Category: University of Florida

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Perfect Night for a Showdown in the Swamp

  When two Florida teams get together under the lights, chances are the weather will be nice. This year will be no different.  The unusually warm recent fall weather will continue Saturday in Gainesville for the much-anticipated matchup between Florida and Florida State. Tailgaters will want to grab the shades and maybe even the shorts, as temperatures likely top out close...

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Brief Showers Possible Saturday in the Swamp

Update 9 am Saturday: We don’t have any significant changes to our forecast.  Latest data still suggests a few brief showers may develop during the game, most likely in the second half.  Anything that does form through 3 pm would not last long or be particularly heavy. However, an isolated thunderstorm is possible after 3 pm and the highest chances...

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Gators Will Need Jackets for South Carolina Game

  Florida Gator fans heading to Columbia will want to pack the jackets, and maybe even a beanie. The same front that will bring cooler weather to North Florida on Friday will also bring a chill to the air in South Carolina. As you can imagine, it will be cooler as you head further north, with a high of 69° expected...

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Heat Continues for UF’s Homecoming Weekend

The unprecedented warmth we’ve experienced so far this month will continue through the end of homecoming week. Shorts, shades and plenty of water is recommended while you enjoy all of the events and cheer on the Gators.  Confidence is in our forecast is high through Friday, but it gets a bit tricky Saturday.  We’ve broken down the data event by event below:   FRIDAY’S...

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Florida-Georgia a Treat, Not a Trick

[yt4wp-video video_id=”u2yqozd5jws”]   Gator fans heading to Jacksonville for the Florida-Georgia game are in for a treat, not a trick. Plenty of sunshine, a light breeze, and low humidity will accompany fans to this year’s important SEC East showdown. It will be perfect weather for the shades and the jorts. We know some of you have them! Very appropriate for a cocktail...

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Gators Headed to Missouri Need a Jacket

We’ll start with the good news: the Midwest will cooperate for Gator fans in the weather department this weekend. Gator fans headed to Columbia will need a jacket at night, with lows dipping into the upper 40s overnight Friday and into the mid 50s Saturday evening. Game day weather looks amazing, though. Temperatures will be near 70 with not a drop of...

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UF Alum Report on Historic Flooding in Carolinas

Former UF Weather Forecasters Lauren Olesky, Kaitlyn McGrath and Lauren Rautenkranz spent the weekend covering the historic flooding in South and North Carolina. Kaitlyn sent me a note early Monday saying her interactions with her audience have proved invaluable during this time of need, “[Social media] is such a critical resource during events like this. It’s a way for the...

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Florida Storms, New Mobile App from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

  A new mobile phone App from Florida Public Radio GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents and visitors have a new resource to help them prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) launched Florida Storms, a free mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards,...

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Real “Football Weather” for a Top 25 SEC Matchup

  Gator fans and players have fought off the rain, thunder, and humidity for several weeks in a row.  That makes this announcement very exciting! A much-deserved break in the “swampy” weather has arrived, and fall-like temperatures are on the way just in time for the “top 25” match-up against the Rebels in Gainesville on Saturday.  That crisp “football feel” that is typically on hold until late October...

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UF Weather Congratulates Kaitlyn on Top 30 Market Job!

We are pleased to announce that former Meteorologist in Training (MIT) Kaitlyn McGrath will be working from a top 30 market in New England in just a few weeks. She has accepted a position as full-time weather anchor with NBC Connecticut in Hartford. Kaitlyn graduate from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in 2014 and is currently the...