A Review of 2022, Weatherwise – Action News Jax | will it snow in florida


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 for temps. & slightly wetter than avg.

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

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





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