Friday, April 22, 2011
We are still looking great for our Easter weekend. Nature does try to make it interesting this time of year in Florida. Even without fronts you have to pay attention to the wind direction and moisture in the atmosphere not only at the surface but in nature's attic. It does look like the atmosphere will moisten up a bit at all levels by the second part of the weekend in time for Easter due to a deep east to southeast ocean flow but it should not be enough to dampen any plans. We could see a brief shower develop Sunday afternoon and this activity will quickly move or should I say hop west faster than the Easter Bunny. Temperatures look great once again if you want to take an Easter swim with highs in the lower 80s beaches to the middle and upper 80s inland. But be extra careful while swimming in the ocean. We will see rip currents become more of a problem. Rip currents will be in the moderate range which means only experienced swimmers should go in the ocean more than hip deep. Remember rip currents kill more people every year than tornadoes and hurricanes on average. Take extra caution and break the grip of the rip by swimming parallel to the shoreline and always stay calm.
On a brighter note, we will have the Lyrid meteor shower peaking tonight from midnight to 6 a.m. Make sure to find a nice dark spot. The beach should be the place to be. Make sure to look northeast for 10 to 20 meteor showers per hour. This is almost double our normal amount of shooting stars. Temperatures look comfortable as they will remain in the 60s throughout the night. Have a wonderful Easter and yes I cannot wait to see my family come in from Wisconsin and Grandma from Orlando. I will have more on this and your weekend forecast here on the blog throughout the weekend. Florida is still the place to be!Stay tuned for updates and I have to catch up on some awesome pictures. See you soon!