Brevard County recommends evacuations as Tropical Storm Nicole approaches Central Florida coast
Emergency officials are recommending people living on the barrier island and other low-lying or flood-prone neighborhoods to evacuate before Tropical Storm Nicole has the potential to make landfall on Florida's east coast.
Tropical Storm Lisa forms in the Caribbean
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Lisa formed in the Caribbean on Monday. The storm is south of Jamaica and has winds of 40 mph. Channel 9 meteorologist Rusty McCranie said the storm is forecast to strengthen over the next couple of days and become a hurricane before it makes landfall in Belize. Lisa is not a threat to Florida. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Tropical Storm Ian gains strength, expected to make hurricane status before hitting Cuba
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Ian is expected to be a major hurricane and could impact Florida by next week. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches Cuba within the next 48 hours. Hurricane warnings are in place for Western Cuba as Ian approaches. The forecast keeps Ian as a major hurricane on our west coast, making landfall near the Big Bend Coast. Tropical Storm #Ian Advisory 9A: Ian Forecast to Begin Rapidly Strengthening Later Today.wftv.com
Tropical Storm Fiona heading into Caribbean bringing flooding rain, high winds
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Fiona is heading into the Caribbean, bringing with it flooding rain and high winds. Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields said Fiona is tracking toward Puerto Rico, the U.S. and the British Virgin Islands, with winds near 60 mph. Fiona is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the northwest Caribbean by Friday night. Shields said it is possible for the storm to strengthen into a hurricane. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Eye on the Tropics: Tropical Storms Danielle and Earl still churning in the Atlantic
ORLANDO, Fla — Late last night, Tropical Storm Earl developed just east of the Leeward islands, while Danielle was downgraded to a Tropical Storm. The Northern Leeward Islands, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico should monitor this storm through the weekend. READ: Saturday’s Artemis launch forecast improving throughout the afternoonExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 2 TS: Earl Track TS: Earl TrackThis system is expected to curve north back into the Atlantic by the middle of next week, keeping it from being a threat to Central Florida. Overnight, Danielle weakened to a tropical storm and has remained stationary, according to the National Hurricane Center. Experts anticipate Tropic Storm Danielle will strengthen over the next couple of days as it remains in the Atlantic Ocean, away from any land impacts.wftv.com
Tracking the tropics: 2 tropical waves could possibly form
ORLANDO, Fla. — As we move closer to the peak of the hurricane season, we are starting to see things become a bit more active in the tropics.
Our Severe Weather Center 9 Team is currently watching two tropical waves that have limited potential to develop over the next couple of days.
Read: Hurricane hunter studies ‘Hurricane Nursery,’ Saharan dustMeteorologist Kassandra Crimi said this could change next week and the team will be watching the Caribbean and Central Atlantic closely.
Read: Florida remembers devastation of Hurricane Andrew 30 years laterA Tropical Storm Could Form in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico Next Week…https://t.co/WQBPmhNzEH — Brian Shields, WFTV (@BrianWFTV) August 26, 2022>>> WATCH LIVE RADAR HERE <<
Hurricane Sam to pass well east of Bermuda; Tropical Storm Victor continues to strengthen
ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 continues to track Hurricane Sam and Tropical Storm Victor. Read updates below:5 a.m. updateHurricane SamHurricane Sam is expected to pass well to the east of Bermuda. Tropical Storm conditions are expected on the island by Friday night or early Saturday. Forecasters expected Sam to start to weaken over the next few days. Tropical Storm VictorTropical Storm Victor is continuing to move northwestward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.wftv.com
Tropical Storm Odette forms in mid-Atlantic
Tropical Storm Odette has formed off the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, the National Hurricane Center said Friday afternoon. Tropical Storm #Odette Advisory 1: Tropical Storm Odette Forms Off the U. S. Mid-Atlantic Coast. Forecast to Become Post-Tropical By Saturday Night South Of Atlantic Canada. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 17, 2021The storm is forecast to become post-tropical by Saturday night south of Atlantic Canada. READ: FDA advisers recommend Pfizer booster shots for people aged 65+, at high-riskChannel 9 Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry said the storm will be “short-lived” and will stay off the east coast.wftv.com
Warm temps to start the day, showers later this afternoon
