The Sunshine State does not always hold true to its name. Unfortunately, Florida is the most hurricane-prone state in the country. Hurricane season in Florida lasts from June through November (and they're known to occur outside this timeframe, too). From 1851 to 2006, Florida experienced 114 hurricanes; the state's record for most hurricanes in one year was four in 2004.
Central Florida has more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the country and has come to be known as the lightning capital of the U.S. Florida also leads the nation in tornadoes per square mile (when including waterspouts) and records one the highest average precipitation averages of all 50 states.