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Old 01-28-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I was wondering when hurricane season is? What would be the best months weatherwise to travel to Fla.? months that are not rainy but also not really hot or touristy.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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I was wondering when hurricane season is? What would be the best months weatherwise to travel to Fla.? months that are not rainy but also not really hot or touristy.
The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from 1 June to 30 November. There is nothing magical in these dates, and hurricanes have occurred outside of these six months, but these dates were selected to encompass over 97% of tropical activity. June 1st has been the traditional start of the Atlantic hurricane season for decades. However, the end date has been slowly shifted outward, from October 31st to November 15th until its current date of November 30th.

Links with info:
NASA - Hurricane
Tropical Weather : Weather Underground
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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The dangerous time is from August 15-October 25. Otherwise hurricane season is no big deal. Remember, we only get a "big one" every 50-100 years.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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March is the best month to visit FL in my opinion
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Thank you all for your imput and information!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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just to add to this thread...there is an article out from the national weather service i think everyone in florida,let alone anywhere considered hurricane prone...may want to look at..
in this story, there is an interesting theory between warmer oceans in the pacific/indian oceans..and wind shear over the region of the atlantic where the majority of us landing hurricanes develop..
while just reasearch..the article states that it is quite possible that,because of this,the amount of hurricanes which make landfalls along the gulf and east coast,as well as all around fla. may lessen ...less hurricanes?,....i think floridians especially would welcome that!!!
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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just to add to this thread...there is an article out from the national weather service i think everyone in florida,let alone anywhere considered hurricane prone...may want to look at..
in this story, there is an interesting theory between warmer oceans in the pacific/indian oceans..and wind shear over the region of the atlantic where the majority of us landing hurricanes develop..
while just reasearch..the article states that it is quite possible that,because of this,the amount of hurricanes which make landfalls along the gulf and east coast,as well as all around fla. may lessen ...less hurricanes?,....i think floridians especially would welcome that!!!
We all keep an eye for new information. One for sure factor is that we will get a hurricane sooner or later, so planning and revising the plan is key to survive and get back to your home if your area is affected... many excellent threads with advise and checklist for all...
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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The dangerous time is from August 15-October 25. Otherwise hurricane season is no big deal. Remember, we only get a "big one" every 50-100 years.
What would be an example of a 'big one'?
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Miami
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A Cat 5 storm is considered the big one.

To the OP, rainy season is Mid-May through November pretty much. The best time to visit Florida is, Jan - April.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Thank you for the help...I had the same question
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