September 10th is a day I always look forward to putting behind us. Being numerically minded and having experienced numerous late-season hurricanes, I’m well aware that we’re still in hurricane season for more than two and a half months. However, September 10th marks the historical peak of hurricane season and the odds begin to work in our favor not to be impacted by a hurricane from here. As we hope our brush with Isaias is the extent of what this active hurricane season will bring to South Florida this year, we can also feel better about the record high temps for South Florida not being quite as high any longer.
While July is the hottest month of the year in Florida historically, with July 21st being the hottest day, we still sit with an average high temperature of 90 through the first week and a half of the year in South Florida. Take a look at your extended forecast and you’ll notice the high temps start with an 8 rather than a 9. That’s what we can expect the rest of the way. Today marks peak hurricane season but also the end to the typical 90-degree days in South Florida. In a year that’s brought us more adversity than we could have ever imagined, little wins seem to mean more. Count today as two of them.
Photo by: Getty Images