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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 06-11-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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91 without sun isnít a big deal, is it? Thereís nothing a 91 nighttime temp would hold me back from, this is the reason we have lights for hiking, biking in the summer months. One of the best ways to see the trails and mountain preserves here in Phoenix from a whole different perspective.
The sun is really the worst part of it, especially in the afternoon. It may still be hot and a little muggy a night, but I find it manageable enough to be outside. Mornings aren't too bad either -- 80s typically.
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Nope, there are quite a few summer days of rain/cloud in Dallas where afternoon temps are held down to 80s, even 70s.
Last summer it was 90+ every day in Dallas from July 2 to August 24 with the exception of one day. Thats a period of 54 days !! You will never see Chicago stay cold in the winter for 54 days. Winters in Chicago vary more day to day than Dallas does in summer.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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I think 91 with 20% humidity is different than 90 with 60% humidity. I like the desert night.
It's often 40% humidity, like this evening for example. It's still hot, but not always a sauna.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:07 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Last summer it was 90+ every day in Dallas from July 2 to August 24 with the exception of one day. Thats a period of 54 days !!
There's more to it than just looking at a high temperature, however. You also need to consider how long that high temperature lasted, as that can lead to important implications regarding the comfort of the day. There's a major difference between a day that reaches 95F and stays at that temp, compared to a day that reaches that 95F only for a split second, before cooler temps arrive.

Summer days with rain in Dallas fall into the latter category. Things can heat up quite a bit in morning and early afternoon, causing temps to hit the 90s. But once the storms form, temps can then drop down to the 80s, and stay in that range. An example of such a day within the range you listed:
https://www.wunderground.com/history...ic=&reqdb.wmo=

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You will never see Chicago stay cold in the winter for 54 days. Winters in Chicago vary more day to day than Dallas does in summer.
Strongly depends on what you consider "cold."
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Last summer it was 90+ every day in Dallas from July 2 to August 24 with the exception of one day. Thats a period of 54 days !! You will never see Chicago stay cold in the winter for 54 days. Winters in Chicago vary more day to day than Dallas does in summer.
What people consider "cold" in Chicago will be different than what people in Texas consider "cold".
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Dallas has much more vibrancy during summer than it does in winter. And it's winters are way milder than Chicago's. That's pretty telling of how much easier hot summers are to deal with than cold winters:
https://www.nctcog.org/trans/sustdev...eport_2015.pdf
Maybe but I'll venture to say Chicago's winters are more vibrant then Dallas's summers so what does that tell you.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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One difference is that the summers in Dallas offer no relief from the heat. It's constantly 90+ for months with no break. In Chicago, there are times when it warms to the 50s in the winter so you get a break occasionally. Sometimes it can even get into the 60s in winter.
Alot of people who don't live here don't believe this but it's true.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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What people consider "cold" in Chicago will be different than what people in Texas consider "cold".
Yep, you get acclimated to hotter or colder weather. Why a Northerner in winter can go to Florida and sunny in the 60s locals are saying fagetaboutit ... es mucho Frio.... for the beach today that is .... but the Northerner says .... sunny and 60s no problema for them ..... they say and off to the beach they go.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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So I posted earlier last night that it was still 90+ at like 9 pm in Dallas. It is currently 9:47 and the heat index is already 91. Yes, it can get hot in Denver, but right now it is 63 degrees. It's an all day hot in parts of Texas.
Holy crap is this true? Lol man I can't handle that heat that long, I went to Dallas few times in Summer, honestly it was mesrible heat, I felt like the life was being sucked out of me, I'll take my freezing temps, I enjoy coming home staying warm, eating hot meals, covering up in lots of blankets, ect
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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This poll ends in 2023. Any bets it still will be a tie then too?
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Why do people think it’s constantly hot? Where are y’all getting this info from?
Doesn't say Dallas but the first few words say something.
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Cheers y’all

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