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Old 05-25-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Default Which has better weather: Chicago or Houston

It is too easy to say Coastal CA has great weather. But the world is not perfect.

The tough question is, Chicago or Houston?

For me, it depends on how many days the highs are between 50 and 90F. Below 50 and above 90 are equally uncomfortable, isn't it? Plus the number of sunshine hours.

It seems outside Cafornia, there are not really many big cities with great weather. Miami? I don't have the stats, but maybe New York/DC beats it in terms of weather. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Houston.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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It's a tie. Houston in the winter and Chicago in the summer.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Actually Houston beat Chicago in the fall and spring too.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Chicago.....Love 4 distinct seasons something Houston will never have.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I personally like Chicago's weather better. Sorry. I like cold weather.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Year-round: neither. I've lived in Houston. Based on that experience, I much prefer a colder extreme because with the right clothes, it's easy to bundle up to stay warm. Outside of staying indoors, I never found a way to manage the heat and humidity. Also, agree with the comment on 4 seasons.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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haha? totally subjective. chicago has brutal winters, houston has awful humid summers. which would bother you more?

i just don't get why the comparison is chicago and houston as opposed to any other northern city and any other gulf coast city. it's not like the climates in chicago and houston are all that special. Boston vs New Orleans would be basically the same comparison.

and besides this poll will tell you nothing other than personal preferences. I hate cold weather, it's my least favorite part about living in philly. i feel totally fine living in the heat and humidity so i'd say houston. but if someone hates humidity and likes cold weather he'd pick chicago. what does it matter? it's not like either answer is right. it's not like i could convince the other guy through logic that he's wrong and hot weather is better.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Since I hate heat and humidity more than anything, any place hotter than middle TN gets a giant thumbs down from me. I'd take Chicago over Houston without batting an eyelash. Plus Chicago is just an awesome city anyway.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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haha? totally subjective. chicago has brutal winters, houston has awful humid summers. which would bother you more?

i just don't get why the comparison is chicago and houston as opposed to any other northern city and any other gulf coast city. it's not like the climates in chicago and houston are all that special. Boston vs New Orleans would be basically the same comparison.

and besides why will this poll tell you other than personal preferences. I hate cold weather, it's my least favorite part about living in philly. i feel totally fine living in the heat and humidity so i'd say houston. but if someone hates humidity and likes cold weather he'd pick chicago. what does it matter? it's not like either answer is right. it's not like i could convince the other guy through logic that he's wrong and hot weather is better.
I think it's just a throwaway poll that someone created as a time waster. No biggie. I think Chicago and Houston are both noted for their respective weather being extreme and miserable-- just at different ends of the spectrum. FWIW, Chicago has pretty crappy weather, but I do like the change of seasons.
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