El Niño Update and Spring Climate Outlook

In short, this El Niño reached its peak back in November and by some measures of sea surface temperature was even stronger that 97/98. It has begun a steady decline since then, as most all moderate and strong El Niño's do in the spring. More...

Talking Climate Change with a Middle School Student

State climatoligist David Zierden answers questions about climate change from a middle school student. More...

Humidity in Florida

As the State Climate office for Florida, we often get questions about living with high humidity. Many people suffer from respiratory illness or other health problems that are affected by humidity and they are trying to find a suitable climate to move to. More...

FL Climate Center makes statement on the IPCC report

State Climatologist David Zierden discusses the new United Nations sponsored Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and what it means for Florida. More...

Florida Drought Monitor

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.

Climate of Florida

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.

Events

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30
May
Starts at: 30 May, 2016 TO 31 May, 2016 (all-day)
Tuesday
28
Jun
Sante Fe, NM
Starts at: 28 Jun, 2016 TO 02 Jul, 2016 (all-day)
 

FL Climate Summary

Average temperatures for April were above normal, and precipitation was varied across the state. El Niño conditions are present and weakening. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts that a transition to ENSO-neutral is likely during late spring or early summer 2016, with an increasing chance of La Niña conditions to develop in the second half of the year.

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