Category: Climate

TempAnomolyDec-Nation

It Wasn’t Just the Warmest Year EVER in Gainesville

2015 will go down as THE warmest year on record in Gainesville. The 2.4 degree anomaly for the year is remarkable, but the numbers in December are even more incredible. December was a staggering 10.4°F above average, making it the warmest December in the city’s 126-year recorded history. To put this in perspective, the monthly numbers were closer to the...

Temperature Trend-WRUF

Warmest Start to November on Record in Gainesville

  If you think it’s been warm for November in Gainesville, we have even bigger news for you. Not only has it been the warmest start to the month on record, this year’s numbers would also break records if they occurred in October!  Numerous high and lows were set around the state in the last 10 days, and North Florida has...

The ONI Index is used to measure the strength of an El Niño or La Niña event.  This is a graph of the 3-month running mean, and the current event is forecast to become second or third in strength behind 1997 and 1982.

El Niño Effects in Florida Not Far Away

It rained most of the day in north Florida Sunday. It was also cloudy and rainy for several hours in a row on Monday. If history is any clue, there will be many more days like this than Floridians are used to in the coming months. Normally during the cool season (November – April), the majority of the days are sunny and dry....

Records Since Saturday-FPBS

Unprecedented November Warmth Likely to Continue

It’s really warm across the state this week.  So warm that the all-time warmest temperatures for the month of November were recorded in Jacksonville on Sunday (89°), then in Daytona Beach (90°) and Tallahassee (89°) on Monday. Several other cities have tied or set new daily record highs since Saturday, including cities like Tampa, Naples, Melbourne, Vero Beach and Gainesville....

NOAA image released September 5, showing above normal sea surface temperatures (red) across much of the Pacific Ocean.

Strong El Niño Almost Certain to Continue This Winter

We knew El Niño was coming, and on Thursday Mike Halpert, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, made it official. “2015’s El Niño now ranks third behind 1997 and 1985.” It was in the winter of 97-98 that 42 Floridians were killed by tornadoes and severe weather produced more than a half billion dollars in damage. Peter Wolf, Meteorologist...