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2014-01-03 07:02:45 PM
Ultrafark: People in Florida will be wearing the same parka, boots and gloves as I will tonight.
 
2014-01-03 07:14:28 PM
I'd kill for 45 degrees degrees right now.
 
2014-01-03 07:46:17 PM
Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.
 
2014-01-03 08:17:32 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.




pretty much that

been here 20 years - 30 years new england before that

so for tonight in LOL FL, hanging out in the garage and watching the game requires some improv

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2014-01-03 08:50:51 PM
This is what we are dealing with the BFE...

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2014-01-03 08:51:12 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.


I would love for it to be 50F right now. Instead, it's going to be 1F or below tonight.

/former Floridian
//current New Englander
 
2014-01-03 08:53:24 PM
To be fair, the wind coming off the Gulf might clock in at 20-25 mph tonight.
That, combined with 45 F temperatures and some humidity, makes for a right smart wind chill.

/sitting on the screen porch in the 'Glades.
//wearing a sweater
 
2014-01-03 08:54:34 PM
My family has done the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day in Clearwater every year for about a decade or so.

This year it was like 30 degrees and we collectively said "f*ck that..."

If I can see my breath I'm not going outside if I can avoid it.
 
2014-01-03 08:57:33 PM
I grew up down there.  I remember people breaking out their ski gear (if they had some) if the temps dropped into the 50s during the day.

Even funnier is Key West...........I was there one "cold" December.  I was wearing shorts with a fleece over a short sleeve t-shirt while the locals huddled around a make shift fireplace wearing every piece of clothing they owned.
 
2014-01-03 08:59:25 PM
Saying 30's for Tampa on Tuesday too, after 75 tomorrow. Hell on the sinuses.
 
2014-01-03 09:02:15 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.


I moved from Chicago to Atlanta 13 years ago.  This is very true.
 
2014-01-03 09:03:01 PM
Weenies.  I'm sitting next to a window with a fan in it sucking cold air in from outside.  Weather probe says it's 47F, 70% RH outside with a wind chill of 44F.
 
2014-01-03 09:03:44 PM
Good God, that's cold enough to freeze gallium.
 
2014-01-03 09:04:57 PM
<Even funnier is Key West...........I was there one "cold" December.  I was wearing shorts with a fleece over a short sleeve t-shirt while the locals huddled around a make shift fireplace wearing every piece of clothing they owned.>

I live in the Keys. My windows haven't closed for years (rusted shut) and my place has no heat. It's 67 right now. I'm wearing a sweatshirt over a sweatshirt and two pairs of socks. Still kinda chilly.
 
2014-01-03 09:06:28 PM
Man its really nice outside up here in CO. 59 currently, its almost jacket weather.
 
2014-01-03 09:07:27 PM
It's a monthly outdoor concert event; it's not like they canceled New Year's Eve. No point in holding it if everyone's going to stay home (because it's Tampa and they're old).
 
2014-01-03 09:07:44 PM
I don't mind it when it's 32 degrees out. I actually get too hot so in the wintertime I tend to leave my jacket open and most times my head gear is a baseball hat. Put on my fingerless gloves and I'm good to go. 45 degrees is like springtime temps for me.
 
2014-01-03 09:08:03 PM
If it climbed up to 45 here I'd be wearing t-shirts outside.

It's currently 7F. I just threw a jacket over my pajamas to go get something from my car. Really it's not unpleasant because there's no wind chill right now.  Though I imagine a Floridian might have a stroke in this weather.
 
2014-01-03 09:08:33 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.


Unlike the rest of my family I apparently still haven't adjusted from leaving Canada. Once it starts creeping up into the 80s I'm dying, but when we go visit family in Toronto in the middle of December I can walk around with my jacket unzipped and feel fine. And we left Canada for Texas, and later Florida, almost 21 years ago now.
 
2014-01-03 09:09:07 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.


I guess I haven't acclimated yet. I've lived in Florida since 1990 and I can't STAND it when the temperature gets above
80 or so. Ugh. I love Florida winters though. I hibernate during the summer :)
 
2014-01-03 09:09:27 PM
Um, 45°F (7°C) here in Nova Scotia won't come consistently until about April, and that's when I start doing stuff outside again.

