Baby, it’s (relatively) cold outside

by Joey deVilla on January 20, 2020

We’re closing in on the end of January, which means it’s time for that brief period known as “Tampa Winter”! This week, temperatures are expected to drop to lows in “the 30’s” — that’s between -1° and +4° for people who measure temperatures in degrees Celsius. It’s 48°F / 9°C as I write this, and I saw a couple of people in winter coats on my drive to work.

Photo by Douglas R. Clifford, Tampa Bay Times. Tap to see the source.

Tampa Bay is a humid place, and paired with these temperatures, you get a kind of cold that my fellow Canadians will find somewhat familiar, if cute. Expect lot of gnashing of teeth from the locals, especially those who wear a t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flops all the time (the caption that the Tampa Bay Times used for the photo above starts with “Insulated with blue jeans…”).

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