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Up to 13 hurricanes predicted for 2024 season

The National Hurricane Center predicts 17 to 25 named storms this year, making the 2024 hurricane season one for the…

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Shoppers can save on hurricane supplies during the 2-week sales tax holiday. | Daylina Miller, WUSF
3 days ago

Florida is kicking off another hurricane tax-free holiday

The tax holiday will run from June 1 to June 14. It is timed with the start of the six-month…

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May 15, 2024

Hurricane Center begins to issue 7-day outlooks

Although hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, the National Hurricane Center begins its forecasts May 15 because storms often…

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May 9, 2024

First-ever JaxReady Fest will set stage for hurricane season

The free festival includes informational sessions and interactive events. It runs Friday and Saturday at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.…

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May 6, 2024

Hurricane Preparedness Week begins as 2024 season nears

The start of the 2024 hurricane season is less than a month away, and there are early indicators of an…

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Colorado State University predicts 23 named storms this year and 11 hurricanes.
April 5, 2024

Forecasters predict ‘very, very busy’ hurricane season

Researchers at Colorado State University are projecting 23 named storms and 11 hurricanes, including five major hurricanes.…

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Image of hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose captured Sept. 8, 2017. | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
March 29, 2024

Record-setting hurricane season forecast for 2024

AccuWeather says there are signs the first named system could appear before hurricane season kicks off in June.…

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February 8, 2024

National Hurricane Center releases new forecast cone

The National Hurricane Center will implement a new experimental cone graphic to display critical watches and warnings for inland counties…

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November 30, 2023

Above-normal hurricane season comes to an end

Twenty named storms formed in the Atlantic this season, tied for the fourth-most ever. Seven became hurricanes.…

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A home that came off its blocks sits partly submerged in a canal in Horseshoe Beach on Sept. 1, 2023, two days after the passage of Hurricane Idalia. | Rebecca Blackwell, AP
November 27, 2023

Hurricane season ends quietly, but recovery will take time

For a second consecutive season, Florida took a direct hit from a major storm: Hurricane Idalia. But the season could…

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September 26, 2023

How meteorologists are trying to explain weather risks better

Many people didn’t heed evacuation warnings during Hurricane Ian. How can meteorologists help them understand?…

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September 21, 2023

Meterologists offer storm advice for the hard of hearing

By working with organizations dedicated to the deaf community, the National Weather Service offers information that could be lifesaving in…

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September 8, 2023

Peak Hurricane Season has arrived. How is it looking?

Historically, more than 85% of all major hurricanes form after Aug. 20. The latest is Hurricane Lee, with winds peaking…

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Storm-related distress might look like changes in eating and sleeping, along with an increased reliance on drugs and alcohol.
September 7, 2023

Online support group helps Floridians with storm anxiety

Peer Support Space gives people a safe place to vent, share their feelings and get solutions to their storm-related anxiety.…

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Hurricane Lee could form in the Atlantic by the end of the week. | National Hurricane Center
September 5, 2023

Powerful Hurricane Lee likely to form this week

Most forecast models show the storm curving north next week without reaching Florida, but it’s too early to say for…

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August 25, 2023

Saturday begins 2nd disaster preparedness sales tax holiday

The two-week holiday allows Florida residents to save on hurricane preparedness supplies.…

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August 24, 2023

Tropical system possible in Gulf next week

The National Hurricane Center says a system in the northwestern Caribbean has a moderate chance for development.…

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August 21, 2023

Five tropical systems likely to produce at least 1 hurricane

Tropical Storm Gert was named just after midnight, making it the eighth named storm of the season…

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Publix has been criticized for selling cakes like this one. |News4Jax
August 18, 2023

Publix will no longer make hurricane cakes

The grocery store chain received criticism for the cakes last year as Hurricane Ian battered Southwest Florida.…

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August 16, 2023

Forecasters watch three areas in the tropics

Two tropical waves in the central and eastern Atlantic have become more organized today.…

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August 11, 2023

NOAA warns of busier hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated its forecast for hurricane season and now predicts above-average storm activity.…

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August 3, 2023

Be ready: Hurricane season historically kicks into higher gear in August

Historically, 90% of all hurricanes and 95% of all major hurricanes happen after Aug. 1.…