A series of blog posts about life in Ocala Florida.

Ocala Florida weather report for July 2020

July is hot and very humid here in Ocala there’s no getting away from it. Every day it’s in the high 70’s at 6 am and very humid. By afternoon expect the lower 90’s and still really humid. We get afternoon thunderstorms 3 or 4 times a week. They don’t cool things down much.

July is hurricane season. So far this year and this sounds crazy huge dust storms are blowing out of the Sahara desert in Africa. This air born sand and dust keeps hurricanes from forming in the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. Hopefully this will continue and we will have a  uneventful season.

Ocala Florida Weather Report June 2020

June is the first month of the wet season. The wet season is when it is very humid every day and there are frequent afternoon thunderstorms. The wet season lasts until mid October. Every day is in the high 80’s to low 90’s but seldom over 95. Nights are in the mid 70’s. It’s humid 24/7.

June is also the beginning of hurricane season. Hurricanes feed off the warm ocean water and although the season starts in June it’s late August and September that is peak hurricane season.

It’s not impossible to get a hurricane in Ocala but being in the middle of the state we are about as safe a place as you will find in Florida.

The heat and humidity as a small price to pay for no winter.

Stone Creek picture blog

This is a series of pictures that I took walking around here in Del Webb Stone Creek. I like to take pictures as I roam around and these are just taken with my Samsung cell phone. I’m thinking I may do a series of picture posts about Stone Creek. Stay tuned for more.

Early AM rocket launch from Cape Canaveral taken from my front lawn

Early AM rocket launch from Cape Canaveral taken from my front lawn

orange sunrise taken from my back yard

Sunrise taken from my back yard

Sunset orange horizon with big purple clouds

Sunset taken from my back yard

looking down golf course colors enhanced by cell phone

Golf course picture magically stylized by my phone

looking at pool from beach entry palm trees colors enhanced

Stone Creek pool stylized picture


Ocala Covid 19 update

I thought I would do a post about the Covid 19 here in Ocala.

Florida is the 3rd largest state by population in the country. Florida is ranked 8th by number of confirmed cases and 10th by deaths. About 60% of the cases in Florida are in the Palm Beach down to Miami area. This despite Florida being a retirement haven with an older and more vulnerable demographic.

Ocala is in Marion County. This is a county as large as Rhode Island with a population of 365,000 people. As of today April 29 there are 165 confirmed cases, 4 deaths and 5 hospitalizations.

When I go out to the grocery store, Walmart or Lowes even during week days it’s seems as least as crowed as pre virus days.

The Governor is beginning to open the state back on April 30.

Ocala Florida weather report for April 2020

It’s been a warmer and dryer than usual spring. I’ve had to turn on my AC more than past years. It’s also been really dry with almost no rain until the end of April. April here in Ocala is a great month. Temperatures in the 80’s with little or no humidity and sunny almost every day. It’s almost May. May is a transition month from dry weather to humid weather starting near the end of the month. The humidity is a small price to pay for no snow or ice.

Ocala Florida Weather Report March 2020

March is the beginning of Spring in Ocala. Actually by some northerners standards it’s like their summer. Days in the 80’s and nights in the 60’s. This is the dry season and we can go for a week or more with no rain at all. There is no humidity either in March. March is one of our best months.

Ocala Florida weather report January 2020

Christmas was exceptionally warm here in Ocala with temperature in the high 70’s and low 80’s.

January is our winter month. February is winter too but it starts to warm up by the end of the month and March is spring. Winter is a series of cold fronts. The temperature will be in the 70’s then a cold front will come through and the day time temps will drop to the 60’s or even high 50’s for a couple of days. Then we arm back up until the next cold front. We can get a frost or two and every few years a freeze. The winter is the dry season with little rain and no humidity.

If you don’t love the winter like I do then move to Ocala ! The hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no snow and ice.

Ocala Florida weather report December 2019

The weather in November was unseasonably cool with little precipitation. December is a dry month with temperatures in the 70’s. The winter in Ocala is a series of cold fronts. Days in the 70’s followed by a cold front which drops the day time temps to the 60’s or even high 50’s for a few days. Then back in the 70’s until the next front comes rolling through.

Ocala Florida weather report November 2019

October was a really warm month. Many days being 10 degrees above normal and the humidity persisted on and off until the end of the month. That’s too bad because I look forward to the cooler drier weather of our fall.

November is supposed to be in the high 70’s with no humidity. Let’s hope that’s the case this year. I like those months where I’m not paying the AC bill or needing heat.

Ocala Florida weather report October 2019

September was a very odd month here in Ocala. It was the height of hurricane season and traditionally a very rainy month but this September was dry as a bone. That’s not a good thing except for no hurricanes of course. We are supposed to get a lot of rain to replenish the aquifer before going into the winter and spring dry season.

October is a transition month. By the 3rd week of October the humidity goes away and we enter the dry season. This is a great time of year. Warm. Dry. Sunny all the time.

If you don’t look forward to the winter months then move to Ocala ! Call me. Email me. Or use my Dream Home Finder. I’l find you a house.