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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. Severe thunderstorms roll into Tampa Bay early Wednesday


    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties until 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

  2. As La Niña takes the stage, what happened to 2016's epic El Niño?


    TAMPA — As warm waters swirled in the Pacific Ocean last fall, forecasters put Floridians on alert.

    Zoey Simpson, 4, picks up small branches surrounding a damaged tree outside her grandfather's house on Parrot Drive in Port Richey in early April. According to Dan Noah with the National Weather Service in Ruskin, a waterspout moved onshore as an EF0 tornado with winds of approximately 65 mph, causing a narrow path of damage front the coast to US 19 in Port Richey. Damage was visible in neighborhoods east of US 19 as well. [BRENDAN FITTERER | Times]
  3. Weekend weather: Warm, with little rain expected


    Get ready for a warm weekend in Tampa Bay, as temperatures could reach 90 on Saturday and Sunday, according to 10Weather WTSP.

  4. Storms bring hail, strong winds, small tornadoes to Plains (w/video)


    OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday, but arrived without the grand tornadoes that many had worried about for days.

    Susan Goodwyn holds hail on Tuesday in Wichita, Kan. A rope tornado brushed fields south of Wichita and another small twister touched down in southwestern Indiana.
  5. Chance of rain today, then lots of sun and high temperatures near 90 this week


    Here's a number we haven't seen in the forecast in a while: 90.

  6. Weekend will start out stormy, end up gorgeous


    The weekend will start with a few scattered storms, but those will give way to beautiful spring weather by midday Saturday.

  7. Hottest March means Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months


    WASHINGTON — Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row — a record in itself.

    A Sri Lankan man takes a bath from a roadside tap to cool himself off from the rising temperature in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in March. Earth's record heat streak has hit a record 11 months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May. [Associated Press]
  8. The week's forecast: Sunny, warm and dry


    Sunny, dry weather is in store for the next several days, with low humidity and no rain likely until Friday.