Who is on the beach during a tropical disturbance? Weather Channel and Weather converge

Not to be outdone by The Weather ChannelFox Weather converged on Fort Myers Beach Wednesday as a tropical disturbance stalled over Southwest Florida.

The Rupert Murdock family machine sent a team to Estero Island led by Fox Weather correspondent Nicole Valdes.

Not to be outdone by The Weather Channel’s arrival in Southwest Florida, Fox Weather dispatched its own team on June 12, 2024 to Fort Myers Beach led by Nicole Valdes. It withstood the rain and gale force winds of the tropical disturbance, sometimes amusing presenter Jane Minar.

Valdes provided updates along Estero Boulevard and near the remains of the Fort Myers Beach Pier that was destroyed by Hurricane Ian of 2022.

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While she’s just a baby in the climate world at just 31 months, the channel doesn’t elicit as many responses these days: “Fox has a weather channel?”

But he still doesn’t have the cachet of Jim Cantore, the four-decade veteran of The Weather Channel, who sent his own team to southwest Florida on Wednesday.

This brought Justin Michaels to Naples and, like Valdes, he provided live updates from the mega rain hitting the west coast of Florida.

Not to be outdone by The Weather Channel’s arrival in Southwest Florida, Fox Weather dispatched its own team on June 12, 2024 to Fort Myers Beach led by Nicole Valdes. She withstood the rain and gale force gales of the tropical disturbance, occasionally amusing anchor Jane Minar.

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For Nashville-based Valdes, it’s a bit of a homecoming. The University of Florida product previously worked at WINK TV.

Almost to anchor Jane Minar’s fun, Valdes weathered the storm’s pouring rain and high winds as she reported the latest news from Southwest Florida during his live shoots.

Based at the Naples Daily News, Columnist Phil Fernandez (pfernandez@gannett.com) grew up in southwest Florida and led Pulitzer Prize-winning efforts. He writes In the Know, one of USA TODAY Network’s most-read local news columns in the state. Support democracy. Subscribe to a newspaper.

This article was originally published on Naples Daily News: With Tropical Disturbances, Fox Weather Joins Weather Channel in SWFL

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