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June 24, 2017

Orlando Weather

This was the weather forecast for July 27, 2015.

Yet another day of 90-plus degree temperatures is expected on Wednesday. Slightly cooler and markedly wetter conditions might not be far behind.  Highs Wednesday should reach 93 under mainly sunny skies, the National Weather Service said. Clear conditions continue into the evening as temperatures fall into the upper 70s.  Beginning Thursday, there's at least a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms each day through Sunday, forecasters say.  A week earlier, it was "Highs in the low to mid 90's with overnight lows reaching 76 degrees."

Sounds like it's really hot in Florida, doesn't it?  Actually, the forecast for July 27th was for Central New Jersey and the week earlier forecast was from Chicago, IL. Everyone asks "Isn't it really hot in Florida in July & August?"  The short answer is "Quite frankly, it isn't that much hotter than elsewhere in the US.  Summer heat waves don't affect Florida like they do in other parts of the country.

Not to worry, everything in Florida is air conditioned.  We have cooling breezes all the time coming off the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico (Florida is only 160 miles wide).  And yes, it does rain nearly every day in Florida during the summer.  Those late afternoon thunderstorms have a benefit, it cools down the evenings so nighttime is comfortable.  Don't worry about the weather.  We can't stop it, change it or control it.  Just come to NMRA 2017 Orlando and have a great time.

Fun Florida Fact
Air Conditioning was invented in Florida by Dr. John Gorrie, a doctor trying to find a way to cool patients in hospitals.  A statue of John Gorrie was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capital by Florida in 1914.  Gorrie is considered the father of refrigeration and air-conditioning.

It's easy to stay cool in Florida.  Stay hydrated.  Drink water, Take your weight, divide by 2, and that's how much water you need per day to stay healthy in any environment or temperature.