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1991-2020 Normals || Other Normals || Statewide Averages
Long-Term Precipitation Data || Local Climatological Data || Weather Planner



1991-2020 Normals


Average monthly maximum, minimum, and mean temperatures; average monthly precipitation; and degree days for select Florida stations. A climate normal is defined, by convention, as the arithmetic mean of a climatological element computed over three consecutive decades. The methodology employed to generate the 1991-2020 normals was similar to the previous set of normals, addressing inhomogeneity and missing data value problems. The 1991-2020 normals were provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information, where data for more cities and information about the calculation methodology are provided. 

*View the 1981-2010 normals here.


Florida Climate Normals Contour Maps*

Annual and Seasonal Maps


*Disclaimer: The contour maps were created using data from NCEI’s 1991-2020 normals dataset. The maps use a "smoothing" technique that interpolates values between stations. As stations are not equally distributed across Florida, the contour maps capture more general and broadscale climate conditions across the state. All temperature maps in the collection use the same color palette and all precipitation maps use the same color palette, but the maps are generally scaled differently in order to see the differences from place to place more easily. There may be some slight differences between the maps and specific station values. The station-specific dataset from NCEI, provided above, should be used to investigate the climate normals for a specific station or locations close to a station. These contour maps can be used for analyzing the climate normals for locations that are not close to a station or when analyzing the relative climate conditions across large regions of the state.






Long-Term Precipitation Data


An archive of monthly precipitation data from selected cities in Florida, generally beginning around 1900, although data as far back as the early 1830's can be found for certain locations. There are gaps in some of the earlier data, although most gaps were filled by observations from near by areas. All of the data tables were originally created by Dr. Morton D. Winsburg, Department of Geography at Florida State University. The data was assembled by using monthly summaries of local climatological data produced by the National Centers for Environmental Information.




Local Climatological Data


**Unedited** Local Climatological Data (LCD) reports published by the National Centers for Environmental Information. The LCDs contain daily information, such as high/low temperatures, precipitaiton amounts, present weather, wind and pressure data. Since these reports are in Unedited form, they have yet to go through a final quality control at NCEI. Until recently these reports were only available in hard copy, but since the beginning of 2000 they now are being transferred via the internet. Local Climatological Data reports are provided for the following cities in Florida: Apalachicola, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Key West, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.




Weather Planner


The Florida Weather Planner is an informal look at normal weather conditions for the State of Florida. Here we present climatological information and averages that give a more intuitive feel for usual weather conditions across the state of Florida. This section should help answer the question, "What is the weather like in this area of Florida?"

The information presented in the Florida Weather Planner was assembled by Dr. Morton D. Winsburg of Florida State University. All of this information and more can be found in his book Florida Weather: Second Edition, 2003, University Presses of Florida.

Data tables:

Tabulated weekly averages of temperature, precipitation, precipitation chances, and sea temperature (where applicable for selected cities in the state of Florida).

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