Does it snow in Florida?
It seems impossible to think of Florida without our minds being invaded by magical sunny landscapes, beautiful beaches, theme parks, and a feeling of comforting warmth.
Thanks to its thousands and thousands of miles of coastline, the state of Florida is undoubtedly the quintessential tourist destination for lovers of the beach and tropical climate in the United States.
Snow in Florida? ❄
The state of Florida is not only hot but the hottest in the United States, mainly due to its geographical position and its more than 400 miles of coastline. In this sense, the geographic condition of Florida minimizes the chances of snowfall occurring on its territory, especially in the counties near the coast.
As we mentioned earlier, the chances of snow in Florida are slim, though not zero (at least not in every city in Florida). In some cities in the north of Florida, such as Tallahassee, Blountstown, Bristol, Pensacola, and Crestview, it is much more likely to observe these meteorological phenomena.
The climate of Florida ⛅
Geographically speaking, Florida is characterized by having one of the longest coastlines in the United States. The maritime coast of Florida is so extensive that it borders two large bodies of water:
- On the right side: with the North Atlantic Ocean.
- On the left side: with the Gulf of Mexico.
Given such a geographical condition, it is not surprising that the climate of Florida leans towards the tropical type.
Despite this fact, Florida does not have a single kind of climate in its territory. On the contrary, its weather varies as you travel from the south coast towards the cities of the north.
Thus, for example, the counties located to the south of Lake Okeechobee: such as Charlotte, Glades, Martin, Palm Beach, Hendry, Lee, Collier, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe have a tropical climate; while the counties located to the north of The Lake have a humid subtropical climate.
Winter weather characteristics
- Average minimum temperature (winter/North Florida): 39.2 °F (4 °C) - 44.6 °F (7 °C).
- Average minimum temperature (winter/South Florida): 60.8 °F (16 °C).
- Average minimum and maximum temperature range (winter): 39.2 °F (4 °C) - 60.8 °F (16 °C).
- Lowest recorded temperature: -2.2 °F (-19 °C) | February 13, 1899, Tallahassee, Leon County, U.S.
Summer weather characteristics
- Average maximum temperature (summer): <100.4 °F (38 °C).
- Highest recorded temperature: 109.4 °F (43 °C) | June 29, 1931, Monticello, Jefferson County, U.S.
Precipitation (rain and snow)
- Average annual rainfall: unknown.
- Average annual snowfall: unknown.
- Snowfall (frequency): rarely (only in the far northern regions of the state).
- Rainfall (frequency): often (the state of Florida is characterized by the frequency with which it is hit by major storms and hurricanes).
When does it snow in Florida? 🌨
Does it snow in Florida in December?
Yes, it might snow in December. Although, of course, the chances of this happening are minimal.
Does it snow in Florida in January?
Yes, it might snow in January. During this month, the chances of seeing snowfall in the cities of North Florida (Tallahassee, Blountstown, Bristol, Pensacola, Crestview, Quincy, Bonifay, Marianna, Milton, and DeFuniak Springs) increase slightly from the previous month.
Does it snow in Florida in February?
Yes, it might snow in February. However, the chances of this happening are almost nil, even lower than in December.
Where does it snow in Florida? 🌨
Taking the month of January as a reference because it is the one that exhibits the highest levels of snowfall during the winter, we present below a table in which we directly answer the question in this section (Where does it snow in Florida?):
|County seat||Does it snow?|
|Green Cove Springs||No|
|Port Saint Joe||Yes|
|West Palm Beach||No|
How much does it snow in Florida? 🌨
Next, we expose a comparison chart of the average snow accumulation throughout a sliding 31-day period (centered on the day in question) in twenty-six cities of Florida:
|Port Saint Joe||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0,1|