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spockvr6

Also....looks like the weather guys must be listening to Ray as I see the forecasts appear to now be bumped up into the lower 70's.

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SubTropicRay

Andy Johnson (Fox 13) actually had 46F for his Tuesday morning forecast last night.  I had to laugh.

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Jeff in St Pete

It looks like we are transitioning into the rainy season here.  The last few days have been cloudy and we had rain last night.  Last year around this time it happened the same way.  It went from being sunny everyday to being cloudy everyday almost overnight.  I'm kind of relieved in a way, the cloudcover keeps it much more comfortable.  I welcome it after the relentless afternoon heat of Feb and March.  I am going to Philly next week and I hope it's not too cold up there!

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SunnyFl

(Ray @ Tampa,Apr. 11 2008,06:31)

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Andy Johnson (Fox 13) actually had 46F for his Tuesday morning forecast last night.  I had to laugh.

Tonight wx-r said it could dip into the low 40's overnight early next week.

will hafta haul c. renda back into the house.  sure wish I'd planted it in a pot - with wheels!   :P

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NBTX11

Apr temps so far this month at my location.

   

     H    L

1   86  64

2  78  62  

3  85  68  

4  76  58  

5  81  45  

6  84  55  

7  88  66  

8  89  70  

9  80  71  

10  88  60

AV 83.5 61.9

"Just another upper 80s April day in hot San Antonio"

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_Keith

(SunnyFl @ Apr. 11 2008,21:06)

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(Ray @ Tampa,Apr. 11 2008,06:31)

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Andy Johnson (Fox 13) actually had 46F for his Tuesday morning forecast last night.  I had to laugh.

Tonight wx-r said it could dip into the low 40's overnight early next week.

will hafta haul c. renda back into the house.  sure wish I'd planted it in a pot - with wheels!   :P

After reading this I just went to check my forecast.  Lows Tues and Wed of 43 and 49 respectively with highs in the upper 60s.  Not enough to harm anything I have, and I think I might even enjoy the cool weather.   Fire up the BBQ and drink a glass or two (or more) of wine.

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amazondk

As I headed across town for a meeting yesterday afternoon the sky in the area where I was going was very black and for sure it was pouring.  It did not take long for me to drive into it.  It had been sunny and dry for a few days.  But, the rainy season regime is still here for a while and soon the rain returns.

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ruskinPalms

(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 12 2008,00:07)

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(SunnyFl @ Apr. 11 2008,21:06)

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(Ray @ Tampa,Apr. 11 2008,06:31)

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Andy Johnson (Fox 13) actually had 46F for his Tuesday morning forecast last night.  I had to laugh.

Tonight wx-r said it could dip into the low 40's overnight early next week.

will hafta haul c. renda back into the house.  sure wish I'd planted it in a pot - with wheels!   :P

After reading this I just went to check my forecast.  Lows Tues and Wed of 43 and 49 respectively with highs in the upper 60s.  Not enough to harm anything I have, and I think I might even enjoy the cool weather.   Fire up the BBQ and drink a glass or two (or more) of wine.

I'm with you Keith. Sounds like a great idea!

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ruskinPalms

48F forcast for monday night and 45F forcast for tuesday night. Should not be a big deal.

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ariscott

(amazondk @ Apr. 12 2008,07:16)

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As I headed across town for a meeting yesterday afternoon the sky in the area where I was going was very black and for sure it was pouring.  It did not take long for me to drive into it.  It had been sunny and dry for a few days.  But, the rainy season regime is still here for a while and soon the rain returns.

Lucky you.... Don & Jeff. No more rain for me for the next 6 months. It is definitely more pleasant to work in the garden with the dry wind, but sure won't beat rain!! I love rain!!

Regards, Ari :)

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Jeff in St Pete

Ari, I love the rain too!  You have to love the rain to live here.  After the short dry season, I look forward to the rain again (and so do my palms!).  Although I do get a little stir crazy when we have 3 or 4 days in a row of torrential rain  :angry:

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ariscott

Try... 2-3 weeks, Jeff. That is what we usually get during monsoon.

Regards, Ari :)

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ruskinPalms

Amazing. It only got down to about 63F here at my place this morning while there are personal weather stations reporting upper 40s and low 50s no more than 5 miles inland from me. Most of Orlando saw upper 40s and low 50s this morning too. The NW winds all night were really moderated by the gulf and bay as long as you were not more than 4 miles from the coast.

