El Niño and its effect on Florida
El Niño has global impacts: some negative, some positive. Even for Florida and the Southeast U.S., some El Niño influences are beneficial; some not so beneficial.
The overall El Niño impact for the Southeast U.S. this winter is shown below. The Gulf Coast will see cooler and wetter conditions this winter, not because of numerous arctic outbreaks, but because of the stronger influence of the subtropical jet stream. Storm tracks will then be farther south producing more clouds, rain, and severe weather.
As always, your Emergency Management Team is ready for any severe weather that may impact Citrus County. You can find more information including Emergency numbers, shelters and how to sign up for our Code Red Alerts by visiting clicking on the Emergency Mangement tab at the top of this page. .
Emergency - 911
Non-Emergency - 352-726-1121
Inverness Ops Center - 352-726-4488
Inverness Civil Office - 352-341-6525
Beverly Hills / Ridge Area - 352-746-3484
Crystal River / Gulf Region - 352-795-4241