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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Anyone set sail out of New Orleans in late January? If yes, would you advise it? Was the weather decent that time of year? Being from Minnesota, I can handle the cold but do not want to leave from New Orleans if it is in the 60's. Thanks for any advice.

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Old November 26th, 2010, 06:27 PM
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Yes - New Orleans can get surprisingly cold. Every time I have been there it has been in the 40s.

Florida is much more sure thing if you want to leave from a warm climate.
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it's a crap shoot what the weather will be like in January..it's all relative what cold is based upon where you live..beter chance of warmer weather leaving Florida, but then again it could be a very nice 70 degrees on any given day
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We went out on the Coquest in N. O....
Can be nippy in the winter months...
The ride out to the open Gulf on the river is great though, takes around 7 hours to get to the open Gulf...
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It can be anything in New Orleans - well, except for below 0 and there certainly won't be any hurricanes in February..

Within a day, you'll be in warmer weather anyway.

The ride on the Mississippi is part of the attraction and the food in New Orleans is second to none.

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We've saild out of New Orleans twice in Jan and the first time it was nice, in the 50's or so and the second time it was in the 40's, not bad, we're from Ill. so the weather was better than it was at home. The others are right about the trip out to sea, it is nice to watch.
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We sailed out of NO last January (around the time of the ALA football championship game) on Triumph. There were some weird fronts it seemed affecting the weather to make it colder than normal and we stayed in sweatshirts or jackets a LOT of the time. First time i had ever been on a cruise that i saw someone on deck in a full coat after embarking! Usually even if it is cold where you embark..the next AM you get up and you are in the warm weather but we only had about on3 24-36 hour period of that on that Jan cruise. The other times it was fine after you got up the next am. I myself am about to go out of Mobile in 2 days and i am taking one extra pair of pants and a couple of sweaters/long sleeved tops and my jacket. Would rather drag something i didnt use than need it and not have it.
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Not that I trust any weather froecast, much less long range, but here is what accuweather's crystal ball thinks:

AccuWeather.com - New Orleans Month Weather | Monthly Forecast for New Orleans, LA
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The late it gets during the day , the colder it will be. But if you say you can handle the cold, than you should be fine.
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