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Orlando Executive Airport
Lat: 28.55°N / Lon: -81.34°W | Elev: 102 ft. | Last update: 17 May 15:53 pm EDT

Partly Cloudy
91° F
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. With a Low around 74° F.

Dewpoint: 65°F
Humidity: 42%
Barometer: 29.94 in.
Winds: 0 (get wind direction from Windd)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

5-Day Forecast
Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
High: 95°F
Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
High: 97°F
Showers Likely
High: 94°F
Showers Likely
High: 91°F
Chance T-storms
High: 91°F
Wednesday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 75°F
Thursday Night
Partly Cloudy
Low: 75°F
Friday Night
Showers Likely
Low: 74°F
Saturday Night
Chance Showers
Low: 74°F
Sunday Night
Chance Showers
Low: 74°F

This hurricane season, rely on the safety of natural gas

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1, but since 2015, there has consistently been a named storm before the start of every season.
A first: Scientists from the University of Florida grow plants in soil from the Moon
Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12, and 17 missions.
Strawberry growers can benefit from UF/IFAS research into dangerous disease
Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes.
April showers brought above-average rainfall to most of the District
Two consecutive months of above-average rainfall in northeast Florida still leave parts of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s southern region abnormally dry.
Great Horned Owl vs. Man
My life as a professional small boy, zoo director, and wildlife photographer, has been anything but dull. In fact, it might be said that my survival thus far has been nothing less than miraculous.
11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes
America’s cities rely on a half-dozen species for the majority of their street and park trees. But there are so many more kinds of trees that you could plant and grow.
Corals and sea anemones turn sunscreen into toxins – understanding how could help save coral reefs
In our new study, published in Science, we found that when corals and sea anemones absorb oxybenzone, their cells turn it into phototoxins, molecules that are harmless in the dark but become toxic under sunlight.

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Petition drive seeks to give Floridians a fundamental right to clean water
In a new study examining water quality across the U.S., Florida ranked first for the highest total acres of lakes too polluted for swimming or healthy aquatic life.
AARP announces disaster prep resources
AARP Florida today announced a variety of AARP resources available to Floridians as they prepare for Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, 2022. In April, researchers at The …
Know what to do before a hurricane hits
On average, six hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th.
Happy Birthday Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
Orange Audubon Society volunteers will be on the drive on Sunday, May 1st to share information on how to better identify birds along the drive, how to safely spot other wildlife, and about the lake restoration.
“Baby Season” underway at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Each spring, hundreds of baby raptors are admitted to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey’s Raptor Trauma Clinic, where staff and volunteers work diligently to keep up.
Earth Day: Save the planet, save ourselves
I celebrated Earth Day at the Central Florida Earth Day Festival at Lake Eola in Orlando (on Saturday, April 23rd). It was an amazing event. Although no one told me it was vegan. But that's another story. 
This Earth Day, do your part with help from Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
Natural gas is an odorless, combustible mixture of simple hydrocarbon compounds, usually found deep in underground reservoirs. In its natural state, it is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel.
How to travel environmentally friendly
As more than a billion people prepare to observe Earth Day by participating in activities to protect the planet, AAA – The Auto Club Group is sharing ways Americans can do their part while traveling.
Record Breaking: New Roseate Spoonbill discovery shows they can live to more than 18 years old in the wild
The decline and resurgence of Roseate Spoonbills parallel the conservation movement in Florida. These bright pink birds with long legs and an unusually-shaped bill have long mesmerized those who encounter them.
Study: Pesticide exposure up to five times greater for people of color
The study, Pesticides, and Environmental Injustice in the USA: Root Causes, Current Regulatory Reinforcement, and a Path Forward, is the first-ever comprehensive assessment of U.S. disparities in pesticide protections and oversight.
Clearing the air in Orange County
Air can have dust, pollen, salt from sea spray, volcanic ash, and smoke. Highly populated areas can have higher rates of air pollution, which can cause health problems. 
Plan for new Central Florida toll road would split Split Oak Forest, a treasured park
The subject of this struggle is a sweet slice of Central Florida’s landscape known as Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area. It’s owned by you, the Florida taxpayer.
District closing Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Friday
The closure is necessary for public safety to support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as it conducts hydrilla treatments of Lake Apopka.
A wet March relieves near drought conditions throughout most of the District
After a dry February, above-average rainfall throughout most of the region relieved signs of drought in the central and northern regions of the District as reported in the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Don't go batty! UF/IFAS is ready to help you turn over a 'new leaf' this spring with April classes
Take a UF/IFAS class and learn to build a bat house, make the most of your rental (and rental assistance), raise chickens in your backyard and more!