Monday, December 5, 2011
It is hard to believe a team with only 3 wins has generated this much excitement. It goes to show you the Jacksonville Jaguars have a ton of community support. The other big trending topic here at home is certainly the 78 DEGREE WEATHER! Is it really December? We have not had a blackout since 2009 and tonight the stadium will be full! Nature is doing its part with incredible weather. No doubt, Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida is the place to be! Take a look at why the Jags and weather are the big ticket. Much of the country is either stormy or too cold! Freeze warning extend all the way into northern Mexico. Even Tuscon, Arizona will be shivering with a low of 26. Yes, all the country will be watching tonight and wishing they were here and all those big markets can only dream that they had the weather and and great fan base we do!
This is certainly more like an October game but for us we know it will have a playoff atmosphere. Speaking of cheering, this past weekend was very special for me. I went to a cheerleading meet at Creekside High School. I was not sure what to expect but was simply amazed at all the flying and flips, including my daughter Abbey's full twist! I wanted to give a special shoutout to all the great schools in St. Johns and Duval County, with a special shout out to my daughter who is on Fruit Cove's team! They finished first in St. Johns County. Great job team and coach Farbo!
How long can we cheer this weather? Well I think we have two more very nice and warm days! By Wednesday we could even challenge a record high of 82 set back in 1978. But remember to be careful late at night and in the early mornings with dense fog that usually accompanies warm, tropical patterns like this in December. Officially it is fog season with our shorter days and it will look and feel like it.
It was a busy weekend and in a good way. Another shout out goes to the Cub Scouts troop 35 from Southside Methodist. These first graders earned their severe weather badge and they loved learning about the two minute advantage and pointing to storms on the chroma key! They did order some snow and cold for Christmas but we did math together and came up with at least a first forecast we can fine-tune as we get closer. It looks like the total opposite of last year when flurries were flying on December 26th.
That is right all these warm days will be a recurring theme through much of our meteorological winter. This could still change but our chances of 70 degree weather are way higher than having cold and chances of snow which I will put at less than one percent at this time. But winter has not been cancelled and we could have a reality check by later this week and maybe even some needed rain. I will check back with you here on the blog tomorrow. Now it is time to cheer on the Jags. Take care and go Jags!