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misting fans

Discussion in 'Weather' started by yang, May 18, 2015.

  1. yang

    yang Active Member

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    Hi everyone, I know that it's hot in June, but since we've never been to FL before I have no idea how hot it is. We live in NC and our relatives are from hawaii. There will be 8 of us total 3 adults and 5 kids ages of 14,11,9, 5, and 2. Would it be hot enough that we will need misting fans or really want misting fans?
     
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  2. JasonDeyoung

    JasonDeyoung Well-Known Member

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    I live an hour away from Orlando and come summer time it's really hot. June, we're talking high 90's very humid and a high heat index. Summer times here also bring summer showers so prepare for rain showers every afternoon normally around 2pm ish. Make sure you drink a lot of water and stay hydrated. That's probably the biggest thing people don't do when they come over summer. Stay hydrated and take breaks. Biggest suggestions to handle the summer weather. Have a great time! :)
     
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  3. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I have found the misting fans to be more trouble than their worth. The wife would swear by cooling towels when she delivered mail, on foot in the Florida summer and often brings one to the parks during the summer. I prefer to just travel light and grin and bear it.

    If you do get misting fans, buy them before you come to the parks. You can get much better quality ones online or at Wal-Mart for a fraction of the cost.
     
  4. figmentfan423

    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^ THIS frog Togs or the one be mission work well for my dh. I'm strange I love the weather in Disney in June!
     
  5. yang

    yang Active Member Original Poster

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    thanks you guys, i know that they sell misting fans here and we don't usually need it. I know that I would be fine with the heat, but its mostly my little ones and husband that I'm worried about. I found a couple of mist fans near by for around 10 each, but I'm hoping to find ones a little cheaper than that.
     
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    figmentfan423 Well-Known Member

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    Walmart or Target
     
  7. yang

    yang Active Member Original Poster

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    Thanks,the ones at walmart are running around 9 bucks each now. They were around 5 but i guess when the weather started getting super hot, the increased the price. I will check target next.
     
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  8. kelknight84

    kelknight84 Well-Known Member

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    The misting fans are nice, but they are a PITA to carry around. Also there always seems to be a kid who sprays everyone around them that does not want to be misted. If you get too hot, find some A/C and get a drink.
     
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    Orlando rarely gets to the "high" 90s. 91 or 92 every day, sure, but 96+ would be extremely rare.

    Not that it matters much with the humidity and heat index.
     
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    ROFLMAO every time I've gone recently it has hit 98 on at least 2 days!
     
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    CaptainAmerica Well-Known Member

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    Average high temperature: 90.5
    Average low temperature: 71.8
    Average precipitation: 7.32
    Average humidity (1pm): 57
    Record high (1985): 100
    Record low (1984): 53
     
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  12. JasonDeyoung

    JasonDeyoung Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what weather you're looking at online but being that I live here and it in fact is high 90's pretty often over the summer is very common. Add humidity and heat index the "feels like" is well over 100 often during summer months
     
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    CaptainAmerica Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, you're just statistically incorrect. I lived there for three years so I'm not just pulling this from "online somewhere," but the actual data shows I'm right.

    June 2014
    80s - 10 days
    Low 90s (90 - 92) - 8 days
    Mid 90s (93 - 96) - 10 days
    High 90s (97+) - 2 days

    In June 2013, it didn't get over 93 even a single time. That's ZERO days in the "high 90s." But you're totally right.

    http://www.wunderground.com/history...statename=&reqdb.zip=&reqdb.magic=&reqdb.wmo=
     
  14. JasonDeyoung

    JasonDeyoung Well-Known Member

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    And online stats are always right especially in Florida lol. I've been here 10 years and summers are always extremely hot. Besides the stats you have show about half the month of June in the mid and upper 90's which are more than the rare you mentioned
     
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    These aren't "online stats," they're from a government weather station.

    Doesn't matter. Don't care.
     
  16. JasonDeyoung

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    Right lol Which is why you went online to recover "stats" to try to prove you're correct for some reason. A lot of those are incorrect. I'm a pilot and the weather sites such as weather underground are about as unreliable as it comes.
     
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    Point is @yang it's hot so prepare for it. Be it "low 90's" or "high 90's" it's going to feel very hot and humid. Keep very hydrated and take adv of shade and the pools. Never was fond of the misting fans. Just keep drinking plenty of water :) have a great time
     
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  18. yang

    yang Active Member Original Poster

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    thanks everyone. really thinking about skipping the misting fan all together, but if i find some really cheap portable ones like $2 bucks then i'll consider it.
     
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    Our family love our Misting fans and wouldn't go without them. If anything, buy one and make your own judgement on it.
     
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    We always found the little pocket fans to be much more helpful than the misting fans. You can usually find them in the dollar stores for pretty cheap.

    edit: Dollar Tree shows these for $1.00 each
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