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View Poll Results: Which can endure better living in?
Chicago Cold Season 87 51.18%
Houston Heat Season 83 48.82%
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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Both are long brutal seasons and makes you want to stay in. You must wear layers and shovel snow during winters up north, while summers in south are over 100 degrees and very humid where you must shower everyday from sweaty clothes. Which do you prefer to endure if you were forced to live between the these two weather extremes?
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Houston summers are a walk in a park compared to Chicago or any midwestern winter. I know a lot of people will come in and adamantly disagree with me. This is CD after all.

In Houston, there was a healthy percent of locals who looked forward to summer and the warmer weather which meant boating, trips to Galveston, and BBQ. I do remember we had a late start to our summer, some cold weather came in late April/early May and people complained.

In the midwest (I never lived in Chicago but have in Detroit and Minneapolis), a late start to winter has people cheering. During the winter all you hear is people complaining.

In Houston, during the summer, there is maybe a 4-6 hour window period when it's hot, and you will sweat, and you will want AC especially if you're in a suit or business casual. But the rest (18-20 hours) is beautiful, nice, warm but not sweaty. In the midwest, a cold day is an even colder and more miserable night. It's non stop misery basically.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Well, I've seen Chicago and other midwest winters, and while I've never seen Houston I did live in El Paso for awhile- and I'd take the summer heat for sure.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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There are things not properly discussed when it comes to a midwestern winter and it is: ice and snowy roads which are not only dangerous to drive on (and stressful) but also cause traffic jams and shut down roads. This January I was actually driving in Chicago when a blizzard hit during rush hour. Besides dangerous driving conditions, highways simply shut down. I had to take side streets to avoid it.

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Old 07-09-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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In Houston, there was a healthy percent of locals who looked forward to summer and the warmer weather which meant boating, trips to Galveston, and BBQ. I do remember we had a late start to our summer, some cold weather came in late April/early May and people complained.
In Chicago, there was a healthy percent of locals who looked forward to winter and the snowy weather which meant snowmobiling, ski trips up north, and ice fishing. I do remember we had a late start to our winter, some warm weather came in late December/early January and people complained.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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There are things not properly discussed when it comes to a midwestern winter and it is: ice and snowy roads which are not only dangerous to drive on (and stressful) but also cause traffic jams and shut down roads. This January I was actually driving in Chicago when a blizzard hit during rush hour. Besides dangerous driving conditions, highways simply shut down. I had to take side streets to avoid it.
I've driven in winter weather for 3 decades now without a single accident. Perhaps you're ill-equipped to handle obstacles others maintain without even thinking about 'em? We have a name for people like you up here...several of them, in fact.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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I've driven in winter weather for 3 decades now without a single accident. Perhaps you're ill-equipped to handle obstacles others maintain without even thinking about 'em? We have a name for people like you up here...several of them, in fact.
I never been in an accident either, but seeing your response to my post, you have some big reading problems you need to fix.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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In Chicago, there was a healthy percent of locals who looked forward to winter and the snowy weather which meant snowmobiling, ski trips up north, and ice fishing. I do remember we had a late start to our winter, some warm weather came in late December/early January and people complained.
you're lying, last year snow came to Chicago sometime in november.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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you're lying, last year snow came to Chicago sometime in november.
Talk about the inability to read - where exactly does it say "last year?"

Ah. In what you refer to as your "mind" and nowhere else.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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Talk about the inability to read - where exactly does it say "last year?"

Ah. In what you refer to as your "mind" and nowhere else.
People snowmobile in Chicago? It's not the country like Wisconsin. There is no culture of snowmobiling in Chicago.
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