Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole: Warnings and Storm Surge Impacts for Tonight and Thursday

Here's what the Suncoast can expect over the next 24 hours.

11/09/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Storm Nicole Is Slowly Moving Toward the Bahamas, Southeast Florida Coast

Sarasota needs to be prepared for very high tides, some storm surge with onshore winds, and flooding, says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

11/08/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

The Suncoast Will Feel the Effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole Wednesday and Thursday

Heavy rains will occur and there is a possibility for coastal flooding along the barrier islands and bayfronts from Venice to Tampa Bay.

11/07/2022 By Bob Bunting

Not Again

Another Tropical Threat Is Brewing in the Atlantic

Meteorologist Bob Bunting predicts another named storm will form that could intensify as it approaches Florida, thanks to warm seas.

11/05/2022 By Bob Bunting

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ian Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario' for Florida

“If we’re going to protect our Florida way of life, we’re going to have to build our infrastructure to survive our Florida way of life,” says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

10/17/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Ian Finally Moves Away From Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota County will send out its Tactical First-In Teams on Thursday morning to begin evaluating damage.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Ian Is Still a Category 2 Hurricane

The storm is now 135 miles south-southwest of Orlando, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Ian Will Make Landfall as a Near-Category 5 Hurricane

Ian Will Now Make Landfall as a Near-Category 5 Hurricane

The storm is packing winds of 155 mph, just two miles per hour short of Category 5 status.

09/28/2022 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian Will Likely Make Landfall in Sarasota County as a Category 3 Hurricane

Peak winds at the center of the storm will likely be in excess of 100 mph at the time of landfall.

09/27/2022 By Bob Bunting

This Blows

What Exactly Does Storm Surge Mean?

And how are hurricanes classified? We're answering your questions.

09/26/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Hurricane Ian

Ian Is Now a Hurricane; Heavy Impact to the Suncoast Is Likely

A hurricane watch is in effect for all of the Suncoast, including Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice.

09/26/2022 By Bob Bunting

Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Ian Forms in the Carribbean; Could Strike Sarasota-Manatee

Conditions will likely begin to deteriorate on Tuesday night. The following 24 hours looks like the time of major concern.

09/24/2022 By Bob Bunting

Here We Go

Here's What to Expect from the Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico Right Now

While winds may briefly gust to tropical storm force, with showers of rain near Sarasota, the largest impacts will be further south.

06/03/2022 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

Elsa Barrels Down on the Southwest Coast of Florida

Strong storm effects will begin this afternoon and go through the evening.

07/06/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

Here's Your Fourth of July Tropical Storm Elsa Update

Sarasota climate scientist Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center, says the storm center will be close to the Sarasota coastline starting Tuesday.

07/04/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

State officials are urging Floridians in Elsa's forecast path to begin preparing for potential impacts as early as Monday.

07/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Is a Growing Threat

The storm, which has 85 mph winds as of Friday, July 2, is intensifying rapidly.

07/02/2021 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Season

Will Tropical Storm Elsa Threaten Sarasota?

The tropical storm is on a forecast path toward Florida.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Tropical Storm Eta

City, County Services Reopening After Tropical Storm Eta

The storm dumped record amounts of rain on our region.

11/12/2020 By Megan McDonald