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So far 2013 has been an odd year weather wise here in Ocala. January was some how warmer than March or so it seemed. April had some really warm days and some unusually cool ones too. We got an unusual amount of rain in April considering this is the dry season.
May is the last month of our dry season. The humidity will return late in the month. Temperatures in May should be in the high 80′s during the day and the high 60′s at night. It should stay dry until the last week of the month.
As I like to say “the hot Florida summers are a small price to pay for no winters”
Looking back to last month March was unusually cold. It was so cold in fact that according to the TV weatherman March was colder than January. We had a couple of frosts in March when the last frost date is supposed to be the 15th of the month.
April is a great month in Ocala. It is dry with little rain and no humidity. Temperatures should be in the 80′s during the day and the 60′s at night. No need for heat or AC so I can save on the electric bill.
If it’s cold and rainy where you live then sell your house this spring and move to Ocala. The hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no winters.
Just when I thought that we were going to make it through the winter without a hard frost we finally got one the end of February and another the first week of March. It was so warm in January and early February my lawn stayed green instead to going dormant and turning brown. Even the azaleas were tricked into blooming by the warm weather.
March is the beginning of spring in Ocala. If you are a vegetable gardener the last frost date is considered to be March 15. The grass will be turning green again, new leaves will come out on the trees and flowers will start to bloom. Highs for March are in the high 70′s and lows at night in the 50′s. There is no humidity an very little rain this time of year. March is a great time of year.
So far the winter of 2012-13 is the winter that wasn’t. January was bizarrely warm with some days approaching 80. That’s not normal. Even the plants were confused, the azaleas are blooming. Many days were over 10 degrees above normal. We also get several frosts and this year at my house in the SW area we have only had 2 very mild frosts. We need a hard freeze or two to kill off nasty insects like fleas and ticks. The last week of January returned to more normal temperatures but later this week, the first week of February, it is expected to warm up again.
February is the last month of winter. It begins to warm up the last week or so of the month. The last frost date is thought to be March 15 if you are a gardener. You can plant tender plants then and expect them to last into June when it gets too hot. You can get another planting in for the fall in late September.
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I was just thinking that January is the only full winter month here in Ocala. The first 2 weeks of December can be pretty warm and the last week of February starts to warm up so that leaves January as our only full winter month. As I’ve said in the past winter here in Ocala revolves around cold fronts. It will be in the 70′s for several days and then a front will come thru maybe even bringing a little rain. Then it will be in the 60′s or even high 50′s for a couple of days before warming back up. At night after a cold front we can even get a frost. Depending on what type of grass you have you will have to mow the lawn at least once in January. If you have a pool you don’t winterize it. Just keep some chlorine in it at all times and run the pump at night if it looks like it will dip below freezing.
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We have entered the dry season. The humidity has gone and we got almost no rain at all during November. November was cooler than normal as well as dryer than normal. Another odd thing about November’s weather was the number of cloudy days. It’s unusual to get two cloudy days back to back here in Ocala.
December is a great time of year in Ocala. It is dry with high temperatures in the 70′s and lows at night in the 50′s. Winter in Florida revolves around cold fronts. Right after a front comes through there will be a couple of cool days say in the high 50′s or low 60′s during the day and then temperatures will rebound to the 70′s until the next cold front comes down.
If you don’t like the winters where you live then move to Ocala. The market is improving and home prices have no where to go than up.
It’s November in Ocala. November is the start of the dry season. We can go for weeks without rain and the humidity is gone until May. Temperatures are in the mid to high 70′s during he day and the 50′s or 60′s at night. Cold fronts periodically come through and cool things down for 2 or 3 days and the it warms back up. Hurricane Sandy came by on her way up towards the NE but all we got here in Ocala was a couple of breezy days.
If you don’t like the winters where you live then move to Ocala. Winter is the best time of year.
October is a transition month here in Ocala. It is the end of both the wet season that started in late May and the last month of hurricane season. This year we had a very rainy wet season and an almost nonexistent hurricane season. We needed the rain and never need hurricanes so this is a good thing. October is also the month when the humidity goes away. It will stay dry from late October until mid May. Temperatures will dip below 90 for the first time since May. Nights will get down into the 60′s by the end of the month. We are also entering a time when you don’t need AC or heat and you can save on the electric bill.
September in Florida is prime time hurricane season. Although Ocala is probably the safest part of the state you can’t help but watch the weather every morning to see what’s out there. The season ends by the end of October when the ocean water begins to cool down. Hurricanes feed off the warm water. September is a full blown summer month here in Ocala. Temperatures remain in the 90′s and it will stay humid all month long.
August was very wet. It seemed to rain almost every afternoon. This time of year winds off the Atlantic collide with winds off the Gulf causing afternoon thunderstorms.
Hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no winter. Call me, email me or use my Dream Home Finder.
So far it has been a hot, humid and fairly wet summer which is typical of Ocala weather at this time of year. August should be much like July. At least 90 but seldom over 95. It might be 75 and very humid at 6 am. It can rain 4 or 5 times a week usually in the afternoon.
August is the first month that I consider hurricane season. Although the season starts in June it isn’t until August that ocean temperatures get high enough to feed a hurricane. It is the warm water that provides a hurricane fuel. Ocala isn’t hurricane proof but it is as safe as you can get here in Florida.
Like I always say “The hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no winters”