Tropical Storm Warning extends towards Florida’s Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Triff Elsa is holding steady in strength as it nears landfall in Cuba, though the storm is not expected to grow. On Sunday, Elsa swept through Jamaica and is now expected to strike Cuba before turning towards Florida’s Gulf Coast. Concerns about possible high winds from the

Florida should prepare for wicked Sunrises and Red Tide spikes as Saharan Dust is set to blanket the state for more than a week

Saharan Dust Sunrise over Atlantic Ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rolando Otero Picturesque sunrises and smelly sargassum will soon be on the horizon for Florida residents as a wave of Saharan Dust is expected to arrive Wednesday of this week. The phenomenon of Saharan dust storms is a rather common occurrence during the

If Florida isn’t the mosquito Capital of the U.S. then who is?

Woman hiking and putting on bug spray – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by encierro Any Florida resident will tell you mosquitoes are a nuisance and that they are likely bitten thousands of times throughout the course of the year unless they stay inside the house.  A recent study conducted by pest control company Orkin revealed

Floridian’s Guide to watching the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse on May 26

Total lunar eclipse 2015 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chris Harwood We are sure you are familiar with the age-old adage “The early bird gets the worm.”  Tomorrow, Florida residents who practice this saying will be in for a rare treat—a supermoon eclipse! For those who have troubles waking up early but want to

Recent Climate Averages are pointing to a Hotter and Wetter Florida Climate

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Florida is hot, it’s muggy, it’s dry, it’s wet, it’s sunny—and usually can’t make up its mind.  Unless you live north of Lake Okeechobee, you likely don’t know what weather under 50 degrees Fahrenheit feels like. And in the slight chance that you have experienced that seemingly large dip

Florida Governor announces $150 million dedicated to upgrade state infrastructure targeted by hurricanes

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ian Francis Last Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced financial awards for infrastructure improvements at a news conference in Lakeland. Joined by Dane Eagle, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, DeSantis announced the state will allocate an additional $150 million for state infrastructure. The main goal of the

AccuWeather reveals busy but less hectic 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy: (NOAA via AP) It was not long ago that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season cast a dark shadow along Florida’s coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The record-breaking storm season produced 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the continental U.S., according to the National

As the nation is gripped by freezing cold temperatures, South Florida watches from the warmer sidelines

Fort Lauderdale Beach with Electronic Message Board on a hot and sunny day – Shutterstock – Image by Alan Budman If you’ve taken a step outside of Florida’s state lines over the past week, chances are the roads were laden with snow and ice. Practically every state in the U.S. that is not Florida looked

Statewide tornado drill for Florida to take place Feb. 3 for Severe Weather Awareness Week

Courtesy: City of Tallahassee Hurricanes pose the largest natural disaster threat to our beautiful state for roughly half of the year. Officially speaking, hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of November, but it doesn’t mean they are limited to just that period of time. Luckily, we can plan for a hurricane and

Florida is staying cool—Rivaling La Niña typical seasons

Young girl sitting in front of the fireplace and holding cup of tea in hand on legs and warming. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Emmily Who would’ve thought Florida’s record-breaking warm 2020 weather would crumble in the final month of December? Probably no one. Thanks to a few consecutive cold fronts towards the end of