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Old 12-11-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I agree with the OP, and thanks for bringing that to my attention, I honestly never thought about that. I do brag about or months of Nov - March, but if I think about it, ppl in more of the northern states experience days in the 70's for a longer period of time, and if you like the hot, it gets hot in the summer, and if you like the cold, it certainly gets cold up there too!
I lived up north for 30 years, and there are NOT more 70 degree days in a row. In fact, there is the potential for freezing temperatures parts or all of October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, and April.

May, June and Sept. are nice. July and August are just as hot and humid as Florida.

I lived there, I know the truth. You get maybe 3 nice months of great weather.

Where we live in Florida 1/2 October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, April, and 1/2 of May are amazing.

7 months of great weather vs 3.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Orlando... FL?
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I was actually thinking more along the lines of states like SC, NC, VA... I could not live up north. I should have been more specific in my post.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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Where you headed? I would assume Michigan by your name. LOL.
Sort of would like to move half way back . We are originally from Michigan . Looking more towards Tennessee now .
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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I lived up north for 30 years, and there are NOT more 70 degree days in a row. In fact, there is the potential for freezing temperatures parts or all of October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, and April.

May, June and Sept. are nice. July and August are just as hot and humid as Florida.

I lived there, I know the truth. You get maybe 3 nice months of great weather.

Where we live in Florida 1/2 October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, April, and 1/2 of May are amazing.

7 months of great weather vs 3.
"I THINK" maybe it has to do with the fact that certain areas of FL face very high temps, humidity & heat indexes for weeks on end & there is never a break from it.

We lived in SWFL, so I can only vouch for that area, but from late May to late Oct every day is in the 90s with 65% or more humidity & heat indexes well over the 100s almost every day from June-Sept.

In "certain areas" of the north & midwest, there are horrible ice storms, snow, wind chill, temps, etc. But there will days of 40s & 50s then weeks of 20s & 30s then back to a week of 40s & 50s.

No one is shoveling snow every day from Oct to April or are there ice storms or snow every day for 5 months. I was born & raised in the north. Some people greatly exaggerate winter. The "bad weather" does not last every single day for 5 months. It was well above 90 every single day this summer in Punta Gorda with weeks of heat indexes in the 100s.

Florida weather is just what it is. Some can tolerate it; others can't. My family & I prefer a climate that is found in the midwest & north. Other people prefer subtropical climates.

Life is more interesting when people are different
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Orlando... FL?
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Yes, I agree. The constant heat and humidity w/o relief is what I was getting at.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Members, if you don't understand the question ask for clarification so YOU are clear. If you make sarcastic comments, understand that no one else knows if your post is sarcastic or just don't post.

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Your right, sarcasm is easily misinterperted because I just got another misinterpreted negative rep that reads this.
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Calling the whole state useless because of weather is grossly unfair. I sure hope you get to move to whereever you would be happy real soon.
LOL, I'm the only Broward "regular" that likes it here! I even made a thread one time in the Charlotte forum asking what was wrong with me because I DON'T want to move there!

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Yep,

Today is Dec. 11th and the high is 84. That's just not enough relief for me. "winter" is getting just a little warmer and a little shorter every year. Trust me, I'm a disgruntled Florida resident-I've been paying attention. For the last few "winters" it has warmed back up much quicker in between the cold fronts so that you wind up getting a "shot" of cold, dry air every 8-10 days in January and February and that's it. That certainly is not the "perfect 70 degree" weather that people rave about. Last year we got below average temperatures in February only- that's 3 1/2 weeks. The rest of the time it was above average and humid. If this trend continues (I'll bet it will), I wonder what everyone will say after an increasingly hot and humid spring and summer that skips fall and goes right into an 80 degree average with a few quick cold fronts mixed in? So the year round weather would be- 80's and then 90's and then back to 80's again with a few days of below average temps mixed in. That sounds like a year round summer to me.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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Yep,

Today is Dec. 11th and the high is 84. That's just not enough relief for me. "winter" is getting just a little warmer and a little shorter every year. Trust me, I'm a disgruntled Florida resident-I've been paying attention. For the last few "winters" it has warmed back up much quicker in between the cold fronts so that you wind up getting a "shot" of cold, dry air every 8-10 days in January and February and that's it. That certainly is not the "perfect 70 degree" weather that people rave about. Last year we got below average temperatures in February only- that's 3 1/2 weeks. The rest of the time it was above average and humid. If this trend continues (I'll bet it will), I wonder what everyone will say after an increasingly hot and humid spring and summer that skips fall and goes right into an 80 degree average with a few quick cold fronts mixed in? So the year round weather would be- 80's and then 90's and then back to 80's again with a few days of below average temps mixed in. That sounds like a year round summer to me.
The difference is the humidity is lower now and will be for the next 6 months. 80-84 feels great without high humidity.

It may not be for you, but you take a poll around the world and I bet you the majority of people would take lows of 65-70 and highs in the low 80's with no complaints.

I am happy as a clam, all my family is, all our visitors are, and all our neighbors are. Everyone is walking around with a huge smile, knowing the next 5 months will be amazing every day. What a night and day difference to the people we saw up north when we visited last week.

You sound like a cold weather person, good luck finding the weather that suits you.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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The difference is the humidity is lower now and will be for the next 6 months. 80-84 feels great without high humidity.

It may not be for you, but you take a poll around the world and I bet you the majority of people would take lows of 65-70 and highs in the low 80's with no complaints.

I am happy as a clam, all my family is, all our visitors are, and all our neighbors are. Everyone is walking around with a huge smile, knowing the next 5 months will be amazing every day. What a night and day difference to the people we saw up north when we visited last week.

You sound like a cold weather person, good luck finding the weather that suits you.
I HATE 80 degrees. Not even crazy about 70s. Anything from 40s to 60s is my ideal weather. Why I like the NE and don't like tropical Florida.

I could care less if I ever go to the beach either. I didn't go for maybe 10 years living on LI. I didn't even OWN a swim suit. Why in the world would it be any different for me here?????
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers Fl
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I lived up north for 30 years, and there are NOT more 70 degree days in a row. In fact, there is the potential for freezing temperatures parts or all of October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, and April.

May, June and Sept. are nice. July and August are just as hot and humid as Florida.

I lived there, I know the truth. You get maybe 3 nice months of great weather.

Where we live in Florida 1/2 October, November, December, Jan, Feb, March, April, and 1/2 of May are amazing.

7 months of great weather vs 3.

You explained it very well right there.
Heat is much easier to deal with than cold. I work in trucking and haul steel. Last week I was in Cleveland Ohio and it was cold and snowing. Rolling up a frozen tarp and unloading cold steel was so much fun. Delivered a load of steel in Miami yesterday and did not have much problem rolling tarp up. Did not need gloves to take steel off. I get to stay in Fort Myers because weather is not to good up north and I have employees to enjoy that weather. I will be staying in Fort Myers until late March then back to Alabama for the summer. This will be my first summer up there, was in Fort Myers the last 6 summers and it was not that bad. But I always found it is easier to just deal with it then complain about it.
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