Without snow and not much cold and lots of greenery all around, the usual standards don’t apply.
That being said, Floridians know winter when they feel it:
- In the day, if the mercury doesn’t break above 70 – That’s winter!
- Or during the night, if the mercury doesn’t break 40 – That’s also winter!
Naples airport has recorded 5 days so far this winter that haven’t broken above 70º F.
On average we can count on 17.
We’ve yet to have a single night break below the 40º F mark, however.
That happens about 7 times per year on average.
Our coldest winter of the past 30 years was the winter of 95-96 when 41 days didn’t break above the 70º mark and 17 nights plunged down to 40º or below.
That was an El Nino year by the way.
I wasn’t here at the time, but even if I was, quite frankly I’d have a tough time calling even that winter.