National Hurricane Center Predicts Near Or Above Normal Hurricane Season

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/f...r-above-normal-2018-atlantic-hurricane-season

    With Sub Tropical Alberto already headed to the US and Hurricane season not even officially here...I'm not to sure if I'm going to put my faith in what the National Hurricane Center is saying right now. Although the article above claims that they have some new equipment that helps predict what will happen...I have seen to many times even with their latest equipment that those Hurricanes, etc. seem to have a mind of their own these days.

    Here's praying that none of us have to experience any devastating Hurricanes during the 2018 Hurricane season.
     
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    Tropical storms and hurricanes, really, really good reasons to live in Florida or actually any Gulf or East Coast State. Will still take "Old Man Winter" over these summer storms and humidity.
    Although, most of you already know this.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh , but the hurricanes pass by in a day. The winter storms snow and snow and snow ………………………………….. and the snow stays and stays and stays. We are harvesting veggies from our gardens now and it just got above freezing for all those poor people up north.
     
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    But, hurricanes are much more destructive than any snow storm or even blizzard. There are lots and lots of people who Iive up north and don’t “give a hoot” about Florida and/or the Southern States. We live in Florida, but sure don’t like it. We like a “Western” lifestyle along with freshwater lakes, so none of Florida is for us anymore.
     
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    I don't know about the lifestyle but there are some of the best fishing lakes in Florida. Lake Okeechobee for one. My son has fished there and the fishing is great. And it's just one among many.
     
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    This isn't always the case Shirley, sometimes the heavy rain and winds stall and hang around much longer. But even when they don't stall, hurricanes bring flooding and destruction along their path that is devastating to so many.
     
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    Don’t tell that to folks that fish in Colorado lakes and lakes like Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu and Lake McConaughy in southwestern Nebraska.

    Besides that, most freshwater lakes are extremely shallow in Florida. The deepest Lake Okeechobee is is 10 ft in the middle and absolutely full of gators. No thanks!
     
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    It's full of big fish, too. :D Most fish are caught in shallower water. He says the alligators mostly don't bother boats. Just don't get too close and bother them.
     
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    Well, never/ever have to worry about gators in Colorado lakes or those lakes I mentioned. They had some very nice size Rainbow Trout in them and we caught our share.

    Actually, we had three new saltwater rigs and new tackle, never used any of it. Sold some and gave away the rest.

    Have, and are keeping, to use when we move back, all of our freshwater fishing rods/reels and tackle that we bought when living in Colorado before.
     
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    Lake Okeechobee and the other Florida lakes are fresh water lakes.
     
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    Just too shallow for our boat and we refuse to fish wherever gators are, no matter how friendly they are.

    Shirley, you should get the idea by now that we love mountains and NOT here!

    Actually, there are a lot of folks that don’t like Florida and either don’t move here or move out.
    You know that, right?
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh I sure will be glad when y'all get to move....it's depressing to hear how much you hate Florida all the time.
     
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    Babs, we don’t hate Florida, even though it sounds like that. It has just turns out that we made a mistake in moving to Jacksonville and Florida isn’t for us either.

    Do you know how many people live in places where they aren’t happy. Some can move, others can’t. Some complain about where they live and others don’t.

    IOW, people complain about different things in life, including family.
     
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    For what it's worth, Florida is one of the few places in the country that I couldn't imagine myself ever wanting to live in.
     
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    Yes, to me it has been sounding like that in so many of your posts lately, but maybe what it really is...is that you are just ready to move from there now and it isn't possible yet. There is no perfect place to live, but I hope you and your wife will find a place where y'all will be happy living most of the time.
     
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    I'm curious as to why this is @Ken Anderson? And also why Maine?
     
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    From what I've seen, it's wall-to-wall people and most of them aren't from there, so there very little in the way of history.
     
