Weather

Heat limits outdoor activities for Seniors

Summer is a time filled with vacations and camps, but for the elderly of Gainesville, it isn’t as easy to get out and be active. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Auriel Rolle-Polk reports the summer heat is keeping many senior citizens indoors. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ElderlyHeatwrap.mp3]  

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Dog days of summer are hotter than ever, people work through it

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20110808-Keeping-Cool.mp4″] Florida is one of many places where summer temperatures and humidity are causing health concerns. WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports on the various workers who have to endure the heat. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/People in the Heat DL.mp3]

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Rainy conditions help wildfire containment efforts

Rainy weather conditions in North Central Florida have helped reduce the number of wildfires in the Wacasassa Forestry District. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Ludie Bond talked with WUFT-FM’s Brianne Wigley and says a burn ban is still in place for many counties within this forestry district, regardless of the rainy conditions. …

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Summer is here, so where are the afternoon showers?

Temperatures have already reached the 100s and it’s only June. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville are counting on Summer afternoon showers to pick up soon. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, the heat wave will likely let up with the arrival of a high pressure system leading …

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Drought conditions continue to fuel wildfires across the state

Tomorrow is the first official day of summer and wildland firefighters are praying for afternoon summer showers. As of this morning, there are 440 active wildfires burning in the state with 53 burning more than one-hundred acres. Waccasassa Forestry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Ludie Bond says a long, slow rain …

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Heat wave remains in North Central Florida

The intense heat felt in North Central Florida in the past few days shows no sign of letting up for the weekend. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, the heat is due to atmospheric pressures [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/heat wave wrap.mp3]

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