Tag Archives: Hurricane season

Hurricane Humberto Finally Materializes, Potentially Signaling More To Come

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Hurricane Humberto was the first hurricane to form this season. Though the season has been inactive because of dry air, September and October are expected to have more frequent, powerful storms.

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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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Tropics ripe for more hurricanes

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hurricane Ernesto is now fading away into Mexico after making landfall late yesterday on the Yucatan Peninsula. But what about our chances to see a big storm? WUSF’s Steve Newborn reports those odds are going up – at least for [...]

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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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Utilities stress preparation at official start of hurricane season

By on May 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

The hurricane season does not offically begin until tomorrow, June 1st. However there have been two storms named already in 2012.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports area utilities encourage the public to be prepared now. Alachua County received some [...]

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Beryl provides test run for hurricane season

By on May 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Floridians are no strangers to handling big storms, but as Tropical Depression Beryl continues spinning north of the state, Floridians are breathing a sigh of relief for the much needed rain and minimal wind impact. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith [...]

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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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Author remembers 1928 hurricane that killed thousands around Lake Okeechobee

By on September 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hurricanes Karla, Igor and Julia show how September is a peak month in the Florida hurricane season. September 16th marked the anniversary of the 1928 hurricane which swept through Florida taking many lives and causing horrific damage. 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Patrick [...]

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