Punxsutawney Phil, the worlds most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, saw his shadow on Monday morning (despite overcast skies), portending six more weeks of winter. According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center says Phil’s forecasts have shown “no predictive skill” in recent years. AccuWeather finds the rodent has an 80 percent accuracy rate. At an 80% success rate this puts Phil way ahead of national and local forecasters for weather.
So what does that mean for Southwest Florida?
Well, snow is not in our forecast. According to the Old Farmers Almanac our winter will be colder and rainier than normal. The coldest temperatures will occur in early January, with other cool periods in mid- and late January. Whew! We made it through that.
November 30, 2014 ended our hurricane season. It has now been nine years since the last major hurricane made landfall in the U.S., making it the longest such stretch of known record. It is not a question of if, but when the next major hurricane will make landfall, and residents should make sure to be prepared each season. For now, we can rest easy as another season has passed in the Atlantic without any catastrophic impact to the U.S.
Be rest assured, should inclement weather arise, Malt Realty and Development is here to take care of all your needs. From landscaping, watering, pool needs and more, know your property is managed with the utmost care.
We welcome the opportunity to present our full platform of services to you. Please visit our website at http://www.maltrealty.com or visit us at 1614 Colonial Boulevard, Ste. 102 in Fort Myers, FL 33907
Let us know some of your winter weather stories. We would love to share them!
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