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Martha Beneduci ran the Hudson Shrimp Docks for 18 years before giving it up when her husband, Al, died. She still owns the Capt. Al, the boat she and her husband were on the night of the no-name storm.BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Swimming against the storm to save a fleet

HUDSON --The water level at the shrimp docks had risen to Martha Beneduci's neck. Saltwater whipped by 50-mph winds stung her face. A powerful storm had pushed massive amounts of water into the coast. The docks had become a lake swelling into the streets and homes of this Pasco County fishing community. Beneduci sa …


No-name storm forced changes in insurance, preparation

Floridians know storms on a first-name basis: Andrew. Charley. Opal. Wilma. Those hurricanes still haunt our collective consciousness, reminders of danger, destruction and death. But i …


Modern forecasting got start with 1993 no-name storm

Even on the clattering low-tech machines we used 20 years ago, it was clear this was no ordinary spring storm. It was March 1993, and I was chief meteorologist at the NBC station in Austin, …


Scenes from the 1993 No-Name Storm

They called it the “No-Name Storm’’ because in March 1993 only hurricanes got names. By the time its effects were measured, it earned the moniker “Storm of the Century.’’ It drowned more people than hurricanes Hugo and Andrew combined.


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  1. In Alaska, minus 59 degrees takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind


    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

    The sun rises through ice fog on the Yukon River on Wednesda  in Tanana, Alaska. The temperature sday at the Tanana airport reached 54 below zero, the coldest recorded in the state, and was 5 degrees colder at minus 59 along the river. [Cynthia Erickson via AP]
  2. The day it snowed in Tampa Bay, 40 years ago today


    As temperatures soar to 80 degrees and scientists say the earth is on a three-year sweltering upswing in global temperatures, we celebrate the time it snowed in …

    Tampa Bay residents etch out snow on their car windshields on Jan. 19, 1977. [Times file photo]
  3. Forecast: Dry, warm trend continues across Tampa Bay before severe thunderstorms, gusty winds arrive Sunday


    Drivers should be cautious during their morning commutes Thursday as some early morning fog may impact visibility in pockets across the Tampa Bay area.

     [BOYZELL HOSEY | Times]
  4. How hot is it? Earth sets temperature mark for third straight year


    WASHINGTON — Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Niño that's now gone.

    The sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial on July 21 as the temperature hovers around 
100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo. NASA says 2016 was warmer than 2015.
  5. Forecast: Dry, warm stretch continues for Tampa Bay ahead rainy cool front this weekend


    Another warm day is ahead for the Tampa Bay area, continuing the stretch of warm air throughout the rest of the week before a cold front brings storms over the weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  6. Forecast: Warm, dry conditions continue for Tampa Bay before rain rolls in over weekend


    Dry and warm conditions will continue in Tampa Bay on Tuesday with a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day and an afternoon high near 80, forecasters said.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  7. Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states


    DES MOINES, Iowa — A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions.

    Icicles hang from a branch of a tree in Tulsa, Saturday Jan. 14, 2017. [Jessie Wardarski | Tulsa World via AP]
  8. Forecast: A warm, clear MLK Day kicks off weeklong trend across Tampa Bay


    A warm Martin Luther King Jr. Day is ahead in Tampa Bay, a trend that will continue throughout the workweek, forecasters said.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]