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Bay area cold snap has some shivering

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Cold had people in Pinellas County bundled up Friday evening Cold had people in Pinellas County bundled up Friday evening
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL - Some people can't wait for this weather.   

Not for the cold, but the gusty winds that provide perfect conditions for kite surfing just north of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Pinellas County.

However, the current chilly weather is something many other locals loathe.  

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"Got the gloves going. Normally I'd have ear muffs but I don't have 'em with me today," said Bill Argabright, as he walked around downtown Dunedin.  

Temperatures in the Bay area are low for the region, but mild in comparison to what people in the midwest and northeast are facing.  By early evening, the Storm Team Eight Weather Max app showed 49 degrees, and falling.  That didn't keep some people from strolling the Pinellas trail.

"It's cool.  Cool enough," said Seth Mazirow.   

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Keeping warm is all about strategy.

"We layer.  That way if it's warm, we can take layers off. And if we're cold, we can layer up," said Stephanie Casey from Maryland.

Along Clearwater Beach, some acted as if it were a sunny day.  Many restaurants dropped their plastic weather shields to keep customers toasty warm.

Some viewed the cold snap as a chance to change up the usual Florida wardrobe of shorts and flip-flops.

"It's nice we get to wear our sweaters and jackets and ya know?  I was getting worried we weren't going to get a chance to," said Melanie Mazirow.   

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