Currently in Halifax, NS: -17°C (1°F), windchill -30°C (-22°F)

That, and we got a foot of snow today.
 
2014-01-03 09:09:43 PM
Whereas in St. Petersburg, Russia --  event cancels you!
 
2014-01-03 09:10:58 PM
Lightweights. I'm in a long sleeve shirt at 45.
/Co workers think I'm nuts for walking in wearing a short sleeve shirt @ 60.
// I'm comfortable at 60, I sweat at 80.
 
2014-01-03 09:12:52 PM
As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.
 
2014-01-03 09:14:04 PM
I'd like to remind the northerners that many homes in Florida don't have heat and aren't insulated worth shiat.  I'd like to see you guys waltz around a sub-60F house without winter clothes or blankets.
 
2014-01-03 09:15:19 PM

ManateeGag: I'd kill for 45 degrees degrees right now.


I'd kill for 80 degrees right now.  For 45 degrees I'd probably only maim someone.

/For now
// ask me again on Monday when the high temperature for the day is currently projected to be -9 degrees
/// at that point I'd probably kick a puppy for 40 degree temps
 
2014-01-03 09:16:23 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.



Yep.  Basically like how 85 degrees in the Northeast is a "heat wave" and causes half of them to keel over dead.
 
2014-01-03 09:16:44 PM
I'm in Michigan and keep my heater on 58 all winter, so I think I'd be ok.
 
2014-01-03 09:17:01 PM

digitalrain: TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.

I guess I haven't acclimated yet. I've lived in Florida since 1990 and I can't STAND it when the temperature gets above
80 or so. Ugh. I love Florida winters though. I hibernate during the summer :)


I spend a good part of my workday outdoors, so that's probably helped me adjust faster.
 
2014-01-03 09:17:32 PM
Its only about 45 or so in my living room.  It's near 0 outside.
 
2014-01-03 09:18:56 PM

HalEmmerich: TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.

Unlike the rest of my family I apparently still haven't adjusted from leaving Canada. Once it starts creeping up into the 80s I'm dying, but when we go visit family in Toronto in the middle of December I can walk around with my jacket unzipped and feel fine. And we left Canada for Texas, and later Florida, almost 21 years ago now.


It also depends upon your body type. I am very skinny and grew up in Florida, so I get chilly if it drops below 60. My parents grew up on Long Island, do not share my inability to gain weight, and will happily snark on anyone who thinks freezing weather is cold (and yes, this includes me, which gets incredibly annoying whenever I visit).
 
2014-01-03 09:19:04 PM
I don't waltz around at home though, so maybe they have me there.
 
2014-01-03 09:19:54 PM
Im almost directly across the state east of st pete. We had our friday fest tonight (on the water).

/its only getting down to 55 here
//they must be getting a lot more wind off the water than we were
///grew up in FL but lived 4 years in NY. I always looked forward to the snowstorms. More the better. Kinda miss the snow.
 
2014-01-03 09:20:33 PM

osnap: As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.


There are mountains in Florida?
 
2014-01-03 09:20:38 PM

hackhix: TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.



pretty much that

been here 20 years - 30 years new england before that

so for tonight in LOL FL, hanging out in the garage and watching the game requires some improv


I sincerely hope that's not a slatted chair you have that heater under.
 
2014-01-03 09:20:46 PM

digitalrain: TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.

I guess I haven't acclimated yet. I've lived in Florida since 1990 and I can't STAND it when the temperature gets above
80 or so. Ugh. I love Florida winters though. I hibernate during the summer :)


Acclimation, Shchmacklimation. I grew up just outside of San Antonio, TX.  Lived there for about 27 years total and I hated the heat.   Lived in Georgia for a few years, hated the heat.

Live in SWFL now, hate the heat.  Now's the time of the year I get out and do household projects that involve leaving the air conditioned zones.
 
