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

First phase in lifting the 31-year ban on harvesting Goliath Grouper off Florida’s coast gets approved by FWC

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline

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

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

Red Tide continues to irritate Southwest Florida Beaches

Red Tide algae bloom in the ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alfred Rowan It’s back and smellier than ever. Dead fish are washing up along southwest Florida beaches bringing up major concerns for scientists, residents, and tourists along the Gulf Coast waters. As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Red Tide

Hurricane Season Has Come To An End—Should Florida Consider Itself Lucky?

Courtesy: Image by David Mark from Pixabay Florida. We did it. The extremely busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will officially come to a close today, November 30. Meaning the season for perfect storm conditions spanning the Atlantic and lower Caribbean waters does not have to be revisited until June 1, 2021. That’s not to say

South Florida is out of the eye of the storm, but sees record rainfall and flood warnings

Courtesy: National Weather Service Tropical Storm Eta made landfall in the central part of the Florida Keys late Sunday night, bringing heavy rains and strong wind gusts throughout the night and much of the early morning announced the National Hurricane Center. The 28th named storm of this year’s busy hurricane season entered Lower Matecumbe Key

University of North Florida and Eckerd College Receive $150,000 Grant for Ocean Debris Reduction Efforts

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The University of North Florida (UNF) and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two educational institutions have partnered to try and help keep plastic out of our oceans. The money has been granted as part of a Marine Debris Program

Restoration Blueprint: The Comprehensive Plan To Protect The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is releasing a comprehensive plan on how to protect the only barrier coral reef in the continental United States.