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Bug your husband sounds just like me.
When it's cool at night I keep all the windows open to cool the house down then keep it shut up during the day to keep the heat out.
When it's cool out I keep them windows shut and turn that thermostat down to 64.
Just don't like those high electric bills.
aaroads Wrote:Its been fun these last three years, but again its time to relocate, this time back to northwest Florida. With my stormshield departing, expect a hurricane next season here in Central Florida!

Ocala, Chessiestorm, Katie, virgo10, best of weather to you all!

Oh NOOOOOOOO! :icon_snif

Hey, not to worry on the stormshield leaving. I brought mine down from Massachusetts. 56 years I lived there and I only saw one "real" Cane. That was Carol back in 1954.

Best of luck in your new home. /flower
From Jacksonville NWS regarding the Winter Outlook 2008-2009.


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
703 AM EST FRI NOV 21 2008

...NORTHEAST FLORIDA/SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WINTER OUTLOOK 2008-09...

THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER`S OFFICIAL FORECAST FOR THE 2008-09
WINTER SEASON (DECEMBER 2008 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2009) IS FOR EQUAL
CHANCES OF ABOVE OR BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND FOR BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

ONE OF THE KEY PATTERNS THAT IS MONITORED TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTER
OF THE WINTER SEASON IS THE PHASE OF THE EL NINO-SOUTHERN
OSCILLATION, OR ENSO. THE PRESENCE OF A STRONG EL NINO (OR LA NINA)
CORRELATES WITH HIGHER (LOWER) PROBABILITIES OF WETTER (DRIER) THAN
NORMAL WINTER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES.

THIS YEAR HOWEVER...ENSO NEUTRAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE WINTER SEASON. IN THIS ENVIRONMENT OTHER LARGE SCALE
ATMOSPHERIC PATTERNS SUCH AS THE NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION (NAO)
AND ARCTIC OSCILLATION (AO) PLAY A LARGER ROLE IN INFLUENCING STORM
TRACKS. PATTERNS SUCH AS THESE OCCUR OVER SHORTER TIME SCALES, WHICH
MAKES THEM DIFFICULT TO PREDICT OVER THE COURSE OF AN ENTIRE SEASON.

SINCE THE COMBINATION OF THESE ATMOSPHERIC PATTERNS WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE CHARACTER OF OUR WINTER, THEIR UNPREDICTABILITY BEYOND
JUST A FEW DAYS MEANS THAT THERE REMAINS UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE
FREQUENCY, TIMING AND MAGNITUDE OF TEMPERATURE EXTREMES AND
PRECIPITATION THIS WINTER SEASON. ALSO, SINCE THESE OTHER PATTERNS
CAN CHANGE QUICKLY, ENSO-NEUTRAL WINTERS ARE OFTEN CHARACTERIZED BY
GREAT VARIABILITY IN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION WITHIN THE SEASON.

EXTRAPOLATION OF FALL TRENDS INDICATE THAT THE FIRST PART OF THE
WINTER SEASON MAY BE CHARACTERIZED BY A NEGATIVE PHASE OF THE NAO,
WITH THE PATTERN TRENDING MORE TO THE POSITIVE PHASE SOMETIME IN
JANUARY. A NEGATIVE NAO CORRELATES WITH COLDER WEATHER FOR SOUTHEAST
GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA...SO IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, WE WOULD
EXPECT TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF DECEMBER TO AVERAGE BELOW NORMAL,
WITH A SWITCH TO AN OVERALL WARMER REGIME DURING JANUARY INTO
FEBRUARY. A CONSEQUENCE OF THIS VARIABILITY IS THAT FOR THE ENTIRE
WINTER...THESE SWINGS WOULD RESULT IN OVERALL TEMPERATURES FOR THE
SEASON AVERAGING NEAR NORMAL...WITH EQUAL CHANCES THAT THEY COULD BE
SOMEWHAT EITHER ABOVE OR BELOW THE LONG TERM NORMALS DEPENDING ON
THE LENGTH AND MAGNITUDE OF THE WARM AND COLD PERIODS.

CLIMATE STUDIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
JACKSONVILLE REVEALED THAT SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA
EXPERIENCE THE MOST FREEZE AND HARD FREEZE EVENTS WHEN THERE IS NOT
A STRONG EL NINO OR STRONG LA NINA SIGNAL. ALSO, MOST OF OUR EXTREME
PRECIPITATION PATTERNS OCCUR DURING STRONG EL NINO (WET) OR STRONG
LA NINA (DRY) SEASONS. HISTORICALLY THERE TENDS TO BE LITTLE
DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL DURING WEAK ENSO AND NEUTRAL PHASES.

THE LAST 10 YEARS HAVE SEEN A TREND TOWARD DRIER WINTERS IN OUR AREA
OVERALL. COMBINED WITH A NEUTRAL ENSO EVENT AND THE EXPECTED
CONFIGURATION OF OTHER ATMOSPHERIC PATTERNS...WE WOULD EXPECT THIS
WINTERS PRECIPITATION TO BE SOMEWHAT BELOW NORMAL.

$$

LETRO/ENYEDI/HESS
A little bit of moisture got thrown in from the Atlantic and gave us a nice sunset.

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Good stuff! /clap1
Since I been keeping records, back to summer of 2003, I have never had a month with out rain.
Thats in jeopardy this month. There's a good chance for rain on Sunday, the last day of the month so we'll see what happens.
Last day of rain was Oct 25th.
ocala Wrote:Since I been keeping records, back to summer of 2003, I have never had a month with out rain.
Thats in jeopardy this month. There's a good chance for rain on Sunday, the last day of the month so we'll see what happens.
Last day of rain was Oct 25th.


Wow, I feel your pain there:frown: The latest front has a 70% chance of rain for you on Sunday. Though I've had 70% in Orlando before and netted nothing...
We had rain a few days ago here. Not much... maybe a 10th of an inch or so but every little bit helps.

BTW, here's what it looked like on Thanksgiving morning.

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It was a nice way to start the day.
Ended up with .17 so no goose egg this month.
Looking at the Cocorahs reports for the month it looks like most of the stations around me would have all had zeros if it weren't for yesterdays rain.
By the way that storm looked so good coming in then "poof".
60% percent chance tonight but it looks like it will be light in nature if it does happen.
I'll take all I can get.
virgo10 Wrote:A little bit of moisture got thrown in from the Atlantic and gave us a nice sunset.

[Image: sunsetb11-24-08600x450.jpg]

[Image: sunsetf11-24-08600x450.jpg]

[Image: sunsetg11-24-08600x450-1.jpg]

Good stuff! /clap1

OMG - beautiful!!!!
well, we haven't had rain here...in what seems like MONTHS. But, yesterday afternoon - it looked like a damn hurricane. We had trees down, limbs all over the place and rain actually blew into my mom's office.....but it didn't last long. Maybe a half an hour. But, CRAZY - serious CRAZY
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