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Why are Floridians completely nuts when it comes to temperature?

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:18 AM
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Climatized. People living in warmer climes think hot. It never snows in the tropics.

They don't know from frigid except in bed and the ice they put in their drinks.

In some Native American tribes, rites of passage to adulthood include a three day stay, naked and outdoors in the winter. When they returned to the village they never complained about the cold again.

I spent a camping trip in the boy scouts in Yosemite Valley in the dead of winter.

Back then they closed it, we had the run of the place. Magical Winter Wonderland.

Brrr…




posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:35 AM
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That had to have been pretty awesome! I mean Yosemite itself is cool, but knowing it's all yours would be a pretty cool!

I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life. I'll never forget my first trip to Florida, we went to Disney for the Y2K new year celebration. Our first stop was Cocoa beach, we arrived late December and when we left it was about 4 degrees at home. So when we got to the hotel it was "only" 68 degrees and we were laughed at for wanting to go swimming. The beach was EMPTY and we had free run of it. Everybody who lived there acted like it was a polar vortex.

To each their own. Body and mind are used to their surroundings.

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: trollz

I can only advise you to never vacation in Central America then.

Anyway, it is regarded is acclimation, but if you are always using the AC at home and in your car you will never acclimate.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: DuckforcoveR

Thanks for that tale of extremes…


That had to have been pretty awesome! I mean Yosemite itself is cool, but knowing it's all yours would be a pretty cool!

Yah it was. Because snow blanketed the valley all sounds were muffled. The silence was deafening. Then the temperature would change slightly and avalanches of ice would crack off the sheer cliff walls, cascading to the valley floor with thunderous crackling and booming.

We were in no danger, these weren't snow avalanches off of slopes, these were ice falls, straight down. We could get quite close to the cliff base and watch this happen. We even made it happen by getting too close and throwing ice blocks at the walls. I almost permanently regretted that on one occasion.

Never been so cold in my life as those few days. Since then I chuckle when people outdoors in California balmy "winter" weather go, Its so cold, aren't you cold?



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 08:16 AM
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hot weather is awesome. I live in florida all my life, I get very angry when it goes below 60. I can handle sixty all day without a jacket, but below that its jacket time.


I just happen to wear pants even in the summer when I'm riding bike. I think the loveliest part of this state is its near permanent state of heat. I never had a vehicle with AC until this July 4th that just passed, and I been driving for 14 years. Sometimes the kids complain about the AC in the car being tooo cold so I drop the windows and we enjoy the weather. G figure huh? even the kids don't like it cold anymore.

Thank you global warming, keep up the good work.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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Obviously you live in an enclave of reptilians.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: trollz

It's called acclimatization-you could go to Alaska and freeze your you know what's off and the locals will complain that it's hot.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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The inside temperature has nothing to do with the outside!

I live in Florida and have my entire life, I hate it. It's damn near sub zero at my job and I wear sweaters because of it. It has nothing to do with outside temperature. Did you ever think about that?



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: trollz

My husband lived in florida for about 20 years and then moved up north.
In the middle of summer he is wrapped up in a blanket and complaining
about freezing to death.I thought this was due to his medicines and age,
now I wonder.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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I lived in Saskatchewan for a few years, -20 was t-shirt weather. So warm.
Then I moved to Alberta, and -20C is feeling cold. Way too cold.
I'm getting soft.....

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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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as a resident born and raised in Florida, I will be the first to tell you I hate winter. To me about 60 degrees is chilly, and anything below 45 is cold to me.

That's just how it is, I was born and raised here and it is usually hot most of the season. I'm used to 80-100 degrees, I am fine with that. As a matter of fact, we are still up in the 70's during the day, and I couldn't be happier.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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I have noticed that as well when they come here to South Carolina from Florida, it will be 78 degrees and they have jackets. All I know is it is sunburn hot here in S.C. this whole month except the days it rained, I have not used my coat or jacket yet, maybe twice back in November, its hot here for this time of the year, they may say its 80 but if you are somewhere blocked by the wind it gets way hot, I am enjoying it but it is a little troublesome.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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Yup I too live in a cold northern climate. For example it's -31•C today and has been for about 3 days. Next week when it's supposed to be a bit warmer -15 or so it's gunna feel warm. Many a time I've found myself ice fishing in just a sweater or on those blamy -10 days a t-shirt.


