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Buresh Blog: A Review of 2022, Weatherwise

Jacksonville, FL — 2022 - per the norm - saw some big weather swings in the local area. Jacksonville experienced 10 record highs, 5 record lows, 2 record low high temps., 4 daily rainfall records & 4 rip current deaths. In the end, the year was very near average - just slightly above - for temps. & rainfall.

A month to month breakdown below including the avg. monthly temps. / vs. avg.... the monthly rainfall / vs. avg.:

JANUARY 50.6 degrees / -1.8 degrees... 1.18″ / -2.10″

1st - tied the daily record high of 83 degrees (2019)

2nd - record high of 84 (82/2017)

15th - Tonga underwater volcano!

18th - 30 degrees - *first* freeze of the season at JIA - only 1 week from the latest freeze on record of Jan. 25th, 1975.

22nd - high of 41 degrees - record low max for the day (45/1970)

30th - low of 22 degrees - the lowest temp. at JIA since 22 degrees on Jan. 7, 2014

FEBRUARY 58.8 degrees / +1.3 degrees... 2.09″ / -0.77″

4th - tied the daily record high of 84 degrees (1990)

17th - tied the daily record high of 83 degrees (1956)

25th - record daily high of 87 degrees (86/2018)

MARCH 64.5 degrees / +2.1 degrees... 9.95″ / +6.66″ - 6th wettest March on record for Jacksonville

5th - Iowa tornado outbreak kills at least 7

7th - tied daily record high of 87 degrees (1961)

10th - 12th - “The Players” - 3.42″ of rain & many delays - Mon. finish on the 14th

13th - daily record low of 30 degrees (32/1998)

APRIL 68.2 degrees / +0.1 degrees... 5.22″ / +2.29″

7th - 2.90″ of rain - daily record (1.82″/1940)

17th - 1.60″ of rain - daily record (1.00″/1946)

23rd - Rip current death - Hugenot Park

JUNE 80.7 degrees / +0.4 degrees... 1.17″ / -6.43″ - Driest June on record in Jacksonville

5th - The first tropical storm of the Atlantic season - “Alex” - forms just east of Fl. while moving east & dissipates the next day.

13th - Yellowstone historic flooding.... National Park Service photo below by Doug Kraus:

23rd - record high in Jacksonville - 100 degrees (99/1998)

27th - tie the record low - 65 degrees (1936)

JULY 82.6 degrees / +0.1 degrees... 9.92″ / +3.15″

17th - daily record rainfall - 2.24″ (2.20″/1970)

28th - Eastern Kentucky flooding kills 35+

AUGUST 81.6 degrees... -0.5 degrees... 10.40″ / +3.52″

5th - lightning strike across from the White House in Washington D.C. kills 3

15th - record low in Jax - 64 degrees (67/1983)

19th - Mike Buresh celebrates 20 years at Action News Jax

23rd - Orange Park teen injured by lightning

25th - 2.72″ of rain in 45 min. at Action News Jax, S’side of Jax

SEPTEMBER 78.0 degrees / -0.8 degrees... 5.53″ / -2.03″

9th - 3.6″ of rain - Nocatee

10th - 3-4″ of rain Duval/St. Johns Co.

11th - St. Simons Island, Ga. rip current death

18th - Cat. 1 hurricane “Fiona” makes landfall on the coast of Puerto Rico

23rd - Tropical storm “Ian” forms over the Caribbean

25th - Jacksonville Beach - rip current death

27th - Cat. 3 hurricane Ian landfall in W. Cuba

28th - Cat. 4 hurricane Ian landfall at Ft. Myers, Florida

29th - Ian heavy rain over SE Duval, St. Johns, Clay & Putnam Co..... tied daily record low high temp. - 70 degrees (1942). See “Infamous Ian - Blow by Blow” in the “Buresh Blog”.

30th - last & final Ian landfall - Cat. 1 - on the coast of South Carolina

OCTOBER 68.5 degrees / -2.7 degrees... 1.60″/-2.43″

19th - record low in Jax of 42 degrees (43/2009)

20th - record low in Jax of 39 degrees (40/1989)

NOVEMBER 65.8 degrees / +3.5 degrees... 3.02″ / +1.02″ - 13 80-degree days - most ever in Nov. (11 days in 1961)

6th - Fernandina Beach rip current death

7th - Subtropical storm “Nicole” forms northeast of the Bahamas

10th - Cat. 1 hurricane Nicole landfall at Vero Beach, Fl... daily rainfall record in Jax of 2.64″ (2.29″/1981). Severe beach erosion. See “The late season November nemesis that was Nicole” in the “Buresh Blog”.

20th - 3-day Buffalo snowstorm dumps up to 81″ of snow!

27th - record high in Jax of 84 degrees (83/1973)... + 25 min. delay to Jaguar kickoff due to lightning in the area.

DECEMBER 56.3 degrees / -0.4 degrees... 0.25″ / -2.53″

7th - tie the daily record high at JIA of 83 degrees (2013)

8th - tie the daily record high at JIA of 83 degrees (1978)

23rd - first JIA freeze of the season (31 degrees)

24th-25th - Top 3 coldest Christmas Eve/Day tandem... coldest back to back days since January, 2010... 4 straight nights below freezing for the first time since Jan., 2018

24th - 26th - Buffalo blizzard kills 30+ in Erie Co. alone