For the first time since May 14th, Jacksonville has fallen into the 40s with even colder temperatures on the way!
According to the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, the average first sub 50 degree reading at JIA is October 19th. In that regard, we are running a few days late. Thursday's unofficial low at the time of this entry is 49°F.
Many areas around the area, namely southeast Georgia, dropped well into the 40s with some areas like Homerville and Nahunta dropping as low as 41°F.
The weather here in Jacksonville can be described in one word: Spectacular! And it looks to hang around for a while with high temperatures struggling to reach the 70s each afternoon through Sunday.
The weather turns frightful up north though. Atlanta is in the 30s Thursday morning and the snow is flying in Cleveland (see the inset picture). In fact, Cleveland has picked up over 2 inches of snow Thursday with more on the way for the snowbelt regions.
The idea of snow brings another word to mind for many of you: ''forgettaboutit.'' Although I must admit, both Richard Nunn and I like the cold and snow. So there's that.
The domestic dispute between Jack-O-Lantern and Jack Frost has gotten pretty out of hand. Jack-O-Lantern will soon kick Jack Frost out of the house though. We're expecting a rebound in temperatures just in time for Halloween with mild temperatures. However, another strong cold front will soon usher in another round of Autumn by the 1st of November.
With such big temperature swings, I assume it's safe to say, ''we don't know Jack.''