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Old 01-11-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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its not unusual to have warm weather in the 80s in january and the opportunity for very cold weather still exists for the rest of january, february and even march. its 60 in NY today and most of the south is in the 70s
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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its not unusual to have warm weather in the 80s in january and the opportunity for very cold weather still exists for the rest of january, february and even march. its 60 in NY today and most of the south is in the 70s

I do agree that the opportunity definately still exsists.........and hope that we do get at least SOME relief..........

However, the highs have been right around 80 or so........and we are breaking 40yr old records- so I don't agree that this weather in January is common.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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That's what I do each day and I agree, it's been amazing. I guess after living my whole life in a place with rotten weather the majority of the time Florida weather is just a joy to behold. I hope I never lose this sense of wonder and appreciation.
I never thought I would lose my love for the weather, but it happens after 10 or so years down here (at least for some people it does).......

I would like to add that most other places in the country experience the same exact weather we are having right now...........it just happens during different months of the year.

Florida does not have a patent on warm, sunny weather.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I do agree that the opportunity definately still exsists.........and hope that we do get at least SOME relief..........

However, the highs have been right around 80 or so........and we are breaking 40yr old records- so I don't agree that this weather in January is common.
Relief from what?

It has been in the 60's, 70's and low 80's since November and usually fairly low dew points.

Palm Harbor November Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for FL 34683

That's pretty comfortable for most people. Too cool and dry for me though.

What exactly is it we needed a break from?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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I never thought I would lose my love for the weather, but it happens after 10 or so years down here (at least for some people it does).......

I would like to add that most other places in the country experience the same exact weather we are having right now...........it just happens during different months of the year.

Florida does not have a patent on warm, sunny weather.
and most other places get their beautiful weather in the summer when the days are long, it stays light out til almost 9 and everyone is out and about. florida shuts down in june for most people, its just way too hot to be running around outside all day doing things. late spring, summer and early fall people generally stay indoors in the AC in florida
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Relief from what?

What exactly is it we needed a break from?

I understand people's desires for cooler weather.... but to say a relief? That a bit of a stretch. This weather is not taxing.

It will get cool again, it's only early January. We still have Feb to go through. The weather this week has been more indicative of March & April weather.

At the end of March last year I lost my job. I would apply for jobs in the morning and be in my pool by noon, floating around. Of course, we have a heater, so I heated it up to bring it up to temp... then all was good.

Those that live in cold climates often take a winter vacation to a warm sunny area to escape. Perhaps those that would like to see winter should do the opposite. Go on a vacation to somewhere cold for a week or two during winter. Next winter I would like to take the family somewhere up north to play in the snow. Pretty sure after a week or so of that I'll be happy to be leaving it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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and most other places get their beautiful weather in the summer when the days are long, it stays light out til almost 9 and everyone is out and about. florida shuts down in june for most people, its just way too hot to be running around outside all day doing things. late spring, summer and early fall people generally stay indoors in the AC in florida
It's upper 80's to 90 in June. Why on earth would that be too hot?

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/pal...monyr=6/1/2013

The last place I lived had very humid summers to early fall and had temps 90 to 105 and I was still outside every day, working in the yard, playing tennis & golf, bike riding, etc.

Upper 80's to 90 doesn't seem bad at all. Here it is more consistantly close to the averages, whereas where I lived would often times rise well above average. That may be a result of the moderatley sea breeze here.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:14 AM
 
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Relief from what?

It has been in the 60's, 70's and low 80's since November and usually fairly low dew points.

Palm Harbor November Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for FL 34683

That's pretty comfortable for most people. Too cool and dry for me though.

What exactly is it we needed a break from?

A break from the monotany of the heat, and humidity............this weather is just too similar to the weather that occurs the rest of the year....

Like I said before...some people will never change their opinion after 20+ years of Florida's weather....

Some people will.......I am definately one of those people that has changed my opinion.

I used to love it (a lot) and now I look forward to "winter" more and more every year- so when it is 80+ degrees for weeks on end in January with high humidity.......I just flat out don't like it.

For the first 10 or so years that I lived here.....I sort of had that "vacation" mentality- where everything is amazing and everything down here is better than up North........

That "feeling" faded away and my opinion has changed. Don't get me wrong....I like warm, sunny weather- in fact, I would chose warm and sunny over any other type of weather for the most part....if we had 4 seasons- summer would probably be my favorite.

The problem is....warm/humid and sunny year round for 20+ years (and getting hotter/more humid) becomes monotanous and annoying.

People like me just want a break (a winter that stays on the cool side of average) for a couple months before the extremely long, hot, humid and monotanous days and nights of a west central Florida extended summer brings.

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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A break from the monotany of the heat, and humidity............this weather is just too similar to the weather that occurs the rest of the year....

Like I said before...some people will never change their opinion after 20+ years of Florida's weather....

Some people will.......I am definately one of those people that has changed my opinion.

I used to love it (a lot) and now I look forward to "winter" more and more every year- so when it is 80+ degrees for weeks on end in January with high humidity.......I just flat out don't like it.

For the first 10 or so years that I lived here.....I sort of had that "vacation" mentality- where everything is amazing and everything down here is better than up North........

That "feeling" faded away and my opinion has changed. Don't get me wrong....I like warm, sunny weather- in fact, I would chose warm and sunny over any other type of weather for the most part....if we had 4 seasons- summer would probably be my favorite.

The problem is....warm/humid and sunny year round for 20+ years (and getting hotter/more humid) becomes monotanous and annoying.

People like me just want a break (a winter that stays on the cool side of average) for a couple months before the extremely long, hot, humid and monotanous days and nights of a west central Florida extended summer bring.
But that is my point. It hasn't been hot and humid for the last two months. Do you consider the majority of days in the 60's and 70's hot?

And humid? Do you consider the last two months of relatively dry weather with lower dewpoints no different than summertime?

My point is, for people who do not like the warm & humid weather of Florida, we are in the middle of the break from it now. What do people want? Snow?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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A break from the monotany of the heat, and humidity............this weather is just too similar to the weather that occurs the rest of the year....

Like I said before...some people will never change their opinion after 20+ years of Florida's weather....

Some people will.......I am definately one of those people that has changed my opinion.

I used to love it (a lot) and now I look forward to "winter" more and more every year- so when it is 80+ degrees for weeks on end in January with high humidity.......I just flat out don't like it.

For the first 10 or so years that I lived here.....I sort of had that "vacation" mentality- where everything is amazing and everything down here is better than up North........

That "feeling" faded away and my opinion has changed. Don't get me wrong....I like warm, sunny weather- in fact, I would chose warm and sunny over any other type of weather for the most part....if we had 4 seasons- summer would probably be my favorite.

The problem is....warm/humid and sunny year round for 20+ years (and getting hotter/more humid) becomes monotanous and annoying.

People like me just want a break (a winter that stays on the cool side of average) for a couple months before the extremely long, hot, humid and monotanous days and nights of a west central Florida extended summer brings.

Seeing how my family never stays in a place longer than 4 years and seems to move to a different climate each time we move.... I feel ya. However, the plan this time is that we are going to stay here in Tampa.... even in the same house until the kids graduate High School. That's the plan. Obviosuly we get tired of EVERYTHING in an area after a short amount of time.

Honestly, if I could find a fill time telecommute job... we'd probably live in an RV and homeschool the kids. I know... we're wacky.
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