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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. Live radar: Heavy storms bear down on Tampa Bay area


    A line of heavy storms moving into the Tampa Bay area Tuesday morning threatened to bring heavy rain and strong, damaging straight-line winds up to 60 mph.

    Heavy rain comes down on Tuesday morning traffic on U.S. Highway 19 in Countryside. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  2. Tampa Bay residents should brace for some rain this week


    At least through Wednesday, that is.

    WTSP 10 Weather meteorologist Ashley Batey said a front expected to follow several waves of low pressure would stall over the Tampa Bay area, keeping showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through Wednesday evening.

    [WTSP 10 Weather]
  3. Weekend forecast calls for sunshine, some showers across Tampa Bay


    Tampa Bay is in for a warm weekend, with the chance for some wetness, as forecasters have warned of sporadic showers while the region coasts into the rainy season.

    [WTSP 10 Weather]
  4. Dangerous crossing


    CHERIE DIEZ | Times

    A pedestrian navigates the crosswalk over Gandy Boulevard at 16th Street N in St. Petersburg during a severe thunderstorm Monday evening. Storms sparked scattered power outages in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and a short-lived tornado warning in Pinellas, though no tornado had been …

    A pedestrian navigates the crosswalk over Gandy Blvd at 16th St N during a storm Monday, 4/20/15.
  5. Rainy week ahead after severe storms tonight


    The Tampa Bay area is in for a rainy week, beginning with severe Monday evening thunderstorms that brought with them a short-lived tornado warning in Pinellas County.

    Visitors head for cover, Monday afternoon on Madeira Beach as strong thunderstorms approach from west over the Gulf of Mexico in Pinellas County. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  6. Weather closes Skyway Bridge


    The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is open again after high-speed winds closed the route at 5 p.m. Monday.

  7. Bay area braces for incoming strong storms


    Forecasts called for more rain across Tampa Bay on Monday, possibly including downpours and lightning.

  8. It might be April, but brace yourself for summer heat, humidity and afternoon storms


    Forecasters said Tuesday morning's sunny skies would bring more heat by the afternoon. With high humidity, expect it to feel more like summer than spring.

    The seven-day forecast for April 14 through 20. [WTSP-TV 10 News]