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Old 01-16-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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and coolest summers?

I don't know how reliable the data is, but St. Pete appears to be slightly more moderate in temps than Tampa, but there's a margin of error.

I thought Clearwater would be more moderate than St. Pete, but I didn't find any data to support that notion.

What do you Tampa bay folks think, from experience?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: New Port Richey
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Key West !!! but around here I would say Southern part of St Pete..
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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St. Petersburg (downtown and parts south) and Gulfport. Reason? It's surrounded closely on three sides by water which moderates temps. Cooler in summer, warmer in winter. The difference between Tampa and St. Pete can, at times, be quite noticeable. I worked in St. Pete and lived in Tampa (before moving over here). I would leave work in summer thinking it felt pretty comfortable, but get out of my car in Tampa feeling like I was getting hit with a microwaved rag!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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St. Petersburg (downtown and parts south) and Gulfport. Reason? It's surrounded closely on three sides by water which moderates temps. Cooler in summer, warmer in winter. The difference between Tampa and St. Pete can, at times, be quite noticeable. I worked in St. Pete and lived in Tampa (before moving over here). I would leave work in summer thinking it felt pretty comfortable, but get out of my car in Tampa feeling like I was getting hit with a microwaved rag!
That makes sense, but what about Dunedin and Clearwater? They're right on the water and closer to the actual gulf than St. Pete.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: St. Pete, FL
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is this a joke? It's all the same, give or take 1 or 2 degrees. Please.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:42 AM
 
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is this a joke? It's all the same, give or take 1 or 2 degrees. Please.
This is pretty true. The only area around the Tampa Bay region that has significantly different temps in the winter is Hernando County. It gets noticeably colder up there in the winter than it does in Pinellas County. We couldn't grow certain things when we were living up there because of the temperature difference. I think it's even in a different grow zone because of that.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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That makes sense, but what about Dunedin and Clearwater? They're right on the water and closer to the actual gulf than St. Pete.
Closer to the gulf, yes, but not surrounded by water. It's the bay and gulf combined that keep us warmer, since it's to the East, South and West.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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is this a joke? It's all the same, give or take 1 or 2 degrees. Please.
It can be as much as 10 degrees in winter between Hillsborough and southern Pinellas county. The coconuts care (coconut trees don't do well or fruit in Hillsborough, but they do fine here in Pinellas). If you're someone who hates cold weather, you'll be happier at 64 degrees than 54 degrees. But, usually it's not much of a difference.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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is this a joke? It's all the same, give or take 1 or 2 degrees. Please.
Pretty much true. St. Pete is no different than Tampa. You get some seabreeze, but thats it. It's still oppresively hot in the summer and the same in the winter.

Anyone that tells you any different is an idiot
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Pretty much true. St. Pete is no different than Tampa. You get some seabreeze, but thats it. It's still oppresively hot in the summer and the same in the winter.

Anyone that tells you any different is an idiot
Really? I have noticed differences in comfort in other coastal areas, even 5 miles apart.

In theory, that "some sea breeze" can make a difference. Maybe not a huge difference, but a difference.
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