ORLANDO, Fla. — Rain is possible Monday morning in portions of Brevard County, otherwise it’s a warm start to the day. With an easterly wind Monday, showers and storms will develop this afternoon, mainly in interior locations. READ: Nicholas live updates: Tropical storm continues to strengthen in GulfHIghs will be in the upper 80s along the coast, near 90 inland. READ: Paddleboarder films close encounter with alligator at Silver Springs State ParkChief meteorologist Tom TerryClick here to download the WFTV weather app for live updates to your phone, and click here to stream weather coverage on the WFTV now app. ©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Tropical Storm Mindy forms in northeastern Gulf
Mindy forms: Tropical Storm Mindy formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and is headed toward the Florida Panhandle. (NOAA/Getty Images )Tropical Storm Mindy formed in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and threatened to bring rains to the Florida Panhandle, the National Hurricane Center said. Tropical Storm #Mindy Advisory 1: New Tropical Storm Forms in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Warnings Issued For the Florida Panhandle. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 8, 2021A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Florida Panhandle from Mexico Beach to the Steinhatchee River.wftv.com
After Ida, small recovery signs amid daunting destruction
Tropical Storm In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida people lining up for food and ice at a distribution center Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in New Orleans, La. Still, suffering remained widespread three days after Ida battered Louisiana and parts of Mississippi as the fifth-most-powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. Roughly a million homes and businesses still had no electricity, and more than 700,000 lacked running water. Meanwhile, more than 705,000 people statewide also had no running water, the Louisiana Department of Health said Wednesday. In New Orleans, where the mayor estimated roughly half the population had evacuated, there were growing signs of recovery.wftv.com
After Ida, energy facilities in Gulf inching back to life
Tropical Storm In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, people wait in line for gas Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in New Orleans, La. Exxon Mobil said crews were starting to resume normal operations at its Hoover platform in the Gulf of Mexico that managed to avoid storm damage. Energy and chemical companies throughout the region have been surveying damage since Ida barreled onshore Sunday, bringing ferocious winds and heavy rain. All told, nine Louisiana refineries, which collectively account for about 13% of the nation's refining capacity, were forced to close, at least temporarily, by the storm, the U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday. Some companies that said flooding was making it difficult to even reach some of their facilities.wftv.com
Tracking the tropics: Fred spawns flooding in US; Hurricane Grace heads toward Mexico
Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a depression and spawned several apparent tornadoes in Georgia and North Carolina on Tuesday as it dumped heavy rains into the Appalachian mountains along a path that could cause flash floods as far north as upstate New York.
Tropical Storm Fred weakens to tropical depression; more of South Florida excluded from forecast path
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tropical Storm Fred weakened to a tropical depression as it neared Haiti on Wednesday evening, as much of South Florida moved just outside the cone of possible paths of the storm’s center. Fred’s top wind speed fell from 40 mph to 35 mph, no longer at tropical storm strength, according to the 8 p.m. EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected ...news.yahoo.com
Tracking Elsa: Tropical storm warnings, watches extended along west coast of Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Elsa continues to track toward Florida. 5 a.m. update:Tropical storm warnings and watches were extended along the west coast. Elsa is currently just south of central Cuba. The storm is expected to move across central and western Cuba late Monday and pass near the Florida Keys early Tuesday. Shields said there were no warnings or watches issued for Central Florida.wftv.com
Hurricane Elsa’s path shifts slightly west, putting most of coastal South Florida outside forecast’s potential track
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Elsa, which had strengthened Friday afternoon as it continued speeding through the Caribbean, saw its forecast track shift slightly westward in the 5 p.m. EDT advisory, placing most of coastal South Florida — including Surfside, where rescue efforts after the condo collapse are ongoing — outside the National Hurricane Center’s projected potential path. ...news.yahoo.com
Tropical Storm Danny makes landfall in South Carolina
BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC — Tropical Storm Danny has made landfall just off the coast of South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. According to the latest NHC update, the storm hit land at 8 p.m. just North of Hilton Head on Pritchards Island, South Carolina with maximum sustained winds measured at 40 miles per hour. Tropical Storm #Danny Advisory 2A: Danny Makes Landfall Just North of Hilton Head On Pritchards Island South Carolina. Tropical Storm Danny made landfall just before 8pm today north of Hilton Head on Pritchards Island in South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/oL1yjDuNQx — George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) June 29, 2021Cox Media Groupwftv.com
