- Sunday's the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Opal making landfall in Northwest Florida. Even though it's been two decades, many people have stories and memories they'll carry with them for a lifetime.
- Twenty years ago, Hurricane Opal had its eye set on the Panhandle and it caught some people off guard. Opal strengthened at the last minute, which forced many people to leave town at the same time.
- The 2015 Hurricane Season starts in less than two months (June 1) and some of the top hurricane meteorologists from Colorado State University are sharing their expectations for the upcoming season.
SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
335 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2016
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
An area of showers and thunderstorms over the western Atlantic Ocean
near and northeast of the Bahamas is associated with the
interaction of an upper-level trough and a weakening cold front.
While development is not expected for the next couple of days,
environmental conditions could become more conducive for some
tropical or subtropical development by Friday. This area of
disturbed weather is expected to move slowly west-northwestward or
northwestward and gradually approach the southeastern United
States over the next few days. The next Special Tropical Weather
Outlook will be issued by 4 PM EDT Wednesday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent
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