Friday, January 06, 2012

Florida is Big

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

Florida is a very big state.  So big, that there seems to be ast least three climate zones.  Look at the three weather forecasts below.  Marathon/Vero/Fernandina   south/mid/north.

Nighttime temperatures here in the keys are significantly warmer than in Vero.  Up in Fernandina, both  day and night temperatures are lower.  Indeed, it even freezes up there.  We heard that in December 2010, the fountain in Saint Augstine froze.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

It reminds me a big of living in Sweden.  There, the weather reports have to give sunrise/sunset times in three north-south zones.   Kiruna, the northernmost big city is above the arctic circle, so for portions of the year, their sunrise/sunset times are listed on the weather report as ---

I learned to sail in Sweden.  In the summer it was great.  I could work a full 8 hour day, then go out and sail for 10 hours, and still be home before dark.  In June, Libby and I could sit on our balcony with a drink.  We could see the sun go down and back up again before we could finish the drink.

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