I spent nineteen years in Florida. I arrived one year ago in Arizona. Both have warm (HOT) climates in the summer. Both have pleasant winters. So what’s the difference?
Florida is humid; Arizona is arid. Florida has big fluffy white clouds like huge cotton balls floating in the sky; Arizona has small wispy clouds surrounded by lot of blue sky. Florida rains; Arizona, not very much.
If you would rather bake than boil in the sun, choose Arizona, because it’s dryer. If you hate extremely high temperatures over 100 degrees, choose Florida, because the temperatures rarely exceed 100. I live in Arizona, where the humidity is low; I lived in Florida, where the humidity is high. If you experience 90-degree temperatures in high humidity, it will seem more unpleasant than it would at 90 degrees with lower humidity. Florida summer days reach the mid to high 90’s, while Arizona’s temperatures rise consistently to 104 degrees, often reaching upwards of 107, and on some days past 110. Sizzling 115 degree heat does not seem comfortable with even the lowest possible humidity!
You won’t need an umbrella very often in Arizona. You might want to keep one in your automobile in Florida.
Bad hair days do not often happen in Arizona. The arid climate does not disturb the hairstyle that is secured by hairspray. Florida has bad hair days all the time!
My opinion is that Arizona’s hotter weather with lower humidity balances with Florida’s slightly cooler weather with higher humidity. They are both beautiful places to live. Sunshine and laughter describe them both!