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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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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    A 90-degree day in March? It's definitely within the realm of possibility for some residents across Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast.b [WTSP]
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    Another warm, sunny day is in store for the Tampa Bay area Tuesday and throughout most of the week before rain makes a comeback on Friday.

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    Tampa Bay residents can expect more warm weather as temperatures soar Friday and into the weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
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    A return of possible showers accompanies warm temperatures in the Tampa Bay area on Thursday.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
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    It just keeps getting hotter in Tampa Bay, with Wednesday's highs expected to hit 80 degrees by the afternoon.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
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    Another warm day is on tap in Tampa Bay on Tuesday as crisp morning temperatures quickly climb to the upper 70s.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]