Category: Weather Whys

El Niño was officially observed by NOAA in early March. Map shows potential impacts across the nation this spring.

Weak El Nino Forms; Elevated Risk for Flooding in Southeast This Spring

Ocean temperatures in the central Pacific have been warmer than average for nearly a year. Only recently, though, have the anomalies reached a threshold and duration that NOAA can officially declare that El Niño conditions are being observed.  As of their March 5 report, the El Niño is considered “borderline” or weak, and generally expected to stay that way through...

Via @Luv2Run (Donna McCraw) on Twitter: You can barely see Beaty Towers from the Newell garage. Univ of Florida, #Gainesville #WeatherTogether

Why Fog Forms Is No Longer ‘Foggy’

  Fog is generally just a nuisance. It can be an inconvenience during your commute or a real bother for the golf game.  The truth is, fog can be a significant weather hazard and one that must be taken seriously.  What causes it to form and how to respect it is something all Floridians should know.  So if your understanding of...

frozen palm

Brain Freeze: How to Stay Safe in a Cold Snap

[yt4wp-video video_id=”vNNuoNW5oH0″]   The coldest air of the winter season will be arriving overnight, and it could even break records in Gainesville by Thursday night.  The UF Weather Team from the College of Journalism and Communications wants to remind you that it’s often human error that causes injury or damage during a cold snap, not the elements themselves. Hard Freeze...

One of the many photos of the frost sent to WRUF Weather this morning on social media.  To send us yours, use #WeatherTogether and mention your city or location.  More tweets are listed below the article.

Why Frost Can’t Make Frosty (the Snowman)

With record-breaking temperatures well below freezing and all the attention drawn to the piles of early-season snow in New York, its no surprise Floridians are questioning what they saw on the ground this morning.  Yes, it was frozen.  But no,  it wasn’t snow.  And no, you can’t build a snowman with it. That white stuff you saw when opening the blinds...