Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!


     Yesterday, at home . . .



it was snowy and cold . . .



     So I went to Florida, where . . .  hey, wait a second, it was 28 degrees when I went outside today! And the place was pretty much abandoned!


  
     But hope springs eternal. I met a guy on the beach. He told me it's going to be 70 degrees by Friday. Think I'm going in?

   

15 comments:

Knatolee said...

Be brave! Dip in a toe!

Tabor said...

Yeah, I am also headed south in a week and a half. Trying to thaw my joints so that I can learn to walk again.

Anonymous said...

Been in Florida for 2 weeks already. No matter how cold it has gotten here, it's a helluva lot better than in NY.
Tomorrow (Wednesday)temps will back up to the 60's, then 70's next day and 80's by friday.
Enjoy your stay here.

I am!

M.

Stephen Hayes said...

Be a member of the Polar Bear club and jump in.

Olga said...

They are saying 80s for Venice by the week's end, but it was darn nippy this morning.

DJan said...

Brrrr! I'm going to Florida in February and I'm looking forward to it being sunny and warm... right? :-)

June said...

It is my firm belief that 70 degrees, or even 28 degrees, feels warmer when you're surrounded by green leaves, blue sky, and ocean.
The breast of the earth there is still warm, not frozen cold to its heart.

Douglas said...

The water would be relatively warm... probably in the 70's... and feel just fine. getting out, however, would be a problem.

Anonymous said...

Pensacola waters were (just) under 50 degrees F in a recent listing. The warmest Florida waters in the listing were just over 64 degrees F at Blackwater Sound. I left nothing in Florida when, after 26 months, I left in 1983 - to go to sunny New Mexico! Were it not for family, I'd still be in NM.

Douglas said...

Anon, try this:
http://www.weather.com/maps/activity/boatbeach/floridacoastalwatertemperatures_large.html

Always warmer water than air.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Florida gets cold too, but when Florida sneezes New York gets pneumonia.

gigihawaii said...

You made the right decision. I hope you enjoy your stay in Florida.

Anonymous said...

My bad! Somehow, my first comment went astray. On my second attempt, I failed to "sign" the comment. Sorry.
Cop Car
ex-Floridian
ex-New Mexican

Anonymous said...

Douglas--Thanks for the URL. Perhaps I had seen only part of the listing as I don't recall seeing the Keys (where the temperatures do show as being in the 70s), at all.
Cop Car
P.S. In the summer, the air gets warmer than the water - at least, it did where I was (Tyndall AFB).

Kirk said...

It was pretty cold here in GA this week. I even saw a liberal with his hands in his own pockets.