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Severe Weather Guide
Above Average Hurricane Season Forecast
Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 at 9:51 PM CDT
The spring outlook for the 2020 season looks like it could be a busy season ahead
Potential Tropical Cyclone 9
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019 at 7:26 PM CDT
The National Hurricane Center has started advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone 9. They expect this system to become Humberto.
Hurricane Season Forecast August Update
Updated: Aug. 5, 2019 at 9:11 PM CDT
The experts at Colorado State continue to expect a near average hurricane season in 2019.
Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast
Updated: Sep. 4, 2018 at 12:48 PM CDT
Our area will have beach erosion, high surf, rip currents along with some rain, wind, and isolated severe weather, but the worst from Gordon will stay to our west.
Tropical Storm Gordon will bring minor impacts to Northwest Florida Tuesday
Updated: Sep. 3, 2018 at 9:46 PM CDT
Gordon is a strong tropical storm, but it's small size should minimize impacts locally, especially on land.
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms, heading toward Gulf Coast
Updated: May. 25, 2018 at 10:13 AM CDT
Subtropical Alberto has winds of 40 mph now. It's expected to gradually strengthen the next few days leading up to landfall along the Northern Gulf Coast.
Busy hurricane season ends on a quiet note
Updated: Nov. 30, 2017 at 1:07 PM CST
There were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, 6 major hurricanes. Two of those hurricanes were category five monsters.
Saturday Evening Nate Update - 11pm
Updated: Oct. 7, 2017 at 11:50 PM CDT
As Hurricane Nate makes landfall near Biloxi we talk about the water rise in our bays and on the beaches as well as the threat of severe weather tonight and Sunday.
Saturday Evening Nate Chat - 8pm
Updated: Oct. 7, 2017 at 8:34 PM CDT
Hurricane Nate is about to move into Mississippi, but what can we expect in Northwest Florida tonight? We talk about it in our evening chat.
Friday Evening Nate Chat
Updated: Oct. 6, 2017 at 9:06 PM CDT
Find out the latest on Nate and what we can expect here in a recap of our Friday evening chat.
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Thursday Evening Tropics Chat
Updated: Oct. 5, 2017 at 9:25 PM CDT
We talk about Tropical Storm Nate and how the track has changed and what that means for our area this weekend.
Thursday early afternoon chat on Nate
Updated: Oct. 5, 2017 at 1:50 PM CDT
Meteorologist Tyler Allender chatted live on the WJHG Facebook page about Tropical Storm Nate.
Wednesday Evening Tropical Chat
Updated: Oct. 4, 2017 at 9:41 PM CDT
Tropical Depression #16 remains down in the Caribbean, but is forecast to become a hurricane in the Gulf this weekend. Get the latest on the forecast.
Hurricane Opal made landfall 22 years ago
Updated: Oct. 4, 2017 at 2:50 PM CDT
Opal made landfall October 4, 1995 near Pensacola Beach.
Lessons Northwest Florida residents learned from Irma
Updated: Sep. 12, 2017 at 6:55 PM CDT
Many people say Northwest Florida "dodged a bullet" when it comes to Hurricane Irma, but emergency leaders say it should serve as a wake up call.
Sunday Evening 8pm Irma Chat
Updated: Sep. 10, 2017 at 9:03 PM CDT
In case you missed our Facebook Live Chat you can get caught up on the latest here.
Saturday Evening 8pm Irma Chat
Updated: Sep. 9, 2017 at 9:36 PM CDT
Here is a replay of the 8pm chat on Irma where we talked about the latest information on the storm, the track, and what it means for our area.
Hurricane Watch Issued
Updated: Sep. 8, 2017 at 11:00 PM CDT
A hurricane watch has been issued for Indian Pass eastward and around the Big Bend of Florida.
10 a.m. Friday Hurricane Irma Update
Updated: Sep. 8, 2017 at 10:03 AM CDT
Strong Hurricane Irma expected to make landfall in South Florida Sunday Morning.
