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View Poll Results: Is the weather in FL pleasant to you in the time of year? (Late July-Sept)
No 39 58.21%
Yes 28 41.79%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-25-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Today was an exception, I have to admit, the weather was lovely today and I went out for a jog.

But why do I have to wait until DECEMBER 20TH to get decent weather? Why?

If it got in the 60's earlier in the year, like in September I could handle this State.

But the fact is, it DOES get in the 80's even in December, it's just too hot for me.

To everyone who likes it, I'm happy for you, and I'm happy you found a place to live with weather you love.

But I know I want to watch the trees turn their beautiful colours, and then later on watch the snow fall lightly out my window. I know where I belong and I know what I was made for..
This state has had this same weather for hundreds of years.

I am sure you can find a state that suits your weather needs.

I moved here to have as many days a year above 80 degrees as possible.

By the way the trees do turn color here. There may be more evergreens and palms so the trees that do change do not stand out as much but as I type this I am looking out the window at yellow and brown leaves.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The weather has been very nice the last week but had to wait till mid December for it to really break. The climate to me seems much hotter all over Florida than a decade or two ago. You needed a sweater most nights from Nov-March in Orlando and from Oct-April in the northern part of the state. I even lived two years in Daytona. Had the heater going full blast many a night in the winter.
I hear this so many times but the average annual temperatures for Florida has been relatively stable for 100 years.

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For over a century, there has been no statistically significant long-term trend in statewide average temperatures for the state of Florida. Current temperatures are similar to those experienced in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20070709_florida.pdf (broken link)
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default Again, different part of the state

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This state has had this same weather for hundreds of years.

I am sure you can find a state that suits your weather needs.

I moved here to have as many days a year above 80 degrees as possible.

By the way the trees do turn color here. There may be more evergreens and palms so the trees that do change do not stand out as much but as I type this I am looking out the window at yellow and brown leaves.
I have a tree, not palm or evergreen, in my backyard. It stays green all year. Well, one branch turned brown last year, and stayed that way. It did not grow new leaves, so eventually we cut it off.

As I said in my other post, it surprised me all the trees turning colors in Jacksonville, as opposed to in Naples, besides the 20 degree difference in temp on the same day. Again, my argument for this, and the temps, is not decade, but longitude.
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Old 12-25-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I have a tree, not palm or evergreen, in my backyard. It stays green all year. Well, one branch turned brown last year, and stayed that way. It did not grow new leaves, so eventually we cut it off.

As I said in my other post, it surprised me all the trees turning colors in Jacksonville, as opposed to in Naples, besides the 20 degree difference in temp on the same day. Again, my argument for this, and the temps, is not decade, but longitude.
What kind of tree is it?
Is it meant to change color?
Not all trees are created equal.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXfJulhblUM
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I hear this so many times but the average annual temperatures for Florida has been relatively stable for 100 years.



http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20070709_florida.pdf (broken link)
Maybe, but I think the thousands of miles of black pavement, loss of trees and natural habitat, millions of scalding hot catalytic converters,non stop lawn sprinklers, uncountable amount of AC units and general hot air introduced since the 1920's has made a difference in ambient temperatures and humidity. Or maybe after 35+ years I'm just sick to death of it.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Maybe, but I think the thousands of miles of black pavement, loss of trees and natural habitat, millions of scalding hot catalytic converters,non stop lawn sprinklers, uncountable amount of AC units and general hot air introduced since the 1920's has made a difference in ambient temperatures and humidity. Or maybe after 35+ years I'm just sick to death of it.
You will get the heat island effect in certain areas but averaged out over the whole state there is no difference.

Maybe you need to move out of the city.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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You will get the heat island effect in certain areas but averaged out over the whole state there is no difference.

Maybe you need to move out of the city.
Mmm.. nah, I'll stay put. I still think all the hot air from the North has definitely made it more uncomfortable for a lot of us, though.
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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No difference between different parts of the state? How do you explain a difference of 20 degrees on the same day then between Naples and Jacksonville?
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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It's been great weather in Inverness. I usually keep the windows and doors open all day. Had a couple of freeze warnings issued for the area last week and will probably get some more next week. I have no heat in the house so when it gets in the lower 30's I use a little oscillating tower heater and heavy blankets.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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Lol - that is pretty funny Cool - be careful though those things cause fires - all the best!!
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