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Warm through Christmas, Even by Florida Standards

The title of this story might be one we can repeat multiple times this winter.  Warmer than normal temperatures are expected in Florida for the next three months. This is consistent with the affects of a La Nina that has been developing this fall.

That’s not to say there won’t be some cold spurts. We certainly had one to start the weekend.

Despite much of the nation heading for a deep freeze, Florida is likely to miss out on these polar plunges. The upper level steering current, often referred to as the jet stream, is at it again. I explain why,


The fast winds aloft from the west won’t allow the coldest of air to penetrate too deep into the Southeast. Yes, temperatures will fluctuate a bit and cool down at times. Overall, however, they are likely to stay above normal for the next ten days.


Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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