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Friday March 9, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr minimum temperature (deg F) for Gainesville, FL (KGNV)

After a polar air mass has reached all the way to Florida in recent days, there will be concerns about frost damage for sensitive crops. Let's forecast Friday's minimum temperature for Gainesville, Florida and see if it gets to freezing or below. The NWS forecast discussion from Jacksonville says "Tonight...another cold night in store but winds may not fully decouple." What do they mean about the winds "decoupling" and how is that related to the minimum temperature?

Forecasts for Gainesville, FL (KGNV)
Forecaster Tmin, deg F (error) Comment Day Score