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Lat: 28.55°N / Lon: -81.34°W | Elev: 102 ft. | Last update: 4 Jul 00:53 am EDT

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79° F

Dewpoint: 74°F
Humidity: 85%
Barometer: 30.13 in.
Winds: 0 (get wind direction from Windd)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

5-Day Forecast
Partly Cloudy
Low: 76°F
Monday Night
T-storms Likely then Partly Cloudy
Low: 78°F
Tuesday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 78°F
Wednesday Night
Slight Chance T-storms then Mostly Clear
Low: 78°F
Thursday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 78°F
Independence Day
Mostly Sunny then T-storms Likely
High: 94°F
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Chance T-storms
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Chance T-storms
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Citizens Property Insurance gets OK to raise homeowner rates 6.4%; less than requested

Property owners insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s insurer of last resort, face rate increases of up to 11 percent starting Sept. 1, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
Flip my Florida Yard returns to Discover Florida Channel
Earlier this year, 10 homeowners across 10 Florida counties were chosen to have either their front yard or their back yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise.  
Protect beach-nesting birds from fireworks this July 4th weekend
Independence Day is a cause for remembrance and celebration. Unfortunately, celebratory fireworks can literally frighten birds to death.
The prophecy of Brody Corbett
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,190-mile-long public footpath that follows the scenic, wooded, wild, and culturally rich lands of the Appalachian Mountains.
What is a microclimate and how do we work with it for a flourishing garden?
A microclimate is a difference in conditions in a particular area. A tree, fence, lake, hill, or house can create unique microclimates in your garden.
What is a heat dome? An atmospheric scientist explains the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country
A heat dome occurs when a persistent region of high pressure traps heat over an area. The heat dome can stretch over several states and linger for days to weeks, leaving the people, crops and animals …
Millions of years ago, the megalodon ruled the oceans – why did it disappear?
Imagine traveling back in time and observing the oceans of 5 million years ago. As you stand on an ancient shoreline, you see several small whales in the distance, gliding along the surface of an …

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Gopher Tortoise Specialty license plates coming to Florida
The plate will fund gopher tortoise research and conservation including upland habitat protection, restoration, and management in Florida.
EPA: ‘Forever chemicals’ more toxic than first thought; at least 87 Florida sites deemed contaminated
The EPA issued stricter health guidelines for those Wednesday, ahead of plans to adopt national drinking water standards next year.
Despite wet conditions, May rainfall slightly below average
St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the State of Florida.
DEP Accepting comments on proposed springs restoration funding projects
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting comments on the springs restoration projects under consideration for funding in FY 2022-23.
Grumbling, squawky and stodgy; the plight of the Wood Stork
Back on the dying pond, the herons have been joined by three wood storks and soon two more.  And immediately, the wood storks endeavor to take the pond over like a bunch of gangsters.
Brewers savor the candy flavor of some Florida-grown hops
Brewers like the flavor and aroma that come from Florida-grown Cascade hops, says a University of Florida Extension agent. They say it tastes a little like candy.
Find Your Frugal: Six tips to help you save on hurricane preparedness expenses
As prices continue to increase, people will have to pay more for everything, including storm supplies. UF/IFAS Extension experts suggest taking advantage of the state’s tax holiday for hurricane supplies.
Celebrate the great outdoors in Florida this month
June is the Great Outdoors Month in Florida. This is the month to honor the state's abundant natural resources and the nation’s best recreational opportunities.
What is a tree?
When I was a little boy pup, we kept the home fires burning by using wood as fuel, elm and oak mostly, so most of the trees we hacked down weren't wasted.
New rules for fertilizer use now in effect in Orange County
The County’s Fertilizer Management Ordinance aims to improve water quality and prevent algae blooms in local lakes, rivers, and springs.
AAA Survey: 1-in-4 Floridians would ignore hurricane evacuation warnings
A new AAA survey reveals that a growing number of Floridians are more concerned about this year’s hurricane season, yet there’s still a large number of residents who do not have an …
FWC: Orange County ranks 1st in Florida for the most reported coyote attacks
During the pandemic, coyote incidents in Florida have seen an unprecedented high. In 2020 and 2021, over 300 coyote-related incidents of a serious nature were reported to the FWC.
Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida's storm season
NOAA forecasts an above-normal Atlantic season, with 14 to 21 name storms – compared with 14 on average – and three to six major hurricanes, rated Category 3 or higher.
Florida State Parks and Florida public libraries partner to launch the Real Florida Reader Program
This summer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida State Parks and its partners will advance outdoor access for all Floridians through the Real Florida Reader Program.
UF research sheds light on which compact tomatoes grow well indoors
Because growing food indoors is increasingly popular – whether you’re gardening at home or producing tomatoes on an indoor farm -- a University of Florida scientist is studying which fruits and vegetables can flourish inside.