Florida is the Sunshine State, so here in Pensacola, we need to take extra precautions when going out in the sun.
How did Florida get its nickname?
It has a generally warm climate- subtropical in the northern and central regions of the state and a true tropical climate in the southern portion.
When did it get its nickname?
In 1970, the nickname was officially adopted by the legislature.
How much sunshine does Florida get?
On average, the state gets 300 days of sunshine each year.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Centers for Disease Control have created state-specific fact sheets about skin cancer incidence and prevention. Click here to view the sheet for Florida.