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.
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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 created by Dr. Morton D. Winsburg, Professor of Geography at Florida State University. The data was assembled by using monthly summaries of local climatological data produced by the National Climatic Data Center.
**Unedited** Local Climatological Data (LCD) reports published by the National Climatic Data Center. The LCD's 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 NCDC. 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.
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 with Florida State University's Department of Geography. All of this information and more can be found in his book Florida Weather: Second Edition, 2003, University Presses of Florida.
Tabulated weekly averages of temperature, precipitation, precipitation chances, and sea temperature (where applicable for selected cities in the state of Florida).
Contour maps showing temperature and precipitation trends across the state of Florida.