Author Archives: Jeff Huffman

New Era For Hurricane Awareness

By on May 25th, 2015 | Last updated: May 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Water, not wind, leads to more fatalities during hurricanes. Due to this, National Hurricane Center has decided to upgrade its technology to determine where and when water might be life-threatening during a hurricane.

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State of the Season: Where to Watch During the Second Half

By on September 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

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.

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Hurricane Hunters entering Invest 93 now; Depression could form later today

By on July 31st, 2014 | Last updated: July 31, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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. […]

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An EF1 Tornado Hit Palm Coast This Weekend

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

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.

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Hurricane season 2013 prediction for Florida twice as high

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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.

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FEMA Director Fugate says lessons were learned from Katrina

By on August 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

WUFT’s meteorologist discusses Tropical Storm Isaac’s path and its similarities to Hurricane Katrina with a FEMA representative.

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Isaac moves into Gulf; path uncertain, but direct hit unlikely for North Central Florida

By on August 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Isaac’s path shifts to over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecasted to strengthen.

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WRUF Weather: Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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 – […]

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Cedar Key residents take Tropical Storm Debby in stride

By , and on June 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:44 am

      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 […]

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UF Meteorologist says Floridians should be ready from day 1

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

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, […]

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