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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. Rain and snowstorms could greet holiday travelers

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    TAMPA — Travelers using Tampa International Airport to fly to and from the Northeast should prepare for possible delays during the holidays.

    Nick Burton, left, Clancy Sloan and Graham Anderson rest while waiting for their flight at McCarran International Airport on Sunday in Las Vegas.
  2. Forecast: I've been dreaming of a … cloudy Christmas?

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    Santa better pack his slicker.

    There is an 80 percent chance for rain Christmas Eve in Tampa Bay, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez. Those clouds could linger into Christmas Day.

  3. Rain through Christmas Eve could slow holiday travel

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    TAMPA — Holiday travelers should allow extra time this week as a low-pressure system moves into Florida and across much of the East Coast, bringing possible rain, windy conditions and fog.

  4. A pleasant Saturday could lead to wet Sunday

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    Tampa Bay residents may want to get their jog or bike ride in on Saturday, because Sunday comes with a 30 percent chance of rain, Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik said.

  5. Dense fog blankets Tampa Bay; advisories in effect all morning

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    Beware, morning commuters, thick fog is swallowing Tampa Bay and reducing visibility to just a stone's throw on the streets.

    Fog shrouds traffic Tuesday morning on Third Avenue S in downtown St. Petersburg. [KEN WALKER   |   Times]
  6. Cold, foggy morning should give way to warm afternoon

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    Patchy fog and chilly air were not helping the unmotivated leave bed Monday morning, but Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said sunshine was coming soon.

    Fog drifts over eastern Hillsborugh County early Monday morning. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  7. Expect chilly mornings through the weekend, but highs back in the 70s next week

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    Chilly weather will continue through the weekend, but Tampa Bay area residents will only have to wait until Monday for the great defrost.

  8. Foggy flight

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    SKIP O'ROURKE | Times

    Waterfowl and sea gulls take flight into a misty morning Wednesday as moisture rises from the warm waters of a pond off Parsons Avenue in Brandon into the cold air. Temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend, with daytime highs in the 60s and nighttime lows in the mid 40s, with …

    Waterfoul and seagulls take flight into a misty morning as mist rises from the warm waters of a pond off of Parson's Avenue in Brandon into the cold air. Temps during the day will continue to below normal with daytimes highs in the 60's and night time lows in the mid 40's with no chance of rain through the weekend