Tornado Watch issued for the Walt Disney World theme park areas

Oct 12, 2023 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Thursday October 12, 2023 8:57am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for much of Central Florida, which includes the Walt Disney World theme park areas.

The watch was issued at 8:45 am, and is in effect until 3 pm October 12, 2023.

A weather watch is a precautionary alert that advises of the potential for hazardous weather conditions, while a weather warning is a more urgent notification that dangerous weather is imminent or already happening.

The latest forecast says there will be numerous showers and lightning storms spreading into Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties this afternoon. The primary storm hazards will be damaging wind gusts 50 to 60 mph, repeated rounds of heavy rainfall leading to localized flooding and frequent lightning strikes. There will continue to be a tornado threat across northern sections this morning but decrease into the afternoon.

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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.