Much of Florida 20 deg. Below Normal by Sunday Morning

October 2nd, 2014 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

The latest GFS weather forecast model run shows much of central and northern Florida running 20 deg. F below normal by sunrise on Sunday morning, the result of a fast-moving cold front plunging south out of Canada.

Here’s the graphic, courtesy of our friends at

3-day GFS model forecast of surface temperature departures from normal for Sunday morning, Oct. 5, 2014.

3-day GFS model forecast of surface temperature departures from normal for Sunday morning, Oct. 5, 2014.

Rather than my usual global warming snark, I’m just going to say ENJOY!

13 Responses to “Much of Florida 20 deg. Below Normal by Sunday Morning”

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  1. Jim Curtis says:

    What snark?
    Iíve seen at least 2 dozen explanations for whatís happening climate/weather wise. Since questioning models would be stupid, the only one that really makes any sense is that the Gore effect has gone global.

  2. Alan Poirier says:

    That cold front brought us a dusting of snow in parts of Calgary, Alberta. Shape of things to come, I guess.

  3. Lewis Guignard says:

    More accurately, below average. Normal would include the low temps.

  4. rah says:

    Here in Central Indiana I would prefer average or a little above. It really has been a cool summer but right now the farmers have to be loving it. Generally dryer with some above average temps in the last couple of weeks to help dry the fields and beans and corn. Just looking at the fields as I drive my truck across the corn belt I just have to believe that yields will be record or near record for most regions.


    Little off topic but deserves more attention when it comes to what may or may not influence the climate.

    It supports my contention that weak magnetic fields correlate to a cold climate.

  6. RW says:

    “Rather than my usual global warming snark, Iím just going to say ENJOY!”

    Well, I’m not enjoying. Here in central NJ it’s cloudy and quite chilly!

  7. I was wondering if you were going to comment on this. I look forward to this time of year especially when this time of year shows up early with the refreshing, cool, dry Arctic air.

    It makes me want to strip down and run around naked in the splendor, but then I think twice about it and realize I’ll do my wife and children no good behind bars.

    But it does still make me feel like a kid again. Next up in a few short weeks, the iconic Charlie Brown Halloween show. It’s a tradition, just as is the Thanksgiving and Christmas versions.

    Schulz was a genius, and his Peanuts comics are timeless ó something that still appeals to all ages at all times.

  8. dave says:

    “…Charlie Brown Halloween show…”

    Is Linus still in the pumpkin patch? Waiting for the Great Pumpkin? We now may suspect that this is an allegory for awaiting Global Warming.

  9. ren says:

    Forecast pressure in the polar vortex shows two low pressure centers and the lock on the northern Pacific.

  10. ren says:

    We can already see the lock in the zone of the ozone at an altitude of about 23 km above the Bering Strait.

  11. gallopingcamel says:

    It was great while it lasted but the heat and humidity are back.

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