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With summer heating up, the number of senior residents needing help to stay cool and safe are going up. Joe Maniscalco at the National Weather Service in Mobile says a current trough of low pressure over Louisiana that’s keeping temperatures around normal for this time of year will give way to an upper ridge of high pressure approaching from the Atlantic in the next few days. As the ridge builds, the central Gulf Coast will also see a rise in temperatures. “What we’re expecting as we move...

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Northwest Florida and south Alabama are bracing for another round of frigid temperatures. Residents are urged to take steps to protect themselves, including caution when heating their homes. Two more winter storms are again targeting the Northeast with snow later this week – think of them as Valentine’s Day storms to chill the heart. “You have a big area of cold, high pressure behind each one of them,” said Don Shepherd, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Mobile. “And it just...

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Temperatures in the Florida Panhandle are heading south this week, with a hard freeze and single-digit wind chills expected by Thursday morning. A big dip in the Jet Stream is enabling a dome of frigid air to slide out of western Canada southward, says Dave Eversole at the National Weather Service in Mobile. That’s expected to drop temperatures to about 20 degrees below normal in northwest Florida and south Alabama. “We’re going to see teens for most of the area Wednesday night,” said...

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With temperatures forecast to hover around the 40 degree mark Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, cold weather shelters have opened in Pensacola and Milton. Brian Nall, the Pastor at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, says they’ve been opening the church’s doors for seven years when the weather turns frigid. He says the shelter is a part of their larger Benevolence Ministry. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No I-D is required, but nobody will be admitted...

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Officials in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties joined the rest of the Florida Panhandle in late January, in bracing for a rare taste of winter precipitation. A winter storm warning was put into effect for the western Florida Panhandle, as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico joined forces with a major blast of Arctic air. Dave Eversole at the National Weather Service, said that would mean sleet, freezing rain and possibly some snow. Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center activated at...

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One week after the first taste of winter for northwest Florida and south Alabama, another, colder round is on tap for the next couple of days. Shelters are gearing up as the temperatures go down. According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, a cold front is pushing through the area, bringing with it will push through our area later today. Forecaster Joe Maniscalco says this is an atypically cold air mass for November, for the central Gulf Coast. “Monday and Tuesday nights, we look to...

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Any doubts that winter is approaching will be dispelled over the next few days and the colder weather is hanging around for the next week or so. Temperatures across the Midwest and Plains are in the teens and 20s, with reports of snowfall amounts ranging from 10 to 16 inches. Steve Miller at the National Weather Service in Mobile says the chill is heading south later today and tonight. “We’re pretty much expecting temperatures in the low to mid 20s in parts of inland southeast Mississippi and...

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The “Dog Days” of August are upon us, with a week and a half to go in the month and this weekend is expected to be an extra sultry one. Florida in August is always hot, but Mother Nature is raising the bar over the next few days. John Purdy is at the National Weather Service in Mobile. "Generally we're looking at high pressure systems, which keep the clouds away. That means more sunshine which heatens up the surface of the earth." The National Weather Service expects to issue heat advisories...

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Residents in the Florida Panhandle are assessing the damage from Tuesday’s storms. Action is underway on the local and state levels to deal with more than 20 inches of rainfall in some areas. Gov. Rick Scott this morning declared a state of emergency in 26 counties – including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton – eastward to Alachua County. He also toured the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center, meeting with officials and respondents, before going out to see some of the hardest...

That large, slow-moving storm system that’s been pummeling the Midwest and Southeast is making its presence felt along the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama. At least 31 deaths are blamed on the system, including three in Alabama. And Don Shepherd at the National Weather Service in Mobile says the areas that were hit Monday night, likely will get more of the same today. Two to eight inches could fall on the already over-saturated area in the next 24 hours, causing the Weather Service to...

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Forecasters say 30 tornadoes were reported overnight in seven states, resulting in at least 17 deaths in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Northwest Florida and south Alabama will catch the southernmost end of that weather system. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says the weather system will continue moving eastward over the next few days, bringing powerful storms and the potential for tornadoes to parts of the Midwest and Southeast. Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana are...

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Forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean known as “El Nino” will provide a break for weather-weary Americans this year. The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Nino watch Thursday. In a typical El Nino year, there’s a stronger flow of wind at the Jet Stream level, and a stronger Jet Stream over the southern U.S. Jeff Garmon, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mobile, says that can increase the potential for severe storms:...

Winter precipitation is moving into the Florida Panhandle, the produce of frigid arctic air and Gulf moisture. Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center activated at midnight. Emergency Management Chief John Dosh says they’re at level-2, with only key agencies on hand for now. Throughout the year the Escambia EOC conducts table-top exercises to cover a number of scenarios – hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters. Dosh says those – and the current winter storm development –...

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Officials in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties join the rest of the Florida Panhandle in bracing for a rare taste of winter precipitation. A winter storm warning is in effect for the western Florida Panhandle for all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning, as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico joins forces with another blast of Arctic air. That, says Dave Eversole at the National Weather Service, means sleet, freezing rain and possibly some snow. “Things are going to be changing over to rain and...

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Forecasters say the next round of winter weather for northwest Florida and south Alabama is on the way, with the coats and blankets to be kept out at least a few more days. Don Shepherd at the National Weather Service in Mobile says when the rain moved out on Monday, so did the moderate temperatures that were enjoyed over the weekend. Lows around freezing are on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, while daytime readings are not expected to go beyond the low 50s. Shepherd says an unusually...

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