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islandjoan
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Seems like they usually arrive about this time....

Thanksgiving was gorgeous with low humidity and a nice breeze, but since then winds have been mostly from the SE or E and practically nonexistent, and the humidity has been higher.

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2018 6:47 pm
jasona
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And the water is finally starting to calm down... Hopefully we don't see them at all this winter!

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Posted : November 27, 2018 7:16 pm
islandjoan
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Well that's the trade off. The winds bring cooler weather and awesome conditions at the Tide Pools, but not the best snorkeling conditions.

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Topic starter Posted : November 27, 2018 7:35 pm
stxsailor
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It seems like last years Christmas winds stayed around longer than normal.

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Posted : November 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Alana33
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Soon come. Hopefully!
They're not named Thanksgiving winds.
We know we've had disruptions in what used to be normal weather patterns, globally.

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Posted : November 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Afriend
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I never considered late November as being particularly windy. Rather, if my memory is correct the winds pick up later in December - thus earning the moniker “Christmas Winds”.

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Posted : November 27, 2018 8:21 pm
singlefin
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When I see blizzards tearing across the Midwest and “lake effect” snow hammering the NE, I can’t complain about our weather.
I think it’s been wonderful.

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Posted : November 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Fishbait
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singlefin wrote:
When I see blizzards tearing across the Midwest and “lake effect” snow hammering the NE, I can’t complain about our weather.
I think it’s been wonderful.

Oh you are so right! When it was in the teens with a windchill on Thanksgiving in NY we were ready to buy that ticket and tell our manager no more tenants, we're moving in.

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Posted : November 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Alana33
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Afriend wrote:
I never considered late November as being particularly windy. Rather, if my memory is correct the winds pick up later in December - thus earning the moniker “Christmas Winds”.

Me neither.
I think of Xmas winds from mid to late December thru February.
Of course, then it becomes bring out the blanket, sweaters, socks and close the windows weather!
Hellacius sailing and cold water!
Yahoo!

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Posted : November 27, 2018 9:15 pm
stxisbest
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Alana33 wrote:

I never considered late November as being particularly windy. Rather, if my memory is correct the winds pick up later in December - thus earning the moniker “Christmas Winds”.

Me neither.
I think of Xmas winds from mid to late December thru February.
Of course, then it becomes bring out the blanket, sweaters, socks and close the windows weather!
Hellacius sailing and cold water!
Yahoo!

(tu)

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Posted : November 27, 2018 10:32 pm
islandjoan
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I know they are strongest in December but I remember them starting at the end of November/beginning of December.

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Topic starter Posted : November 28, 2018 12:47 am
Scubadoo
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They were late coming (and going) last year, early December last year wasn't very windy as I recall.

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Posted : November 28, 2018 2:17 am
atticus
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singlefin wrote:
When I see blizzards tearing across the Midwest and “lake effect” snow hammering the NE, I can’t complain about our weather.
I think it’s been wonderful.

We were visiting family in the NE over Thanksgiving. I could not wait to get back home.

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Posted : November 28, 2018 11:35 am
islandjoan
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Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining per se, but it just seems warmer than usual for this time of year. Folks on stormcarib have been saying the same thing.

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Topic starter Posted : November 28, 2018 12:45 pm
singlefin
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One great thing, in regards to wind, two more days and Hurricane Season is officially over.

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Posted : November 29, 2018 12:21 am
islandjoan
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November 30 is the best day of the year!!!

singlefin wrote:
One great thing, in regards to wind, two more days and Hurricane Season is officially over.

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Topic starter Posted : November 29, 2018 9:52 am
AntoineOrtiz
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Yeah, I am also wondering the same.

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Posted : November 29, 2018 11:00 am
stxsailor
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"November 30 is the best day of the year!!!"

As long as Mother Nature respects the calendar.!

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Posted : November 30, 2018 11:19 am
islandjoan
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Yep there are no guarantees, but the odds are in our favor from this day onwards for the next 6 months. They sure pass quickly though. Before you know it hurricane season has begun again 🙁

stxsailor wrote:

As long as Mother Nature respects the calendar.!

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Topic starter Posted : November 30, 2018 11:59 am
speee1dy
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and still not here

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Posted : December 11, 2018 10:00 am
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