Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Pensacola weather

Pensacola and Escambia County Weather
Pensacola’s climate offers year-round sports and recreational opportunities. Winter, spring and fall are filled with lots of sunshine. As compared to Miami, Northeastern Florida does have seasons of sorts.

The hottest month is July, with an average high of 82° F and an average low of 74° F. In January the average high temperature is 52° F and the average low is 42° F.

Normal annual precipitation is 62 plus inches, with the largest monthly totals accumulating from July through September.
• Pensacola Temperature Annual
Month Air r
January 54
• February 56
• March 61
• April 68
• May 76
• June 81
• July 82
• August 82
• September 78
• October 70
• November 60
• December 54

Other Pensacola Weather Indicators ---Annual
• Average Wind Speed 8.4
• Clear Days 106
• Partly Cloudy Days 123
• Cloudy Days 137
• Percent of Possible Sunshine 60.0
• Avg. Relative Humidity 73.5. To see stats by the month, go to


Pensacola and its wider area have tended over the past 30 years to be hit more frequently than the rest of Florida by major hurricanes, but in the 30-40 years prior to that the situation was exactly reversed: Pensacola was less frequently hit than peninsular Florida. Or to put it a different way, the area has been “hit” by just 6 storms Category 3 or higher since 1940, and peninsular Florida suffered 10 such storms during that same period
• Furthr information:
Despite four devastating hurricanes in 2004, the number of Florida visitors rose 7% to an all-time high of 79.8 million last year and is on target to hit 80 million this year. Florida tourism generates about $57 billion annually and employs 912,700.
• If you live on the coast you stand the greatest chance of having one affect you. Some areas of Florida have gone fifty years plus without one but you never know.
• As a resident having lived in the Keys and now in central Florida I’ve been through them.
• In my opinion, the best thing you can do is buy a home that was built after Andrew-August 92 that was built to stricter building codes. Have window protection and a backup generator and make sure your insurance is up to date. If they ask you to leave, do it
• Realize-If you live in an older home that was not built up to the stricter building codes (After Hurricane Andrew-August 1992) or you live in a mobile home you stand the best chance of having major structural damage
• Living on the beach in a mobile home is asking for it. Although, you may never have a problem, you’re still definitely taking your chances. Barrier islands and open-water beaches are the most prone to damage.
• Having lived in California, I prefer the threat of a hurricane however as opposed to an earthquake. At least you have a warning.
• For current information about hurricanes go to
• For 2005 climate info by areas go to
• For current weather forecasts by cities go to
• *Living in a waterfront home typically means that you will pay a higher Insurance premium. The insurance is higher due to flood and wind concerns.
• Part of this is also because the pricing on these homes is higher so there is more value to insure against.
• Having said all this, I can’t imagine living elsewhere. It is really great to wake up and it’s sunny out.

We spend over half our lives indoors…so when you do go outside, wouldn’t it be nice if it was warm and sunny?

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