Hi Eric, contrails are simply clouds that form behind planes due to their exhaust. Ever watched the exhaust come out of your vehicle on a cold morning? It's the same concept just on a much larger scale.
Morning, York! This season has indeed been wetter than normal. There isn't a correlation between a wet dry season and an active rainy season. This year's wet dry season is due to a different jet stream pattern. It's been positioned in such a way that it sends little shots of energy into South Florida which sparks the rain. It's not rare or unusual for the jet stream to set up like this during the winter months, but its persistence is a bit out of the norm
Great question Matt. The weather is looking good for the Honda Classic... There will be some rain late on Thursday which may linger into the first half of Friday. Friday will also be a bit breezy. After that it'll be sunny and warm for Saturday and Sunday.
Fred, you are correct, the Polar Vortex isn't a new term. We've heard more about it because of two things... Social media and hashtags. The Polar Vortex normally impacts the U.S. a couple of times a year. It's what brings in those bitterly, bitterly cold, dangerous airmasses and big snows up north.
Thanks for the great questions guys. Can't wait for the next session!