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Tyndall AFB selected as preferred location for new Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as the preferred location for hosting a new MQ-9 Reaper Wing with 24 remotely piloted aircraft. Vandenberg AFB, California, is considered a reasonable alternative. The wing will be composed of an operations group with mission control elements as well as a launch and recovery capability, and a maintenance group. “We selected Tyndall Air Force Base because it was the best location to meet the unique requirements of the MQ-9 Reaper,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said. That includes fewer aircraft competing for air space,...

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All-day Rain Likely in Parts of Florida Thanksgiving Day

Gainesville, Florida  -A storm system moving across Florida Thanksgiving Day might seem like a tropical storm to some. Relentless rain and gusty winds are expected from the Nature Coast to the First Coast from a non-tropical area of low pressure moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. The unsettled weather, while not as intense, will drift across central and south Florida Friday. TIMING OF THE RAIN Holiday travelers will enjoy pleasant weather Wednesday evening ahead of the storm, but conditions will be deteriorating quickly on the roadways overnight. The list below includes estimated arrival times of the steady rain...

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Chances of Tropical Development Increasing in Caribbean

Gainesville, Florida – A tropical depression or storm is now likely to form in the Western Caribbean over the next 24 hours and race toward South Florida. Hurricane Hunters are flying into the system this afternoon, and the National Hurricane Center gives the disturbance a “high chance” of developing. If the disturbance becomes a tropical storm, it would be called “Philippe.” Regardless of development, heavy rain and gusty winds are likely to spread across areas near and south of a line extending from Fort Myers to Melbourne Saturday and Saturday night. This will be followed by another powerful cold...

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Hurricane Nate 10pm advisory

Hurricane Nate Advisory Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 1000 PM CDT Sat Oct 07 2017 …NATE’S NORTHERN EYEWALL MOVING ONSHORE THE MISSISSIPPI COAST…   SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…29.9N 89.1W ABOUT 35 MI…60 KM SSW OF BILOXI MISSISSIPPI ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM E OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…984 MB…29.06 INCHES   WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued from Grand Isle Louisiana to the Mouth of the Mississippi...

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Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane #Nate makes its first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi. Second landfall expected later tonight along the MS coast. Hurricane Nate Intermediate Advisory Number 14A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 700 PM CDT Sat Oct 07 2017 …NATE MAKES LANDFALL NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…   SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…29.0N 89.2W ABOUT 10 MI…15 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 100 MI…160 KM S OF BILOXI MISSISSIPPI MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 350 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00...

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Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Continued Hurricane Nate Preparedness Efforts

NAPLES, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Nate from the State Emergency Operations Center. Evacuation orders have been issued in Escambia and Santa Rosa county (more information below). The Governor will continue to be in constant communication with state and local emergency management officials, city and county leaders, and utility officials who are also working to ensure the state is prepared to respond to any potential impacts from Hurricane Nate. Thursday, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency in 29 counties within the State of Florida in response to Hurricane Nate. Governor Scott said,...

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Hurricane Nate 1pm cdt update

Hurricane Nate Intermediate Advisory Number 13A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 100 PM CDT Sat Oct 07 2017 …OUTER RAINBANDS OF NATE MOVING ONSHORE IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA…   SUMMARY OF 100 PM CDT…1800 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…27.6N 88.9W ABOUT 105 MI…170 KM S OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 195 MI…315 KM S OF BILOXI MISSISSIPPI MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90 MPH…150 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 25 MPH…40 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHES   WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is...

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