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David Heckard


Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by David:

Why we celebrate National Pi Day

The celebration is based on the first three digits of pi, 3.14. → Read More

Here’s a look at your spring break forecast

Next week is spring break for many students across Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. → Read More

Some changes could be arriving for March

After a very warm February, some big weather changes are possible as we move into March. → Read More

How a possible derecho slammed the Southern Plains Sunday

A possible derecho and multiple tornadoes impacted portions of Southern Plains on Sunday. → Read More

Yes, a blizzard is occurring in Southern California

Heavy snow, intense winds and near zero visibilities. This isn’t happening in the Northern Plains. It’s happening in Southern California. → Read More

When you’ll need to put on the jacket this Valentine’s Day evening

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, and for many, the weather is critical for an evening out and about. → Read More

Know where to go when thunderstorms and tornadoes threaten

This week is Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week, and Wednesday’s topic is on thunderstorms and tornadoes. → Read More

These are the marine hazards to look out for

Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week continues Tuesday, and the topic is on marine hazards. → Read More

Know the dangers of lightning

Monday starts Severe Weather Awareness Week in Florida. → Read More

How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast?

Thursday was Groundhog Day, the annual tradition of seeing what a groundhog says about the rest of the winter season. → Read More

More warmth is likely ahead for February

It has been a very warm start to 2023, and that warmth is likely to continue heading into February. → Read More

Why the fog was so persistent Tuesday morning

Northeast Florida and southeast Georgia are well-known for fog in the winter months. → Read More

2 tornadoes touched down Wednesday in Southeast Georgia

Two tornadoes were confirmed in Southeast Georgia on Wednesday afternoon from a round of severe storms. → Read More

Earth was at perihelion on Jan. 4; what the heck is it, and when does it occur?

Wednesday was a big day if you live on planet Earth. → Read More

Will rain impact your New Year’s Eve plans?

After a very cold Christmas weekend, some huge changes are on the way to close out 2022. → Read More

How far do you have to travel for a white Christmas?

We’re on track for the coldest Christmas in decades across the entire Southeast, but despite the cold, snow is not in the forecast. → Read More

Plenty of sun and cool temps this afternoon

It’s been a sun-filled and cool Friday, as the cold front is now in South Florida. The cool air will continue this afternoon, with dry conditions. Highs will climb into the mid 60s → Read More

Warm afternoon and tracking strong storms for Thursday

After a few morning showers, the rest of Wednesday will be mostly dry with some peeks of sunshine as we head into the late afternoon. The warmth will continue to build across the area, with highs climbing into the mid 70s. → Read More

Why is it so warm this December?

December is the month of holiday decorations, spending time with family and friends, and the return of sweatshirt weather. → Read More

How rare are December tropical systems?

Hurricane season may have come to a close, but there could be another tropical system in December. → Read More