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10/16/02

South Mississippi Welcomes Fall Weather

Wednesday's weather in South Mississippi was the kind the Chamber of Commerce brags about. Sunshine, low humidity and cooler temperatures certainly brought a welcome relief from the recent tropical rains and summer like heat.

"Incredible. Incredible. Absolutely incredible. They don't get much better than this do they," said Rita Premich as she and her husband walked along the beach boardwalk.

The couple will be bragging about this South Mississippi weather to their family and friends back home in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

"As long as you can get up in the morning and get a day like this, it's fantastic," said Peter.

The couple agree they picked a perfect time to visit.

"We've driven through Biloxi and Gulfport and knew we wanted to come back one day. If we only came back for today, then it's good enough you know? Wow!," exclaimed Rita.

Wind off the water actually made the Biloxi Shrimp trip a bit nippy.'

"It's pretty chilly out. That wind blowing," said one young passenger who enjoyed the water trip.

There wasn't a rain cloud in sight as visitors from Tennessee pulled into the Biloxi harbor. A soggy start to a family vacation is suddenly looking brighter for the Klinkhammer and Lowe families.

"We love sunshine. The beach. The ocean. We are enjoying this. Two more days," said Connie Klinkhammer.

Youngsters at Beauvoir Elementary found fun in the afternoon sunshine. Perfect weather ensures quality time on the new playground.

Teachers call outdoor recess an opportunity for some much needed energy burning.

Perry Howard teaches fifth grade at Beauvoir.

"Because it relieves the tension that builds up in the classroom. And if they can't get out, we're in for a long day," he explained.

It definitely feels like fall this week, although autumn officially began September 23rd. The high that day was 88 degrees.  The mid 70s is more like it.

By Steve Phillips

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