JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Florida. – Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but we often see subtropical (winter, cold core) systems develop over the Atlantic Ocean and then drift south over warm tropical waters. After a few days of spinning over those warmer waters, prest-o-change-o and we’re left with a hybrid system the National Hurricane Center is finally naming, even before hurricane season officially begins.
These preseason storms have been more the rule than the exception, to the point that the National Hurricane Center and the World Meteorological Organization have considered moving the start date of hurricane season to May 15. Considering just for now.
The official start date for this year’s hurricane season is June 1, 2022.
Anyway, we have a low pressure area between the Carolinas and Bermuda, which gives Jacksonville amazing weather! A steady northerly wind pushed cool air along the east coast.
Tuesday morning, the minimum temperature was 52° just 3° from the record low temperature.
This low pressure also stirred the coastal waters, an intense surf advisory for the 5-6′ surf and there were significant rip currents, hence high risks of rip currents along the beaches of the region.
The good news is that these rip currents will subside as we head into the weekend.
In the meantime, as the low pressure gets closer to Jacksonville, we will see the clouds increase and the chance of rain also increase.
Thursday and Friday will be coastal shower days, by then?
Wednesday is looking great!
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