If you thought 2012 was warmer than usual, it wasn’t your imagination. The National Climatic Data Center announced the 2012 average annual temperature of 55.3 degrees was the warmest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.
July 2012 will be a landmark month for meteorologists and climatologists. According to NOAA, July was the hottest month on record for the United States dating back to 1895.
As a small businessman with a family of five, the last thing Doral’s Giovanni D’Angelo wants to hear about is higher food prices.
While the heavy rains in June were problematic for anyone hoping to do a lot of outdoor activities, it did bring much needed drought relief to Lake Okeechobee.
If you thought spring may have been a little too fast, you are probably right. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the United States recorded the warmest winter on record dating back to 1895.
Hit and miss showers in the month of March did little to help our drought situation. And it may get worse before it gets better.
Miami-Dade firefighters were working to contain a small brush fire which is burning in the area of new homes under construction. There appears to be no immediate danger to people.
Continuing dry conditions helped the spread of a brush fire near Card Sound Road and US1 south of Florida City, but late Saturday afternoon, firefighters who worked all day on the blaze believed they had it mostly contained.
The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.
There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.