My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some mighty cold weather in Florida....

And, we just got 15 cm. of snow here in Ottawa....
Sanibel residents and visitors were scrambling on Wednesday morning to dig their winter woolies out of storage a bit earlier than they expected, when they awoke to a chilly shocker: Temperatures on the island had plummeted overnight into the 40s.

“I think it’s terrible!” exclaimed winter resident Peggy Hupfeldt as she exited Bailey’s General Store around 8 a.m. clutching a steaming cup of coffee. “I’ve never seen it this cold in October.”

7-Up distributor Donny Ford said he didn’t find the blast of arctic air uncomfortable in the least. “I don’t think it’s cold at all,” he said as he entered Bailey’s wearing nothing heavier than a short-sleeved polo shirt.

The City of Sanibel’s official weather consultant Dave Roberts declared Sanibel’s low temperature to be 49 degrees early Wednesday morning. At Southwest Florida International Airport, the official record-breaking low temperature of 45 degrees was recorded at 5 a.m.

“It was the coldest Oct. 28th since 1892,” said Roberts.


Blogger Paul M said...

Last winter I was visiting family down in the Clearwater/Tampa area of Florida and was trying my hand at some saltwater bridge fishing.

My hands got so cold that I had to keep them in my jacket pocket to avoid getting numb.

Numb fingers, in Florida! Some Global warming!

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