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Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a category three storm along the coast of Florida’s Big Bend.
Idalia strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday August 29 after starting out as a tropical storm. By the end of the day on August 29, Idalia was on the cusp of becoming a Category 3 storm.
Bands of rain are expected to bring wind speeds of up to 75 mph, placing Tampa and surrounding areas under a tornado watch. The rain bands are also predicted to bring large hail and tornadoes. The watch is in place until the morning of August 30.
Idalia brought heavy rains to Cuba earlier this week, destroying some power lines.
Idalia is considered a historic storm because no major hurricane has ever passed through the Big Bend region of Florida before. That area is under a mandatory evacuation order.
More detailed forecast information can be found from the National Hurricane Center.
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Tropical Storm Idalia brought heavy rains, strong winds, and flooding storm surges to the Southeast US as the storm moved offshore. Idalia will continue to bring rain to the area through the day, with parts of North Carolina under a Tropical Storm Warning.
Idalia’s landfall lead to many power outages in communities across portions of the Florida peninsula and parts of southern Georgia.
Franklin maintains hurricane status while Idalia weakens to a tropical storm over the Southeastern United States.
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Idalia makes its trek up the coast while Franklin churns near the island of Bermuda.
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This multi-day animation shows Idalia’s evolution from a tropical disturbance in the Caribbean Sea to its eventual landfall in Florida.
Hurricane Idalia weakens as it travels over the Southeast US. Life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding are still occurring with the storm.
This 24 hour time lapse shows Hurricane Idalia’s rapid intensification prior to making landfall in Florida.
An impressive convective burst with abundant lightning within Hurricane Idalia’s eye wall as it makes landfall.
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Hurricane Idalia makes landfall as a category 3 storm along the coast of Florida’s Big Bend.
Lightning can be seen around the active eye of major Hurricane Idalia as it heads towards Florida.
Hurricane Idalia strengthens into a major, category 3 storm on its final approach to Florida.
This full day time lapse shows high resolution imagery of Hurricane Idalia strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Idalia approaches Florida as a strengthening, dangerous hurricanee.
A high resolution view of Hurricane Idalia as it heads toward Florida.
Hurricane Idalia is already affecting portions of Florida as it picks up steam over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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High resolution imagery of convection within Hurricane Idalia as the sun rises.
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Sunrise on a strengthening Hurricane Idalia.
A day in the life of Hurricane Franklin and Tropical Storm Idalia.
Lightning seen with Tropical Storm Idalia as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Franklin can also be seen churning in the Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Idalia and Hurricane Franklin can be seen in this wide view of the Western Atlantic.
The extremely warm sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico will help fuel intensification of Idalia before it makes landfall.
This thirteen hour time lapse shows constant convection firing within Tropical Storm Idalia.
Sunrise on convection within an organizing Tropical Storm Idalia.
An impressive convective burst within Tropical Storm Idalia as the sun sets.
Tropical Storm Idalia forms near the Yucatan Peninsula with sustained winds of 40 mph.