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Orlando Executive Airport
Lat: 28.55°N / Lon: -81.34°W | Elev: 102 ft. | Last update: 15 Apr 12:53 pm EDT

Hazardous Weather Alert
79° F
Tonight: Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. With a Low around 59° F.

Dewpoint: 57°F
Humidity: 47%
Barometer: 30.13 in.
Winds: 0 (get wind direction from Windd)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

5-Day Forecast
Patchy Fog then Sunny
High: 85°F
High: 88°F
Mostly Sunny
High: 90°F
Mostly Sunny
High: 93°F
High: 93°F
Tuesday Night
Mostly Clear
Low: 65°F
Wednesday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 67°F
Thursday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 68°F
Friday Night
Mostly Clear
Low: 68°F
Saturday Night
Mostly Clear
Low: 69°F

March marks the second consecutive month of below-average rainfall for the District

In March, rainfall across the St. Johns River Water Management District was slightly below the monthly average, with frontal systems being the main source of precipitation.
UF/IFAS experts give tips to manage the eastern lubber grasshopper, which can damage plants, citrus and vegetables
UF/IFAS experts give tips on how to manage the eastern lubber grasshopper, which can damage plants, citrus, and vegetables. Eastern lubber grasshoppers are out in force throughout the …
Kayakers on the Apalachicola River.
Again? For the third time, another company wants to drill in Florida's Apalachicola River floodplain
Pittman: "This is the third time some wildcatter has asked to cosplay Jed Clampett, hoping to find some a-bubblin’ crude in the wilds of North Florida. Oil, that is — Texas Tea!"
Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.
UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide 
A team of researchers at UF/IFAS researchers has released the Landscape Water Use Survey, which is aimed at homeowners and land managers statewide.
Wetlands at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland show signs of ‘pitting,’ where areas of cordgrass have converted to open water.
Coastal wetlands can’t keep pace with sea-level rise, and infrastructure is leaving them nowhere to go
As the planet warms, sea level rises at an ever-faster rate. Wetlands have generally kept pace by building upward and creeping inland a few meters per year.
Multiple exposure of the various phases during the annular Solar Eclipse on 15th January 2010.
Florida will experience a partial solar eclipse on Monday
Solar Eclipse Best Practices: We don’t have to tell you not to look directly at next Monday’s solar eclipse without protective eyewear, do we?
“Forever Blue” Turtles swim in the clear water of Ruth Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park.
Florida buys springs to preserve them, does little to stop harm from beyond boundaries
Gilchrist Blue Springs has what you might call an interesting backstory. It was once owned by a business mogul who gave it to his petit assistant. They were secretly in love. A couple of weeks ago, I drove up to the picturesque small town of High Springs , about 30 miles north of Gainesville. Then, I kept driving, heading out of town for several …
Orange County celebrates Earth Month
Earth Month 2024 will highlight countywide sustainability and conservation efforts while providing residents and employees with educational and engaging experiences.
Florida’s Green Swamp is a treasure of cypress domes and forested wetlands.
Museum should display wetlands and other artifacts of a Florida that’s fast disappearing
The Florida Museum of History attracts 55,000 people a year to view its 46,800 artifacts — or rather, it did until 2022, when it closed for repairs.
Two-spotted mite: A major pest on more than 200 species of plants including fruit, ornamental and vegetable crops.
Unlocking the secrets of mites
Mites are arachnids that are found in almost every environment with more than 55,000 described species worldwide. Some mites are classified as pests, while others are beneficial. 
Florida Gulf Coast University was built atop wetlands, and was once known as “Mildew U.”
New study of Florida pollution just an expensive way to delay cleanup
We should always celebrate water in Florida. We’re surrounded on three sides by the stuff. It’s a major tourist attraction, and right now, water is worth a lot of money. Friday marks World Water Day. I feel bad about this, but I just know I’m going to be late sending out Water Day cards this year. But we can …
Orange Audubon and City to partner in developing the 70-acre Apopka Birding Park
The project will transform the former nursery on Lust Road into a unique park, adorned with native plants, restored bird habitat, walking trails, and a visitors’ center.
Firefighters conducting a prescribed burn at Ordway Swisher Biological Station. Photo taken 12-05-23
UF/IFAS researchers review alternatives to prescribed burning
Prescribed burning is becoming an increasingly challenging method of managing forested land for many reasons, including a rapidly expanding population that is narrowing the state’s wildland-urban interface.
Solar eclipses happen because of a few factors, including the Moon’s size and distance from the Sun.
Solar eclipses result from a fantastic celestial coincidence of scale and distance
On April 8th, millions of Americans across the United States will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to view a total solar eclipse.