Hi 25 vs Climate of Florida

The highest temperature I saw yesterday was 25.
Florida is looking better and better.
Warmer than Hawaii in the summer but probably ok for older people not working outdoors in the sun all day.
Much more going on in Florida than Hawaii and higher IQ.

My new TV is always tuned to Weather Nation.
Very useful in understanding the mess that is the weather in most of the USA.
Why put up with crappy weather?

South Texas is also warm in the winter but
 Florida is cooler in the summer than Texas.
Especially along the beaches.
Florida is probably the best weather year round on the continent USA states.

Economy, 
Universities,
 Medical care 
all good too.

Weather is complicated

Climate of Florida

Köppen climate classification types of Florida

The climate of the north and central parts of the US state of Florida is humid subtropical

South Florida has a tropical climate.[1] 

There is a defined rainy season from May through October, when air mass thundershowers that build in the heat of the day drop heavy but brief summer rainfall. 

Late summer and early fall bring decaying tropical lows (and occasionally landfalling tropical cyclones) that contribute to late summer and early fall rains.

In October the dry season sets in across much of Florida (starting early in the month in northern Florida and near the end of the month in deep southern Florida) and lasts until late April in most years. 

Fronts from mid-latitude storms north of Florida occasionally pass through northern and central parts of the state which bring light and brief winter rainfall. 

Mid and late winter can become severely dry in Florida. In some years the dry season becomes quite severe and water restrictions are imposed to conserve water[citation needed]

While most areas of Florida do not experience any type of frozen precipitation, 

northern Florida can see fleeting snow or sleet a few times each decade.

The Gulf Stream running through the Florida Straits and then north off the Florida East Coast keeps temperatures moderate a few miles inland from around 

Stuart on the east coast to 

Ft. Myers on the west side of the state year round, 

with few extremes in temperature.

 The tropical ocean current also provides warm sea surface temperatures, 

giving Florida beaches the warmest ocean surf waters on the United States mainland.

Pressure

Wind

Fog

Precipitation

Thunderstorms

Tropical cyclones

Effect of climate cycles

Climates of selected Florida citiesEdit

The climate regime for much of the state is humid subtropical (Köppen Cfa), though portions of the Gold Coast of southeast Florida, as well as all of the Florida Keys, qualify as tropical wet-and-dry (Köppen Aw).

A narrow eastern part of the state including Orlando and Jacksonville receives between 2,400 and 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. 

The rest of the state, including Miami, receives between 2,800 and 3,200 hours annually.[42]

Climate data for Pensacola, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)61.2
(16.2)
64.4
(18)
70.2
(21.2)
76.2
(24.6)
83.4
(28.6)
89.0
(31.7)
90.7
(32.6)
90.1
(32.3)
87.0
(30.6)
79.3
(26.3)
70.3
(21.3)
63.4
(17.4)
77.1
(25.1)
Average low °F (°C)42.7
(5.9)
45.4
(7.4)
51.7
(10.9)
57.6
(14.2)
65.8
(18.8)
72.1
(22.3)
74.5
(23.6)
74.2
(23.4)
70.4
(21.3)
59.6
(15.3)
51.1
(10.6)
44.7
(7.1)
59.2
(15.1)
Average rainfall inches (mm)5.34
(135.6)
4.68
(118.9)
6.40
(162.6)
3.89
(98.8)
4.40
(111.8)
6.39
(162.3)
8.02
(203.7)
6.85
(174)
5.75
(146)
4.13
(104.9)
4.46
(113.3)
3.97
(100.8)
64.28
(1,632.7)
Source: NOAA

