Severe weather outlook issued for Walt Disney World theme park areas

Oct 11, 2023 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Wednesday October 11, 2023 10:51am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks are being urged to prepare for the possibility of severe storms later today as lightning storms are set to increase in coverage throughout the day.

According to the latest weather forecast from the National Weather Service in Melbourne, FL, the most severe conditions are expected during the evening and overnight, October 11, 2023.

These storms have the potential to become strong to severe, with wind gusts reaching up to 50 mph and isolated damaging gusts up to 60 mph. Additionally, there will be frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy downpours. There is also a risk of a few tornadoes, especially in Lake County during the overnight period.

Heavy showers are expected to result in widespread rainfall ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with some areas possibly receiving up to 5 inches of rain. The highest rainfall amounts are anticipated in Lake, Volusia, and parts of Orange and Seminole counties.

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mystoOct 12, 2023

It's pronounced I-gor. My grandfather used to work for your grandfather, of course the rates went up.

lordsigmaOct 12, 2023

I was at MK today. The weather was a bit of a nuisance but I still got to do everything I wanted to. Never saw any thunder just rain and some wind at times - I got rained on quite a bit when I camped out to wait for Happily Ever After. There was a perfectly timed lull between cells that lasted from about quarter to 8 until 9:30 or so where the rain and wind died down considerably and allowed HEA to go off without a hitch - and Tinker Bell even flew. As I was leaving the park I observed that it appears EF also went off today at Epcot.

monothingieOct 11, 2023

The guy in charge of the weather machine found out about the latest round of price increases and was 31 days out from his AP renewal.