ULA launches national security satellite from Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A United Launch Alliance rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Friday evening into a clear colorful sky carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Atlas V rocket’s mission was to launch a satellite known as as NROL-101 for the National Reconnaissance Office. Liftoff happened after a few brief delays at 5:32 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex-41. The liftoff was scheduled for about 20 minutes earlier but ULA reported a timing issue with some engine valves that was quickly resolved. Meanwhile, downrange SpaceX is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center sending four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Courts close across Florida as state braces for Tropical Storm Eta’s impact
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia and Flagler counties are two of many across Florida closing courts Thursday to contend with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Eta. The Fourth Judicial Circuit, which includes Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns, will close courts on Thursday with plans to reopen them on Friday once the storm made its way out of the state. [TRENDING: What’s the ‘dirty side’ of a storm? | CDC gives guidance on Thanksgiving | Astronauts prepare for Saturday launch]The Florida Supreme Court posted information on its website about more than a dozen storm-related trial court closures across the state this week. Those details are copied and pasted verbatim below:
Here’s what to expect from Eta if you live in Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Emergency managers say they are monitoring the impacts of Tropical Storm Eta which should come through overnight Wednesday into Thursday. According to Orange County Emergency Manager Chief Lauraleigh Avery the county’s EOC is monitoring the storm. Potential Impacts:• Impact of this weather system will be overnight tonight and into Thursday• In Orange County, expect sustained winds 15-25mph with gusts up to 35mph• 43% probability of Tropical Storm force winds in Orlando• Low threat of tornados in western Orange County and very low threat in Eastern Orange County• Expected rainfall 1-2″, with up to 4-6′' if we receive squalls. “Orange county continues to monitor the system and is prepared to take immediate action if changes occur,” Avery said in a statement. There are currently no road closures or sand bag distribution centers open in the county, however Orange County does have an emergency notification app that you can download if anything changes or if the threat becomes greater as Eta approaches.
UPDATE: Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida
As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Eta was 130 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers, dumping rain and packing 70 mph winds as it moved north-northeast at 15 mph. Several Central Florida counties are under tropical storm warnings and watches. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours. Tropical storm force winds begin by 4AM Thursday. Latest wind advisory issued in Volusia County (WKMG)Tropical Storm warning released in Central Florida.
TRACK, MODELS, RADAR: Tropical Storm Eta shifts east, Central Florida back in play
ORLANDO, Fla. – ***10:54 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020***The Tuesday 10 P.M. update has the track of Tropical Storm Eta making Landfall in Florida sometime on Thursday afternoon. People who live there should make plans to be ready for Tropical Storm winds of 35 to 55 mph, some gust may be much stronger. Latest track of Tropical Storm Eta released. (WKMG)Forecasters predicted more heavy rainfall Tuesday in Cuba and in South Florida, where as much as 23 inches were expected to accumulate. Tropical Storm Eta was squatting off western Cuba on Tuesday after drifting away from South Florida, where it unleashed a deluge that flooded entire neighborhoods and covered the floors of some homes and businesses.
Here’s how Eta will impact Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – ***10:25 p.m. Nov. 9 update***The impacts of Tropical Storm Eta for the Central Florida area are starting to lessen. ***Original***Tropical Storm Eta is churning in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing big changes to Central Florida’s forecast. Central Florida is already feeling the impacts of Eta, particularly along its coastal counties. (WKMG)In the meantime, Central Florida is already feeling the impacts of Eta, particularly along its coastal counties. Central impactsIn interior portions of Central Florida, residents should stay weather aware as tornadoes are possible, according to Bridges.
TRACK, MODELS, MORE: Eta strengthens into tropical storm
ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Depression Eta strengthened into a tropical storm again Saturday just before 10 a.m.A tropical storm warning has been issued for Brevard County, where tropical storm-force winds are expected within the next 36 hours. Winds will constantly blow between 30-35 mph, with gusts near 50 mph. [VIEW: Latest weather alerts]As of Saturday night, Tropical Storm Eta is 140 miles west-southwest of Camaguey, Cuba. Tropical storm windsCentral Florida ImpactsRain:Widespread rain arrives Sunday night and continues through Monday. Wind gusts will be on the order of 35-50mph.
