And its circumference is 300 feet less a quarter mile, that sounds more like a pond. But if you consider that its open pool is five times deeper than Lake Okeechobee’s 20-ft depth, and – here’s the icing on the cake – that it isn’t enclosed by a 35-ft tall levee, thus allowing its waters to naturally overflow into the swamp.
Hot and humid, we can count on showers most every day. And very powerful storms, too. When I first moved down to Florida, sometime told me about the summer monsoons. Technically, I would later learn – Florida doesn’t have monsoons. But still, during summer, if you had to pick a comparison point: The monsoons of India probably best describe its afternoon downpours.
During the winter, Mediterranean weather moves in.
Mild, little rain, and beautiful sunsets, the southwest coast of Florida fancies itself a newer version of the Italian coast. Architectural, Tuscan architecture is the rage. Although unlike Naples, Italy – the one thing you won’t see it it’s new world namesake is anyone hanging out their clothes to dry.
I often hear people complain …
That Florida doesn’t have seasons.
My view is that its two seasons are continents apart!
I know everyone’s excited about cold air about to move in.
But let’s put it in perspective, too.
Yes, it will be cooler (and delightfully crisp).
However, it will not meet the criteria for “official” Florida Fall. For that to happen, nighttime low temperatures need to drop below 60° F for two consecutive nights in a row (source: Winsberg’s Florida Weather). That’s when fall in Florida begins.
Nor will it meet the standard for an “official” Florida Winter Day.
For that to happen, daytime temperatures have to stay at 70° F or below.