The 5th annual forecast, led by Dr. Tim LaRow, calls for a 70 percent probability of 12 to 17 named storms, including 5 to 10 hurricanes. The mean forecast is 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and an average accumulated cyclone energy (a measure of the strength and duration of storms accumulated during the season) of 135. More...
The current 3-month seasonal forecast (June-July-August) from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center indicates enhanced chances for above normal temperatures in Florida. Neutral El Niño-Southern Oscillation conditions are expected to continue through the summer. More...
2012 was the second costliest year since 1980. Sandy was responsible for approximately $65 billion; drought nearly $30 billion. More >
Spring temperatures were the coolest since 1996 despite May being warmer than average. The nation experienced floods in the Midwest, two EF-5 tornadoes in the Plains, and drought expansion in the West. 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.
During May, average temperatures and rainfall totals varied across Florida. ENSO-neutral conditions are continuing in the equatorial Pacific. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts above normal temperatures for Florida, above normal precipitation for the Florida Panhandle, and normal precipitation for the rest of the state through August.
95.0° F (35.0° C)
Dewpoint: 61.0° F (16.1° C)
Relative Humidity: 32%
Wind: Northwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
Visibility: 10.00 miles
MSL Pressure: 1014.1 mb
Altimeter: 29.95 in Hg
Last Updated on Jun 19 2013, 3:53 pm EDT
Credit: NOAA's National Weather Service