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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: eXia7
as a resident born and raised in Florida, I will be the first to tell you I hate winter. To me about 60 degrees is chilly, and anything below 45 is cold to me.

That's just how it is, I was born and raised here and it is usually hot most of the season. I'm used to 80-100 degrees, I am fine with that. As a matter of fact, we are still up in the 70's during the day, and I couldn't be happier.


I'm the same way.

I was born in Florida but I moved a long time ago. I still find anything under 60 to be chilly. But I love hot weather (especially if it's hot & dry, as opposed to hot & humid). I also love being out in the sun, and warm myself on "cold" days by standing in the sun. 77 with a slight breeze is perfect to me; 90 is warm; and anything over 100 needs a cold drink & occasional shade. And if it's dry heat, I can be in 95 degree weather & barely notice it's "hot" until I notice I'm sweating & my skin is darkening/"tanning".

I find that many of the people who like "colder" weather have a hard time with "hot" weather and staying in the sun. I call one of my best friends a polar bear vampire because she's like that. She almost suffocates in the "heat" (85 & up) and can't stay in the sun too long or she'll burn. But she's comfortable in weather that I find "chilly", as if our weather tolerances are 15-20 degrees off from each other. It all comes down to acclimation.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Florida isn't even really tropical though, yeah? Its like sub-tropics, like Brisbane, right?

Anyway, every time I've been to the actual tropics like Townville and Cairns (Australia), the locals are always whining and moaning about how either cold or hot it is... Its like dude, just deal with it.

I don't know the science behind it, but there's definitely something about people who live in tropical (sub-tropical) regions always carrying on about the weather... I've definitely noticed it.





yeah but up there its the humidity which is the killer, when the supersaturation is +100% and it's cracking 38C+ yeah have a nice day!



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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Lived on Grand Cayman for a year and a bit. Unless you eat like a stuck pig you lose weight when you are in humans optimal zone. You sweat it out and your appetite is less cause it's so damn hot. Being able to handle cold temperatures has more to do with your metabolism rate than any supposed acclimatization period. Lift some weights for awhile and then go outside on a day when you would be chilly, you're fine. Man who chops his own firewood heats himself twice.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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People who live in Florida are acclimated to the heat. Their blood is thinner due to the heat (anyways that's what I've been told). It is kind of amazing how they can feel cold not only in 80 degree weather but also in the 70's! I'm from the north and this December has been the warmest on record! Most everyone up here is lov'in it! It's in the 60's, and people are not wearing coats! I've seen people wearing shorts and flip flops in the grocery stores!!!

People who may be vacationing up here from the south this Christmas probably think we're crazy!! I'll take 60's and 70's weather over 80 and above any day!
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posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

Us Floridians are evolving to adapt to global warming. Floridians and Australians will inherit the Earth when everyone else has succumbed to heat exhaustion



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 09:50 PM
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I'm from The North, and where it is here in Florida is +85F, went to the beach three times last week. I'm driving home into +25F and ice storm....nice. Thank goodness for all-seasons tires, and quattro.



posted on Dec, 27 2015 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: calstorm
California native here. Anything under 74 degrees IS FREEZING, I expect snow around 68.


Actual degree's is all relative though, depending on what part of the country (or world) your living in, because of the UV rays.

My little brother went to Tasmania the other day to watch the cricket and came back looking like a full on black fella he was so tanned... yet it only got to 23 degrees Celsius, or 74 degrees Fahrenheit. You wouldn't even expect to caught a tan in that weather further North.

The US is probably the same? Except you just have to change south for north, lol. The closer to the equator, the less the UV rays.



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