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Old 08-22-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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We live in central TN and it really is the nicest place to live. But the winters are getting rather brutal. We've been here 20 years from the north and the weather (that's changed all over the world) has brought some really cold Arctic Blasts /snow /ice winters. Being retired, we keep tracking Ocala's weather. It looks like it rains everyday and pretty much all day. The humidity isn't a problem for us. Afternoon rains doesn't bother us. But rain most of the day doesn't sound fun. Opinions, please. Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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It does not rain all day. During the rainy season (July August) it usually rains in the mid afternoon. But it might rain in the morning or early evening. I think most rain will last less than an hour. It can rain a few drops up to an inch. We hope for 3/4 of an inch so we do not have to water the grass.

You might want to try and find a site that shows total rainfall by day.

It is 3:47pm and the rain was starting when I started this and it has stopped. Still cloudy so we could get another shower in a few minutes but within the hours it should be clear. I do not expect that it will rain again today and this was the first rain of the day.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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We live in central TN and it really is the nicest place to live. But the winters are getting rather brutal. We've been here 20 years from the north and the weather (that's changed all over the world) has brought some really cold Arctic Blasts /snow /ice winters. Being retired, we keep tracking Ocala's weather. It looks like it rains everyday and pretty much all day. The humidity isn't a problem for us. Afternoon rains doesn't bother us. But rain most of the day doesn't sound fun. Opinions, please. Thanks.
NO it doest rain all day and have no idea where you got that info.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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It does not rain all day. During the rainy season (July August) it usually rains in the mid afternoon. But it might rain in the morning or early evening. I think most rain will last less than an hour. It can rain a few drops up to an inch. We hope for 3/4 of an inch so we do not have to water the grass.

You might want to try and find a site that shows total rainfall by day.

It is 3:47pm and the rain was starting when I started this and it has stopped. Still cloudy so we could get another shower in a few minutes but within the hours it should be clear. I do not expect that it will rain again today and this was the first rain of the day.
Oh, thank you! Why does the hourly on WeatherBug, Accuweather and The weather channel show hours and hours of constant rain?! WeatherBug is really bad. We live in such an awesome part of the country. Nashville is the next Atlanta and we live just south in the Franklin/Spring Hill area. But, summers here can not only be sunny and hot, which I love, but have some really super dry spells. My, and my Husband's, skin and sinuses can't take it anymore. I ended up in the ER on Memorial Day from a terrible bloody nose from so many hot sunny dry days. At ENT next morning. He said he's seeing a lot of it, having to cauterize, because of all the fluctuating weather and spells of dry humidity. We NEED humidity in the summer months! So, those that think the humidity is miserable in FL, try the sunny hot dry weather!

We have a 7 Day trip planned, leaving here Tuesday. We are so excited!!! Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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luv my dayton...three apps on my iPhone and they all say that. It's nice to get first hand info from people that really know. Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Oh, thank you! Why does the hourly on WeatherBug, Accuweather and The weather channel show hours and hours of constant rain?! WeatherBug is really bad. We live in such an awesome part of the country. Nashville is the next Atlanta and we live just south in the Franklin/Spring Hill area. But, summers here can not only be sunny and hot, which I love, but have some really super dry spells. My, and my Husband's, skin and sinuses can't take it anymore. I ended up in the ER on Memorial Day from a terrible bloody nose from so many hot sunny dry days. At ENT next morning. He said he's seeing a lot of it, having to cauterize, because of all the fluctuating weather and spells of dry humidity. We NEED humidity in the summer months! So, those that think the humidity is miserable in FL, try the sunny hot dry weather!

We have a 7 Day trip planned, leaving here Tuesday. We are so excited!!! Thanks for your help!
By the way we had a little rain this evening so my prior post was not correct.

I think the problem with the weather bug is they are probably saying 10% or 30% etc chance of rain.

So lets say the forecast list from noon to 5 a 30% chance of rain. Probably there will be no rain and if it does it will be less than an hour. I assume no rain when the forecast is under 50%. Over 50% and I look at the sky if I plan on being out. But the sky can change in a few minutes so mostly I say it will not rain and go out.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:57 AM
 
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By the way we had a little rain this evening so my prior post was not correct.

I think the problem with the weather bug is they are probably saying 10% or 30% etc chance of rain.

So lets say the forecast list from noon to 5 a 30% chance of rain. Probably there will be no rain and if it does it will be less than an hour. I assume no rain when the forecast is under 50%. Over 50% and I look at the sky if I plan on being out. But the sky can change in a few minutes so mostly I say it will not rain and go out.
Thanks. You've been a lot of help.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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....But, summers here can not only be sunny and hot, which I love, but have some really super dry spells. My, and my Husband's, skin and sinuses can't take it anymore. I ended up in the ER on Memorial Day from a terrible bloody nose from so many hot sunny dry days. At ENT next morning. He said he's seeing a lot of it, having to cauterize, because of all the fluctuating weather and spells of dry humidity. ....
I live about 30 miles from you. It's humid outdoors all summer here in middle TN. If you move to FL and live in A/C, you will be bringing the sinuses problem with you. A/C dries out the air. TN is not a dry-air low-humidity state. You may be spending too much time indoors or your A/Conditioner is drying out the air too much.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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I live about 30 miles from you. It's humid outdoors all summer here in middle TN. If you move to FL and live in A/C, you will be bringing the sinuses problem with you. A/C dries out the air. TN is not a dry-air low-humidity state. You may be spending too much time indoors or your A/Conditioner is drying out the air too much.
We've lived here in the Franklin area for 20 years. I NEVER stay home, haven't worked since being here, and am outside more than inside. It is not that humid here!!! We went to visit family in Cincinnati, Ohio last month. The humidity was terrible. Went to Bowling Green, KY two weeks ago. The humidity was terrible! You have talked about central TN a lot and it's obvious that you just don't like it!!! The last nine days we've had seven days where the humidity was in the 30s. It was sunny, blue skies, breezy and dry! Believe me, Central TN has lower and dryer humidity than most areas. Our weather mostly comes from the SW...

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Old 08-27-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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But for comparatively rare occasions, lack of rain is far more common here than monsoon-like conditions. If rain's in the forecast, you either won't get it or it will last under an hour (or more often, less than half an hour), and afterwards it dries up again within the same time frame. Often times any rainfall that occurs will do so over a very small areas (as-in, it may not be raining at the end of the block if it's raining at your house, but it's raining again a mile or two down the road). It is obscenely humid, however, for at least half of the year in my experience.
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