Category: North Florida

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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 there won’t be some cold spurts. Gainesville was climbing out of one Saturday. A nice warming trend has begun in...

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Wind Chills Fall to 20’s by Saturday Morning

Front arrives Thursday afternoon Near-freezing wind chills Friday morning Even colder Saturday morning; wind chills in 20s   The coldest air of the early winter season arrives Thursday afternoon. Winds will pick up out of the north, ushering in an air mass straight from Canada. Winds are currently picking up in #Gainesville #Ocala, and gusts are possible up to 20 mph...

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Two Strong Fronts This Week

Two strong fronts in three days will traverse Florida. The first arrives Tuesday and will produce measurable rain, maybe even a few thunderstorms. The second will deliver the coldest air of the early winter season on Friday, with a freeze likely Friday night.   Meteorologist Deborah Alberto has broken down the timing of Monday and Tuesday’s showers and thunderstorms.   ...

Severe Risk Diminishes, Heavy Rain Continues

Update Tuesday 9 AM: Multiple downpours will continue through the late morning hours in North Florida. A second (or third) line of showers and thunderstorms will be moving through between 9 am and 2 pm ahead of an approaching cold front.  The threat for severe weather has significantly diminished, but these cells could still produce heavy rain and some lightning.   Numerous accidents were...

Wednesday's Highs

Near-Record Warmth to End November

Near-record warmth is expected to close out November.  Many areas across North Florida will be flirting with record highs Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. The high in Gainesville, for example, is forecast to be 84° on Wednesday, which would fall two degrees shy of 86, the record for the date set in 1978.   Jacksonville’s record high of 84º for this...

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Freeze Warnings Monday Morning in North Florida

    The coldest night in nearly nine months is expected across much of Florida, and for many inland areas north of I-4, an early season freeze is expected.  A Freeze Warning is in effect from 3 to 8 am Monday for the areas shaded in blue.   Typically, temperatures below the freezing mark aren’t felt in the Florida Panhandle or...

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Freeze Warning Monday Morning

Our first taste of winter is on the way tonight.   The National Weather Service in Jacksonville has issued a Freeze Warning  for nearly all inland areas from 3 to 8 AM. Residents are urged to bring pets indoors and cover sensitive plants.   Lows could fall as low as the upper 20s near the I-10 corridor and in outlying areas of...

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Wind Chills Below Freezing Sunday Morning

  The first snow of the season plastered parts of the Plains and Midwest Friday. The cold front attached to that same system was moisture-starved when it moved through the Southeast Saturday. However, it sure made a difference in temperature around game time for the big Florida-LSU matchup. No comment. #UFvsLSU @GatorsFB #GoGators pic.twitter.com/MLToSMAQ8Y — Jeff Huffman (@HuffmanHeadsUp) November 19,...

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10 Day: Cold Thanksgiving Week Ahead

A significant change in the jet stream is coming, and just in time for Thanksgiving. Not one, but two strong cold fronts are expected to bookend the week. The first will drop overnight lows into the 30’s for the first time this fall by Monday morning. The second could deliver an equally cold, if not colder, air mass by Black Friday.  ...

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Supermoon Viewing Guide for North Florida

The biggest moon since the Truman administration will light up the sky for the next two nights.     The so-called “supermoon”, the biggest and brightest full moon of 2016, will be highest in the north Florida sky shortly before midnight Monday morning. According to NASA, the moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than...