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Old 06-06-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I remember visiting New Orleans in June a number of years ago. At the time the weather was hot, and humid, and unlike Miami ( or at least where we lived in Miami) there was not one iota of a breeze to at least mitigate the heat and humidity. I remember thinking at the time that I didn't think it was possible to find a place hotter than Florida in the summer, but there it was, right there in NOLA.
I went to a place called Townsend Ga last Aug. The heat was so thick we had people from South Florida and Cuba passing out. I've never felt a heat like that in my life. It was stifling and oppressive. No one single breeze to cut it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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Uh, we're losing focus here. Thread is about people who are ill-prepared for their move to FL in rather hilarious ways, not about being ill-prepared for the move to Death Valley...
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Sinkholeville
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I brought two ice scraper/snow brush combos with me to Floriduh, because it was snowing when I left. Should I keep them in case of climate change?

Also, it's been hurricane season almost all week, how much longer must we wait?

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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I brought two ice scraper/snow brush combos with me to Floriduh, because it was snowing when I left. Should I keep them in case of climate change?

Also, it's been hurricane season almost all week, how much longer must we wait?

LOL, I don't think the expectation is for the climate to change in THAT direction... I am thinking FL should start a fund for snowbrush/ice scraper collection. On nearly every block in the state, there have to be multiple people with ice scrapers in their car who just don't want to throw them out. Maybe they could be donated to people back up North, a snowbrush recycle program of sorts?

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As for hurricane season, we have had one hell of a drought down here, especially in far SFL. It doesn't seem to be shifting back to rain 3x/day too quickly. However, take note that last year, Tropical Storm Andrea caused some flooding and wind damage on June 5th!

In 1966, 2 tropical storms back to back piled a record 21" of rain on Miami by the end of June! That had to be some crazy flooding...

And FYI, here is a list of hurricanes that hit FL in June:
June Hurricanes In Florida History | jacksonville.com


It may not be known to be our worst month, but even in June and without a single hurricane, we can still have a mess on our hands...

Of course at the moment, we have brush fires, dried up wetlands, and a ton of dead trees. And my huge seagrape lost all its grapes! They turned black and fell off, because it has been too thirsty for way too many months.

One thing new transplants don't often realize is that while half of the year is the rainy season, the other half is the dry season. So 6 months of the year actually have desert-like conditions, with often no rain at all for a long time.

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Old 06-06-2014, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Hmmm learn somethung every day. So we in Central Florida can now say it gets hotter up here than in Miami. I know we have hit 102 a few times since I have lived here in Brevard county.
I sometimes compare the temperatures in Miami and SW Florida, where I now live, just to see if there are any differences. My impression is that Miami is a few degrees cooler than SW Florida during the day, and about 7-8 degrees warmer at night. We're somewhat inland, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the same thing is true for Central FL vs. Miami.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Regarding the more misguided (or just plain dense) folks who post these "I hate Florida but I'm moving here, tell me where to live" type posts, I think the best thing they could do (but rarely do it) is peruse the first three or four pages of postings in the various "areas" of Florida on C-D, looking to see if any of the titles interest them. It seems to some that if it's not on the first page, then it doesn't exist. Some of the slower sections might have only a handful of regular contributors, and they might be really happy to have "guests" to talk to. The search function can be helpful, also, if you can figure out some really specific words to search.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Here's a fun trivia.

Q: What Buffalo (NY), Honolulu and Miami (FL) have in common?

A: Never broke 100 degrees in history.
Miami has broken 100:

All-time Record Hottest and Coldest Temperatures Ever Recorded in Miami - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com

Buffalo has only made it to 99:

Average Weather for Buffalo, NY - Temperature and Precipitation

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Old 06-07-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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Well - we moved to Florida a year ago - even after reading the very negative posts - I wanted to be near the beaches, love the hot weather and slow pace of life - I do not regret it one bit - my husband has a good job - fairly secure because no matter where you live no job is secure anymore - so far we love it - but we researched a lot - cost of living, cost of homes, homeowners insurance, flood insurance if needed, high electric bills, high taxes on a home (though nowhere near as high as some areas) - not as cheap to live here as most people think. $400 bucks to register a car - people really need to think about what they are doing - and NEVER come down here without a job secured or you will be very sorry.

Do you know how long you can drive w/ out of state plates/license before required to register car in FLA?
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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...Of course at the moment, we have brush fires, dried up wetlands, and a ton of dead trees. And my huge seagrape lost all its grapes! They turned black and fell off, because it has been too thirsty for way too many months.

One thing new transplants don't often realize is that while half of the year is the rainy season, the other half is the dry season. So 6 months of the year actually have desert-like conditions, with often no rain at all for a long time.
Agree with your observations about seasonal weather patterns. But don't you water when your plants/trees need it? Even our native stuff needs some water. We lost a ton of plants/trees during the late 90's drought because we weren't allowed to water enough (emergency water restrictions) - and I hope never to lose such a substantial % of landscaping again.

FWIW - a lot of people don't understand the scope of the fire threat here during the dry season - especially in WUI (wild urban interface) areas:

Florida County Evacuated on Fear of Merged Fires - NYTimes.com

Robyn
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:39 AM
 
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I stand corrected.

I originally used this source: https://www.sercc.com/climateinfo/hi...ecordhigh.html, which states 98 as the record high for Miami.

Weather.com (which you used for Buffalo record high) also states 98 as the record high for Miami.
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxcli...graph/USFL0316

But no big deal.

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