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Hurricane Season 2021

Tropical Storm Mindy – Update #1 – 9/8/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Mindy. Here’s what we know today: Mindy is expected to produce heavy rainfall from the Florida Panhandle into southern portions of Georgia and South Carolina through Thursday morning. This rainfall may produce isolated to scattered flash, urban and small stream flooding. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the coast of the Panhandle and Big Bend from Mexico Beach to the Steinhatchee River, which includes coastal portions of Franklin, Gulf, Jefferson, Wakulla, Lafayette and Taylor Counties. A flash flood watch is in effect through Thursday morning for most of the eastern…

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Tropical Storm Fred – Update #7 – 8/16/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Fred. Here’s what we know today: Tropical Storm Fred has the potential to bring storm surge and heavy rains to the Panhandle and Big Bend today. Fred’s maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph. Tropical storm conditions are occurring in the warning areas and will spread father inland later today and tonight across portions of the Florida Panhandle. Dangerous storm surge inundation is possible along portions of the coast of the Florida Panhandle and the Florida Big Bend region. A storm surge warning is in effect from Indian Pass to Yankeetown.…

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Tropical Storm Fred and Tropical Storm Grace – Update #6 – 8/15/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Fred and Tropical Storm Grace. Here’s what we know today: Fred regained tropical storm status with maximum winds of approximately 40 mph. The center of the storm is forecast to make landfall in the western Panhandle on Monday afternoon or Monday night. Today through Tuesday, heavy rainfall could lead to areal, urban, small stream and river flooding impacts across southern Florida, the Big Bend region and the Panhandle. Dangerous storm surge inundation is possible along portions of the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, and a storm surge warning has been issued for…

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Tropical Wave Fred and Tropical Storm Grace – Update #5 – 8/14/2021

University of Florida officials are actively monitoring Tropical Wave Fred and Tropical Storm Grace. Here’s what we know today: Fred has degenerated into an open wave due to shear and land interaction. These changes have reduced anticipated wind and rain impacts for the Florida peninsula. No warnings or watches are currently in place for Florida. Fred is forecast to regenerate as a tropical cyclone over the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and brings a risk of tropical storm conditions to portions of the northern Gulf coast, especially from coastal Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle beginning on Monday. Watches may be…

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