Rain & Hail in Florida

Rain in Florida

Florida receives more rainfall annually than most of the United States. Florida typically gets at least 50 inches of rainfall annually with most of the rainfall in the summer season during June, July, and August.

While Florida receives more rain than most states, it does not rain more days in Florida. In fact, Florida is nicknamed “The Sunshine State” because of the number of sunny days we have!

The reason for topping the charts in annual rainfall is that when it rains in Florida, it usually pours! Tallahassee is the city in Florida that generally records the most rainfall.

Click here for an average rainfall chart from 1895 to current year from FSU’s Florida Climate Center. They also provide monthly climate summaries of the weather in Florida.


Hail in Florida

Hail, on the other hand, is a bit more rare in Florida with only a few occurrences taking place every year. Hail is typically associated with severe thunderstorms or strong convective activity. These storms can form during the wet season or other times of the year when atmospheric conditions support their development.

While hail mostly occurs in the northern region, South Florida has been known to have some major hail storms.

Most often the hail in Florida is small pea-sized or marble-sized, though occasionally, there are golf ball sized hail.

When it hails in Florida, people love to post on social about it because it is rare.

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