Any frequent visitors of Walt Disney World Resort will know that Florida weather is fickle. Rain showers come and go as quickly as they form, with the sunshine simply hiding behind the clouds.
Big thunderstorms and hurricanes can also form seemingly out of nowhere. Although this year’s hurricane season ended on November 30, it seems that we’re not out of the woods just yet: a tornado warning has been issued for nearly all of Central Florida.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida until 4 PM EST pic.twitter.com/ytVCU8aGYH
— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) December 15, 2022
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Earlier this morning, the National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert for multiple counties, including Orange and Osceola Counties. That means that the entirety of Walt Disney World will also be under a tornado warning all day long.
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The forecast calls for a wall of heavy storms and showers followed by a cold front traveling across the state from north to south. In addition to possible tornadoes, damaging winds (of up to 60 mph) and hail are also possible. Reportedly, both Orange and Osceola Counties are among the counties experiencing a greater risk for severe weather.
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As tornado warnings and tornado watches are issued, it’s a good idea to create an emergency plan. Stay up to date on the weather and the latest news. Tornadoes can form quickly, and you may need to act fast if you suspect one is approaching.
This tornado alert is in effect until 4 p.m. today.
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As of right now, Walt Disney World Resort (including Parks and Resort hotels) is continuing operations as usual. DisneyTips will keep readers updated on the latest news regarding the situation.