Florida Annual Rainfall and Climate Data, see below for individual cities
Florida city precipitation totals
Avg Annual Precip
Avg Annual Snow
|Avg. # days of Precip||Avg # thunderstorm days||Avg # hail days||Avg # severe thunderstorm watches per year||Avg # tornado watches per year||# of tornadoes reported in county, 1960-2010|
|West Palm Beach||61.39||0.0||133||79||0||4||3||134|
Florida Precipitation Data
- Driest location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation: Key West, southern Florida, 38.94"
- Wettest location ranked by highest annual average precipitation: Pensacola, western Florida, 52.3"
- Snowiest location ranked by highest annual average snowfall: Pensacola, western Florida, 0.2"
- State precipitation record for 24 hours - Yankeetown, northwestern Florida, 9/5/1950, 38.7"
- State precipitation record for 1 year - Pensacola, western Florida, 1879, 127.24"
- State snow record for 24 hours - Milton Station, western Florida, 3/6/1954, 4.0"
- Yankeetown, Florida recorded the second highest 24-hour rainfall total in U.S. history with 38.70 inches on 9/5/1950, as a result of Hurricane Easy striking the area
- Fort Myers, Florida experiences the most thunderstorms in the U.S. with an average of 89 annually.
- Florida possesses 4 of the Top 10 wettest cities in the United States, ranked by average annual precipitation: Pensacola, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach and Miami
- Of the Top 10 hottest cities in the nation, seven of them are in Florida: Key West, Miami, West Palm Beach, Ft Myers, Orlando, Vero Beach and Tampa
- Although Key West is the driest location in Florida with 38.84" of annual precipitation, this amount is still more than the wettest location in South Dakota (29.85"), Nevada (30.60") and New Mexico (28.19")
National Climatic Data Center, severe thunderstorm / tornado
watch data period is 1999 - 2008,
NOAA Storm Prediction Center
State lightning flash density average - 1997-2011, Vaisala, Tornado climate data - NOAA Storm Prediction Center