Aug 27, 2013

Convenient scapegoat

Tallahassians have a bad reputation for blocking cold air.

What else could explain their notable drop in air temperatures in the weeks following Labor Day (see chart below) compared to a flat line of summer temperatures further south (i.e. Naples)?

The charts above show actual high and low air temperatures for Tallahassee (left) and Naples (right) compared to the long-term average daytime high and nighttime low (light gray) and record daytime high and nighttime low (dark gray).  Red bars are forecasted.  Can you see how average temperatures start to drop for Tallahassee starting Labor Day while in Naples summer temperatures linger through September?  


Okay, I'll admit.

I'm looking for a scapegoat for south Florida's notable lack of Labor Day induced fall.


Our first cold front won't arrive until mid October at least.

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