Weather is Fine in FL, Folks

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Weather is Fine in FL, Folks

Good grief, but it's been a mild winter! I mean, I know it has been for most of us (except for that nasty early storm y'all got in New England.) But we can hardly get the shorts put away down here. Terrible, I know Smile

Have you ever been surprised by unexpected weather on a WDW trip? Too cold, too hot, etc? What was your solution? I know, shopping for a new wardrobe is such a drag mickey

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I'd like to put my order in now for fabulous end of April/early May weather, please?

We were a little surprised by the chilly mornings when we were there in early December of 2012. It was freezing a few mornings and we had ice on the car windows. But it was was in the mid-70s by the afternoon! We did a few things to cope:

1. Luckily, we brought gloves,and we wore them!
2. I found a great excuse to get a new Mickey sweatshirt mickey
3. We broke tradition and opted NOT to make Splash Mountain our very first ride at MK that trip!

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I second Jeff. We'll be there the 21st thru 27th, so I'm hoping for beautiful weather!

yay

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I can remember one trip in the 1980's during January that we wore our winter coats, hats, and glove for the entire time. It's a good thing that we were coming from Chicago and had our winter gear on when we left! We had to buy sweatshirts and such when we got there. In all of the pictures from that trip we look miserable.

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First time we took the kids and Grandparents it was in January. We expected it to be cool but not ARTCIC! Now living in SW FL, anything lower than 67 is FREEZING for us! We woke up to 27 degrees with a windchill that made if feel like it was about 10 degrees! We spent the first day at EPCOT. Extremely windy! Yet, we saw people walking around in tank tops, shorts, and flip flops. They must have been from Siberia! We had turtlenecks, sweaters, and big thick jackets. The weather got so bad that they closed FAST TRACK down. I just remember running in and out of the gift shops just to get warm. Unbelievable! The next day at MK, the warmest it got was 57, still cold but much more tolerable. Our last day was at AK and by then it warmed up to 68. Too bad it wasn't like that the whole time. We still had a blast and was a wonderful memory. Lesson learned, NEVER go in January. We will stick to either May or Oct.

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Poppet wrote:
First time we took the kids and Grandparents it was in January. We expected it to be cool but not ARTCIC! Now living in SW Fl, anything lower than 67 is FREEZING for us! We woke up to 27 degrees with a windchill that made if feel like it was about 10 degrees! We spent the first day at EPCOT. Extremely windy! Yet, we saw people walking around in tank tops, shorts, and flip flops. They must have been from Siberia! We had turtlenecks, sweaters, and big think jackets. The weather got so bad that they closed FAST TRACK down. I just remember running in and out of the gift shops just to get warm. Unbelievable! The next day at MK, the warmest it got was 57, still cold but much more tolerable. Our last day was at AK and by then it warmed up to 68. Too bad it wasn't like that the whole time. We still had a blast and was a wonderful memory. Lesson learned, NEVER go in January. We will stick to either May or Oct.

I actually like it when it's a bit cool. Once it crosses over into full on "Cold" though...

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We tend to like the cool weather better too. That is why January is always a must for us. It is my favorite month to go because of low crowds and it is the only trip we do that I do not worry about it being to hot. We have only had two trips in January that I would call really cool. This past trip was the warmest January trip we have ever had. Interesting the hottest trip we ever had to Disney was in September. It was near 100 every day and even the locals were saying that that was very hot for September.

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Scrappy I've been downright horrified by how hot it's been the last several times we've gone in September. The locals may agree that it's unseasonable but it's seemed to be consistent. Otherwise we love September, but it could definitely be cooler.

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I always check the long-range forecast before we leave and pack accordingly. Occasionally I'll dress for a warm day and feel chilly in the cooler evening, or dress for the cool morning and evening and tie my jacket around my waist midday, but I've never found myself with nothing but shorts in wintry weather or warm clothes in a heat wave.

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So... as I'm headed on down in two weeks. clapping What's the weather in Florida like right now?

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Kristen, you should be fine. It's been in the 70's and around 83 being the warmest. I'm further south than Orlando but they usually are 10 degrees cooler than where I am. Unusual for it to be as warm as it has during this time of year but it's better than dealing with snow! LOL

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Kristen K. wrote:
So... as I'm headed on down in two weeks. clapping What's the weather in Florida like right now?

I echo Poppet, although we're seeing a shift back to normal highs and lows, so hopefully, the 80s will go away, and will be back in the 40s/60s or 50s/70s. Seriously. I need a break from running the a/c, and time for the mosquitoes to die off at least a bit Smile

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I recall getting horrified looks from folks one December when we wore our shorts and t-shirts in the 68 degree weather. Some were bundled like Nanook of the North! Of course we CAME from 28 degrees so 68 was balmy!

BUT we had also packed our parkas, hats, gloves, and long johns because the forecast was for a sudden drop to 50 or lower. We wore several layers to the MVMCP and were so glad we did. It was so cold they couldn't keep the hot cocoa hot. . . wink

50 at home is not bad, but 50 in Florida feels like 28 at home!

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Right! And ironically, we happened to be at Disney the evening that we were forecasted to have the coldest night this season! It was chilly and very windy yesterday, and it's right down cold this morning. Of courese, like you mention Ollie, styles we saw yesterday ran the gamut, from shorts and tanks to lots and lots of fleece and hoodies.

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We just left after an 8 day stay and the weather was perfect. It was sunny (except for one day) and warm enough to go swimming but not too hot that we could stay outside all day.I guess we were pretty lucky since the forecast for this weekend had possible freezing temperatures and this week it be fairly cool.

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I'll admit the weather down south this winter has been perfect. Except for today and yesterday..it's been a bit TOO cold.

We went in March in 2006..we only went for two days because we were coming back for our honeymoon in October of that year. It rained. every. single. minute. we were there. I know you can't blame people for things like rain but usually a Florida rainstorm lets up for a little while. Nope. Rain..all the time. Luckily the crowds were low because of it and we both went home with colds.

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