Verifiable sources indicate that some of our region is indeed in moderate or severe drought conditions.
Rainfall from January 1 through April 20, 2017 is similar to amounts for the same timeframe in 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004, almost twice as much as the same timeframe in 2012.
The Florida Forest Service, the St. Johns River Water Management District, and First Coast News meteorologist Lauren Rautenkranz say current trends will likely continue in the coming weeks, with possible worsening.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Our coldest day of the year is here with even a few brief snow flurries gives way to the coldest night of the year. A full wolf moon alert and freeze warning to the beach. Bring in the pets and plants. A hard freeze warning inland where you will also have to protect the exposed pipes. Lows drop to the lower to middle 20s inland to the lower 30s at the beach.