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Hurricane Hunters flew into Tropical Depression Nine on Monday afternoon and did not find tropical storm force winds. However, Florida Public Radio Emergency Network Meteorologist Jeff HufFman says the system is still expected to intensify.


Tropical Storm Fiona is expected to strengthen today and continue its west-northwest trajectory in the Atlantic. 

At 5 am Thursday, The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located 1080 miles to the west of the Cabo Verde Islands. Maximum sustained winds were at 45 mph and the storm was moving northwest at 16 mph.

The Florida governor, Rick Scott, declared state of emergency for more than half of the counties of the state as tropical storm Colin landed in the Big Bend area

. According to the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) advisory, issued at 8 am, Colin is still moving in a northeast trajectory with sustained winds of 50 mph. The Tropical Storm was discontinued for the northern part of Florida but it is still in place for parts of Georgia and North Carolina. 


It’s not enough to just say you’ll be ready. National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb says you need a plan. And it’s easy.

When Will It Feel Like Fall In South Florida?

Sep 23, 2015
Graphic by Kenny Malone. Beach and pumpkin images from Flickr users Jorge Brazil and Kam Abbot (respectively) per CC license.

Wednesday may technically be the first day of fall, but it certainly doesn't feel any different.

In South Florida, according to the National Weather Service, "fall-like weather is usually delayed by about 4-6 weeks from the start of fall."

National Weather Service

“Why is the sky turning pink?”

That’s what my 6-year-old asked me as we watched one of the TV weather forecasts this week. We were on the couch in shorts and T-shirts, just back from the zoo with Grandma who was visiting.