Weather

Nor'easter Blows Ashore in St. Augustine, City Prepared

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Dark clouds punctuated by light rain and early morning downpours ushered in a nor'easter that is expected to bring several inches of rain and gusty winds to the First Coast.

Early this morning St. Augustine experienced periods of heavy rain.  Tourists toted umbrellas and ocassionally had to use them.

"It was raining sideways," said Bill Trautmann, who watched the first downpour at Vilano Beach.

The Public Works Department in St. Augustine positioned barricades along streets in anticipation of minor street flooding and checked out storm drains.

Vidar Bye, who is from Norway, found the weather quite enjoyable.  "This is a very good summer day in Norway," he said, finding temperatures in the upper 70s and overcast skies to his liking.

Hazardous Ocean Conditions for People and Wildlife Throughout the Weekend

Hazardous Ocean Conditions for People and Wildlife Throughout the Weekend

 

Northeast Florida beaches including St. Johns County will be experiencing extreme surf and high tides throughout the weekend and into next week. These extreme storm conditions create wrack line by pushing large amounts of sargassum seaweed onto the beach. Juvenile sea turtles, or washbacks, can become trapped in the seaweed resulting in exhaustion and are in need of medical attention.