Disney World can see some pretty severe weather.
It comes with being located in Central Florida, but we regularly see storms or rain pop up, along with some serious heat. And, right now, a big storm is impacting Disney World. Here’s what you need to know.
A Flood Advisory has been issued for Lake, Orange, and Osceola counties in Florida due to storms, according to WKMG. As of this writing, it will last until 5:30PM. Walt Disney World is located in both Orange and Osceola counties.
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) September 8, 2022
Also issued was a special weather statement about a strong thunderstorm impacting these counties through 3:30PM. At 3:04PM, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over Four Corners, or near Bay Lake. The storm is nearly stationary and has wind gusts up to 50 miles-per-hour.
The statement specifically said that location impacted include Bay Lake, Celebration, Four Corners, Champions Gate, and Animal Kingdom.
A Ground Stop has also been issued for Orlando International Airport due to the storms, according to @EricBurris from WESH on Twitter.
A ‘Ground Stop’ has been issued for @MCO due to storms in the area- holding some flights from heading our way. This will of course impact inbound and then outbound flights. We will be watching things closely and updating you as we get information…
Here’s the current status; pic.twitter.com/MFprE7U1cm
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) September 8, 2022
If you’re in the parks right now, it’s important to seek shelter if you need to and listen to the directions of Cast Members. Flooding CAN happen inside the parks, and we have seen it before. There is also frequent lightning happening with this storm.
We’ll keep you updated on anything if it changes.
For more on severe weather in Disney World, check out 4 important tips for handling severe weather warnings in Disney World, the most extreme weather ever seen at Disney World, and what happens when a severe thunderstorm arrives in Disney World.
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