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Old 08-26-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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21 years MN, 15 years in Denver - moved here in Feb right before the snow flew here for the first time in 20 years. I love the weather down here & am not too bothered by how hot it got the last couple months. I would much rather deal with 2 months of hot & humid than 5 months of cold & snow....
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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Also would rather deal with a hurricane than a tornado...
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Also would rather deal with a hurricane than a tornado...
Until you lived through a Hugo/Andrew or Katrina
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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A single huricane can spawn over a hundred tornadoes......

Hugo was more like a thousand....
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: OR
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Eek, looks like 3,000... Hugo 20 years later - Charleston SC - The Post and Courier - postandcourier.com
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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How bad the summers are depend a lot on how close you are to the coast. If you are within a couple miles, I have found the summers to be more mild than inland NC and VA.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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21 years MN, 15 years in Denver - moved here in Feb right before the snow flew here for the first time in 20 years. I love the weather down here & am not too bothered by how hot it got the last couple months. I would much rather deal with 2 months of hot & humid than 5 months of cold & snow....
I did the more-or-less inverse of what you did:

30 years in Charleston, and now 30 in Northern Wisconsin.

I've found I can hang with either long summers or long winters.

But I don't think I could do a fire season like they have in So. Cal.

This summer wasn't so bad up here, drought finally broke, and we were usually just North of the Jetstream path, so we hit 90F maybe twice.

Last Winter was an El Nino type so it only got down to -22F, when around -35F or so is the norm. Although either is a bit cold for some folks.

Woodshed thermometer had 36F this morning, so it's coming, and I look forward to it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Until you lived through a Hugo/Andrew or Katrina
I rode out Hugo because an elderly aunt and uncle wouldn't go to a shelter because they wouldn't let 'em bring their pets: that was an eyeopener. We obviously all survived, but I wouldn't want to do it three times in a row.

People tend to forget that from about 1970-1989 (unless you count a wimp like David) Charleston did not see a single hurricane. Lulled 'em into a false sense of security. Then Hugo came and bye bye security.

Yet, they didn't learn a damn thing from their near death experience.

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Old 08-26-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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I refer to the summer as living in the "amazon"
I've been in Amazonia. Main difference between there and a Lowcountry summer is that they get rains twice a day, whereas our T-storms usually pop in the afternoon.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Cane-Bay Plantation
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Charleston did not see a single hurricane. Lulled 'em into a false sense of security. Then Hugo came and bye bye security.

Yet, they didn't learn a damn thing from their near death experience.

They sure didn't. I thought people were going to kill each other in 99' when Floyd approached, you wanna see a cluster F$%%^&...It was the most unorganized, unprepared thing I've ever seen. Trying to remember who the Governor was, but his head was so far up his a$$, he didn't have a clue!
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