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roadrunner
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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/051610dntracroixdozen.5ff527e.html

Edit: Sorry, this is old news. I began to think it sounded familiar, and then I found it here on another thread. Never mind! This is what I get for posting things after working the night shift! (I wish there were a way to delete a post.)

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Topic starter Posted : June 15, 2010 12:30 am
aussie
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"...with an average temperature of 80 degrees during the day and 70 degrees at night,"

Wouldn't that be nice!

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Posted : June 15, 2010 12:46 am
brockettfamily
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How accurate is this article (even if it is old)? I have heard the same thing about the temp there from several other places. What are the temp really like?

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Posted : June 15, 2010 1:38 am
dougtamjj
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Right now it is just hot and sticky. Try www.wunderground.com. Type in St. Croix or you can use the zip code. Ours is 00820. If it were 70 tonight I would have to put on a sweater.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 2:01 am
aussie
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In the summer, our highs are 87, 88, 89 nearly every day. The tropical sun makes it feel much hotter though. Summer nights are around 80.

In the winter, the highs are 82, 83, 84 nearly every day. Nights are in the low to mid 70's - just gorgeous! The Christmas Winds start around November and usually stay with us until March or April. They are strong, steady breezes.

When we get socked in with steady rain (which is very unusual) daytime highs may not reach 80. The coolest nights I've seen here in the last 4 years went down to 68 or 69 and that doesn't happen often! When it does get below 70, all the down coats come out. Too funny!

The last coupla weeks have been quite uncomfortable. The wind has been still at night. My house doesn't get cool enough to sleep until around midnight and the sheets and pillow cases are still hot. Running an AC here is expensive!

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Posted : June 15, 2010 3:28 am
brockettfamily
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The weather sounds PERFECT to me!!! I lived in AZ for so long that I am cold when it gets into the 70's. I have been in norther UT now for 3 1/2 years and the winters are torture! It's mid June and I am still using my fireplace!! We did actually hit 74 today and it was really nice but we are supposed to drop back down to the 50's or 60's by Wed!! Can't wait to get to STX!!! One more year 🙂

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Posted : June 15, 2010 5:05 am
SkysTheLimit
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I like to ask people this.

If their were a thermostat on that wall would you turn it up or down? They usually have to stop and think! That says it all.
Sure,..A/C would be nice at times but you really can live comfortably here without A/C or heat.

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Posted : June 15, 2010 1:39 pm
aussie
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Agreed. No heat needed.

Tin roofs get hot though, Concrete walls hold heat. Down, please!

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Posted : June 15, 2010 2:43 pm
stiphy
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Agreed, Down, especially this year!

Sean

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Posted : June 15, 2010 6:25 pm
STXBob
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To cool the bedroom on windless summer nights, I stick a box fan in the kitchen window, blowing out. I open the bedroom window, and close all other windows. That sucks the cool night air in through the bedroom window, and the fan isn't loud because it's in the other room. Periodically I clean the dust off of the fan grill and the window screens to keep the air moving.

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Posted : June 17, 2010 2:28 pm
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