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Published: Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 4:34 AM
Updated: Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 11:00 PM
Rain and storms will taper off with clearing expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the lower 60s by morning.
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Perseid Meteor Shower: The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend. If skies can clear enough, some will be visible overnight, mainly between midnight and dawn. You'll need to get as far away from city lights as possible and give yourself at least 20 to 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness and become more sensitive to seeing the stars and meteors. You could see as many as 30 to 50 per hour. Just look up and toward the northeastern sky.
Saturday: Skies will become mostly sunny after any fog burns off early. Some scattered clouds will develop during the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
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Sunday: Expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 80 degrees during the afternoon.
Monday: Partly cloudy skies will start the workweek with highs in the lower 80s.
Tuesday: Lots of sunshine is in the forecast with highs holding in the lower 80s.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:35 AM
— Lots of sunshine is expected today with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. With the daytime heat, there may be an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most will stay dry. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, but have a backup plan indoors, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said.
Tonight: A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s.
Monday (Memorial Day): Should be a dry day, but once again an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. It will be a hot day with highs near 90 degrees.
Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 under mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: Remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto could bring a chance for rain, maybe storms with highs in the middle 80s.
Thursday: Remnants of Alberto will give us more rain, highs in the middle 80s.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:55 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 10:50 PM
— A few spotty showers will continue the next hour or so, but more dry time is expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 60s. There is a good chance to see some fog overnight.
Sunday: A dry start is expected to the day, which will be hot with highs in the upper 80s. With the daytime heat, there may be an isolated shower or storm, but it looks like most will stay dry. Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, but have a backup plan indoors.
Memorial Day: Lots of sunshine, hot and humid again for Monday. Highs will top out near 90 degrees with a heat index from 90 to 95 degrees. Once again, an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out.
Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: The chance for rain, maybe storms, returns with highs in the middle 80s. Rain comes from the remnants of Alberto, the first named tropical storm of the Atlantic season.
Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:53 PM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-150 on Saturday, declaring a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm Alberto.
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By declaring this state of emergency, Scott's office said he is ensuring that state and local government has ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm, WFTV reported.
This morning, I have declared a state of emergency across FL to ensure our state has the resources they need to keep their families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring. https://t.co/8yK1qdB5eD— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) May 26, 2018
Scott said, “As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring. Today, I have declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties to make sure that our state and local governments are able to coordinate with federal partners to get the resources they need. Yesterday, I directed the State Emergency Operations Center activate to Level 2 and I will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials as this storm approaches Florida.
TALKING THE TROPICS WITH MIKE: Alberto forms near Yucatan Peninsula - stays west of Jacksonville - heavy rain for local area
“If any Florida family doesn’t have an emergency preparedness plan, now is the time to act. Remember, the track of these storms can change without notice. Do not think that only areas in the cone will be impacted – everyone in our state must be prepared. I encourage every Floridian to visit FloridaDisaster.org and get your plan before this storm hits so you can keep your family safe. We will continue to provide updates to Florida’s residents and visitors and do everything to prepare for and respond to this storm.”
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• The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) contact number is 1-800-342-3557.
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• Visit floridadisaster.org to find information on shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
— In the winter we talk about wind chill and in the spring and summer, it is the heat index that is important, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Both are apparent or "feels like" temperatures. The heat index is a "feels like" temperature that looks at the actual air temperature and how much moisture is in the air, either with relative humidity or dew point. When it is hot, it can be uncomfortable. When it is hot and muggy, it is a different level for our bodies.
The amount of moisture in the air impacts how well our bodies can cool off. When you are hot, your body starts to sweat, that sweat is then evaporated from your body into the atmosphere. If the moisture content of the air is high, it is harder for that evaporation to take place, and harder then for your body to cool down.
Here is the actual equation for calculating heat index:
HI = -42.379 + 2.04901523*T + 10.14333127*RH - .22475541*T*RH - .00683783*T*T - .05481717*RH*RH + .00122874*T*T*RH + .00085282*T*RH*RH - .00000199*T*T*RH*RH
As the air temperature and relative humidity increase, the heat index will as well. If it is 88 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would be 93 degrees. If it was 100 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would reach 124 degrees. This makes being outside when it is hot and humid more dangerous.