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Why Another [Winter] Warm Up is on the Way

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, largely because of a La Nina that has formed. That’s not to say…

Relentless Heat to Continue Next 10 Days

Update: We made an error in how we interpreted the data from the North Carolina State Climate Office.  The heat index climatology we passed along is based on this image.  The units are not labeled and we assumed it was days.  The total…

When Sea Breezes Collide in Gainesville

[View the story "Sea breezes collide on Gainesville" on Storify]   If you have a damage photo or report, please use the hashtag #WeatherTogether or submit it here.

Challenges with the Cutoffs

Gators like to wear “jorts”. That’s a fancier term (so they say) for cut-off jeans. While it may be a fashion statement on a tailgate, a “cut-off” is not something meteorologists want to see on a weather map.  This type…

Local Effects from El Niño Not Far Away

The 2015 El Niño is already the second strongest on record, and most meteorological modeling suggests the impacts are just weeks away. The weather phenomenon correlates strongly to a risk of heavy rain, an elevated threat of severe weather (including tornadoes),…

Coastal Storm in Carolinas Glances by North Florida Monday

It's a swirl on satellite that looks like a hurricane.  But it's not.  The damage it has caused in the Carolinas though, especially as it relates to inland and coastal flooding, resembles what is often left behind from a hurricane.  Thankfully…

Drought Worsens in Parts of North Florida

Update 6/25: The latest US Drought Monitor website has upgraded the drought to "severe" for portions of Bradford, Baker, Clay and Duval counties.  The area of abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions has also recently been expanded to include more…

It’s Never Been Easier to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Signage is posted everywhere. Get A Plan.  It’s the state's effort to encourage Floridians to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Emergency officials want have been training for weeks to ensure resilience before and after a storm. Although this years…

New Era in Hurricane Alerting Begins

The number one hurricane-related killer is water, not wind. A hurricane warning, however, has always been issued for the wind, not the water. This conflict of messaging has prompted the National Hurricane Center to re-think their products in recent years.  Social…

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