The fact that Florida is hot is a reason it’s such a popular vacation spot. But WHY is Florida so hot? And is the Sunshine State getting even HOTTER? As a native Floridian who loves studying all things weather, I can explain what’s going on with the weather and climate in Florida. Here’s why Florida is SO hot… from a meteorologist’s viewpoint!
Hurricanes are major storms with sustained winds of at least 74 mph and form over oceans. Hurricane Categories are used to estimate potential property damage — on a scale from 1 to 5. See what each of the 5 categories means — in terms of maximum wind speeds and the specific types of damage you can expect to see.
A snow squall is a sudden, heavy snowstorm that doesn’t last very long. It’s similar to a blizzard with massive snowfall, strong wind gusts, and whiteout conditions — but it only occurs for a relatively brief time and appears in relatively small areas at a time. With a snow squall, the snow accumulation may or may not be significant. The wind and blowing snow that move through so quickly are the trademark signs of a snow squall.