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Old 06-17-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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We want to come down to attend to our house for about 5-6 days. It's the rainy/storm season and of course we would like to avoid several days of downpours if we could. It seems to me that I hear about possible storms developing quite a while before they actually do - but I could be wrong. So if there's a storm like Andrea possibly developing....how long before the storm hit did you know the possibility existed?
I hope this makes sense. Or perhaps there is not way to predict...we just get our tickets and keep our fingers crossed.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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My limited experience is that "the rainy season" isn't a problem. During the rainy season we get a downpour every afternoon....it lasts perhaps an hour, not much longer. The mornings are sunny and beautiful and the sun comes out again after the downpour. Rainy Season.....no problem.

But hurricanes.....I think that's what you are worried about....."Hurricane season" is the worry. From what I can gather....hurricanes aren't sudden and unpredictable....like a tornedo......the weather men chart them and possible tracks. Its on the TV.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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It depends. To this day, hurricanes aren't that predictable.

Hurricane Charley was suppose to keep going north with the prediction that it would head inland at Tampa. There were no evacuations ordered, everything seemed fine. At the last minute, Charley did a 90 degree turn to the right and we were in trouble. When I say last minute I mean that at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 2004, Jim Syoen said that the hurricane had done a "bobble" to the right but the hurricane was still on track to hit Tampa and not us. That afternoon it famously cut across Captiva, creating "Charley's Cut," and headed into Southwest Florida.

Hurricanes are not tornadoes. They aren't going to hit within minutes with barely any warning. But they are difficult to predict. I've seen hurricanes turn 180 degrees, do loopy-de-loops, go inland, turn around and head back out to sea, you name it. And unfortunately, if you are working you can't just vacate well in advance. Most of the working people were expected to report to work the day Charley came in. By then it was too late to evacuate. And most of the retirees didn't see the need to leave.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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National Hurricane Center

You usually have days if not a week depending on when you look at the site. Keep an eye on the local news.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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When you live in a hurricane prone area (also read tropical depression and storm), you tend to watch the weather channel a lot from May through November. You have a general idea a couple of weeks out the direction of a storm (Gulf or Atlantic) and then start planning. Within seven days you have a good idea of how close it will get to you. The authorities generally start evacuating 48-36 hours out.

Because of building codes, unless you are directly on the water, any modern built structure is going to be safe as long as it is under a Category 1 hurricane and you are at least 20 feet above sea level unless your home is surrounded by unstable large trees.

As far as summer rains are concerned, it's Florida. Expect it to be really hot, humid, with a chance of thunderstorms daily.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral
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We want to come down to attend to our house for about 5-6 days. It's the rainy/storm season and of course we would like to avoid several days of downpours if we could. It seems to me that I hear about possible storms developing quite a while before they actually do - but I could be wrong. So if there's a storm like Andrea possibly developing....how long before the storm hit did you know the possibility existed?
I hope this makes sense. Or perhaps there is not way to predict...we just get our tickets and keep our fingers crossed.
You can plan for it to rain about every afternoon about 4:00 p.m. it rains for about 20-30 min. Then the sun comes out. You just plan around it. Most folks do things in the morning, or late in the afternoon and just work around it. Its just a fact of SW Fl. Normally not a full day of rain this time of year. They are scattered showers though. It can be dry 3 blocks away from your house.
Tropical Storms/Hurricanes have plenty of advanced warning, like days usually. Predicting where it will go is the hard part. I know its a little unsettling to watch the news hundreds of miles away, the National news likes to make a bigger deal about them than the local Fl. news and weather its just part of life to them.
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