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seasons Posted On: 9/7/2007 10:58:09 AM
I grew up in NY state. There's a big difference between NY seasons and FL seasons. In Winter Haven there are two primary seasons: wet and dry. The wet/rainy season parallels hurricane season: June through November. Summers are hot, highs into the 90's most days, with afternoon thunderstorms as a general rule. The week I am writing this (1st week of September, 2007) we are predicted to have 6 days without rain. (Oops. It just started to rain!) Before that it has rained every day for several weeks, but the storms are short, and the water drains away quickly.
Winters are the dry season. Sometimes we can smell the smoke from wild fires in outlying rural areas. Tourists come to Florida for the winters. This is when I put the top down on my convertible, spend long hours in the garden, leave doors and windows open and the AC off. Some nights are even cool enough for a fire in the fireplace.
Wherever one lives, there are tradeoffs. I traded NY's frigid winters for central Florida's hot, humid summers. For me it was a good deal.