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Old 02-01-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Florida summers
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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I'll take Florida "winters" from Dec-Feb, then NY or NE summers thank you!!! because Florida summers suck!!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Excellent post, sir.

Your anlaysis of the weather in Florida highlights a number of important issues. First, personal preference is the key. Second, - and this is so important to those contemplating North Florida vs. South Florida as an escape from Northern winters - the summers throughout Florida are hot and humid but the Southern part of the state has milder winters than does North Florida. So many end up in North Florida then realize that the winters there can be a little too cold for them while at the same time the summers are just as hot as in South Florida. You also appropriately point out that inland can be hotter than on either coast.

All good info for those whose relocation to Florida hinges predominantly on weather, and who are considering which portion of the state is best for them.
I agree. Good post.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I have previously lived in NYC and moved to Florida 20 years ago. I have moved all over Florida to find the right spot for me because like NY the weather can be drastically different in other parts of the state.

The inland portions of the state will usually be a little warmer than both coasts. During the summer the difference between north and south Florida will not be as distinct as the difference in winter.

To give an example the average July temp in Miami is high of 91 and a low of 77 and Jacksonville is high of 90 and a low of 74 but during January the average high for Miami is 76 and the average low is 60 while Jax will have an average high of 64 and an average low of 45.

I left NY because I hate the cold just as some in Florida hate the warmth. It does still get cold in Florida but not for as long. This winter we had a week or 2 with lows in the 20's and 30's in central Florida.

I think Florida has much better weather no matter what part of the state but it is all just a personal preference.
And the average humidity, dew point and heat index during July is.....?
Florida's Climate and Weather: Heat Index
Relative Humidity (%) for Selected Cities in the Southeast | Welcome - Southeast Regional Climate Center

Refreshing.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I lived in FL at one time (mid 90's) but returned back to my home region several years ago.

I don't even live in a very cold area (Pittsburgh region) but it does get old very fast. I was so happy today because got above freezing!

Try driving in the hills when it's icy and slushy! Not fun!

I loved Florida's weather though. Those afternoon thunderstorms were something I looked forward to. My sinuses are a wreck up here. But I am staying put. The weather alone doesn't influence where I live. Family ties and familarity are more important to me. (Not knocking those who move to FL for the weather.)
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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And the point of your post was?

I was showing the OP how different one area of Florida can be from another area. I showed differences in average temperature. I explained how I used to live in NY and did not like the cold weather.

You? Well you showed again that you don't like warm weather. I am sure that is a great help to the OP.

How long have you lived in Florida and how long did you live in NY?
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Boston MA, by way of NYC
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I will say this - I would gladly have Florida summers! Other posters are 100% correct when they say it is really dark here it is often very cloudy and just plain yucky here - however, this winter has been unusually sunny - it has been cold as hell but the sun makes you feel just a bit better!

Re the afternoon showers I love that smell after it rains - nice time to relax - I can't wait to get there. I hope no one is offended by my legs or sandals lol!
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Amherst, MA
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What smell? The moldy swamp water smell? This state smells like a big pond.... Well down here it sure does.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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I think it all depends what you compare it to.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Global citizen
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What smell? The moldy swamp water smell? This state smells like a big pond.... Well down here it sure does.
i agree i hate the feeling/smell after the summer showers. I wouldn't say it smells like mold or a swamp. It just feels so uncomfortable when the sun comes out and starts evaporating the puddles and the steam rises up and you feel like your in 200% humidity and it smells like rain water steam. thats one of the things i hate most about FL summers.

I love FL summer mornings and during the day when its hot, and right before it storms when dark clouds roll in and the wind blows around cool gusts of wind. But after the storm passes and the sun comes out, that is the WORST. Then it gets good again when the sun goes down.

Id still pick all that over NY winters though
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