Odds favor above-average temperatures across much of the continental United States, including drought-stricken areas of Texas, the Southwest and the Great Plains. Spring promises little drought relief for most of these areas, as well as Florida, with below- average spring precipitation favored there. More...
The U.S. Drought Monitor offers weekly maps showing conditions at national, regional, and state levels. The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
This report, prepared by FSU professor emeritus Dr. Mort Winsberg, contains descriptions of some of the principal climatic features and a number of climatological summaries for stations in various geographic regions of the State.
The new Florida Climate Center Climate Data and Visualization Tool gives users a chance to examine data from approximately 100 long-term National Weather Service (NWS) First Order Weather Stations, NWS Cooperative Stations, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sites in Florida. The tool has predefined parameters, developed from some of the most common requests received by the Florida Climate Center, and displays data at monthly, seasonal, and annual time scales.
A big rain event is the occurrence of two or more inches of rain in a two-day period. Knowledge of the probability of the number of Big Rain events aids the planning of procedures to address impacts on water supply and resulting runoff. A new tool developed by the Florida Climate Center displays the probabilities of the number of Big Rain events during the various months and ENSO phases.
During April, average temperatures were above normal while rainfall totals varied in Florida. ENSO-neutral conditions are continuing in the equatorial Pacific. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts above normal temperatures and normal precipitation for Florida through July.
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85.0° F (29.4° C)
Dewpoint: 63.0° F (17.2° C)
Relative Humidity: 48%
Wind: North at 5.8 MPH (5 KT)
Visibility: 10.00 miles
Altimeter: 30.00 in Hg
Last Updated on May 22 2013, 11:53 am EDT
Credit: NOAA's National Weather Service