Why is Florida so dry and humid?
Florida is not dry. It is humid. Humidity means there is moisture in the air, therefore it is NOT dry. It is humid because Florida is technically a swamp.
it is closer to the equator
Closer to equator..other scientific reasons for humidity
It is not " dry & humid ". Those are contradictory conditions.Florida is humid because it is semi-tropical and surrounded by water.However it feels less humid here than in other places I have lived because of the constant breezes off the ocean or gulf.Secondly, there are two seasons in Florida because it is semi=tropical - rainy season and dry season.
It is because Florida is closer to the equator, therefore getting more sun.
Its a lot closer to the Equator than any other part of the United states.
Hi 13lk, I came upon your comment...and in some ways HaloFreeKill is indeed onto something here...this is what WikiP says about the Okefenokee, which is partly in FL and partly in GA:"The Okefenokee is the largest peat-based "blackwater" swamp in North America, and one of the largest in the world."Florida does have a bunch of incredible swamps, in fact you can find whole websites devoted to describing the wonders therein, like this one:http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/swamps.html"FAR FROM THE SCENES OF HORROR portrayed by Hollywood, Florida's swamps are dynamic wonderlands that display a wide range of ecological diversity."Oops, meant to put this as a comment...oh well...