Ocala Florida weather report August 2017

August was a typical summer month nothing interesting to report. It was hot and humid and rained a lot. You don’t even need to watch the weather report. Every day is hot and humid with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

September is the height of hurricane season. As I write this hurricane Irma is heading towards Florida. I moved to Ocala in June 2004 just in time for the 4 hurricanes that hit that year. In 2004 there were tropical force winds that blew down trees and a lot of rain. Where I live near but not in the retirement communities in SW Ocala I didn’t even loose my power. Hurricane season last until the end of October.

Irma Update 9/13/17   Hurricane Irma hit the Ocala area a little after mid night Monday. It had weakened since hitting south Florida earlier. Going over land and dry air that was sucked down from the mid west tore the back side of Irma apart taking it from a full circle shape to a half to 3/4 circle. Ocala saw a lot of trees down, roof damage, some flooding and numerous power outages but not the destruction you may have saw in the Keys or Marco Island. As of today Wednesday it is still are to find gas for your car. Power outages are sporadic. I have power but the next subdivision is out and I can see those houses from my front lawn. I escaped without losing my power, internet or cell. Much to my surprise none of my trees fell over. I have a lot of Oaks and they are notorious for falling over when the soil gets saturated by tropical rains.

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