Record cold?

By: FloridaBorn, 1:05 PM GMT on October 22, 2011

Early this morning, the thermometer said 37 degrees. This is supposed to be North-central Florida, not Minnesota (where I lived for 2 years--so I know what Minnesota weather feels like). Did anyone else in the Marion/Putnam/Alachua county area find it to be colder than the forecast said?

A cold day in hell

By: FloridaBorn, 2:04 PM GMT on January 03, 2010

As I look at the weather report for North Florida this week, I find it hard to fathom how we can have a high of 49 for the next 3 days--and lows in the mid to lower 20's. Yes. I know the rest of the country is fighting blizzards. Yes. I know Minnesota would love to have a low of 23 for 3 days in a row in January. Yes. I'm well aware of how fortunate I am not to have to scrape ice off my windshield more than twice a year. With that said, I'm not a stranger to sn...

What's your favorite weather--and why?

By: FloridaBorn, 3:06 PM GMT on May 31, 2008

I know--it's a very strange title. The first thing I do every day is start the computer and check my email, followed by accessing my home page which is, of course, Weather Underground. I was disappointed to see that the chance of rain in North Florida this week is slim-to-maybe. You may ask yourself why someone who lives in the Sunshine state is disappointed because there's no rain. Well, there are 2 reasons: (1) I was living here when the fires broke out all ...

Do you know where home is?

By: FloridaBorn, 1:05 PM GMT on May 26, 2008

If you could live anywhere you wanted to live, where would that be?I was born in South Florida where, on the rare days during the winter when it was REALLY cold you could actually see your breath. I asked my mother once, "What does snow look like?" She took me to the freezer that needed defrosting and said it was the closest thing she could think of. A few decades ago, I married a man who received a job offer in Minnesota shortly before our wedding. I think I ca...

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