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Climate data for Tallahassee, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)63.9
(17.7)
66.9
(19.4)
73.3
(22.9)
80.0
(26.7)
86.6
(30.3)
90.6
(32.6)
91.5
(33.1)
91.1
(32.8)
88.2
(31.2)
81.0
(27.2)
72.3
(22.4)
65.5
(18.6)
79.2
(26.2)
Average low °F (°C)39.8
(4.3)
41.8
(5.4)
47.4
(8.6)
53.2
(11.8)
61.9
(16.6)
69.2
(20.7)
71.7
(22.1)
71.8
(22.1)
68.5
(20.3)
57.1
(13.9)
46.8
(8.2)
41.2
(5.1)
55.9
(13.3)
Average rainfall inches (mm)4.37
(111)
4.86
(123.4)
5.72
(145.3)
3.74
(95)
4.27
(108.5)
7.11
(180.6)
8.27
(210.1)
7.33
(186.2)
5.43
(137.9)
3.17
(80.5)
3.34
(84.8)
4.18
(106.2)
61.79
(1,569.5)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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Climate data for Jacksonville, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)65.1
(18.4)
67.8
(19.9)
73.6
(23.1)
79.7
(26.5)
85.8
(29.9)
89.8
(32.1)
91.9
(33.3)
90.8
(32.7)
87.1
(30.6)
80.3
(26.8)
73.0
(22.8)
66.5
(19.2)
79.3
(26.3)
Average low °F (°C)42.5
(5.8)
44.9
(7.2)
50.2
(10.1)
55.9
(13.3)
63.7
(17.6)
70.2
(21.2)
72.8
(22.7)
72.7
(22.6)
70.1
(21.2)
60.8
(16)
50.7
(10.4)
44.0
(6.7)
58.2
(14.6)
Average rainfall inches (mm)3.03
(77)
3.42
(86.9)
3.72
(94.5)
2.82
(71.6)
3.40
(86.4)
5.99
(152.1)
6.57
(166.9)
7.23
(183.6)
7.83
(198.9)
3.92
(99.6)
1.90
(48.3)
2.61
(66.3)
62.44
(1,586)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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Climate data for Orlando, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)71.8
(22.1)
73.9
(23.3)
78.8
(26)
83.0
(28.3)
88.2
(31.2)
91.0
(32.8)
92.2
(33.4)
92.0
(33.3)
90.3
(32.4)
85.0
(29.4)
78.9
(26.1)
73.3
(22.9)
83.2
(28.4)
Average low °F (°C)49.9
(9.9)
51.3
(10.7)
55.9
(13.3)
59.9
(15.5)
65.9
(18.8)
71.3
(21.8)
72.6
(22.6)
73.0
(22.8)
71.9
(22.2)
65.5
(18.6)
58.7
(14.8)
52.6
(11.4)
62.4
(16.9)
Average rainfall inches (mm)2.43
(61.7)
2.35
(59.7)
3.54
(89.9)
2.42
(61.5)
3.74
(95)
7.35
(186.7)
7.15
(181.6)
6.25
(158.8)
5.76
(146.3)
2.73
(69.3)
2.32
(58.9)
2.31
(58.7)
48.35
(1,228.1)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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Climate data for Tampa, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)70.1
(21.2)
71.6
(22)
76.3
(24.6)
80.6
(27)
86.3
(30.2)
88.9
(31.6)
89.7
(32.1)
90.0
(32.2)
89.0
(31.7)
84.1
(28.9)
78.0
(25.6)
72.0
(22.2)
81.4
(27.4)
Average low °F (°C)52.4
(11.3)
53.8
(12.1)
58.5
(14.7)
62.4
(16.9)
68.9
(20.5)
74.0
(23.3)
75.3
(24.1)
75.4
(24.1)
74.3
(23.5)
67.6
(19.8)
60.7
(15.9)
54.7
(12.6)
64.8
(18.2)
Average rainfall inches (mm)2.27
(57.7)
2.67
(67.8)
2.84
(72.1)
1.80
(45.7)
2.85
(72.4)
5.50
(139.7)
6.49
(164.8)
7.60
(193)
6.54
(166.1)
2.29
(58.2)
1.62
(41.1)
2.30
(58.4)
44.77
(1,137.2)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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Climate data for Miami, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)75.7
(24.3)
77.0
(25)
79.7
(26.5)
82.7
(28.2)
85.9
(29.9)
88.3
(31.3)
89.6
(32)
89.9
(32.2)
88.4
(31.3)
85.1
(29.5)
80.6
(27)
76.9
(24.9)
83.3
(28.5)
Average low °F (°C)59.6
(15.3)
60.9
(16.1)
64.3
(17.9)
68.1
(20.1)
72.2
(22.3)
75.1
(23.9)
76.5
(24.7)
76.8
(24.9)
75.9
(24.4)
72.4
(22.4)
67.7
(19.8)
61.8
(16.6)
69.2
(20.7)
Average rainfall inches (mm)1.80
(45.7)
2.12
(53.8)
2.49
(63.2)
3.20
(81.3)
5.91
(150.1)
9.33
(237)
6.24
(158.5)
7.97
(202.4)
9.11
(231.4)
6.95
(176.5)
2.92
(74.2)
1.95
(49.5)
59.97
(1,523.2)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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Climate data for Key West, Florida
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)74.7
(23.7)
75.7
(24.3)
78.7
(25.9)
81.7
(27.6)
85.2
(29.6)
88.0
(31.1)
89.4
(31.9)
89.6
(32)
88.2
(31.2)
84.7
(29.3)
80.0
(26.7)
76.1
(24.5)
82.7
(28.2)
Average low °F (°C)64.7
(18.2)
65.6
(18.7)
68.7
(20.4)
72.0
(22.2)
75.7
(24.3)
78.4
(25.8)
79.6
(26.4)
79.4
(26.3)
78.4
(25.8)
75.7
(24.3)
71.2
(21.8)
66.6
(19.2)
73.0
(22.8)
Average rainfall inches (mm)1.96
(49.8)
1.60
(40.6)
1.66
(42.2)
1.82
(46.2)
3.07
(78)
4.61
(117.1)
3.69
(93.7)
5.30
(134.6)
6.55
(166.4)
5.02
(127.5)
2.49
(63.2)
2.04
(51.8)
39.83
(1,011.7)
Source: Florida Climate Center

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