Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Hurricane Guide

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Cold front to steer tropical disturbance away from Florida, forecasters say

Cold front to steer tropical disturbance away from Florida, forecasters say

A tropical disturbance is likely to develop into a cyclone over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. But by the mid-week a cold front moving east should carry the storm away.
Published: 11/12/18
Tropical wave in the Atlantic could form into sub-tropical cyclone by midweek

Tropical wave in the Atlantic could form into sub-tropical cyclone by midweek

Hurricane season may be winding down, but there’s still a chance for more weather systems to develop as November 30 draws closer.
Published: 11/11/18
Updated: 11/12/18
Hurricane Michael: What if it had hit Tampa Bay?

Hurricane Michael: What if it had hit Tampa Bay?

Hurricane Michael barely grazed the edge of the Tampa Bay area on its way to flattening the small towns of the Florida Panhandle.But what if Tampa Bay had been its target? What if the strong Category 4 storm had slammed into Belleair Shore instead of...
Published: 10/18/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Climate change was behind this summer's extreme weather

Climate change was behind this summer's extreme weather

Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires break out across North America, Europe and Asia. The scenes played out on our television screens and in our
Published: 11/04/18
In Apalachicola, residents wait for Hurricane Michael: ‘Until the water comes up, we’re just waiting’

In Apalachicola, residents wait for Hurricane Michael: ‘Until the water comes up, we’re just waiting’

APALACHICOLA — Inside the Apalachicola Ice Company, a bar that was once an outboard motor shop in an old Panhandle city where many buildings were something else before, there is a small, irregular mark scratched into a dark wood post along the ...
Updated one month ago
Willa weakens to tropical storm in Mexico; torrential rain to continue

Willa weakens to tropical storm in Mexico; torrential rain to continue

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Hurricane Willa has weakened to a tropical storm but torrential rains will continue in west-central Mexico.
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Willa an 'extremely dangerous' Category 5 storm taking aim on Mexico's west coast

Hurricane Willa an 'extremely dangerous' Category 5 storm taking aim on Mexico's west coast

Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific, set to smash into Mexico's western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by Wednesday.
Updated one month ago
Baby born after Hurricane Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Baby born after Hurricane Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Wilmer Capps, wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the best spot they could find: The parking lot of a Walmart store shut down by the storm.
Updated one month ago
Hurricane Michael: From atop bridges, those inside the destruction talk to the world

Hurricane Michael: From atop bridges, those inside the destruction talk to the world

PORT ST. JOE — Bridges span voids. Traditionally, the gaps are physical barriers, be it rivers, railroads or ravines.After Hurricane Michael, the bridges near Mexico Beach have become portals of sorts, the only place where communication is possible w...
Updated one month ago
Michael’s most vulnerable evacuees make Pasco shelter their new home

Michael’s most vulnerable evacuees make Pasco shelter their new home

HUDSON — Linda Wood lay on a metal cot, closed her eyes and tried to get some sleep Monday night. Pictures of her Panama City apartment some 300 miles away kept flashing through her mind. The nearly blind 71-year-old envisioned her chocolate-c...
Updated one month ago