LIVE TRACK: Beta makes slow turn toward U.S. coast, Wilfred downgraded to tropical depression
Coastal communities began preparing for Beta over the weekend, with both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued voluntary evacuation orders. Tropical Storm BetaTropics Forecast Cone at 10:57 Sunday Morning, September 20thTropical Storm Beta is about 180 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days before Beta reaches the Texas coast. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles, forecasters said. Tropical Depression WilfredTropics Forecast Cone at 10:45 Sunday Morning, September 20thTropical Depression Wilfred is 1,340 miles west of The Cabo Verde Islands.
LIVE TRACK: Teddy, Wilfred, Beta churn in the Atlantic, no immediate threat to Florida
As of 11 p.m. Saturday, maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph, as the storm moves north-northeast at 2 mph. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days before Beta reaches the Texas coast, forecasters said. As of 11 p.m. Saturday, forecasters said maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph as the storm moves northwest at 13 mph. Tropical Storm WilfredTropics Forecast Cone at 4:57 Saturday Night, September 19thTropical Storm Wilfred is 1,105 miles west of The Cabo Verde Islands. Forecasters said gradual weakening is expected Sunday night and on Monday, and Wilfred is expected to dissipate by Tuesday.
LIVE TRACK: Wilfred, Alpha, Beta become named storms within hours of each other
The National Hurricane Center said Beta formed around 4 p.m. in the Gulf of Mexico. pic.twitter.com/zpDa2xBGqg — Jonathan Kegges (@JonathanKegges) September 18, 2020The storm could strengthen and near hurricane strength on Sunday, according to the hurricane center. According to the National Hurricane Center, the system is expected to fall apart over the weekend. Subtropical Storm #Alpha Advisory 2: Alpha Makes Landfall in Portugal. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 18, 2020Wilfred’s maximum sustained winds Friday afternoon were near 40 mph.
What is a potential tropical cyclone?
ORLANDO, Fla.- The potential tropical cyclone is a relatively new designation from the National Hurricane Center. It was created in 2017 to identify areas of disturbed weather close to land that have the potential to take on tropical characteristics. The main characteristic of a tropical cyclone; depression, storm or hurricane is a well-defined center at the surface. A tropical cyclone is an area of low pressure in the tropics that has that well-defined center at the surface. In our part of the world, of course, we refer to these as tropical depressions, tropical storms or hurricanes.
Tropical Storm Bertha downgraded to depression, heads toward Carolinas bringing possibly life-threatening flooding
Florida is just a few days away from entering hurricane season, and the tropics are wasting no time heating up. Tropical Storm #Bertha Advisory 1: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms Near the Coast of South Carolina. Tropical Storm Warning Issued and Heavy Rainfall Expected. Bertha, now a tropical depression, is expected to bring heavy rainfall and possibly life-threatening flash flooding to portions of the Carolinas and Virginia. Tropical Storm Bertha forms, heads towards Carolinas, misses Florida (Copyright 2020 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Heating up in Central Florida as Tropical Storm Arthur moves away
ORLANDO, Fla.- – Late Saturday night, The first named storm of the season, Arthur, developed just off the east coast of Florida. As Tropical Storm Arthur moves further away from Florida, drier air will pour in behind it. As a result, Central Florida will get in on a little more sunshine and heat. A cold front approaching from the west will push in Monday afternoon increasing shower and storm chances for the second half of Monday. Future RadarBeach Forecast:Beach forecastThe Atlantic will still be a little rough, but the rip current threat will be lower as the the winds have shifted to the northwest behind Tropical Storm Arthur.
Depression east of Florida strengthens into Tropical Storm Arthur, NHC says
ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical depression that formed Saturday off the coast of east-central Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm Arthur, according to the National Hurricane Center. The tropical storm, which had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts, was moving toward the north-northeast near 13 mph. [COUNTY-BY-COUNTY RESOURCES: Everything you need to prep for hurricane season]Tropical Storm Arthur is still well offshore, roughly 190 miles east-northeast from Cape Canaveral, and it will continue to move away. Arthur is headed toward the northeast, where it’s expected to maintain tropical storm strength for a few more days. Tropical storm watches are in place for portions of the North Carolina coast.