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Weak, disorganized Invest 99L tropical wave keeps forecasters guessing

Weak, disorganized Invest 99L tropical wave keeps forecasters guessing

While an area of low pressure in the southeastern Bahamas had yet to rise to the level of a tropical system at 2 p.m., forecasters said it still would produce strong winds and heavy rains — and potentially strengthen — as it approaches...
Updated one month ago
As tropics heat up, you might wonder: What the heck is an Invest 99L?

As tropics heat up, you might wonder: What the heck is an Invest 99L?

Before they’re worthy of names like Andrew and Katrina, before they become numbered tropical depressions, the blobs of wind and rain that might one day become hurricanes are branded with a designation that sounds more like a mutual fund than m...
Updated one month ago
Forecasters predict system could turn into Tropical Storm Hermine, hit Florida

Forecasters predict system could turn into Tropical Storm Hermine, hit Florida

Meteorologists across Florida were watching weather patterns closely on Wednesday as hurricane hunters flew into a developing system that forecasters say could turn into a tropical storm this week.
Updated one month ago
New Cuba talks may speed work of Tampa-based storm trackers

New Cuba talks may speed work of Tampa-based storm trackers

TAMPA — Storm trackers dash by plane from Tampa to measure the track and intensity of tropical activity, but their work often is slowed by the red tape required to fly over Cuba.
Updated one month ago

Forecasters: Hurricane season expected to get a lot busier

MIAMI — U.S. forecasters say it’s more likely this could be the busiest Atlantic hurricane season since 2012.
Updated: 2 months ago
Flood insurance scare of 2013 is creeping back into Tampa Bay and Florida

Flood insurance scare of 2013 is creeping back into Tampa Bay and Florida

Residents who faced jacked up flood insurance rates two years ago got a reprieve. Well, brace yourself for the chorus of discontent to rise again. That congressional fix slowed down, but didn't stop, the first wave of higher premiums now hitting homeowners.
Updated: 2 months ago

Q&A: Figuring out flood insurance

Answers to some key questions about flood insurance.
Updated: 2 months ago
Researchers: Climate change to make Tampa increasingly vulnerable to unprecedented extreme hurricanes

Researchers: Climate change to make Tampa increasingly vulnerable to unprecedented extreme hurricanes

Tampa tends to land on two kinds of lists these days.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa RV store owner: ‘Lightning got hit by lightning’

Tampa RV store owner: ‘Lightning got hit by lightning’

THONOTOSASSA — Standing near the charred, smoking remains of his warehouse Tuesday, Brad Green couldn’t help but chuckle at the unfortunate coincidence.
Updated: 3 months ago
As temperatures rise, so does risk of heatstroke — but firefighters have a secret weapon

As temperatures rise, so does risk of heatstroke — but firefighters have a secret weapon

Florida summers are notorious for sky-high temperatures and hair-raising humidity.
Updated: 3 months ago