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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 ...

Signs of Winter... Dec. Skies... "Earth Gauge": Snow & Winter Recreation

Signs of some true winter ahead when looking at the computer forecast models over the next couple of weeks.  The maps below are from the GFS model & show the upper level 500mb flow & the surface forecast maps.  The first map -- at 500mb -- shows the cross polar ...

Review of the 2016 Hurricane Season... Dec. Averages... "Earth Gauge": Whales & Marine Species on the Move

The active 2016 hurricane season is behind us.... the most active over the Atlantic Basin since 2012.  Click -- here -- for my review in "Talking the Tropics With Mike".  Click -- here -- for a podcast review/discussion courtesy News 104.5 WOKV. After a very dry Nov. with officially only ...

Travel Weather... Avg. Date of First Freeze... GOES-R Satellite Launch... "Earth Gauge": T'giving & Weather, Cutting Travel Costs

The holiday travel season is upon us.  Here's to safe travel!  For info. on the roads.... click - here - ..... for info. on the airports, click - here. And now that we're getting deep into fall..... & winter is just around the corner, freezing temps. are an increasing concern.  ...

Southeast Wildfires... La Nina Advisory... "Earth Gauge": $ Out of the Garbage

The Southeast U.S. severe drought has contributed to large wildfires that are burning out of control & sending huge plumes of smoke across the Southeast U.S. at times including NE Fl./SE Ga. The U.S. Drought Monitor map below shows the severe dryness for parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee & the ...

"Matthew" One Month Later... Another "Super Moon"... Oct. Global Temps.... "Earth Gauge": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The first week of Nov. marks one month since hurricane "Matthew" made its closest approach to Florida & Jacksonville (Oct. 7th) .... followed by a landfall on the S. Carolina coast.  Click -- HERE -- for a personal summary of the hurricane including forecasting, images, maps, graphics & photos. The National ...

Nov. Averages... "Fall Back"... Watering Restrictions... "Earth Gauge": Save on Electricity

Nov. is here.  The averages at JIA: Low / High: 1st - 55 / 77.... 30th - 47 / 70 Rain: 2.11" - driest month of the year Sunrise / Sunset: 1st - 7:41am / 6:39pm EDT.... 30th - 7:05am / 5:26pm - lose 37 min. of daylight We fall ...

Last "Major" Hurricane to Hit the U.S.... Winter Outlook... "Earth Gauge": Using Your Pumpkins, Pollution

As Rich Jones at News 1-0-4-5 WOKV calls it, you can find a "deep dive" on all things "Matthew" in a recent blog post -- here. And while on the subject of the tropics.... interesting tidbit is that Oct. 24th marks 11 years since Cat. 3 "Wilma" hit South Florida. ...

An Overall Review of "Matthew"

I will be offering up amendments to this post &/or adding new ones as information becomes available, but here’s just a quick synopsis & personal recall regarding hurricane “Matthew” which will likely go down as one of the most expensive -- when adjusted for inflation -- storms ever to hit ...

Oct. Averages... End of "Wet Season"... 90-Degree Days... "Joaquin" One Year Ago

"Tracking the Tropics With Mike" updated every day ** here **...... We turn the calendars to Oct. & we finally start to usually feel more sustained breaks from the heat & humidity.  The averages for JIA: Low / High...... 1st: 66 / 84..... 31st: 55 / 77 Sunrise / Sunset.....

Autumn!... Peak of Arctic Ice Melt... Salvation Army Call for Volunteers... "Earth Gauge": National Public Lands Day

"Talking the Tropics With Mike" updated every day ** here **..... So autumn is here!  The sun's rays are just about straight on the equator.  In otherwords, there is about an equal amount of daylight for both hemispheres.  Recall that our seasons are driven by the tilt of the earth ...

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