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Old 07-20-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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Yeah, this summer seems tolerable so far. Sure, I'd rather be on a Maine beach in 78-degree weather, but if this is the price to be paid for Oct-April, I will gladly pay it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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I was born in Tampa and now that i am older i can't stand the summer. No rain for weeks at a time, dewpoints around 75 , lows around 80 and highs around 95 just gets old.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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edit: when i visited the area last september it was already getting a tad chilly. had to wear a light jacket at night! *gasp*
What?! It's still in the mid 90s in September. Last September didn't see a single day that didn't hit 90+.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I was born in Tampa and now that i am older i can't stand the summer. No rain for weeks at a time, dewpoints around 75 , lows around 80 and highs around 95 just gets old.
Amen.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It's not that hot this summer and it's not rainy at all.

You can tell the people that are new to Tampa/Florida because they post things like "I cant believe it's raining today" or "This is the hottest summer ever" type of stuff
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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You sound like me. I too was born in Tampa. You'd think that after 37 years of existence here I would have adapted but it's the opposite. It wears me out more and I'm nauseous every day after work, I usually need to wait an hour or so before I eat. I think back to when I was a kid playing outside and it didn't bother me, of course we had a pool we played in alot. The buses at school didn't even have air conditioning.
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I was born in Tampa and now that i am older i can't stand the summer. No rain for weeks at a time, dewpoints around 75 , lows around 80 and highs around 95 just gets old.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Here is a tip to make the months from April to November a little more pleasant for yourself and others around you: Do not use clear deodorant, use the original white deodorant and put it on really thick. I speak from experience.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What?! It's still in the mid 90s in September. Last September didn't see a single day that didn't hit 90+.
night. time. right on the water. with breezes.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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This is my second summer in Florida, my first full summer in Tampa. I spent my last summer in Naples until mid-August when I completed my move to Tampa. Honestly, the heat is nothing to write home about. It doesn't get as hot here as it did in the midwest, there are a lot less bugs (a greater variety here, but in lesser numbers), and if it does become a problem you learn to avoid the peaks and enjoy the valleys.

Last summer was harder on me than this one has been. But I'd be foolish to call this one "hard" at all. It's been easy as pie-- I've gone cycling during the mid-day heat, I've done the same through torrential downpours, I've walked a few miles mid-day and enjoyed the scenery.

Here's the main difference between life in Florida and life in the north: the weather here is constant for four months. It's in the low 90's every day and there's a 50% chance of showers in the afternoon (for the most part, although this summer feels like a fluke). In the north, you get hot spells that swell into the hundreds and you're constantly surrounded by swarms of mosquitos, bees, gnats, etc. Either that, or you get weeks of rain and ugly days where the weather falls into the 50s (I went camping in Michigan in July many years ago-- and got snowed on. A week and a half later-- 90 degrees.)
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: FL
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Even thought we are still in MI, we decided this summer to live more in the heat to see how we like it. We have only turned our A/C on recently with the 90 degree days and it is set at 80 instead of 73 which is where my husband use to keep it and all our friends still do. We go to their houses and freeze now! We sit outside in the evening while everyone is in their houses. I vacuumed the truck on my lunch hour in the 93 degree heat when normally I would say it's too hot outside and actually I survived. Sure I got a little sweaty but nothing like hitting the gym. I have always drove with my windows down and have every day thus far this summer.

I know once we get to FL it will be an adjustment not matter how much I try to prepare myself now, but I don't want to be an A/C Hermit either when we move.

Hubby has done our yard work while others are sitting inside. I think we will survive :-)
That's the perfect attitude to have; even if you don't move to Florida. Just try to make the best out of any situation 9 times out of 10 works out for the best!

We do keep our home at a moderate temperature, but I'd be lying if I said I don't enjoy air conditioning at home, in the car and at work!

There is also something very purifying breaking a sweat and working hard in the heat. I feel invigorated and then I jump in the pool!
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