Florida residents, please read ( hurricane question )

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'm on vacation next week, and plan to go to Daytona beach. A few weeks ago, when they were identifying tropical storms and hurricanes, they mentioned 3 of them. Hannah, Ike, and Josephine. Hannah has come and gone, Ike is passing Florida now. But the weather channel isn't even talking about Josephine, nor do they show the radar of the Atlantic ocean. Will I have to worry about a tropical storm or hurricane next week? Did Josephine dissipate? What is the forecast for next week? Is the weather gonna be nice? Rainy?
     
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    Google, as well as NOAA, is your friend.

    Atlantic Tropical Depression Josephine

    Damn. "What's the forecast?" Fucking lazy.
     
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    Excuse me for never having heard of NOAA before. I suppose it's laziness if someone has never heard of a particular website before? I tried weather.com, but I couldn't find anything about Josephine there.

    Besides, this post is two-fold. Sure, I asked about the weather, but I'm also letting people know I'm going to be in Florida. My googling would not tell other board members that. I wouldn't mind getting together one day with a few local area TF fans.

    Thanks for earning the "Jux=Jerk" reputation. I forgive and love you though. ;) 
     
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    Daytona! That's my home town!
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    ;)  Love you too, Jux.
     
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    I wish I could go down there with you, my friend. I still have a lot of friends down there I'd love to see again, but alas I don't have vacation until next month. Some things to remember though:

    1) The beach gets old after a day or so. Hot chicks aren't the only thing on the beach, either. You also see lots of people wearing things too small for their body size. :p 

    2) If you plan on going to a theme park, any theme park, take $$$$$. Be prepared to come back with none of it.

    3) Take your umbrella. It may be all nice and sunshiny most of the day, but around 3 or 4 in the afternoon you'll get drenched. There are exceptions to this rule, though.

    4) Be prepared to get sand in crevices you didn't know you even had.

    5) Make sure the brakes work on your car. The senior citizens around there go about 15 mph wherever they go.

    6) If you go inland toward the heart of the state away from the coast, be prepared to see nothing but orange trees. For miles. And miles. And miles. Kind of like the corn fields in Indiana when we went to OTFCC in 04.

    7) Have fun. :p 

    I've told you these things already in person, but just thought I'd repeat it. While it's mostly in jest, there is an arc of truth to each point.
     
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    God would not approve of your man love, and would certainly not forgive you for it.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

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    1. Not that kind of love.

    2. Rule #10
     
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    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    We're not debating/discussing religion, I was just saying.
     
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    Welcome, hope you enjoy your trip. Josephine is done, and there's nothing significant going on in the tropics for the moment.

    I'd recommend bookmarking here: www.nhc.noaa.gov
    It will show you on one page everything out there that's currently being tracked.

    My biggest recommendation for people visiting the theme parks (if you're doing that)... find out when the park opens (it changes seasonally), be there when the gates open, and immediately walk to the back of the park. You'll get through at least a few things with no lines, since everyone else hits the stuff right at the entrance. Enjoy!
     
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    Starting on Sept. 11, the peak of this hurricane season will start dropping. Anyway, Northwest Florida is different than Central and South Florida. We don't have orange trees around here, cold weather kills them every winter. People think the whole State of Florida is warm all year round, but it gets cold here in the Panhandle.
     
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    this.
     
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    If you're passing through Lakeland, shoot me a PM. Free movie on me! Because there's nothing better to do in Florida than hit the Multiplex.
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

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    You know more about Florida than I do. I'm going to Daytona Beach. Where are you in relation to there? I'll be coming into the state on I-75, then turning left. :p 
     
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    You may end up passing right near me, if you're crossing the state via I-4.
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

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    Nope, I'll be getting off I75 at Ocala and hitting SR40. If I go down to the intersection of I4, I'd really be backtracking back to the north.
     
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    True, true...but you get to see Dinosaur World from your car window, as well as The Airstream Trailer Graveyard- some guy set a bunch of airstream trailers on end, with about a quarter of the front end buried. Weird. Florida.
     
  20. Insane Galvatron

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    Oh, I've always wanted to see those buried trailers! Isn't there a place with cars set up the same way? Even a stonehenge of cars? That's not Florida is it?
     

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