Here’s your Clay County Fair forecast for opening weekend
Starting on Thursday, the Clay County Fair will fire up the rides, yummy food, agricultural education and shows. All thanks to a cold front, our temperatures will range from the 60s and 70s with mostly sunny skies. The fair will kick off at 2 p.m. with highs in the upper 60s low 70s and mostly sunny skies. Here’s what you can expect through opening weekend:Friday: Mostly sunny skies with a highs in the low 60s. Saturday: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s near 70.
Rebecca Barry to wrap 15-year career at News4JAX
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Meteorologist Rebecca Barry and WJXT/WCWJ Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis announced that Rebecca will be leaving the station later this month. I’m even more appreciative of the community who made me feel like a part of their family,” Barry said. She started her career at Channel 4 and we’ve watched her develop into a precise forecaster and compelling storyteller,” Ellis said. “We tried to talk her out of leaving, but understand she’s looking to take that next career step. Ad“Just as George Winterling has remained a part of our family since retiring, Rebecca will always be a part of News4JAX,” Ellis said.
Before apps, how did your family monitor storms?
As Tropical Storm Eta sped across Florida early Thursday, Insider Shawn Gorman shared a StormPin showing a decades-old barometer that once belonged to his grandparents. And, as it turns out, Eta isn’t the first storm the family heirloom has survived. He said the barometer went down as the storm neared Jacksonville. My grandparents said when they lost radio/power, so they used this to monitor the storm.”RELATED: Share your Pins! If your photo is selected, you might see it featured in a forecast or in the Weather Insider newsletter.
News4JAX launches Insider membership program
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the most trusted source of local news, News4JAX is the team you count on when a story breaks. That’s why we’re launching News4JAX Insider, a membership program that brings you closer to our newsroom than ever before. “Our News4JAX Insider program now gives us ways to forge deeper connections with our viewers and make them part of our station family. This program has five pillars: Support, Talk To Us, Offers, Access and Weather+🤝 Support: Through this program, you’ll play a key role in helping us make our coverage even better. Learn more or sign up for News4JAX Insider by visiting the program’s page on our website.
Share your Launch America pix on StormPins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Weve added a new category to StormPins, our photo and video sharing tool on The Weather Authority app and on News4Jax.com. Select camera or photosThat will pull up two options, a camera icon and a photos icon. If you havent taken the photo yet, choose the camera icon to take the photo. If you have already taken the photo, select the photos icon to choose which photo or video to upload. Once you are done with that, select the words Drop Pin at the top right hand corner of the screen.
From heat to hurricanes, here’s the weather events that shaped 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rain, wind, flooding, heat and tornadoes: Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia saw it all in 2019. As 2019 comes to an end, we’re looking back at the weather events that shaped 2019:In April, a round of severe storms across Southeast Georgia produced a tornado that touched down in Camden County. “We did know there was some severe weather but we thought thunderstorms, heavy rain," Thigpen told News4Jax. To round out the year, a round of severe weather in early December produced an EF1 tornado in Flagler County. In early December, a round of severe weather produced an EF1 tornado.
Finalize your hurricane kit. What are you forgetting?
Florida is keeping an eye on the system churning through the Caribbean, so now is the time to take an inventory of your hurricane supplies. So just what and how much do you need in your emergency kit? Water1 gallon of water per person per day (additional water for bathing, etc.) Store water in clean plastic containersFoodPurchase foods that require no refrigeration and little preparation, such as:Ready-to-eat canned foodCanned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)Snacks: cookies, cereals, etc. For more information on hurricane supply kids, visit: American Red Cross | Ready AmericaCopyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.