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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas Summers 107 50.23%
Chicago Winters 106 49.77%
Voters: 213. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: IN
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Well, upper 90s isn't "crippling" either.

People are comparing and asking which is more tolerable?

I think in Chicago you will find more people outside on a day that hits the upper 90s versus a day that never makes it out of the 30s. That was true in SE Michigan at least.
Upper 90s is crippling with humidity, one can't be very productive outside at all, even consuming lots of water. The brutal sun angle at low latitudes magnifies the problem of the high temperatures and humidity across most of the southern US in the summer.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Upper 90s is crippling with humidity, one can't be very productive outside at all, even consuming lots of water. The brutal sun angle at low latitudes magnifies the problem of the high temperatures and humidity across most of the southern US in the summer.
True but when it comes to Dallas, the hotter it gets, the drier it gets. If it's in the upper 90s, chances are that the humidity is in the 40 or even 30 percentile.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Surprised nobody mentioned it rained in Dallas every week this summer. A 120 year record.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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It's been a lot more humid and lots of rain this Summer. It has kept the temps lower too!
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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And last winter was mild in Chicago.
We can all name mild winters and cool summers to have an argument, but it isn't what is common for each city.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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And last winter was mild in Chicago.
We can all name mild winters and cool summers to have an argument, but it isn't what is common for each city.
I agree. Unfortunately global warming is putting an effect on both cities. Hence Dallas rain breaking summer this year. Plus Harvey is coming.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Chatham, Chicago
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as someone who DESPISES hot weather, I do not like the dallas summers. especially when you're getting months of 95+ degree weather.


I can tolerate the cold winters of chicago given that it's not weeks of negative weather like there was this year.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Chicago and Dallas are both at the either end of the spectrum when it comes to weather. Dallas is known to have brutal and oppressive summers and Chicago is known for its harsh winters.

Which is more bearable and why? If you had to choose which would you prefer?

Dallas video forecast from August 5,2015

https://youtu.be/8b9qYbYHcuU

Chicago video forecast from December 16,2016

https://youtu.be/GWgOblSAfc0
Dallas summer. Swimming pools beat ski masks.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Dallas summer. Swimming pools beat ski masks.
You cant live in a swimming pool.

People in Dallas in the summer walk from their air conditioned house to their air conditioned car to their air conditioned workplace, because anything else is God Awful. The fact that people walk/transit to work and everywhere else outside in Chicago even in the dead of winter is a testament to the fact that yes, you can actually dress appropriately for the cold and still be comfortable. Imagine walking three blocks in a suit in Dallas in July. Youd be drenched in sweat.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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as someone who DESPISES hot weather, I do not like the dallas summers. especially when you're getting months of 95+ degree weather.

This may be difficult for some but I prefer sticking with facts and not exaggerate the actual numbers. If you are interested (and yes it is still hot) here is the real data from US Climate data for Dallas:


Average high in F:
Jan-57
Feb-61
Mar-69
Apr-77
May-84
Jun-91
Jul-95
Aug-96
Sep-89
Oct-80
Nov-68
Dec-58
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