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    When Robin and I drove back home from Orlando, we came home up the west coast of Florida, along the ocean. there are some really pretty little towns along that route, you just have to stay off of the main freeways to actually see the beauty of the state (just like anywhere else).
    Some of the small towns were historical, and had information posted about the homes or other sites that had historical significance.
    Both Robin and I said that it would be awesome to spend more time in some of those small towns, and living there sounded like it would be great, too.
    It was cooler since it was so close to the ocean, but still tropical enough for all of the amazing trees and plants to be growing all around us.
     
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    You are right @Yvonne Smith Florida has many pretty little towns and beautiful beaches. And @Ken Anderson is right too. In the bigger cities of Florida you will find a diversity of people from all over the World...some here legally...and some not.

    When I moved to Jacksonville to marry my Honey (in St. Augustine) the five years we lived in JAX was a very interesting time of life for me. Jacksonville is one of the places you will find people from all over. The apartment complex we lived in had many that spoke everything but English...yet most of us found a way to communicate with each other and I found that no matter where we are from we all (for the most part) are just trying to make a living the best we can and raise our families, etc. in a safe place.

    I found the weather in Jacksonville to be very much like Louisiana's...except for the cooling breezes that would come in from the Oceans that often felt like air conditioning surrounding us outside...I liked that a lot. And as for the hurricanes Florida and Louisiana are very much alike in having those come our way too. Yet anytime someone lives along a Coast line in any State...hurricanes are going to be a problem sooner or later.

    Alberto did not become a hurricane....thank God. But with Hurricane season not officially beginning until June 1st it made all of us who know Hurricanes can and do hit where we live wonder what this season will be like and if this season will the one that brings another Katrina, etc. our way. And with 3 of my sisters living in the path of Alberto I found myself on my knees in prayer along with them praying Alberto would miss them or lessen in strength before it hit land around them. Both of these prayers were answered and for that I am thankful too. All of us though will be keeping track of what's brewing in the waters around us during Hurricane season and praying that this year will be a mild one for Hurricanes.
     
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    Actually, I'm not surprised at all that Ken would say that he'd never live in Florida. I often wonder what it takes to make some people understand that...……...Florida isn't for everyone. There are plenty of former Florida people living in Tennessee now that will tell anyone that. The heat, high humidity (96% as I write this), tropical storms and, of course, those hurricanes that can be deadly and extremely destructive.

    Andl, Babs, I really believe Jacksonville has changed, and possibly quite a bit, since you lived here. Definitely a higher population, higher crime and traffic. Things are very, very fast-paced here. Even though there are Seniors that live here, the majority of Jacksonville is NOT "Senior" related at all. As fast as traffic goes here, and the way many young folks drive, would scare the heck out of many Seniors. They would never get behind the wheel here. Many talk about how "friendly" it is here, well, we didn't even see that "friendliness" when we first moved here and still don't. There are those that get totally shocked when we start talking to them in a restaurant or someplace. We had some of that "unfriendliness" when we had our house in Colorado, but we think that was because we had no children and the housing development was full of families with children, not just couples like we were. But, even at that, the area was still friendlier than anywhere we've been in Jacksonville.

    If a person likes, even loves, diversity, Jacksonville has it. Different races, different restaurants and so on and so on. That "diversity" thing is very low in parts of Colorado and almost non-existent in other Rocky Mountain and Midwest Plains states. That is why many folks that leave Florida, don't move to those Rocky Mountain or Plains states. Not just because of the winters, but also because they like, and still want, diversity.
     
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    Like I said @Cody Fousnaugh I'll be so glad when you move somewhere where you will be happy and have good things to say about that place.
     
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    Guess you read my last reply, right? I'm really wondering what Ken will say about you asking him about living in Maine and why he dislikes Florida.
    Let's ask this, if you lived anywhere else in America, where would you choose to live? I mean, just putting the family on the side and choosing to live somewhere else.
    Would be where you live be for many? Are there things you don't like about where you live or is it all really nice? Just wondering.

    I can tell you don't really like someone talking negative about some things, well, Babs, talking "negative" about certain things is just reality. I have to keep reminding my wife about that, because there are times that she "thinks" to positive.
     
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