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Old 04-10-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Just want to see if this gets any traction. It'll either flourish or fall of its own weight, lol. I'd welcome comments regarding the surrounding area, if others don't mind. I find the weather here fascinating, compared to other parts of Florida where I have lived. I like the more or less continuous breeze I've experienced since I moved. Last night's thunderstorm was a real rattler, the house was vibrating and the lightning was quite a show.

Right now it's sort of cool and dank. Definitely an increase in humidity.
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Old 04-11-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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Thunder and lighting were bad in Miami, but they seem worse here. Night before last was ridiculous.

On the up side, it was much nicer here than in Miami today, and we still have cool nights instead of air that feels like a hot wet used sock on your face.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Thunder and lighting were bad in Miami, but they seem worse here. Night before last was ridiculous.

On the up side, it was much nicer here than in Miami today, and we still have cool nights instead of air that feels like a hot wet used sock on your face.
I agree, and we came from the Tampa Bay area which is informally called the lightning capital of the US. Down there, we did have lightning that hit a couple of trees near the house, and the occasional power outage caused by lightning, but the other night here really took the cake. It was like being under bombardment, never experienced anything quite like it.

Speaking of trees, sometimes a bolt will hit a tree and you may not know it until the tree doesn't produce any more leaves, signifying it's dead.

I'm loving the cool in the air right now. My power bills have been quite low, compared to the Tampa area. God bless SECO.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:17 PM
 
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Another thought: this rain we've had is an encouraging sign that we just might make it through the dry season without any significant fire. I'm hoping, anyway. We're into April and still have to make it through May and part of June, but so far, so good.

Last edited by kmarc; 04-11-2018 at 09:17 PM.. Reason: word
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Thunder and lighting were bad in Miami, but they seem worse here. Night before last was ridiculous.

On the up side, it was much nicer here than in Miami today, and we still have cool nights instead of air that feels like a hot wet used sock on your face.
I had approx 25 acres between Dunnellon and Ocala where we would lose 1-2 large oaks or pines each year to lightning.
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Old 04-12-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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About 3 seconds after the closing, lightning hit a nice maple tree beside this house and fried it.
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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Has anyone seen on their local weather any information on the spring storm outbreak around the US and the implications for Florida, especially the northern half of the state?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR-csiVU-AY&t=268s

The meat of this video, at least for Florida, is in the first three minutes or so.

My local weather has a sort of bland notice about a shower or thunderstorm on Sunday. Nothing to be alarmed about, right? But notice that Monday shows a drop to 68 degrees from 82 degrees the day before. You'd have to have some major weather to bring that about at this time of year.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/oc...orecast/328163

So Sunday bears some watching, and maybe a change in plans.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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Looks like we're about to get whacked. Tonight, after it all clears out, 47 degrees.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/oc...r-radar/328163
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Here we go!
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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Well, that was kind of a nothing burger. Nice rain, though, and a nice cool down in the air.
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