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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 06-08-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Originally Posted by Scientifical Madness View Post
I think what he is saying is that it's silly for people to move from one extreme to another. It's like, people up north in NY or NJ get tired of the cold and the snow, so they move to where it's oppressive half the year. FL isnt the only place in the south, if people want to get warmer. There's GA, NC, SC, TN, KY, VA, etc... where you can get warm, and cold, but for not nearly as long. It's like people are saying one extreme (cold) is better than another (hot). Why not get a little of both, so you cant complain that it's "hot all the time" or "cold all the time." My 2 cents. That's what I gathered from his post anyway.
I lived in NY and was tired of the cold so I moved to Florida.

I do not find it oppressive half the year.

I hate when it gets below 45-50 degrees so those other states would not be to my liking.

There are many other places through out the country with many varying weather patterns but the thread was about Florida's climate.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Florida is a big state. Why is every thought of Florida south Florida? The state is over 500 miles long and has two time zones.
I wasn't aware that "times zones" had an effect on climate.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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It rarely gets above 90. It really doesn't get that hot just humid in the summer.
When I lived in the Ft. Myers area (LaBelle) It hit 98-99-100 almost every day during the summer.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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When I lived in the Ft. Myers area (LaBelle) It hit 98-99-100 almost every day during the summer.
I live in Fort Lauderdale and the heat has never been a problem. I have spent time in Ocala and it did bother me and it seemed very muggy and I like the heat, I haven't used A/C in years. The coast I believe is better then inland as far as the temp and comfort level. Am I right?
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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It's likely that people who wanted warmer weather researched other states as well but chose Florida for one reason or another, so now they're on teh Florida Forum. If you go to the NC or CA or AZ forum you'll find people who made a different decision. The South is also a very different culture from the rest of the country. Nothing wrong with that, but I'm sure a lot of people would rather not deal with the culture clash and instead move to Florida because they know there's a lot of northerners here and fitting in won't be a big issue.
Very true indeed..... Then after a few years they start being the ones complaining about all the dang northerners moving down there... Funny cycle, but you're definately correct in this.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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When I lived in the Ft. Myers area (LaBelle) It hit 98-99-100 almost every day during the summer.
Average historical daytime high for Fort Myers in July/August is 92 degrees, on weather dot com.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I live in Fort Lauderdale and the heat has never been a problem. I have spent time in Ocala and it did bother me and it seemed very muggy and I like the heat, I haven't used A/C in years. The coast I believe is better then inland as far as the temp and comfort level. Am I right?
The temps on the coast, Ft. Myers/Naples, will only be a few degrees cooler (94-95-96?) than the inland areas. I also think we just plain don't get the same kind of winds off the ocean like you do on the east coast.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I wasn't aware that "times zones" had an effect on climate.
His point was that there is a large distance between South Florida and the Panhandle in North Florida.

I can't believe I actually had to explain that.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default It has already been in the low 90s

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Average historical daytime high for Fort Myers in July/August is 92 degrees, on weather dot com.
and it's still just the beginning of June. Mid 90s by July and August is not unusual.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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Actually when comparing Florida weather to Non-Florida weather (which is key in determining whether one likes "Florida weather") it IS pretty relevent to the thread...

FACT of the matter is that when making the comparison here it always seems to be a comparison between the Northeast/Midwest OR Florida..... Heck, I would probably take Florida weather over Buffalo or Duluth.

All I'm doing is pointing out that there seems to be a LOT of ignorance on varying climates OUTSIDE of Florida as well in this forum. Sorry if that doesn't "concern" you.

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