I’ve Had Any Number of Recent Transplants to Pensacola ASSURE Me ~ Most Sincerely ~ in Recent Days That It “Doesn’t Get Cold Enough to Freeze in Florida”

My first question is always, ” And HOW LONG have you lived here?”

Invariably it’s two years or less. Two of the warmer winters we’ve had. Oh, yes. They’re Panhandle winter veterans.

Welcome to a reality check, suckers.

… Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 9 PM Monday to 9 am CST

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Wind Chill
Advisory… which is in effect from 9 PM Monday to 9 am CST

* Timing… from 9 PM Monday to 9 am Tuesday.

* Wind chills… as low as zero to 7.

…* Temperature… readings late tonight into Monday morning will drop
as low as the mid 20s well inland to around 30 close to the coast.

Readings late Monday evening into Tuesday morning will drop as low
as 11 to 15 for much of the area except for upper teens near the
immediate coast

That’s more like it.

5 Responses to “I’ve Had Any Number of Recent Transplants to Pensacola ASSURE Me ~ Most Sincerely ~ in Recent Days That It “Doesn’t Get Cold Enough to Freeze in Florida””

  1. boballab says:

    Geez you would think people would realize that when they have had news stories going back for over 50 years about Floridas orange crop getting damaged by freezing temps, that it actually means the temps get below freezing:
    “Overnight Freeze Damages More Of Florida Orange Crop

    Updated Jan. 12, 2010 5:07 p.m. ET”

    Oh well what can you expect from liberals that move south to Florida (besides screwing up the vote down there), they got the memory span of a Fruit Fly.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Exactly. Another reason why the two year mark is particularly noteworthy ~ the winter BEFORE they moved on down and became regional experts, Pensacola set a record for consecutive days in a row BELOW FREEZING every morning: ELEVEN!! Pipes bursting freaking all over town, PLUS we had measurable snow 20 miles inland on Christmas Eve, with delightful flurries that lasted for an hour or so downtown. It was great.

    I have high hopes for this year.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    There’s always the “But you have PALM TREES?!?!” And I always retort, “Have you actually LOOKED at them? They’re nasty, scraggly, put-your-eye-out fibrous tough PALMETTOES. NOT palms.”


  4. BlackDog says:

    Really? Up here in Chicagoland, it is a balmy minus 16, and the wind chill makes it about minus 40. Hey, I am a Bears/Cubs fan, so I am capable of withstanding great pain. Must get more pins for my Packers Black Sox Dolls.

  5. boballab says:

    I went to basic training and “A” school at Great Lakes Oct 84 to Aug 85. I remember those days when the temps got down to -30 and the wind chill hit below -50, what fun.

    OTOH I also went to Nuclear Power School at Orlando and was surprised by how cold it got in the winter there. From that I always surmised that there had to be icebergs floating off the coast of the panhandle.

    Now for nice winter weather you have to go to the Philippines where at night in January the coldest it gets is about 75. Trust me after you have been there awhile 75 feels cold and when my filipina wife came to the stated she wears winter coats when the temp hits 65.

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