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Florida Keys NWS StoryMaps Collection

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StoryMaps published by the NWS Key West Weather Forecast Office







Devanas, A. and L. Stefanova, 2018:  Statistical prediction of waterspout probability for the Florida Keys.  Wea. Forecasting33, 389-410.  


Kasper, K. B. and C. Rothwell, 2017:  NOAA collaboration in the Florida Keys.  Preprints, Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 894.  

Devanas, A., K. Kasper, S. Daida, and M. Bloemer, 2017:  Development of a Waterspout Sounding Climatology for the Florida Keys Wet Season.  Preprints, 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 152.

Bloemer, M., and A. Devanas, 2014:  A Wet-Season Rainfall Climatology To Support Airline Arrivals At Key West.  Preprints, Second Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 418. 

Kasper, K. B., 2011:  A climatology of tropical cyclone-induced tornadoes in the Florida Keys.  Preprints, 24th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P471. [PDF 1.6 mb]

Christensen, T., K. B. Kasper, C. Jacobson, M. Strahan, W. Skirving, and M. Eakin, 2010:  Forecasting coral bleaching weather for the Florida Reef tractLinking Science to Management:  A Conference & Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem, Duck Key, FL, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculatural Sciences.

Kasper, K. B., 2009:  A study of the impacts of a Saharan air layer plume over the Florida Keys.  Preprints, Eighth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, Phoenix, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P1.5. [PDF 2.6 mb]

Devanas, A., D. Gregoria, K. B. Kasper, and P. Santos, 2008:  Tropical cyclone induced tornadoes associated with the formation of Tropical Storm Barry.  Preprints, Tropical Meteorology Special Symposium, New Orleans, LA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., JP3.16. [ PDF 1.2 mb]

Feltgen, D., and A. Devanas, 2005:  Video Hurricane Local Statement.  Preprints, 21st International Conf. on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology, San Diego, CA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P2.29.

Parke, M. C., and A. Devanas, 2004:  Evaluation of the national marine verification program at WFO Key West.  Preprints, 20th Conf. on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/16th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Seattle, WA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P2.24.

G. E. Rader, and J. Gross, 2000:  Tornado outbreak in the middle and upper Florida Keys associated with Tropical Storm Mitch.  Preprints, 20th Conf. on Severe Local Storms, Orlando, FL, Amer. Meteor. Soc., P4.2.



Kasper, K. B., 2000: A field forecaster visits the NOAA Science Center and NWS Headquarters. NOAA SR Technical Attachment SR/SSD 2000-15, 8 pp.



Kasper, K. B., 2007:  Hurricane Wilma in the Florida Keys.  20 pp. [PDF 6.8 mb]



Rizzo, J., 2018:  Damage Survey for April 15, 2018 Plantation Key and Tavernier Tornado.

Rizzo, J., 2017:  Damage Survey for August 11, 2017 Stock Island Tornado.

Parke, M., 2008:  Preliminary Hurricane Ike Damage Assessment Vicinity Mile Marker 74.  17 pp.

Devanas, A., 2007:  Sugarloaf Key EF0 Tornado, Friday Afternoon, June 1, 2007 Survey Report.  4 pp. 

Devanas, A., 2005:  Hurricane Katrina Tornado Damage Survey.  7 pp.



Kasper, K. B., 2004:  Nonsupercell Tornadoes and Waterspouts in the Florida Keys.  [PPT 18 mb]

South, W., and J. Barrett, 2002:  A Severe Weather and Tropical Cyclone Climatology for the Florida Keys.

Kasper, K. B., 2002:  Spring Bird Migration Across the Florida Keys. 

Birchard, T., 1999:  Waterspout-Tornado Northwest of Sugarloaf Key, 19 September 1999.