Which is hotter: Seattle, Washington or Naples, Florida?
This sounds like a no-brainer, right?
After all, wasn’t July a scorching month of no rain in Naples?
Or maybe this is a trick question, perhaps based on the premise that all temperatures are relative, and yes – “a hot day in cloudy Seattle is just a mild one in sunny Florida.”
Your average July day in Seattle sees temperatures rise into the 70s during the day and drop into the 50s during the night.
Compare that to Naples, Florida: Some summer nights it won’t even drop below the 80º F line, and on average – during the day – it rises into the low 90s.
So on average there’s no question: Naples is hotter.
For one day, however, and it was a day to remember – in late July (see the graph), Seattle soured to a Sonoran-Desert-like 105º F.
That’s 10 degrees above the pre-existing historical daily high!
As for which one is rainier?
Finally, now here’s a no-brainer we can’t be fooled on.
July was droughty in Naples: It brought only half the normal monthly total – 3.5 inches of rain.
Score that 3 inches more than Seattle’s July total!
Yes, that was a trick question …
So much for no-brainers.