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SubTropicRay

add 5 degrees to tonight's forecasted lows

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spockvr6

(ruskinPalms @ Apr. 14 2008,07:18)

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Amazing. It only got down to about 63F here at my place this morning while there are personal weather stations reporting upper 40s and low 50s no more than 5 miles inland from me. Most of Orlando saw upper 40s and low 50s this morning too. The NW winds all night were really moderated by the gulf and bay as long as you were not more than 4 miles from the coast.

Same here Bill....winds from the NW are my favorite for sure.

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spockvr6

(Ray, Tampa @ Apr. 14 2008,09:08)

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add 5 degrees to tonight's forecasted lows

Now youre on the hook Ray....you made your prediction 100% official  :D

For Weather.com says 48F tonight and NWS says 53F.

I think NWS might ne thinking along the same lines as you.

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SubTropicRay

Hi Larry,

Let's just say we will not slip into the 40's tonight.  The airport is already warmer this afternoon than expected.

Ray

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_Keith

I didn't note the morning temp here, but it was crisp, low 40s.  It is only 60 right now at nearly 2pm.  Projected tonight of 39 which I am pretty sure we will hit.

And IT FEELS GOOD, TOO.

This is the time of year to get that hard physical work done.  I was sweating this last weekend.

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spockvr6

(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 14 2008,14:31)

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 Projected tonight of 39 which I am pretty sure we will hit.

And IT FEELS GOOD, TOO.

30 anything never feels good Keith!

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BobbyinNY
30 anything never feels good Keith!

I'm with you, Larry......... Actually nighttime lows below 60f feel like crap to me....  Tonight we're supposed to get down to 38f, but after wednesday, it's  a huge warmup....

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spockvr6

(Ray, Tampa @ Apr. 14 2008,12:51)

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Hi Larry,

Let's just say we will not slip into the 40's tonight.  The airport is already warmer this afternoon than expected.

Ray

Ray-

The NWS is reading your posts.  Theyve changed their forecast to 56F for tonight for 34689.

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gsytch

62F was our low in New Port Richey, but the temp hit 58F as I pulled into campus in Hudson this morning at 7am. When I got home it was ALL the way up to68F but the low humidity and breeze has made it feel chilly! Greg  good sleeping weather :-)) as a silver lining

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ruskinPalms

It managed to get up to about 73F for a high today. NOAA has 51F for my forcast tonight and then 46F for tomorrow night. I bet they come close this time as the winds will be shifting more out of the northeast over the next couple of nights. The gulf water temp was in the mid 70s prior to these cold fronts so the NW winds were definitely moderated last night. I looked at personal weather stations this morning and there were mid 40s all the way down to Alligator Alley in the interior west side of the state. Low to mid 60s all the way along the coast to maybe 5 miles inland from Naples all the way to New Port Richey or so.There was a 45F right smack in the middle of the everglades this morning. In North Port 46F to 47F was the norm and in Orlando 47F to 51F eoncompassed about 75% of the readings. Tampa Proper was in the mid 50s. Brandon was in the upper 40s. Most of Pinellas county was in the low to mid 60s. I always find these windy cool events interesting because it really pinpoints where some of the better growing zones are since the worst freezes tend to be wind driven. Had this been Dec or Jan, we may have been looking at upper 20s again in the interior...

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amazondk

(spockvr6 @ Apr. 14 2008,14:41)

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(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 14 2008,14:31)

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Projected tonight of 39 which I am pretty sure we will hit.

And IT FEELS GOOD, TOO.

30 anything never feels good Keith!

30 Celsius is ok.

dk

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Cristóbal

fotos of todays weather. car thermometer show 30 -34 C / 86 - 93 F. humiditey may be 30%, more then in the last days. we now have several days more warmer weather. not any clouds any where.

i agree with don in amazonia.....can more people please put fotos with the posts of the weather ?  we are from many different places in the world, the fotos say much more then only the words !

show your city and weather !

i drive much in the work and most the time have the camera.

in this hotel, theme maya, they plant many palms, in the plaza in the inside theres many roystonea. looks ok but need to care more better for the palms - 2 palms with no crowns !

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jesus christ statue

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view of colonia el guaycura ampliación (name of neighborhood). we have much rain in this winter i think 250-270 MM / 10-11 inchs, but now the greens of 2 months of grass is gone and the brown of the coast desert is here and stay until it rains again in the next winter.....may be ! in some winters theres little rain and the land is brown, dry all the year.

