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Question about Florida weather
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CindyVA    Posted 03-22-2004 at 09:19:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi there,
I am sorry to hear about all the bitching about Florida earlier. I think it is an exceptionally beautiful state, and I am interested in relocating there soon. I am from eastern Virginia. I did have a question though: I've heard Florida gets a lot of thunderstorms. Are those thunderstorms any worse than anywhere else, in terms of interference with driving, lightning, etc? Thank you all so much for your help. -cindy

RayNC    Posted 03-22-2004 at 15:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Take it from me, Fla is no place to live....I spent almost 7 years down in the keys and it is no place to be. Highest crime rate in the country, lightning capital, almost 200,000 strikes per day 7 days a week. Heavy rain and skeeters and bugs and gators and heat and humidity and no one gives a horses petute about anyone else or anything. You won't find any community, fellowship or real true friends down there. I had to find out for myself and boy did I learn a lesson.

Sid    Posted 03-22-2004 at 19:29:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you sure it is Floridas fault you can not make any real friends? If you are searching for a real friend you might try looking up that Northern safety guy who was giving Florida what for awhile back sounds like you two might be two peas in a pod aught to find a real friend there in that fellar.

RayNC    Posted 03-23-2004 at 16:28:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Sid.....UP YOURS CREEP!!

DD    Posted 03-22-2004 at 15:11:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm in Orlando and lived here all my life. We are the state with the highest amount of lightning strikes and our thunderstorms can be quite bad at times too. Funny thing is it can be pouring on one side of your house and bright and sunny on the other side. It's weird. Most storms don't last very long (the bad ones anyway)but there are exceptions to every rule. I would say go to some kind of weather site on the web and do some research : ) WFTV channel 9 has Doppler Radar, maybe you could find something on their site. Hope this helps somewhat.

Dennis    Posted 03-22-2004 at 09:46:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I lived there (80s) it would rain every day for about 15 mins to 1/2 hr. You could see the storm comming, and wait it out and then the sun would be out and business as usual.
Mostly Thunder and lightning storms.
I lived in the St. Pete Area.

sdg    Posted 03-22-2004 at 09:31:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lived in Florida (keys) for 2 years and I do know they get alot of storms. I have heard that Florida is the Lightning Capital of the U.S. I know Cindi lives down there, maybe she could help you better.

CindyVA    Posted 03-22-2004 at 11:51:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are probably referring to a diferent Cindy than me. I'd love to hear more, since as much as I love Florida, I do have this fear of thundestorms, which by the way, I am beginning to work on, through therapy. Wish me luck! :) -Cindy

Don in Tallahassee    Posted 03-22-2004 at 15:18:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I lived in the Petersburg area of Virginia and now live in Florida and I would say that the storms in this area are no worse than those we had in Virginia. The worse Storms I ever lives through were the one we had when I lived in Illinois, now those were some storms. I now live in North Florida and really like it here, but I was also born here.

Haw'n Heart    Posted 03-22-2004 at 13:14:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I share your fear of thunderstorms... which is fueled by living here in WV. I hates Thunder -n- Lightening near as much as I hates mud and snow!!! *I miss Hawaii.....**Sigh** ..... *

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