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Old 10-12-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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Default City with the best weather?

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I'm looking to move from Chicago soon and was wondering which of these cities has less humidity / warmest winters? -- Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville.. basically am wondering which city has bearable weather all year round? thanks!
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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The warmest winters will be found in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. Orlando has a fair amount of cold snaps in the winter, but it is noticably colder than SE Florida. Jacksonville and Gainesville get very cold in the winter. You will find high humidity in all the cities, you will not escape that at all.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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thank you for the reply. do you have any idea what the lowest temp in all these places typically is? am sure it's nothing like the 1 degree that we get in chicago! also, how would you rate them at places to live.. pros/cons? does miami have more singles compared to the other cities? thanks!!

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Old 10-12-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Miami
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If you go onto NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration I think you can find the lowest temp average for all these cities. I can tell you this Miami had 313 days in 2007 in the 80s and 90s (10 months of heat and humidity). Orlando north, gets a little bit more of a temperature change than South Florida. Inland florida like Orlando, Ocala and Gainsville will be hotter and more humid than any city near the coast during the summer months (May-November). And during the winter months Inland Florida will be cooler at night than coastal cities.

Any place in Florida will be hot and humid for some period of time, it just depends on how long you want to be hot and sticky for? South Florida (Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami) can be warm (80s) and humid even in January.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Hialeah, FL
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Statistically they might have some differences but let me tell you when you live in either one its all the same. You can't notice the 3 to 5 degree temperature difference. Its very rare that a cold front goes down to Orlando and never makes it to Miami.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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Orlando, cool,sunny,and breezy weather
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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jacksonville.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Hialeah, FL
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Its all up to the person. Jacksonville has probaly the most normal and likeable weather in Florida. Still hot and humid but still gets chilly weather and everything in between.

Cant believe anybody would say Orlando, same thing as down here with less breeze, probaly worse oven feeling.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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There's no better weather than Miami in August in my opinion... and that's why you can't ask this question. It is personal opinion
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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I'm looking to move from Chicago soon and was wondering which of these cities has less humidity / warmest winters? -- Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville.. basically am wondering which city has bearable weather all year round? thanks!
Sort off a trick question -- the answers will contradict each other.

Warmest winter -- Miami, by far.

Most comfortable summer -- Miami in my opinion. We have the highest average wind speed which helps in the summer. Average temps & humidity levels are all VERY close otherwise.

Most comfortable (least humid) Spring/Autumn -- G'ville or J'ville. No doubt.

Longest summer -- Miami again. It stays HOTTER longer here than any othere cities mentioned.

Pick your poison!
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