2014-01-03 09:21:02 PM

Sean M: I'd like to remind the northerners that many homes in Florida don't have heat and aren't insulated worth shiat.  I'd like to see you guys waltz around a sub-60F house without winter clothes or blankets.


So, people who bought shiatty houses are now being forced to live with their decisions? I'm supposed to care... why?
 
2014-01-03 09:21:25 PM
I was in Lakeland for two weeks over Christmas.  It was in the low 40s a couple of days when I got up early for runs.

Coming from the snowbelt in Ohio, I loved it.
 
2014-01-03 09:22:34 PM
When it gets cool in Florida, I pretend it's the middle of summer and I'm getting free air conditioning.
 
2014-01-03 09:24:15 PM

mbillips: osnap: As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.

There are mountains in Florida?


Sure there are. Space, Splash, Big Thunder...
 
2014-01-03 09:24:44 PM
The Event: Space Shuttle flight with a teacher on board for good luck?
 
2014-01-03 09:24:54 PM

Sean M: I'd like to remind the northerners that many homes in Florida don't have heat and aren't insulated worth shiat.  I'd like to see you guys waltz around a sub-60F house without winter clothes or blankets.


Pretty much all relatively recent construction (like the last thirty years) has heat, though a handful of counties in southern Florida aren't required to have heat by the building code.

I have heat in my house, but I've never turned it on. The cold snaps don't tend to last long enough for it to get unbearably chilly in the house, I just wear more layers and use an extra blanket.  The houses here aren't designed to hold in heat, so running the heat pump leads to very high electric bills.

Likewise, having to run the AC a lot less during the winter is nice because my electric bills go way down.
 
2014-01-03 09:26:46 PM
People are idiots, its 43 outside with 15 mph winds and high humidity. Its colder then Florida then it was in Montana the other night and it was like 5 degrees? If it was 40 degrees with no wind it would be a joke and cool weather.
 
2014-01-03 09:27:43 PM

Sean M: I'd like to remind the northerners that many homes in Florida don't have heat and aren't insulated worth shiat.  I'd like to see you guys waltz around a sub-60F house without winter clothes or blankets.


Dont have heat? How old are these houses? Even people who dont have central heat generally have space heaters or portable oil radiators.

Grew up in FL. House was built in 1956. We had a propane heater.
 
2014-01-03 09:28:30 PM

mbillips: osnap: As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.

There are mountains in Florida?


Lol, yes. We call them "rolling hills"

/from other mountains though
 
2014-01-03 09:29:31 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Sean M: I'd like to remind the northerners that many homes in Florida don't have heat and aren't insulated worth shiat.  I'd like to see you guys waltz around a sub-60F house without winter clothes or blankets.

Dont have heat? How old are these houses? Even people who dont have central heat generally have space heaters or portable oil radiators.

Grew up in FL. House was built in 1956. We had a propane heater.


My house was built in 1956 and has no insulation or heat, right now I am showing 51 and 98 humidity. Its farking warmer outside right now. Heater? I have a Mr. Heater with two one pound propane bottles, enough to keep the chill out of the room.
 
2014-01-03 09:32:00 PM

osnap: mbillips: osnap: As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.

There are mountains in Florida?

Lol, yes. We call them "rolling hills sand dunes"

/from other mountains though


FTFY
 
2014-01-03 09:34:03 PM

Pichu0102: hackhix: TuteTibiImperes: Your body acclimates and adjusts to the normal temperature range of your home climate over time.  When I lived up north I'd wear shorts in 50 degree weather and sweat my balls off whenever it ventured into the 80s.

Now that I've lived in FL for a while I start to get a chill when it drops into the lower 60s, but upper 80s/lower 90s can feel pleasant.

pretty much that

been here 20 years - 30 years new england before that

so for tonight in LOL FL, hanging out in the garage and watching the game requires some improv

I sincerely hope that's not a slatted chair you have that heater under.


That my stool, thank you very much!
 
2014-01-03 09:35:16 PM

mbillips: osnap: As a Floridian from the mountains, I think its all in how you dress.

There are mountains in Florida?


Sort of...
 
2014-01-03 09:35:31 PM
People having to put Ben Gay on in layers.
 
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