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Old 07-30-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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I was joking with someone saying that in South Fla, there are two seasons: summer and are you kidding me with this? lol.
But in all seriousness, what (if any) seasonal changes are there? Less humidity, sure. Do leaves change color at all or fall off?
Anything?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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There are 2 seasons in South Florida. 1) Hot & Humid which lasts about 8-9 months of the year. 2) Moderately cool and less humid which lasts only 2-3 months. The leaves do not change color in South Florida. You will have to drive up towards Orlando to see leaves changing colors.

It is consistently hot & humid without break from April until late October, early November. November and March are swing months, meaning the weather shifts back and forth between hot & humid and cooler without humidity. December and January are usually pretty cool with temps in the 60's-70's during the day and the 50's at night. There are only a few nights per year that dip below 50.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Leaves do change color on some trees, and then fall off, and at odd times too.

Also some trees have very powerful blooms, which also tend to be seasonal.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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Spring is the only time some trees will bloom here. Others regain their leaves. Some of them depend on the preceding dry season to trigger the blooming. You see nesting activity and lots of young animals. You see a lot more road kills because animals are on the move looking for mates. The beaches are crowded with families or spring breakers (also looking for mates!), depending on where you are. Morning fog is common, especially over the Everglades.

Summer: Hurricane season starts. It's hot and humid. Some plants continue to bloom. Grass grows insanely fast. Mosquitoes and fleas and ticks are rampant. Lizards and toads are everywhere. It rains every afternoon at 3.

Fall: Heat and/or humidity fluctuate more. Prime season for hurricanes that hit Florida. Butterflies return. It rains every afternoon from 2 to 3, precisely when schools are dismissing.

Winter: Cooler and drier. "Chamber of Commerce" weather. Growing season for many fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce) that can't handle late summer heat here. Lots of Butterflies and birds from other climates. Lots of out of state license plates, drivers in the left lane of I-95 doing 50mph with their blinker on and impossible to get a table at TooJays between 4 and 7. Temperatures "plunging" below 70 are a "weather event." If it gets cold enough long enough, iguanas fall from the trees.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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Leaves do change color on some trees, and then fall off, and at odd times too.

Also some trees have very powerful blooms, which also tend to be seasonal.
Some leaves on some trees turn brown and fall off. But no trees change color like what you'd see further north. Most foliage remains green. There is very little seasonal change here at all other than temps.
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