Thursday 8pm update on Irma
Updated: Sep. 7, 2017 at 9:23 PM CDT
Chief Meteorologist Chris Smith and Meteorologist Jordan Patrick break down the latest advisory on Irma.
Hurricane Irma Wednesday Evening Facebook Chat
Updated: Sep. 6, 2017 at 8:48 PM CDT
Hurricane Irma continues to get better organized as it moves closer to Florida.
Hurricane Harvey makes landfall as a category four in Texas
Updated: Aug. 25, 2017 at 10:19 PM CDT
Sustained winds are 130 mph.
Tropical Storm Harvey Forms In The Atlantic
Updated: Aug. 17, 2017 at 11:30 PM CDT
Harvey is forecast to move westward through the Caribbean over the coming days.
NOAA Increases Their Hurricane Forecast
Updated: Aug. 9, 2017 at 9:03 PM CDT
6 named storms already and a reduced threat of El Nino has caused NOAA to increase there forecast for the 2017 season.
Colorado State University: busier than average Atlantic hurricane season
Updated: Jul. 5, 2017 at 11:07 AM CDT
Hurricane forecasters say the chances of El Nino to form are much lower, which usually means a busier season for the Atlantic.
Tyler teaches hurricane readiness to property managers in Sandestin
Updated: May. 18, 2017 at 8:21 PM CDT
Representatives all along the U.S. Gulf Coast attended the meeting.
Road, technology improvements suggests we're better prepared for hurricanes
Updated: May. 18, 2017 at 7:47 PM CDT
Officials say it's like night and day when it comes to infrastructure improvements in the more than 20 years since Opal.
El Nino could lead to fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic this year
Updated: May. 17, 2017 at 1:34 PM CDT
El Nino is a longer term pattern marked by above average water temperatures near the Equator in the Pacific.
State preps for cleanup, recovery as Hurricane Matthew continues to move north
Updated: Oct. 7, 2016 at 10:30 AM CDT
While Matthew continues to churn its way up Florida's east coast, the state is already taking steps to make sure cleanup and recover happen as quickly and safely as possible.
Postal service prepping for Hurricane Matthew
Updated: Oct. 6, 2016 at 3:56 PM CDT
The United States Postal Service is prepping for Hurricane Matthew and has already suspended service in some areas ahead of the storm.
10 AM update on Hurricane Matthew
Updated: Oct. 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM CDT
Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Matthew as of 10 a.m. on October 6, 2016.
Wednesday Evening Tropical Update On Hermine - 11pm
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016 at 11:26 PM CDT
Chief Meteorologist Chris Smith has the latest from the National Hurricane Center on Hermine and what it means for us here in Northwest Florida.
Closures due to Hurricane Hermine
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016 at 1:53 PM CDT
Here's a complete list of the closings and evacuations due to Hurricane Hermine.
Bay County prepping for Tropical Storm Hermine
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016 at 12:17 PM CDT
UPDATE: TD 9 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine. Preps in Bay County are already underway.
Hermine - Category 1 Hurricane - 10pm CT Advisory from NHC
Updated: Aug. 31, 2016 at 7:49 AM CDT
Landfall is expected Thursday evening near Franklin County/Big Bend area tonight.
Tuesday Evening Tropical Update
Updated: Aug. 30, 2016 at 11:24 PM CDT
As tropical depression #9 threatens the Florida Gulf coast tropical storm and hurricane watches were issued for parts of our area.
Tropical storm watch issued for Bay County, Gulf County; Hurricane watch issued for Franklin County
Updated: Aug. 30, 2016 at 4:13 PM CDT
As of the 4PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, a tropical storm watch has been issued for Bay County and Gulf County, while a hurricane watch has been issued for Franklin County and points east.
TD 9 still meandering in Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected in Big Bend on Thursday afternoon
Updated: Aug. 29, 2016 at 4:10 PM CDT
Here's what you need to know about Tropical Depression Nine as of 4PM on August 29 from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Depression 9 forms in Florida straits, headed for Gulf of Mexico
Updated: Aug. 28, 2016 at 4:17 PM CDT
Tropical depression 9 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico.