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Old 01-12-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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. Thats nothing new here. The neat thing about this forum is that you can follow peoples posts back to when they joined. That enthusiasm fades after a while. Some people dissappear all together.
Maybe they are out enjoying Florida. One thing for sure you negativity never disappears.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Its not only us having a winter "heat wave"


Warm weekend could bring high temperature near 60 - NYPOST.com
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Meanwhile, California is experiencing an unusual cold snap.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Maybe they are out enjoying Florida.
I bet you are right. It's glorious out there for winter right now. I love having an iPad I can bring with me, so I an post updates or ask questions, while being outside at the same time.

Life is short. Enjoy all you can, while you can. Appreciate the bonus of fantastic weather during winter while you can. As things balance out, I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple week stretch of unseasonably cold weather. Everything averages out in the end, so enjoy the great stuff while you can.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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When power outages hit the northeast in the summer people die. When things get really hot in the rest of the country in the summer they open "cooling centers". When California was hit by deadly heat waves in 2006, the heat caused 655 deaths. During a 1995 heat wave in Chicago, over 700 people died due to the excessive heat. In 2011 19 people in NYC died of weather-related hyperthermia. In 2012 at least 24 people died of summer heat related problems in St. Louis.

In 20 years, 79-99, 249 people died of weather related events, both heat and cold in FL.
400 or more died due to rip currents.

I dont think hot weather is our problem.



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Old 01-12-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I don't understand the hatred for heat in Florida. Obviously it's a hot Southern state, always has been. It shouldn't be some huge shock when someone moves to Florida and it's 96 degrees during the Summer.

I'd hate for some of the heat complainers to have had to play football, and practice, do two-a-days in July/August in the Florida heat every summer in full pads.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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72 degrees here in Asheville today.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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72 degrees here in Asheville today.
74 in Houston today, but our weather is about to take a nasty turn.. highest temp in the next 10 days (today excluded) is 60, with lows in the 30's and low 40's..
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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As long as the upper levels stay as they are we won't get very cold. The dead locked high that is on top of us will weaking and move more to the east later next week and allow us to cool down a tiny bit. I see no big major dips in the upper leves to bring us super cold temps.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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True, but as I've observed before, in the heat you can only strip down so far. In the colder weather, there are things like fireplaces and wood burning stoves to relieve the cold.

Nonetheless, this current weather here, though unusual for this time of year, is definitely tolerable. As long as I don't have to put on the AC, it's all good.

I really don't think it's a bad idea to know how to live with the natural conditions in whatever part of the country you happen to be located.
Yes, you have fireplaces and wood burning stoves if it gets too cold but there have also been non electric cooling methods going back to the ancient Egyptians.
Homes were also built differently before AC to optimize air circulation, built split level with high ceilings and large windows.
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