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Weather of jacksonville/

Jacksonville possess a humid subtropical climate, with mild weather throughout winters and hot weather throughout summers. High temperatures average 64 to 91 F (18-33 C) during the year. High heat indices are not unusual for the summer months in the Jacksonville area. High temperatures can reach mid to high 90s with heat index ranges of 105-115 F. The highest temperature ever recorded in Jacksonville was 105 F (43 C) on July 21, 1942. It is usual for daily thunderstorms to erupt during a standard summer afternoon. These are origined by the heating of the land and water, united with extremely high humidity.

Throughout winter, the area can experience hard freezes during the night. Such cold weather is usually short lived. The coldest temperature recorded in Jacksonville was 7 F (-14 C) on January 21, 1985, a day that still holds the record cold for many locations in the eastern half of the US. Even rarer in Jacksonville than freezing temperatures is snow. When snow does fall, it usually melts before touching the ground, or upon making contact with the ground. Most denizens of Jacksonville can remember accumulated snow on only one occasiona thin ground cover that occurred a few days before Christmas of 1989.

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