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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Florida Weather Update

What a difference a few hours makes. We have gone from a slight risk of severe weather to just clouds. A look at the radar and satellite imagery show not a whole lot happening. Visible satellite shows cloudcover over most of north and central Florida. The KVAX radar shows some very light precip over north Florida. Surface analysis and the SPC mesoanalysis shows the low over Alabama and Georgia with the front near Tallahassee.

The difference this morning is that forcing seems to be weaker than predicted and the cloudcover over the northern half of Florida will help limit any convection. The PVA appears to be further north. It appears that the severe weather threat that existed is now over.

The clouds will hang around this morning, but there may be some clearing later on this afternoon and the visible satellite is hinting at a clear slot over the gulf (see below) as the clouds move in a northeasterly direction.

Image source: WeatherTAP.com

Winds will switch to a westerly direction as the front passes in the early afternoon. The weather should be clearer tonight with cooler temperatures across the northern part of the state.

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