START OF HURRICANE SEASON BROUGHT 11 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE KEYS

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A storm making its way to the Florida Keys late last week didn’t become a tropical storm, but it brought a heavy dose of rain and some...

HURRICANE GROTTO AT KEY WEST’S CATHOLIC CHURCH TURNS 100

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The scent of sulfur from struck matches fills the small, stone space inside the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, known locally as “the hurricane grotto” at the...

REMNANTS FROM HURRICANE AGATHA COULD BRING WEAK TROPICAL STORM TO THE KEYS

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June 1 starts a six-month hurricane season that forecasters say could bring 14 to 21 named storms due to La Niña and warmer Atlantic temperatures.  Remnants from Hurricane...

EXPERTS PREDICT ABOVE-NORMAL HURRICANE SEASON

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Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive...

KEY WEST PLANS NEW PARKS, PLAZAS & HOMELESS SHELTER

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A new Bayview Park design, a new homeless shelter and a new, long-term lease for the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on College Road are...

Florida Keys upgraded to tropical storm warning

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A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Florida Keys. The National Hurricane Center posted the warning on Friday morning as Tropical Depression Fred slowly moves...
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LOWER KEYS ON ALERT FOR TROPICAL STORM ELSA

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The wind impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa will be focused mainly in the Lower Keys, from Boca Chica Naval Station south to Key West overnight with the...

Tropical Storm Elsa shifts west

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While the tropical storm warning remains in effect from Craig Key, southwest to Key West, the National Weather Service continues to advise local officials that the real...

Hurricane forecast does not paint a cheery picture

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As usual, Colorado State University issued its hurricane forecast first. Phil Klotzbach is calling for 17 named storms, eight hurricanes, and four major hurricanes. In 2020, the...

Key Largo cleans up from Eta aftermath

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T ropical Storm Eta barreled into the Upper Keys on the evening of Nov. 8 as winds exceeding 60 mph downed large limbs onto roads and homes. Brush...