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South Florida visitors have a message for their cold weather friends

Posted at 3:33 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 09:30:42-05

As parts of the U.S. reach freezing or near-freezing temperatures on Thanksgiving, it’s sunshine and clear skies for people in South Florida.

“The only kind of shoveling we want to do is at the beach in a pail with a sand bucket,” said Christine Frank.

Thanksgiving in Palm Beach is what postcards and envious selfies are made of.

“As you see there are some signs that say no swimming but who cares with the nice weather like this we don’t complain any,” said Jean-Francois Coulonval.

Some feel a tad guilty letting people back home know.

“It just started snowing in Montreal maybe two weeks ago,” said Coulonval.

But then again, not enough to stop sharing on social media.

“Don’t be mad at me. Come on down to Florida,” said beachgoer Kenneth Coles.

The folks enjoying the beach on Thanksgiving had some advice for friends and family members.

“Stay warm, make sure your oil bill is paid and wish you were here,” said Frank.

If you plan on heading to the beach on Black Friday, check the flags as red flags and no swimming signs were up on Thanksgiving due to strong rip currents.