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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas Summers 107 50.23%
Chicago Winters 106 49.77%
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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Some cold or hell on Earth?

I'll take Chicago with winter.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Five months of sweating and minimal clothing is sexier than five months of "layers" and skin that feels like lunch meat. A cold shower after a long, hot day feels amazing. Getting out of the shower on a frigid day is one of the most miserable feelings.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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I've lived in Dallas 7 years and I would absolutely take Chicago's weather.

I generally dread summer instead of looking forward to being outside.

If it is cold you can always put more cloths on. In Dallas you can't, nor is "Just hopping in the pool" and option most of the time. I spend my days going in and out of my car and into various mechanical rooms and the heat is absolutely miserable.

The problem with Dallas summers is they seriously limit the amount of things you can do outside. Trying to golf when it is 100 degrees outside is miserable, so is hiking, biking or any other outdoors activity or sport you might want to play except for swimming. There is a reason they issue heat advisories.

The problem with Dallas winters is that they get chilly but not cold enough for winter sports. Again, not ideal weather for most summer outdoors activities but too warm to go ice skating or ski or any winter sports.

Dallas basically has a few weeks a year that are a consistent pleasant temperature.

Chicago has beautiful summers.

Chicago has cold winters like any northern city, but at least for me, it is much easier to dress a little warmer and stay active than it is to crawl sluggishly along while I melt.

If there was one thing I could change about Dallas it is the brutal long summers, but hey at least Dallas isn't as humid as Houston.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:29 PM
 
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I'll take Chicago. With global warming, Chicago winter will be balmy and Dallas summer will be hell.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:41 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I'll take Chicago. With global warming, Chicago winter will be balmy and Dallas summer will be hell.
It's more likely that Dallas would become wetter and cooler in summer with global warming. Remember that global warming includes sea-level rise, increase in SSTs, as well as northward movement of the high pressure cells.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:40 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Snow has other impacts. Like I mentioned earlier, and the largest reason I picked Dallas Summers, is that northern winters with their snow is very impractical, on top of just being uncomfortable. It is annoying waking up to ice and snow on your car, especially if you are going somewhere important like work or school, and the weather (and the measures used against it) also does a lot of damage to the roads, which then does damage to your car. I mean, yes, Chicago is much more walkable than DFW, but I would still prefer to drive, especially if it is winter.
Snow doesn't make roads impassible most of the time. I think southerners remember the few times it snows down here and how badly the city and people dealt with it and assume that a little snow is always a huge hassle. It isn't.

Not being able to enjoy being outside for the vast majority of the summer in Dallas is very impractical. Sweating buckets if you have to walk across an asphalt sea to get into a building is impractical.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:49 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I'm sorry, I love Dallas, but I will not succumb to Stockholm syndrome and pretend we have good weather.

We don't get the real version of all 4 seasons, just the worst of all 4. It stays way too hot for way too long, we don't have a real fall and our winter is inconsistent with temps in the 80s in December and nasty hail and ice storms that trash our roofs and cars. Spring is very short and is more like summer in most places anyway.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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Summer EASILY. Why is this EVEN a discussion!?
Look a how people react. People go swimming. People head to the lakes. People are OUT at night in droves in the Summer.


Then look at WINTER. NO one is out. Streets are empty. Bars and dining in cold and heavy snow are DEAD! When its winter, it cold during the day and COLDER when the sun goes down. And lets not forget the chance for injury is much higher in the winter from ice and snow.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Humidity is nothing new in Dallas...since Dallas does have a humid subtropical climate. But when the temps gets closer to 100 the dew point does drop a bit but the higher humidity returns at night. Summertime lows are often muggy with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Remember, high moisture in the air makes it harder for temperatures to reach 100 degrees.





Dallas is not really a subtropical region. Its a cross roads region as the area is exposed to more northern weather systems than gulf coast areas, which is why its part of Tornado Alley and Houston or San Antonio are not. The dew point in D/FW is MUCH lower than Houston. Just go to Houston or Orlando in March.


And as you said because of high moisture, its harder to get to 100 degrees. I lived in Houston. THAT's HIGH humidity. I've been to Minneapolis. They are more humid as is D.C.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:57 AM
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Snow doesn't make roads impassible most of the time. I think southerners remember the few times it snows down here and how badly the city and people dealt with it and assume that a little snow is always a huge hassle. It isn't.

Not being able to enjoy being outside for the vast majority of the summer in Dallas is very impractical. Sweating buckets if you have to walk across an asphalt sea to get into a building is impractical.
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Summer EASILY. Why is this EVEN a discussion!?
Look a how people react. People go swimming. People head to the lakes. People are OUT at night in droves in the Summer.


Then look at WINTER. NO one is out. Streets are empty. Bars and dining in cold and heavy snow are DEAD! When its winter, it cold during the day and COLDER when the sun goes down. And lets not forget the chance for injury is much higher in the winter from ice and snow.
Actually, up north, in places I've lived, people indeed are out in the winter. Then, in summer, they're out in droves in when people down south are hibernating.
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