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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. Forecast: Cold morning yields to warm afternoon in Tampa Bay before rain returns Saturday


    After waking up to temperatures in the 40s Friday morning, Tampa Bay residents can expect conditions to rapidly climb to the mid 70s by the early afternoon.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Forecast: Front brings cool, breezy day to Tampa Bay


    A breezy, cool day is on tap across the Tampa Bay area Thursday as high temperatures only top out in the upper 60s.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  3. Forecast: Afternoon showers, storms before short blast of cool air arrives in Tampa Bay


    Some patchy early-morning fog is expected to clear by 9 a.m. Wednesday, giving way to afternoon showers and thunderstorms across Tampa Bay.

  4. Forecast: Tampa Bay in store for warm and mostly dry Valentines Day


    Some patchy early-morning fog should clear up by mid-morning, giving way to partly sunny skies and a mostly dry Valentines Day across Tampa Bay.

  5. Forecast: Warm, dry stretch continues in Tampa Bay before rain makes a comeback midweek


    Residents can expect a dry warm start to the week across Tampa Bay before rain returns midweek, forecasters said.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [10News WTSP]
  6. Forecast: Clear, sunny skies stick around through weekend across Tampa Bay


    A crisp, cool Friday morning will make way for a toasty afternoon and a sunny, dry weekend across Tampa Bay.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  7. Weak and short La Niña fades away; climate shifts to neutral


    WASHINGTON — La Niña, we hardly knew ye.

    A woman runs on a snowy path in High Park in Toronto this past December. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday pronounced the current La Nina event over as of January. It lasted only four months and was among the weakest and shortest on record, coming on the heels of one of the strongest El Ninos, said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. La Ninas often last a year or more, longer than El Ninos.  [Nathan Denette | Canadian Press via AP]
  8. Blizzard paralyzes Northeast, causes flight cancellations at Tampa International Airport (w/video)


    BOSTON — A powerful, fast-moving storm swept through the northeastern U.S. early Thursday, making for a slippery morning commute and leaving some residents bracing for blizzard conditions and more than …

    This National Weather Service RIDGE Radar image provided by NOAA shows a storm system moving across the United States, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at 10:48 p.m. EST. A densely populated swath of the Northeast was preparing for winter's harshest thump yet, a fast-moving storm that could bring more than a foot of snow, strong winds and coastal flooding. [NOAA via AP]