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Old 04-02-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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Default No lie, I have been told Miami has the worst..........

hurricanes and thunderstorms in all of America. How true is this? Does it rain everyday from the months of June- September?.....( I was told it does)


Please be honest! Please include alot of detail on Miami weather.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:23 AM
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Yes it pretty much rains every day June to September, not all day usually. Rainy season starts in about Mid-May usually and runs through November. June is our rainiest month. Augusts second rainiest month, with July being the third rainiest month. It doesn't usually rain all day, typically in the afternoon. Florida is the lightening capital of the world, fyi. So yes we do get thunderstorm that time of the year.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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hurricanes and thunderstorms in all of America. How true is this? Does it rain everyday from the months of June- September?.....( I was told it does)


Please be honest! Please include alot of detail on Miami weather.
Yes very true.

It usually rains every other day from July to September with nasty thunderstorms.

May and June have weeks of cloudy days and rain. Worst time of the year for a vacation.

Hurricanes and tropical storms usually arrive here too. Andrew, Irene, Frances, Katrina, Jeanne, Rita, Wilma just to name a few.
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Yes, it does rain just about every day during the summer. Keep in mind though it's usually only 45 minutes to an hour, then the sun comes back out. It usually doesn't rain for days on end.

There are hurricanes but the area is better prepared then other areas that also receive hurricanes.

There's a trade off, October through May is beautiful, June through September isn't as beautiful. You really won't find better winters in the continental US then South Florida, but you can find just as hot and humid summers.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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The summer months of Miami are awesome, you can see random lightning shows every night without even worrying about rain. In the daytime, it will rain about every day for about an hour, you wont even be able to see in front of you, then almost at the snap of a finger it'll be 90 degrees and sunny and you wont even remember it rained.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: silver springs
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the worst? Polk county, florida....every afternoon the sea breeze from the atlantic meets up with the gulf breeze and the most dangerous lightning is created.....45 miles east of Tampa
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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If one asks a farmer /gardener ( even Ava's Gardner-er - joke) what is the ideal place on Earth for farming/gardening,he should recommend a place where it rains every day,but lightly & for limited time...
So the soil gets near perfect irrigation...

A place blessed by God/nature...

Now,those who don't like "raining" & thunderstorms & tornadoes etc may go to LA,CH.NY ...

The fewer people stay in Mia,the better...
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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I will try to answer this is more detail to clear up things.

SOMEWHERE in South Florida it rains daily during the summer and fall. If you are near the coast, you get morning downpours that last a couple of minutes...and just make things more humid before the sun comes up.

In the early afternoon, thunderstorms break out over the weatern suburbs and usually move inland. Inland it rains much more frequently that on the coast. The thunderstorms are violent with very loud thunder, vivid lightning and torrential downpours.

Sometimes the storms form right over the city or move towards the coast, but this is not every day. You can go up to 5 days without a thunderstorm directly over head (nearby)....and then go 5 straight days with storms.

Hurricanes can be bad anywhere, I don't know that we have the worst. I would say the Keys have it worse than we do...but all it takes is one storm and anyone else can claim the title from one year to the next.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Typical sub- to tropical climate...The best on paper,even better in reality...
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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Hurricanes can be bad anywhere, I don't know that we have the worst. I would say the Keys have it worse than we do...but all it takes is one storm and anyone else can claim the title from one year to the next.
I saw a map somewhere in which Miami is actually slightly more hurricane prone then the Keys. It wasn't a whole lot more, but it was some.
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