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Winter of 2016-17

Advice on surviving storms, and stories about direct hits and close calls.
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Winter of 2016-17

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:26 am

We did have TWO cold days in January, then TWO cold days last week..... Today we have a mini nor easter passing thru so our highs are only going to be in mid 70's.. BUT the seven day forecast shows highs in the 80's starting tomorrow and the 10 day forecast shows highs in the 90's come next weekend..
I HEREBY DECLARE THAT WINTER IS OVER in Fernandina Beach....
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Fernandina Beach, Fl

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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby RTB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:35 pm

I'll drink to that! I'm tired of wearing socks.

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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:37 pm

Never had to wear socks... DID wear long pants probably 6-7 mornings though...
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby RTB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:53 pm

I'm a wimp when it comes to cold-ish weather. I was delighted with the mild winter this year.
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby scallywag » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:22 pm

Warm winter...More Hurricanes because of warmer water? :o
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:24 pm

Usually, mild winters = more bugs in the summer.....
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby CaptForce » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:08 pm

It was an unusually cold winter for Nancie and I as we no longer head for the Tropic of Cancer for the season.
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby RTB » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Jaxfishgyd wrote:Source of the post Usually, mild winters = more bugs in the summer.....


Oh Joy! Not so many mosquitoes, but the sand gnats are always here even on cold days. I have screens down now protecting us in the cabin. Just grilled steaks at the top of the dock. Beverly and Kris were getting chewed up. Me....not so much. Probably has something to do with the amount of beer in your blood! :D We'll see how summer goes. I have some really good bug spray, but not sure how healthy it is to be applying on my skin...

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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby RTB » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:46 pm

scallywag wrote:Source of the post Warm winter...More Hurricanes because of warmer water? :o
Hopefully not the case. We will see. I need to find a Farmers Almanac for 2017. It was right last year. It said there would be a hurricane for this area. I'm a believer.

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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby scallywag » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:14 pm

The original Skin so Soft by Avon deters no see ums. Hard to find, but it has to be original. I am sure CaptForce and Nancie remember the hurricane that hit Jacksonville in 1964. Jacksonville according to statistics has a hurricane every 25 years. This last hurricane was way over due. The bugs are supposed to die during cold weather. When we were camping in Maine, the mosquitoes were so large I thought they were buzzards. I have never seen a mosquito so large. I heard the black flies are also bad. :lol:
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby CaptForce » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:54 pm

scallywag wrote:Source of the post.....
.................. I am sure CaptForce and Nancie remember the hurricane that hit Jacksonville in 1964. ......................


Nancie does, but I was in Fort Lauderdale,- just a couple blocks down the street from Jaxfishgyd!
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:30 pm

Capt Force and I had hurricane Cleo come thru Plantation in 1964... Jacksonville got hurricane Dora..
I love that the hurricane center does not recognize hurricane Matthew as hitting Florida last year as the eye did not actually come ashore at any time.... Using their logic, N. Fla has not been hit since Dora.... I guess a cat 4's eye being 15 miles offshore doesn't count, despite all the damage it did...
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby Robin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:56 am

Lies Damn Lies and Statistics. Who/what is a po boy to believe ?? :o
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby CaptForce » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:53 pm

Hurricane Matthew missed me by more than 3,000 miles!
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Re: Winter of 2016-17

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:46 pm

But how close did it come to your boat??
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