Category Hurricane season

Hurricane Wilma remembered

We look back at Hurricane Wilma’s impact on southern Florida in this podcast.

Podcast: Remembering Katrina’s impacts on Florida

Hurricane Katrina is infamous for what it did to Mississippi and Louisiana but the Florida Panhandle got serious impacts from the storm, and its made its first US landfall in southeast Florida, dumping more rain on Perrine than any other spot in the US. Podcast: Katrina and Florida

Ian: Watches and warnings extended south

I am surprised the NHC has still opted to leave Collier County out of the Hurricane Warning area but as the storm models shift east/south and more importantly, Ian on visible radar is significantly east of where it was projected to be at this time Sunday, additional warnings and watches have been issued. New additions: […]

Florida Hurricanes since 1950 – category, landfall, intensity, deaths, etc

STORM CATEGORY AT LANDFALL DATE OF LANDFALL YEAR MAX WINDS (KTS) PRESSURE AT LANDFALL LOCATION OF LANDFALL FLORIDA DEATHS NOTES Easy 3 September 5 1950 105 ? Cedar Key 2 King 4 October 18 1950 115 ? Miami 3 Florence 1 September 26 1953 70 ? Fort Walton 0 Flossy 1 September 24 1956 75 […]

Ian – Southwest Florida now squarely in the target area, NHC late pivot in Watches and Warnings are a rare move

For many who follow on Twitter, they know I’ve felt for days Lee and Charlotte County would potentially get impacts from Ian. The Euro model never shifted that far west, and history tells us southwest Florida tends to be a magnet for storms in the Gulf. The uncertainty of the forecast has led to the […]

Florida’s September Hurricane History since 1935

With Ian barreling toward a Florida landfall, we recorded a special Florida History Podcast, reviewing Hurricanes that impacted Florida in September, beginning with the 1935 Labor Day Storm, the strongest ever storm to impact the United States. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, […]

Express Lane Sept 26: Tampa Bay Hurricane History, Charlie Crist in PR

As the state casts its eye on Ian and the constantly shifting models, one thing remains clear. The Tampa Bay Area which has not been directly hit by a Hurricane since 1921 (1968 if you count Citrus County) is going to get a real dose of what the rest of the state has suffered through. […]

Tracking Ian: This level of uncertainty is unusual – a look at the recent model runs

Some quick notes on Ian as of 6 pm ET -A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Lower Keys.

Preparing for Ian: Beyond the basics of storm tracking

Every Hurricane season, it’s important relearn some basics about storm tracking and advisories. 1- The cone which the NHC puts out in its advisories track the potential land fall spot for the CENTER OF CIRCULATION IN THE STORM. This does not mean bad weather is limited to areas within the cone. In fact, we have […]

TFS Archives: Hurricane modeling in the wake of Elsa (2021)

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa finally cleared Florida on Thursday after over a week of waiting and impacts. Elsa was a rare early season Cape Verde-type storm which made its forecasting particularly difficult and unique. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) did very well in projecting a forecast track – remarkably well in fact. The modeling that the […]