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Old 01-05-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Not all areas have mosquitoes. And not all areas spray for them. As far as the heat and the humidity goes, it's worse in the north during the summer. After your here for a year or two you'll acclimate to the weather and will be wearing a sweater or coat when it's 72 degrees. Where are you moving from?
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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I love the hot weather. I wish it could be 85-90 degrees all the time.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:43 PM
 
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I lived in Clearwater for a year and couldn't adjust to the hot summers and came back up north. I'm older now and getting out of the miserable midwestern winters sounds very inviting again.

Having good AC in the car and at home seems like that would be key for me. And learn to love the heat.

Was just wondering if anyone else suffered from asthma or COPD?
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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What do you do in the winter when it's cold? You go from a heated home to a heated car to a heated store or office. In the summer, we go from air conditioned homes to a/c cars to a/c shops. Actually, if you check the temps in other areas of the country, Florida is not as hot as other areas in the summer. We in the Tampa Bay area have gulf breezes to keep us comfortable year round. "Life begins at 80 degrees!"
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:09 AM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Navymom2, excellent point in regards to summer temps...its definitely rare to see temps. in July or august get above 90+ degrees,even if the added humidity might make it feel several degrees warmer at times...I'll take that over a super dry 105 degrees..,and absolutely no afternoon thunderstorms which help set the tone for very nice evenings there on many summer days..

Another thing one might consider, as a pose to other areas, the air quality in the Tampa area is alot cleaner than in most cities,especially during the summer..

While 85-90 degree days here are great, its not as nice when the ever present smog hides all the hills..add in forest fire smoke,like what we experienced this past summer,and even a day spent up in San Francisco is sort of disappointing..scenery wise

It was nice to see bright blue skies when i visited the Tampa in 06 and 07..and the humidity really wasn't all i had been advised of..i'll take Florida humidity over the summers i lived through in both Kansas and Ohio..now there are two very sweaty areas..

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Old 04-06-2010, 12:15 AM
 
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DONT MOVE TO TAMPA!! I just moved from Tampa to Boulder and its the best thing I have done for myself. In June 2009 there was a 3 day period when the heat index didnt dip below 102 degrees, and that was at night! One of the nights the heat index didnt get under 108. During the day the heat index was 110 to 117 degrees for 4 days. It was the worst. Full exposure to the sun means adding another 15 degrees onto the heat index which means when the heat index was 117 it was 132 degrees in the sun. ICK!! Also, if your car sits in the sun for over an hour in 94 degrees, the inside temp of your car will be 135 degrees. I have personally measured 144 degrees in my car, not fun. I know I sound harsh but you would be better off in Phoenix. If you use Heat index readings Tampa "FEELS" hotter than Phoenix. Thats what most people dont get about FL. Yea, the average high in Tampa for August is 92 but the average heat index is 108 degrees. I would advise against the move, sorry.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:43 AM
 
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Thank you. I am looking into filtration systems that can be added to central AC systems. If I move down there that would be advisable I think with my asthma.

I think it is a frame of mind of living with the heat. Up North it's the cold. Everywhere has pros and cons. I like the idea of living somewhere where you can wear sandals, shorts and a tee shirt all year long!

I'd recommend you find out what exactly is causing your asthma symptoms then determine whether that type of plant pollen is in our area (if it is a pollen). Would go see an allergist MD if I were you. You never know, maybe what's causing your symptoms isn't even in our area.

I wasn't even aware that there was mosquito spraying everywhere down here.

As for the heat - I get through it by buying very lightweight clothing, drink a lot of h20 to stay well hydrated, try to get acclimated and not stay in the AC all day, exercise early morning or early evening.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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DONT MOVE TO TAMPA!! I just moved from Tampa to Boulder and its the best thing I have done for myself. In June 2009 there was a 3 day period when the heat index didnt dip below 102 degrees, and that was at night! One of the nights the heat index didnt get under 108. During the day the heat index was 110 to 117 degrees for 4 days. It was the worst. Full exposure to the sun means adding another 15 degrees onto the heat index which means when the heat index was 117 it was 132 degrees in the sun. ICK!! Also, if your car sits in the sun for over an hour in 94 degrees, the inside temp of your car will be 135 degrees. I have personally measured 144 degrees in my car, not fun. I know I sound harsh but you would be better off in Phoenix. If you use Heat index readings Tampa "FEELS" hotter than Phoenix. Thats what most people dont get about FL. Yea, the average high in Tampa for August is 92 but the average heat index is 108 degrees. I would advise against the move, sorry.
Have some links to back up your false claims? Some dates that you claim the heat index did not go below 102? The days it was between 110-117? The night it didn't get under 108.

I have seen many ridiculous claims about the weather on this site, this is just another one.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Have some links to back up your false claims? Some dates that you claim the heat index did not go below 102? The days it was between 110-117? The night it didn't get under 108.

I have seen many ridiculous claims about the weather on this site, this is just another one.
Not to mention, that was that posters FIRST and only post - I call another troll.
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