January 2016 was warm and a very wet month. We had a light frost at my house in SW Ocala but not a hard freeze. It was also a very wet month where I had to drain my pool a couple of times to keep it from over flowing. That is really unusual this being the dry season when in past years it wouldn’t rain for 2 to 3 weeks at a time.
February is the last of our winter months. The first 3 weeks are our sort of winter and the forth week things begin to warm up. Highs can range from the high 50’s to high 70’s. We can get a frost at night or even a freeze. If you look at a vegetable planting guide it says Ocala can get a frost until mid March but I haven’t seen that in my dozen or so years living here. Winter is a nice time of year here.