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View Poll Results: Do you like Florida's climate overall?
Yes 88 57.52%
NO, way too hot & humid! 63 41.18%
Not sure 2 1.31%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-11-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Well, since the majority of people who move to Florida come here FOR the weather, it is not a surprising result. Although it is still very, very close.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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"Yes" is winning in the poll
Actually a poll like this would most likely attract the negative poster. That would make the result so far an even greater lead for those who like the weather. Every Florida hater would with out a doubt open this thread but those who are happy may or may not.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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Actually a poll like this would most likely attract the negative poster. That would make the result so far an even greater lead for those who like the weather. Every Florida hater would with out a doubt open this thread but those who are happy may or may not.
I wasn't even going to bother to vote in the poll at first, then I finally did.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Since it is on the Florida forum and not the General US forum, you will probably only get people who are living in Florida, or those who have recently left. The low numbers bear that out.

It depends what the OP had in mind. Sounds to me like just people currently living here.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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Since it is on the Florida forum and not the General US forum, you will probably only get people who are living in Florida, or those who have recently left. The low numbers bear that out.

It depends what the OP had in mind. Sounds to me like just people currently living here.
I'm not sure about that--I think it could be attracting a lot of people who've moved away but still have an axe to grind.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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I'm not sure about that--I think it could be attracting a lot of people who've moved away but still have an axe to grind.
Probably a combination of both.....

If I had to guess. If everyone who frequented the FLORIDA forum were to vote, it would probably come out to about 75% like the weather and 25% don't... That's simply because this forum is primarily made up of those who live here, like it and wish to offer information on their state and those who wish to move to the state.

Yes, there are those like myself who lived there and moved who still come back and offer occasional advice and get caught up in these "discussions" and those who live in Florida still and cannot stand it and come here to vent. I'm willing to admit that we're the minority here. No biggie.

Now..... You put this poll out in the general forum and suddenly the results would probably reverse to close to 70-75% don't like it and 25-30% do like it.....

This is like going to a candy shop and having a poll on whether you like chocolate or not.... Some won't because they're there for something else other than chocolate, but the majority will say they like it....
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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i think almost anyone would love the weather in florida from late october through april and almost everyone would dislike the weather from may through october....how many people dislike 70s sunny with no humidity and how many love 93, 90% humidity, constant rain, etc etc....its 2 very different experiences which is just one of the reasons why this state is so transient, part time and economically unsustainable
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:48 AM
 
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i think almost anyone would love the weather in florida from late october through april and almost everyone would dislike the weather from may through october....how many people dislike 70s sunny with no humidity and how many love 93, 90% humidity, constant rain, etc etc....its 2 very different experiences which is just one of the reasons why this state is so transient, part time and economically unsustainable
I see this posted a lot.... For many that may be true. For me, the issue was that it began to get too hot for me in March and didn't let up until November or December. Perhaps that's really the issue with the weather is where one finds the cut-off to where Florida weather turns mild.....

Heck, I remember some 80-85 degree Christmases in the Orlando area..... No, it isn't 90+ degrees, but after going through 4-6 months of 90+ degrees 80-85 never seemed like much of a respite to me....

So to me it always seemed like January and February (and sometimes parts of March) were the tolerable months. Sure it varies some from year to year, but that was always how I saw it.....
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Dec-Feb are the only tolerable months to me if I were in Orlando... I don't like anything over 80-85 especially coupled with humidity. It is okay if I am out on the beach with a breeze in shorts and no t-shirt on a vacation. But normal living? Going to work, any prolonged outdoor activities like running, hiking, camping, etc. No way.
I'm pretty fine from about 20-80 degrees F daytime highs.

And why I hate it??? I hate being sticky walking around sweating my ass off...

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Old 06-11-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Well, since the majority of people who move to Florida come here FOR the weather, it is not a surprising result. Although it is still very, very close.
I know that you never wanted to move here in the first place, and only moved here for economic reasons. But I'm still amazed, reading this forum, that there exist uniformed people out there who moved here for warm weather and didn't know that Florida is hot and humid subtropical climate. That's deeply ignorant.
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