Weekly Weather 1/16; Manatees Dying in Florida

Aniylah Rushing

Cloudy conditions will continue all throughout this week. Winds gusts up to 8 mph. Today’s temperature range is from 68 degrees Fahrenheit to 53 degrees Fahrenheit, and rain is expected throughout this week.

Monday, Jan. 16

 

High Temperature: 58 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Low Temperature: 51 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Humidity: 68 percent 

 

Wind Speed: 6 mph 

 

Forecast: Cloudy 

 

Chance Of Rain: 57 percent 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 17

 

High Temperature: 58 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Low Temperature: 42 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Humidity: 64 percent 

 

Wind Speed: 11 mph 

 

Forecast: Cloudy 

 

Chance Of Rain: 24 percent 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 18

 

High Temperature: 59 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Low Temperature: 36 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Humidity: 61 percent 

 

Wind Speed: 5 mph

 

Forecast: Sunny

 

Chance Of Rain: 5 percent 

 

Thursday, Jan. 19

 

High Temperature : 61 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Low Temperature: 37 degrees Fahrenheit 

 

Humidity: 55 percent 

 

Wind Speed: 4 mph 

 

Forecast: Sunny 

 

Chance Of Rain: 5 percent 

 

Friday, Jan. 20 

 

High Temperature: 59 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Low Temperature: 33 degrees Fahrenheit

 

Humidity: 51 percent

 

Wind Speed: 8 mph 

 

Forecast: Sunny 

 

Chance Of Rain: 5 percent 

 

The number of manatees that died in Florida waters in 2022 was lower than the previous year’s record high.  Manatees are exceedingly sensitive to cold weather, but the amount of manatees that died in recent years might mean the weakest have been killed off. The FWC says it is an “unusual mortality event” that started in December 2020 in the already reduced manatee population.The most recent counts by the state, released in 2015 and 2019, showed between 5,700 and 8,000 manatees in Florida, But in all more than 2,500 are confirmed to have died in the past three years, including 27 in the first week of 2023.