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Old 07-17-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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Most people don't have air conditioning in the North so they are actually exposed to the weather 24/7
During the summer.
Huh? Lived in the northeast for nearly all my life and 99% of the people I knew all had AC. The only place in the north where people don't really use AC is the northwest. The northeast gets very hot and humid during the summer and places like NYC trap all that heat and it just radiates off everything making it worse.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Huh? Lived in the northeast for nearly all my life and 99% of the people I knew all had AC. The only place in the north where people don't really use AC is the northwest. The northeast gets very hot and humid during the summer and places like NYC trap all that heat and it just radiates off everything making it worse.
Most people don't have central air, some people have window units but those don't cool and entire house.

Literally one of the criteria is lack of central air which eliminates most of the South.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Huh? Lived in the northeast for nearly all my life and 99% of the people I knew all had AC. The only place in the north where people don't really use AC is the northwest. The northeast gets very hot and humid during the summer and places like NYC trap all that heat and it just radiates off everything making it worse.
Agreed, most people do have ac. Boston can be very humid and hot sometimes in summer. It's quite nasty if you don't at least have a window ac somewhere.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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Most people don't have central air, some people have window units but those don't cool and entire house.

Literally one of the criteria is lack of central air which eliminates most of the South.
True about central air but most have window units in older buildings where central AC isn't available.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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As someone who lives in Miami and has visited NYC twice last Summer, I can tell you that I was more miserable in NYC because of the air conditioning. Yes, Miami is hot and humid for months on end in the Summer but everything is VERY well air conditioned. In my experience, NYC's air conditioning felt lacking, not only at my friend's apartment (no central a/c) but many independent businesses had sub-par air conditioning in comparison.
Without air conditioning, the most miserable place I've spent a Summer is Houston and other Texas cities and Gulf Coast cities are uninhabitable to me without it. Miami would be impossible to tolerate as well but so would much of the southeast and eastern seaboard.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:18 PM
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Location: Miami
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All ten should've been Southern/Gulf Coast cities.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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It wouldn't be any of the SW cities because it is a dry heat.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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New Orleans, good grief, is ridiculously humid in the summer. I once saw fog in Houston on a summer night, super saturated air. Brutal.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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It wouldn't be any of the SW cities because it is a dry heat.
You still sweat in dry heat.

It just feels different.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:52 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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why is all of bos-wash in the top 10 ?
i thought it was winter year-round in boston.

wheres phoenix, dallas, l.a., san fran, san antonio, ...
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