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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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  1. Weekend forecast calls for drier weather Sunday, but pretty wet until then

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    Rain and dreary skies are expected to pester Tampa Bay into tonight, but the weather should begin to clear before the end of the weekend, Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure said.

  2. Pinellas soaked with heavy rainfall Wednesday

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    Steady downpours Wednesday dropped as much as 5 inches of rain on parts of the Tampa Bay area, flooding streets and delaying traffic across the region.

    On a dock at Demens Landing Park, Steph Davis of St. Petersburg pauses under her pink umbrella Wednesday afternoon to look at the city’s downtown skyline. “I’m a Pisces,” said Davis, explaining why she was drawn outdoors on such a wet day. “I love water in any form — streams, lakes, the ocean, rain.” The Tampa Bay area got a good soaking Wednesday. As of 1:30 p.m., the heaviest rain had hit areas around Pasco County and farther south, Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker said, with nearly 5 inches in Holiday, north St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs. About 2.25 inches had fallen in Clearwater, in downtown St. Petersburg and at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. 
  3. Heavy storms dump as much as 5 inches of rain in spots across Tampa Bay

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    Steady downpours Wednesday dropped as much as 5 inches of rain on parts of Tampa Bay, flooding streets and delaying traffic across the region.

    Morning  rains make for a messy commute Wednesday morning in St. Petersburg. BOYZELL HOSEY | Times
  4. First front of fall may bring drier, cooler weather to Tampa Bay this week

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    A cold front moving toward Tampa Bay from Georgia and Alabama should disrupt the dry mornings and wet afternoons the area has seen lately, as we prepare for the season to officially change.

  5. Low-pressure system to bring rain to Tampa Bay

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    A low-pressure system is headed toward South Florida and will bring higher chances of rain to Tampa Bay as it passes.

  6. FEMA wants victims to repay $5.8 million in Sandy aid (w/ video)

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    NEW YORK — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims.

    Gary Silberman guides reporters on a tour of his parent's home that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst, N.Y. After receiving nearly $17,000 in assistance from FEMA, the agency is demanding a return on the funds. [Associated Press]
  7. Expect summertime showers all through the week

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    Tampa Bay is slipping back into a regular summertime weather pattern this week, with cloudy afternoons that bring rain.

    A look at Monday's late morning and afternoon forecast. [Bay News 9]
  8. More sunny mornings and rainy afternoons this weekend

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    Expect more sunny mornings this weekend that turn to afternoon showers, clouds and scattered thunderstorms, said a Bay News 9 meteorologist.