Florida sees gloomiest winter on record with cloud cover of 80% - 30% more than normal - with El Nino blamed for the gray skies

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Florida is presently experiencing its gloomiest wintertime connected grounds pinch grey clouds covering nan state's skies up to 30 percent much than normal.

While it whitethorn beryllium called nan Sunshine State, Florida has been experiencing clouds and storms nonstop this play - and nan inclination is group to continue into spring.

Central Florida usually witnesses 50 percent of unreality sum successful December and January - but this year, it has been up to 80 percent. Even successful November, 40 percent of afternoons were cloudy - doubling nan mean successful that month.

According to climatologist Brian Brettschneider, Florida is facing its cloudiest wintertime successful 84 years - erstwhile records started. 

Experts are blaming nan progressive subtropical pitchy watercourse induced by El Nino for nan unseasonable upwind successful nan Sunshine State. The upwind phenomena is blasting successful from nan Pacific Ocean and complete nan Gulf of Mexico.

While it whitethorn beryllium called nan Sunshine State, Florida has been experiencing clouds and storms nonstop this play - and nan inclination is group to proceed into spring

Central Florida usually witnesses 50 percent of unreality sum successful December and January - but this year, it has been up to 80 percent. Even successful November, 40 percent of afternoons were cloudy - doubling nan mean for that month

That intends that moisture and upwind disturbances are flowing done Florida - impacting upwind systems and bringing nan authorities a mediocre December forecast. 

Holiday events crossed nan authorities were canceled, specified arsenic nan Christmas vessel parade successful Indian Rocks Beach on nan Gulf Coast. 

At slightest 5 vessel parades were canceled aliases postponed successful South Florida, including nan Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade successful Fort Lauderdale.

Several outdoor vacation events were canceled, from South Florida up into nan remainder of nan peninsula. That included Saturday's Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and astatine slightest 4 different akin events crossed nan region, according to nan South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

According to climatologist Brian Brettschneider, Florida is facing its cloudiest wintertime successful 84 years - erstwhile records started

Coconut trees are battered by dense winds on nan Rickenbacker Causeway successful Miami successful December 2023

The Juno Beach Pier is slammed by large waves successful Juno Beach, Florida

Miami's thenar trees look a small bent retired of style successful nan beardown winds. Bob Givehchi, left, and his boy Daniel, 8, are seen visiting Miami for nan first time, stepping past debris and thenar trees astatine Matheson Hammock Park successful Coral Gables, Florida

Florida is presently experiencing its gloomiest wintertime connected grounds pinch grey clouds covering disconnected up to 30 percent much than normal

'The information and well-being of our participants and spectators are of utmost value to us,' Winterfest organizers said connected their website. 'The inclement upwind conditions, beyond our control, make it intolerable to guarantee a safe and enjoyable acquisition for everyone involved.'

Winds of 20 to 30 mph were expected crossed overmuch of nan coastline, pinch gusts up to 45 mph.

Gov. Ron DeSantis activated nan caller Florida State Guard, a civilian unpaid statement created past year, to assistance pinch immoderate large wind impacts from specified things arsenic flooding and precocious winds.

'The Florida State Guard plays an basal domiciled successful Florida's mentation for and swift consequence to terrible weather,' nan Republican politician explained.

In January, states arsenic acold southbound arsenic Texas and Florida were gripped by deadly arctic weather. Everywhere from New Jersey to Indiana to Alabama, group were still shoveling retired snow. 

This photograph provided by Bay County Sheriff's Office shows large wind harm astir around Panama City Beach, Florida connected January 9

A female walks successful a flooded thoroughfare astatine a trailer parkland organization successful Hialeah connected November 16

Flooded streets successful a trailer parkland organization successful Davie, Florida, November 16, 2023

Florida was deed pinch dense rain, snowfall and beardown winds astatine nan opening of 2024 arsenic well. 

According to NASA, achromatic unreality tops forming a statement complete Florida arose from 'the aggravated updrafts associated pinch thunderstorms successful nan area. The features are much communal successful storms that create nan astir terrible weather.' 

Meanwhile, much than 50 cardinal group crossed nan US stay nether wintertime upwind coming alerts arsenic New York City gets six inches of snow.

If nan Big Apple gets astatine slightest six inches of powder - presently a mid-range estimate - it will registry arsenic nan largest snowstorm successful complete 2 years.

The National Weather Service anticipates anyplace betwixt 4 and 12 inches will touch down successful nan city.

The fast-moving upwind strategy is group to wallop New York early Tuesday earlier advancing northbound later successful nan time and crossing into Massachusetts.