Temperatures could jump into the low 100s because the high yesterday was 98 degrees at 3:00pm
I finally convinced my dad to come visit my wife, my kids, and in Largo, Florida this year for Independence Day. He’s a Michigander and has lived in that state for his entire life. He came down to Florida a few times over the years after my mother moved my sister and I down here, but he always hated the weather more than anything else about this state. Despite Michigan having particularly warm summers because of its geographical features, my dad said the radiant heat here is much more intense because Largo, Florida is 1,200 miles closer to the equator than his home in central Michigan. Naturally, that will give the entire area much more heat intensity during the summer season, even if the temperature matches whatever it reads in Michigan at the same time. It’s the heat index which will be drastically different depending on where you are in the country at any given time. Even before moving to Largo, I lived in Oldsmar and we had similar weather. Back then we would hop onto the U.S. Highway 19 and drive up the coast northward to Holiday or New Port Richey. However, this year we would be staying at my house for the July 4th holiday, regardless of the high heat advisory issued from the National Weather Service. Temperatures could jump into the low 100s because the high yesterday was 98 degrees at 3:00pm. I know my dad is going to hate waking up to even hotter weather tomorrow morning, but I can’t control the southwestern Florida sun anymore than any other person in the sunshine state.