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TROP­I­CAL STORM JU­LIA FIRST TO FORM OVER LAND IN FLA.

- — Doyle Rice Weather · Natural Disasters · Disasters · Florida · United States of America · Louisiana · Colorado · Colorado State University

Trop­i­cal Storm Ju­lia earned the dis­tinc­tion late Tues­day of be­com­ing the first such sys­tem on record to form over land in Florida.

It also is the first to form over land any­where in the USA in nearly three decades.

The last storm to do so was Trop­i­cal Storm Beryl, which de­vel­oped over south­east­ern Louisiana in 1988, ac­cord­ing to me­te­o­rol­o­gist Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State Univer­sity.

In Ju­lia’s case, while the cen­ter of the storm tech­ni­cally formed over land, most of the storm’s heavy rain and thun­der­storms were off­shore, Klotzbach said.

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