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Old 03-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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what are those
about 40 to 50 mile an hour winds ??

that would get old after a while


out here in the desert
the high winds pick up often
but
usually the next day is near perfect

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #12
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We did not open our awning ANY while in the panhandle.
We looked for spots out of the wind and in the sun.
Found a few and did not hate it by any means it just wasn't as nice
as we'd hope.

In fact one day we walked the bay shoreline which is on the NE side
of St. Joe. We had very light breeze and nice shirt sleeve temps.

We also had a night of torrential pounding sideways rain and spectacular
lightning and tornado warnings. I think the tallest pine tree in the camp
ground was right outside our trailer!

Another day we had all day rain so we drove over to St. George Island state
park just to check it out.
We stopped in Apalachicola for lunch.
While we were eating it got very dark and started to blow hard and
rain so heavy you could not see across the street.
Someone next to our table opened their I-phone and said
"Seek shelter now". Cool we thought where do we do that??
They later reported a funnel cloud sighting at St. George but it did
not touch down.
I donno how you can see a funnel cloud in rain that hard.....

I'll attach a short video of the calmer side of St. Joe tomorrow.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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quite the adventure!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #14
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We walked in the nature preserve at St. Joe several times.
Once we walked a "nature trail" that led us to the bay side of the preserve.
This side faces NE so it was mostly sheltered from the wind.

If you want solitude- this was it!! We walked the hard pack sand for 3 miles.
We saw exactly 5 people during that time.
It was totally peaceful and we sat there for a long time and did not
hear any sounds of man.
Kids would have been bored to death but we loved it.

OTOH we came for the beach. We love to walk the beach and sit for
hours just watching the waves.
Windy days with temps in the 50s and 60s weren't what we hoped for.
When beer O-clock rolled around we had to hunker down behind something
to shelter out of the wind and hope for a sunbeam to break out of the
clouds. The beautiful day shown below was only 1 out of 7.
To be honest I guess we had 3 pretty good days and 4 that sucked more or
less.

I have checked weather.com for average temps in the area in Feb.
This is what they often get.
We'll go further South next year.

GW retires in a year. After that it's definitely South FL in winter with a
couple weeks in the Panhandle in say.... Sept early Oct.
After all those pesky tourists are back in school!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 AM   #15
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Oh oh, the Florida Panhandle Chamber of Commerce isn't going to like your message~~ Personally I don't do Florida from Nov thru Feb, it's too chancey wx wise. Of course wind and temperatures in the 50s are better than sub freezing or even sub zero temperatures and snow here at home. The further south one goes in the state, the better chance of getting better weather. Of course this varies year to year. April or October are great times to go, warm weather (although hurricanes can happen in October), warm, but not scorching hot, and most of the rest of the country is cool at those times. It's like stretching summer. With that said, my rv is packed right now, leaving for a month stay there. 18 degrees here right now.
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