Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mackeral Skies to Blue Skies and Sheets of Hope!

December 15, 2011

Please grab a sheet from your closet. Tell everybody at work! Tomorrow is SHEETS OF HOPE. We're collecting sheets, blankets and clothes for the homeless at City Rescue Mission. Drop off from 5am to 7:30pm outside Town Center (near Target) and Orange Park Mall (near Sears). The need is greater this year than ever before and with our coldest weather still on the way including a frost back in the forecast this weekend we need your help. Thanks, everybody!

This morning we had fog and a few altocumulus clouds out there and the sky looked "fishy". The old weather proverb says, "mackeral sky mackeral sky not long wet nor dry." This time I do not think it will hold true, but what those mid-level clouds were telling us this morning is that a weekend cold front is on the way and ahead of it even warmer weather!

This afternoon we will go from mackeral skies to blue skies and it will be very warm and pleasant with highs in the middle to upper 70s inland to near 70 at the beaches. On Friday we will still be running 10 to 15 degrees above average as our warmer spots could push 80 by tomorrow afternoon! The big news is that we could go from bathing suits weather to a frosty start by Sunday morning so make sure to join our weather team for these big changes.

We have more beautiful skies to enjoy this evening and the bright star in the east is Venus. Get out there and enjoy! Last night we once again got great viewer feedback on the meteor shower and international space station. Thanks for the nice e-mails and keep in touch. Now I am off to cut more videos you can check out on Take care and have a great day!

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