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July 12, 2024

Tropical disturbance brews east of Florida

The disturbance has a low chance of developing, but rain and thunderstorms are likely in the Southeast.…

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July 10, 2024

Saharan dust arrives in Florida: The good and the bad

The first dust plume of the year will help suppress hurricanes, but it can irritate people with respiratory problems.…

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June 28, 2024

Saharan dust takes over tropics, but 2 systems advance

A storm system labeled Invest 95 is moving into an area conducive for development.…

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Mayor Donna Deegan listens as Adm. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary of health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks at the Main Library on Monday, June 24, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
June 24, 2024

Jacksonville adds cooling stations as summer heat grows

The city is expanding help for people who can’t cope with the extreme heat predicted this year and beyond.…

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June 24, 2024

Florida is deadliest state for lightning. How to stay safe.

This week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week, and the message is: “When thunder roars, stay indoors.”…

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June 21, 2024

Tropical disturbance inches toward Northeast Florida

The system has a medium chance of becoming a tropical system. Expect rainfall totals of around 2 inches and gusty…

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A lack of rain has left extremely dry conditions all over Northeast Florida. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
June 18, 2024

Wildfire dangers rising in parched Northeast Florida

Northeast Florida is experiencing some of the driest conditions in the state, and the threat of wildfires could become serious…

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June 18, 2024

Dangerous heat in cars can be lethal to people and pets

So far this year, 18 children have died nationwide after being found in a hot car.…

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June 17, 2024

Tropical disturbance could affect Jacksonville

The National Hurricane Center is tracking an area just northeast of the Bahamas where a tropical depression may develop later…

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June 13, 2024

There’s a new way to get a hazardous weather forecast

The National Weather Service is experimenting with a graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook to see how users like the feature.…

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June 5, 2024

Record heat returns to Florida, followed by big rain

With high humidity, temperatures will feel like 105 to 110 degrees.…

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June 5, 2024

A look inside a Hurricane Hunter plane

Hurricane Hunters fly into the world’s worst weather to help predict the strength and path of storms.…

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June 3, 2024

Hurricane season has begun. Know your risk.

Sixty percent of people in hurricane-prone state are unlikely to prepare for hurricane season.…

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May 31, 2024

Hurricane season: The terms you must know

Knowing basic critical terms could save you lots of time and worries, as well as avoid any confusion in hyped…

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May 29, 2024

Drought worsens in some areas. Is rainy season here yet?

The rainy season in North Florida runs from late May to late September.…

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May 23, 2024

Just in time for a sweltering weekend: A heat risk forecast

The National Weather Service is launching a new heat risk forecast to warn people of potentially long durations of dangerous…

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Rain pours down on Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park during a thunderstorm Wednesday, May 15, 2024. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
May 16, 2024

It seems rainy lately, but we’re actually drier than normal

April was the third consecutive month of below-average rainfall for parts of the St. Johns River Water Management District.…

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May 9, 2024

Heat index could hit triple digits in Jacksonville

Temperatures this week could be the hottest of the year across the Sunshine State, hitting mid- to upper-90s in North…

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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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A worker takes a water break under the sun. The Florida Legislature earlier this year passed a law that restricts local governments from creating tougher heat protections for workers. | Jacksonville Today file photo
April 26, 2024

Weather Service debuts experimental ‘heat risk’ index

The Heat Risk Index identifies unusual heat for individual locations, matching data on heat illnesses with temperatures.…

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April 10, 2024

Severe storms and flash flooding possible on Thursday

As storms track across the state, the squall line will be capable of generating damaging wind gusts or 60 mph…

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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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April 2, 2024

Strong spring storm system moves toward Jacksonville

Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move toward Jacksonville near sunrise Wednesday, with a slight possibility of 60…

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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.…