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Old 12-18-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Hi all,

I'm a longtime lurker here and I live in Indiana. I hate our winters and was wondering..

Do Florida winters ever get you down? Not as in it's too warm but as in it's not summer i.e. the days are too short, the sun's too low in the sky, the trees are bare. I know temperatures are fairly nice until a cold front rolls through) but how about the things I listed above?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Our Winters are the best time here. Mid May through October are our worst months. Temperatures can be warm in the winter depending on what part of the state you are in, so the cold fronts are look forward too, people like it when they come. It may be in the 80s on Christmas day next week, ughhh, it gives us a break from the heat and humidity. We may have a few trees that lose their leaves, for the majority of the trees will still have leaves on the trees during winter. Days to short, we don't get dark as early as you guys up north do. Is the sun too low in the sky, I don't know what you mean by this?
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's currently in the high 40s with 25mph wind gusts, and the sun is going down at 4:30pm today. I'm definitely wishing I was further south right now, or at least in the Eastern time zone.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Exactly, most Floridians live for the winter,summer here is like your winter,it can't end fast enough.Summer is 90-95 degrees with super high humidity and constant rain with threats of hurricanes.Winter is usually very nice with temperatures ranging from warm to downright chilly after cold fronts pass and winters are also the time we get totally clear sunny skies,even if this winter has been more wet than other years so far.So when you ask if winters ever get us down,no it's the rest of the year with high heat,rain and humidity that at least gets me down.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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The only thing I like about SW Florida winters is that it isn't SW Florida Spring, Summer, or Fall. It is all relative. 70s is better than 90s with 100 heat indexes.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I love Florida winters, it's gonna get into the low 40s upper 30s all weekend and the first half of next week with highs in the high 50s low 60s. then it looks like it will be in the 50s with a high in the low 70s on Christmas eve, then it's supposed to cool down again a little on Christmas with a high in the 60s. my favorite winter weather here is highs in the mid 70s and lows in the 50s with blue sunny skies, which happens a lot . But I don't mind this colder forecast we have this comming weekend/week because it's the Christmas season, so it'll feel nice.

I'm talking about the Orlando area of FL btw. The weather could be different in south Fl
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm a longtime lurker here and I live in Indiana. I hate our winters and was wondering..

Do Florida winters ever get you down? Not as in it's too warm but as in it's not summer i.e. the days are too short, the sun's too low in the sky, the trees are bare. I know temperatures are fairly nice until a cold front rolls through) but how about the things I listed above?

Thanks in advance
I just moved down to the FLorida Panhandle from far northern Illinois. I love it here. I laugh now when i watch the weather report for illinois and see people fighting the snow and ice and bitter cold. I did that for about 50 winters up there. So glad to be away from it . It MAKES a difference having mild temps in the winter ... I just hung up my shorts and T shirt recently ! The Sun makes a big difference on the way you feel too. The people are much nicer down here versus the Midwest , and its cheaper living as well. Beaches close by and plenty of acitivites especially from April thru October . Id never go back to the Midwest .
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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we don't get dark as early as you guys up north do. Is the sun too low in the sky, I don't know what you mean by this?

Well I just looked up the sunset in Miami and it's 5:30 vs 5:20 here. IMHO that's not a big enough difference to make me feel better. As far as the sun, I'm probably a weirdo but I like the look of the summertime sun angle. It's just brighter to me and looks more tropical. However, I do think that the blue skies you guys get in the winter is nicer looking than the hazy skies you get in the summertime.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Florida winters are the best part of living here, because it sure isn't the summers..... Being from both ends, New England, and here for 15 years, like others say, summer here is like winter up north.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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This is our second winter here. In the next 10 days the highs will range from 58F to 67F, which is a little chilly. I'll have to dig out some long pants. I might even wear socks. I've acclimated so well that I will probably be cold! I work full time, so lack of daylight really bums me out. I can't ride my bike after work because it's dark. We have so many pines and palms here, that lack of leaves is not all that noticeable, but there is definitely a change in plants if you are observant. I like that we can go long stretches without air conditioning or heat. Anyway, it's really just the shorter days that bother me.
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