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Windows 7: Hurricane Season USA

06 Jul 2010   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
It seems like every area of the US has some type of disaster for that region. I was trying to think, what does Arizona, New Mexico have? Aren't they pretty "disaster free"?
New Mexico is a good choice because you can choose from several climate zones. Another option for a moderate climate is probably Maine - except for the cold winters.
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06 Jul 2010   #42
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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I grew up in Florida; hurricanes are just part of the landscape like earthquakes on the west coast, tornadoes in tornado ally, and blizzards in the northern tier of states. I wouldn't trade the hurricanes for the blizzards.
I don't know, February had a record for snow fall this year in Ohio. I quite enjoyed it.

With Florida the summers are always rainy and incredibly unbearable due to the heat and humidity. The winters you have "season" which is where all the "snow birds" come down and clog up traffic and cause accidents. You also have all the dry heat in the winter, which means a LOT of brush fires. I recall one time Alligator Alley was shut down for a couple days due to those fires. Soon those beaches on the west coast are going to be destroyed. There's also lots of crime from the illegal immigrant problem in Florida. They bring drugs, prostitution, rape, robbery and murder.

Let's not forget the bugs! First house I lived in (Lehigh Acres) we always had huntsman spiders, brown widows and black widow spiders. Second house wasn't so bad but the third house I rented I had a ghost ant infestation. I had to use Ant Kil with boric acid to get rid of them.
If I never see snow again, I will not be sad. For me, Florida gives me the opportunity to ride year round. I am not a winter person.

By the way, I lived in Buckingham for ten years on the Orange River. Loved it.
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06 Jul 2010   #43
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
If I never see snow again, I will not be sad. For me, Florida gives me the opportunity to ride year round. I am not a winter person.

By the way, I lived in Buckingham for ten years on the Orange River. Loved it.
I was sad for the 3 years I lived in Fort Myers. A Christmas isn't the same without snow (or at least cold) for the season. I remember people putting up all types of Christmas decorations on their front yards. Seeing a snow man next to a palm tree doesn't exactly create the proper picture. The Christmas holiday was always depressing in Florida. It was the first time in my life that I faced having to deal with depression.

Then of course Lee County was one of the highest in foreclosure rate in (ranked 4th total) in US in 2009, even worse in 2008. What does that mean? People leaving, losing their jobs and higher crime. It was so bad that after Obama was elected he made a trip to Fort Myers to address it: Obama pushes stimulus plan in hard-hit Fort Myers - CNN.com

Don't get me wrong, Florida is a nice vacation spot but that's about it. I also loathed having to pay over double my car insurance compared to when I lived in Ohio. Only one good thing left in Florida for me and that is my daughter.

/rant
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06 Jul 2010   #44
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It is all in what you are used to. As a second generation native Floridian, snow and cold weather have no relationship to Christmas for me. And having spent considerable time in the tropic, Christmas does not equal snow.
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06 Jul 2010   #45
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

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Arizona has Illegal Aliens and New Mexico has Real Aliens.

Jim
You are sssooo clever.
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06 Jul 2010   #46
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
It is all in what you are used to. As a second generation native Floridian, snow and cold weather have no relationship to Christmas for me. And having spent considerable time in the tropic, Christmas does not equal snow.
No Christmas song applies to Florida. No snowmen outside, no snow angels, no sleigh rides, no frost on the windows, no icicles, no snowflakes, no sitting by a fireplace, no drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, no real pine/fur trees (they are imported from out of state and die quickly in Florida heat) and no reindeer.

All you have are beaches, spiders, alligators, palm trees, love bugs (see attached), frogs, air conditioning, ghost ants, brush fires, bad traffic and illegal immigrants. That just screams the traditional Christmas holiday season.

Edit- Note that I am being sarcastic in all of this. Don't take offense.


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06 Jul 2010   #47
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No offense at all. And I hate love bugs ... especially as a motorcycle rider.

Actually Florida does have a native pine that makes fairly nice Christmas trees, Sand Pine. As the name indicates they grow on the sand ridges of Central and North Florida and the panhandle. We used to cut our own. If we happened to be in the state for Christmas when my kids were growing up, we kept the tradition of cutting our own alive.

Oh, and most of those songs are meaningless to me. They aren't about real Christmas; they only apply to the figid northern wastelands.
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08 Jul 2010   #48
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Tropical Depression #2 heading to Brownsville, Tx Landfall 7PM TONIGHT. At 35mph now but may go to 40 or 45 before landfall.

Hurricane Season USA-b.gif

Jim


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08 Jul 2010   #49
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Wow that thing moved in quick. Made landfall a few hours ago but only about 30mph winds but the main concern is the rain and flooding.

Hurricane Season USA-inland.gif

Jim


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08 Jul 2010   #50
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

According to the history channel, the US and UK have weather generating technology that can produce or kill hurricanes so what are we worried about lol
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