zone 9a

It was -6 degrees in Tallahassee on the night of the 15th of January, 1978. Nita Neary described coming into the sorority house because it was so cold. I decided to see how cold by researching the weather that was recorded for that night. I’d certainly say that -6 constitutes as “harsh cold”, no? When writing, some people do a lot more researching than just “readin(ing) Wikipedia.”

I suggest you maybe take your own advice and read Wikipedia because it’s almost as if you think the whole state of Florida has the exact same climate? “Tallahassee straddles the boundary between USDA Hardiness Zones 8B and 9A,[21] the coldest temperature of the season is typically around 20 °F (−7 °C).“