricane Katrina with a FEMA representative.
Isaac’s path shifts to over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen.
The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history. Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – […]
Cedar Key in Levy County is no stranger to tropical weather. The community has had several bouts with strong storms through the years. Chief of Police, Virgil Sandlin, talked with WUFT Meteorologist Jeff Huffman about the damage to […]
It has been nearly eight years since North Central Florida has been directly impacted from a hurricane. Despite several active years since that memorable 2004 season, Floridians have dodged nearly every storm. But with the 2012 season season upon us, […]
It would take a long-lasting, large-scale weather event, such as a tropical storm or hurricane, to bring a complete end to our year-long drought in North Central Florida. However, an early start to the rainy season and near-normal summer rainfall […]