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_Keith

(spockvr6 @ Apr. 14 2008,13:41)

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(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 14 2008,14:31)

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 Projected tonight of 39 which I am pretty sure we will hit.

And IT FEELS GOOD, TOO.

30 anything never feels good Keith!

I admit it, you were right.  I went out there just now and it hurt.  I felt that depression again, the one I only feel in the winter.

Sure glad summer will back in a couple of days.

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amazondk

Cristóbal,

It would be great for more people to post pictures of the days weather.  Thanks for your pictures.  In the second picture is the guy changing the gasoline price?  I take most of my pictures with my cell phone now which makes it easy to get real time images.  I don't even take my digital camera out much anymore.  What is your yearly rainfall?

dk

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Cristóbal

don we have rainfall average of 9 inches / 230 MM year. in most years it is less but el niño years every 4-5 years make the average more higher. we have 5 palms natives in baja california, the 2 washingtonias and 3 braheas, all desert palms.

the guy in foto # 2 i think he just fix the sign - PEMEX (petroloeos mexicanos) does not put the price of gas it is always the same about $2.50/gallon USD. it changes one time every year or two years, as ajust for inflation.

we now have this great technology to transmit fotos in the instant, with cell phone or digital camera. 10 years ago this did not exist.

we should use it.

it is wonderful i can see the rain today in your area in amazonia, thank to this technology. or a storm in florida. snow in netherlands.  rainbow in texas.

text is good to talk about weather, but fotos take you to the place to help you experience it.

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spockvr6

(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 14 2008,20:47)

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(spockvr6 @ Apr. 14 2008,13:41)

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(keiththibodeaux @ Apr. 14 2008,14:31)

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 Projected tonight of 39 which I am pretty sure we will hit.

And IT FEELS GOOD, TOO.

30 anything never feels good Keith!

I admit it, you were right.  I went out there just now and it hurt.  I felt that depression again, the one I only feel in the winter.

Sure glad summer will back in a couple of days.

No worries.....its so late in the year that this is just a blip!

Ray was right about the forecast here.....Its a a bit fresh out there at 53F this AM, but we stayed out of the 40's.  From the looks of my weather station plots, the temp probably would have stayed around 60F if the winds did not shift NE from NW.

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SubTropicRay

Larry,

Ray's Weather Service (RWS) is much obliged.

Ray

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_Keith

Woke up to 39 today as promised by WS.  

20 miles north in Lafayette, the radio was resporting patchy frost, but none down at my place.

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ruskinPalms

Dropped to about 51 last night...Damn NE wind... Very slow to warm up today due to all the clouds hanging around.

Cool pictures Cristóbal! I will take some town pics when one of these days. I will probably head out on my bike to do this and today is not a nice day...Too cool!

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spockvr6

If the forecasts are in the ballpark, it looks like well have two more cold nights down here before this crap blows out.

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FRITO

april 14th morning low of 47 on my meter. Just checked the meter this morning and had a low of 38.9, currently at 10am its 48 on my meter.

I had packed up the winter jackets only to realize the last 2 days ive needed them. ???

the strong sunshine helps combat the cooler dry air though.

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BobbyinNY
Woke up to 39 today as promised by WS.  

20 miles north in Lafayette, the radio was resporting patchy frost, but none down at my place.

Hey Keith... I got you beat by one degree... I woke up to 38... no frost either - thank god...

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ruskinPalms

There were some upper 30s in Hernando and Citrus counties, upper 40s to around 50 in Tampa - low 50s interbay Tampa, mid to upper 40s in Orlando and Brandon, Low to mid 50s in Pinellas county and within 3 to 4 miles of the bays, harbours and gulf all along west coast of FL from Hudson to Naples, right around 49 to 50 in most of North Port and more inland Cape Coral, inland areas of Ft. Myers and Naples and throughout the everglades. Much less of a spread in temps last night since the winds switched to the North and then the North East.

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spockvr6

My guess is a a few degrees colder tonight....just a hunch!

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spockvr6

WOW...I think some record low highs must have been set around FL today....only 3 official stations even got out of the 60's!  And, as one might guess, all of these were in the Keys.

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_Keith

I  have to double check, but I think we broke our record for all time low by one degree this morning.  Tonight projected low is in upper 40s and then it is pretty much back to summer.

And WE NEED SOME RAIN.   I am running sprinklers already.

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ruskinPalms

It did get down to about 46 one night during this last cold snap here, but it is definitely back to summer here with mid 80s at day and mid 60s at night. No rain though. Probably won't be seeing any of that for another month now......

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