News Service of Florida

A faded banner, draped across the second-story balcony of a weather-battered shell of a home, sends a message: “Mexico Beach will rise again.”

Yellow Bluff Wildfire
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The dry weather coupled with a heat wave is leading to an increased risk of wildfires.

scorched trees
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A wildfire is burning across an estimated 400 acres of forest on Jacksonville’s Northside, according to the Florida Forest Service.

A dangerous squall line of thunderstorms is expected to sweep across the entire Florida Peninsula today.

wind chill map of North Florida
Florida Storms

Winter has made a comeback in Florida. Freeze warnings have been issued from Jacksonville to Pensacola, and a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect tonight as far south as Orlando.

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Hurricane Michael, which pummeled 10 Panhandle counties and spurred evacuation orders for 375,000 Floridians in October, left nearly seven times the debris of Hurricane Irma, which barreled across 45 counties in 2017.

Denise Smith Amos / The Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville saw a high of 83 degrees on January 1, 2019 - the city’s hottest New Year’s Day on record.

Climate Central

It’s that time of year when children start to ask, “Are we going to have a white Christmas?” In Jacksonville this year, the answer is a pretty resounding no.

JEA reported Thursday morning that 2,983 customers lost power on Jacksonville's Southside. 

Flooding, high winds, and tornadoes are possible in Florida Thursday as yet another strong storm system sweeps across the state. This will be the fourth front in as many weeks, and it could be the strongest.

The area of low pressure was noted on satellite data to be rapidly developing in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, where it is forecast to quickly strengthen overnight. The center of the low will approach the Florida's Big Bend region Thursday, but impacts will be far-reaching and likely felt across all of Florida.

Hurricane Michael Insured Losses Top $4 Billion In Florida

Dec 4, 2018
Evan Vucci / Associated Press

With nearly 130,000 claims filed, estimated insured losses from Hurricane Michael have topped $4 billion, according to numbers posted on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website.

Hurricane Season Ends As Panhandle Struggles With Michael's Aftermath

Nov 30, 2018
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For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive hurricane.

Two recent studies outlining the progression of climate change have some of Florida’s leaders on the subject calling for greater legislative action. Those studies are the United Nations’ Emissions Gap Report and the U.S. Government’s National Climate Assessment.

Future Farmers of America picking tomatoes in Palmetto, Florida.
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A new report shows that people who work outdoors in all 67 Florida counties frequently work in dangerously hot conditions as climate change leads to hotter days and more of them.

Hurricane Michael Claims Have Already Topped $680 Million In Fla.

Oct 19, 2018
David Goldman / Associated Press

Within a week of Hurricane Michael barreling into Northwest Florida, nearly 70,000 insurance claims had been filed, with estimated insured losses of $680.7 million, according to data posted online by the state Office of Insurance Regulation.