A series of blog posts about life in Ocala Florida.

Ocala Florida weather report June 2019

May was hotter than usual. The heat and humidity started earlier in the month than normal. It has also been very dry. So dry the lawn sprinkler system can’t keep up. We are allowed to water twice a week and that’s not enough with temperatures near 90 and no rain for weeks.

June is the beginning of the wet season. We should shortly be getting afternoon thunderstorms 2 to 4 times a week. It will be hot and humid until the middle of October. That’s summer in Florida.

June is also the beginning of hurricane season. Hurricane season doesn’t really get going until August after the ocean water heats up but this year it seems to be getting warm earlier.

Ocala Florida Weather Report May 2019

April was a great month, warm and sunny with no humidity. It’s one of the best months of the year. May is off to a warm humid start. We normally don’t get humidity until near the end of the month but this year you can already feel it and it’s only the first week of May. Days in May will be in the very high 80’s and as the humidity comes back so will afternoon thunderstorms. Of course the warm temperatures and rain make the grass green and the flowers bloom so it’s not that bad.

Hurricane Michael Ocala Update

Hurricane Michael had very little effect here in Ocala. At me house in the SW near the SR 200 retirement communities all we got was a little wind and very little rain. It was breezy at my house and I got maybe a 1/4 inch of rain.

Ocala Florida weather report October 2018

September in Ocala was very hot and humid. Even hot and humid beyond the normal hot and humid here in Ocala. Fortunately we were hurricane free in a month that is the peak of the hurricane season.

October is a sort of transition month. The first half is summer like hot and humid and by mid to late month it begins to get dryer and a little cooler. By cooler I mean the mid 80’s instead of 90’s. We can still get a hurricane through November but the odds decease as the ocean water begins to cool down.

I am looking forward to the winter this year. I am used to the hot summers but this year I’m ready for some cool  dry weather.

Ocala Florida weather report August 2018

So far this summer it has been very rainy even for the rainy season. I saw on the TV weather it had rained 17 days on a row in July. Of course it depends where you are because these are thunderstorms and can be isolated. A good thunderstorm can dump 2-3 inches in just an hour on two. I had to lower the water in my pool twice last month.

August will be hot humid and wet just like every summer month. August is also the month when hurricanes start getting going. Technically hurricane season begins in June but the ocean water doesn’t really warm up enough until August to get them going. September is the big month though for hurricanes.

Ocala Florida Weather Report June 2018

The end of May was very wet with rain most days. The humidity seemed to return a week or so early as well.

June is hot and humid. You could say that the weather for the rest of the summer which extends into mid October is very predictable. Hot with temperature in the day around 90. Nights in the mid to high 70’s. Humid every day with a chance of thunderstorms.

Hurricane season begins in June but doesn’t really get going until August when the ocean temperatures heat up.

Ocala weather report May 2018

pink wild flowers along a road in front of trees

wild flowers along SW 80 Ave

May is still the dry season. Temperatures are in the 80’s but there is still no humidity at least not until the end of the month. There has been very little rain and everything is dry. We are waiting for the rainy season to start in the beginning of June. Spring in Ocala which lasts from the first of March until the end of May is maybe the best time of year.

Ocala Florida weather report April 2018

March was cooler than normal many days staying in the 60’s or very low 70’s. Too bad because March is one of my favorite months.

April is starting out nicely. The high 70’s to low 80’s. Dry with no humidity. Sunny every day. This is the dry season and there is very little rain this time of year. It will continue to get warmer as the month goes on but the humidity doesn’t return until later in May.

If April isn’t such a great month where you live email me, call me or use my Ocala Dream Home Finder.

How fast can home prices rise? Some cities breaking records

NEW YORK – Feb. 6, 2018 – Strong demand and low inventories fueled home prices to record highs in 2017. The median home price in the U.S. reached $235,000, up 8.3 percent from 2016, according to real estate data firm ATTOM Data Solutions.

Still, annual price appreciation showed signs of slowing; in 2016, the national median home price jumped 8.5 percent year over year, according to ATTOM’s latest housing report.

Sixty-four of 112 metros (57 percent) set a new record for metro-level home prices in 2017, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Among 112 metros, each with populations of 200,000 or more, the cities with the biggest year-over-year price increases were Ocala, Fla. (up 14.3 percent); Kansas City, Mo. (13.4 percent); San Jose, Calif. (13.3 percent); Salem, Ore. (12.9 percent); and Nashville, Tenn. (12.5 percent).

Among major metro areas with populations of at least 1 million, the cities that posted double-digit gains included Las Vegas (up 12.3 percent); Salt Lake City (10.9 percent); Seattle (10.8 percent); Orlando, Fla. (10.7 percent); Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (10.7 percent); Portland, Ore. (10.5 percent); and Jacksonville, Fla. (10.1 percent).

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach also ranked in the 1-million-plus category, with the area’s 2017 price rise at 8.9 percent.

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Ocala Florida weather report for November 2017

October was extra warm or so it seemed. I was able to use my pool on October 15 which is really late for me. I have to admit I like the water warm, at least 80 and I don’t have a pool heater. October starts warm as in 90 and gradually cools down to the low to mid 80’s.

November is a little like early September where I grew up in Massachusetts. It is dry, the humidity has gone and in the 80’s during the day and 60’s at night. Of course the day time temperatures will gradually cool as the month goes on but only down to the 70’s.

If you don’t look forward to the winter then move to Ocala. The heat and humidity of our summers are a small price to pay for sunshine and the 70’s all winter long.