May 1, 2019 — We are at the peak of our wildfire season. The combination of longer days, warmer temps. & a lack of consistent rainfall all add up to vegetation that's ready to ignite & quickly spread. We haven't been terribly dry recently but not real wet either. March rainfall was nearly 2" below average while April was just about where we should be still less than 3 inches. You can listen to a roundtable discussion on the widlfire season lead by WOKV's Rich Jones * here *.
Speaking of May..... averages at JIA:
Low / High - 1st: 58 / 82.... 31st: 67 / 88
Sunrise / Sunset: 1st - 6:43am / 8:04pm.... 31st - 6:25am / 8:28pm - gain 37 min. of daylight.
Our First Alert Weather app has been updated. A new version was created & uploaded in April but is constantly undergoing revisions & updates.
And ... finally.... one of our local Jacksonville church's "doing good". Deermeadows Baptist Church is outfitting a disaster relief trailer:
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