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Stormy Spring Possible... Above Avg. Temps... Jan. Global Temps.... La Nina Over... Great American Bird Count

It has been a stormy winter with several tornado outbreaks (including another one near Houston Tue., 02/14) to begin the new year...... & with a dying La Nina... late winter & spring could be especially stormy.  History shows us that a La Nina spring or a spring following a La ...

Active Weather Pattern... Tue. Night Storms/Tornadoes... Lunar Eclipse

Our weather pattern remains active with successive storm systems cutting across the Deep South bringing heavy rain & storms to the Gulf Coast including Jacksonville/NE Fl./SE Ga.  Enough cold air is available at northern latitudes for some heavy snow in what has been a lower than average season of snow ...

"Super" Low Tides... Prescribed Burns... Feb. Averages... "Earth Gauge": Burn Wisely

Our above avg. temps..... of which there were 24 days in Jan..... will continue through at least the middle of the upcoming week (the 8/9th).  Remember the lunar eclipse on the evening of Fri., Feb. 10th. Speaking of Feb.... averages @ JIA: Low / High: 1st - 43/66 degrees; 28th ...

Big January Tornado Outbreak... First Photos From GOES-16... "Prescribed Fire Awareness" Week

As expected.... the weekend was marred by spring-like thunderstorms & tornadoes.  So far there have been at least 19 deaths making this the 2nd deadliest January tornado outbreak on record in the U.S..... & more than all the U.S. tornado deaths in 2016 with 400+ severe storm reports within 48 ...

Strong Storm System... "Make" Lightning... Citizen Scientist... Fl. Arbor Day

An active weekend of weather will end by early Monday, the 23rd.  A very strong upper level disturbance -- see the upper level forecast chart below -- will roll (like a bowling ball!) across the Gulf Coast region through the weekend.   With plenty of moisture available this El Nino-like ...

Winter Blocking Pattern... Jan. Skies... Aug. Solar Eclipse... Dec. Temps... "Earth Gauge": Federal Fee-Free Days

The ol' upper level ridge is back near Florida -- a mainstay of much of the last several months -- which adds up to a storm track (jet stream) well north & west of Jacksonville where the weather will stay active & -- at times -- very cold.  For Jacksonville ...

Jan. Averages... Christmas Tree Disposal... "Earth Gauge": Resolve to Save

We turn the calendars to 2017 & find ourselves in the "depth of winter".... well, First Coast style anyway.  We are, however, already gaining time on sunset & at midmonth start to gain time on sunrise too.  Averages at JIA for January: Low / High: 1st - 47 / 66 ...

2016: Year in Review - Weatherwise!

Locally.... 2016 will be remembered for the hot/dry summer & hurricane "Matthew" in early Oct. JANUARY..... avg. temp.: 51.1 degrees/-2.0; rain: 2.83"/-0.47" 11th - 1st official freeze of the season at JIA (avg. is Dec. 8th) 14th - hurricane "Alex" forms over the far Eastern Atlantic south of the Azores ...

Holiday Travel Info... Winter Solstice... Winter & Your Electric Bill... Warm Nov.... "Earth Gauge": "Tis the Season for Trash

Many have travel plans over the next couple weeks.  Initially the weather pattern for at least much of the eastern half of the U.S. will be mild so a lack of ice & snow.  A trend toward colder seems to be in the offing for the end of the year/the ...

White Christmas Map... "Polar Vortex"... NASA Internships... "Earth Gauge": Christmas Bird Count, Winter & Plumbing

'Tis the season for a White Christmas.  The NOAA map below shows the U.S. percentages for a white Christmas (at least 1" of snow on the ground). And the run-up to Christmas will certainly be cold enough to support snow across the Northern one-third to one-half of the U.S.!  You've ...

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