Don't be fooled by one cold day:
This winter (so far) has exceeded 80° F over 60 percent of the time.
That's warm for recent history:
The last time Naples tipped 60 percent was the winter of 1990-1991. And just a few winters back for three years in a row plus-eighty-degree days were relatively rare -- only occurring 25 percent of the time during that stretch.
But by historical extremes this winter is off the record warm mark.
Daytime highs exceeded the 80° F mark for over 75 percent of the time for two winters in the early 1970s. Compare that to a paltry 20 percent occurrence of +80° F during the winter of 1976-1977. Now that was a cold winter! Or was it?
The annual variability is sort of like splitting hairs:
The big picture here is that winter in Sunny Naples is reliably mild.