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Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer 2020 Forecast For Florida

Some states will see a lot of rain. Others can expect scorching heat. Here’s what the Old Farmer’s Almanac says for Florida’s summer.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
May 24, 2020 9:32 p m ET

FLORIDA — With most of Florida’s beaches open as long as social distancing requirements are followed, thoughts are now turning to what to expect this summer.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, founded in 1792, is predicting Florida can expect “seasonal between two tropical storm threats” weather in the coming summer months. What does that mixed description mean?

“Summer’s steamiest weather will hold off until mid-July in most areas. Gardeners almost everywhere — in the Intermountain and Pacific regions, northern Alaska, from most of Texas northward to Canada, and eastward to the Atlantic—may be relieved to hear that summer rainfall will be above normal.”

In June, the Almanac predicts Florida will see an average temperature of 81 degrees, which is 1 degree below average, and 7.5 inches of rain, which is 1-inch above average.

The almanac even offers week-by-week weather predictions for June:

  • June 1-12: Several thunderstorms, warm
  • Jun 13-20: A few thunderstorms, cool
  • Jun 21-23: Tropical storm threat
  • June 24-30: A few thunderstorms; cool, then hot

Summer officially begins with the solstice on Saturday, June 20.

For most of the United States, summer’s hottest periods won’t occur until July. “Summer’s steamiest weather will hold off until mid-July in most areas,” said Almanac editor Michael Steinberg.

While the summer is expected to be a scorcher across the United States in 2020, the Old Farmer’s Almanac also predicts elevated amounts of rainfall from Texas to Canada, and eastward to the Atlantic Ocean.

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June 1 marks the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs until Nov. 30, although there has already been one named storm, Tropical Storm Arthur. Tropical storm activity will be near average, with the best chance for a major hurricane strike to occur in mid-September from Florida to North Carolina, the almanac says.

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However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week said its “outlook for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season indicates that an above-normal season is most likely, with a possibility of that season being extremely active.”

On average, the Atlantic hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.

NOAA predicted with 70 percent certainty there will be 13 to 19 named storms with top winds of at least 39 mph. Of those, six to 10 are expected to become hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph, including three to six major hurricanes of Category 3 and higher with top winds of at least 111 mph, according to Jacobs.

In April, Colorado State University meteorologists predicted the 2020 hurricane season could bring 16 named storms — four more than the average.

The Almanac’s weather forecast methodology comes from a secret formula that was created by its founder, Robert Thomas, in 1792. The exact prediction process remains a secret, but the periodical discloses it uses solar science, climatology and meteorology to make its forecasts.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is not to be confused with its rival forecast predictor, Farmers’ Almanac, is North America’s oldest continuously published periodical, according to its website.

Old Farmer's Almanac Summer 2020 Forecast For Florida – St. Pete, FL – Some states will see a lot of rain. Others can expect scorching heat. Here's what the Old Farmer's Almanac says for Florida's summer.

The Farmer’s Almanac Predicts Winter 2020 In Florida Will Be Warmer & Drier Than Usual

When you live in Florida, you likely aren’t too concerned with how the winter will be, especially when compared to other very snowy parts of the country. You don’t normally invest in snow blowers or cars with heated seats, however, it’s still nice to stay in the loop when it comes to expectations for the upcoming weather patterns. The predictions for the upcoming winter in Florida have been released and you’ll want to see what they’re saying.

What do you think about the 2020 winter predictions in Florida? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section!

The Farmer's Almanac has released their predictions for winter in Florida this year. Be prepared for what's to come at the end of the year.