Labor Day is a now three months behind us,
Is it safe to finally say that fall has arrived in south Florida?
Consider the evidence:
Labor Day of course marks the “unofficial” start of fall on the continent, even if by celestial standards the autumnal equinox doesn’t occur until September 22nd.
Both are mute points on the peninsula:
Summer rains were still going strong through the start of October.
Eventually we got our first blast of “cool” air, but it was a short lived whimsy – the weeks that followed ramped back into a “hot and humid” malaise that wouldn’t shake free.
Finally here at the end of November I’m starting shake off the summer cobwebs:
Skies grow dark early, weather has turned more reliably cool, and perhaps most tellingly the cypress needles have almost completely fallen.
And if that weren’t enough:
Today marks the official end of hurricane season.
So, can we finally claim victory and proclaim fall has officially arrived?
It’s sort of a mute point now that the Navels oranges and Ruby Red grapefruits are in!
Here in Florida that’s our first sign of winter!