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Old 03-15-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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NYC by a mile. I have been to Chicago a few times and besides July there is not a month in that city where you don't need to carry at least a sweater on you. Its cold all the time! June and August in Chicago can still get into the 40s and low 50s at night. Any Summer where you have to wear heavy cloths to stay warm is not a pleasant Summer.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: MN
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NYC by a mile. I have been to Chicago a few times and besides July there is not a month in that city where you don't need to carry at least a sweater on you. Its cold all the time! June and August in Chicago can still get into the 40s and low 50s at night. Any Summer where you have to wear heavy cloths to stay warm is not a pleasant Summer.
Yeah right dude, I was in chicago for a weekend in May once and it never got below 80 degrees. I got so sunburnt and was just a sweat-hog, and I never sweat.

Ps, tell that to the 750 people in Chicago in 1995.

1995 Chicago heat wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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NYC by a mile. I have been to Chicago a few times and besides July there is not a month in that city where you don't need to carry at least a sweater on you. Its cold all the time! June and August in Chicago can still get into the 40s and low 50s at night. Any Summer where you have to wear heavy cloths to stay warm is not a pleasant Summer.
Average Weather for Chicago, IL - Temperature and Precipitation

Come on man...July is the only month?? The weather isn't that different from NYC
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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NYC by a mile. I have been to Chicago a few times and besides July there is not a month in that city where you don't need to carry at least a sweater on you. Its cold all the time! June and August in Chicago can still get into the 40s and low 50s at night. Any Summer where you have to wear heavy cloths to stay warm is not a pleasant Summer.
Actually..
I would define Chicago as having 4 months of summer weather (May 15-Sep 15), 4 months of winter weather (Nov 15-March 15)...but only about 2 months of pretty short and crisp springs and falls respectively. NYC has quite a bit better spring, i.e. they come out of winter quicker. It's still 20 degree wind chills mid March here in the middle of the day in Chicago and the average low for march is still below freezing... Even into April, the average high is only 57...w/ average lows in the high 30s and snow not uncommon. Not very springy IMO.
Just to prove that point, only 3 months in Chicago register an average high between 60-80 degrees. The average low is also below 50 for 8 months of the year, so the guy isn't that off base. 5 of those months the average low is below freezing Nov-March.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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NYC by a mile. I have been to Chicago a few times and besides July there is not a month in that city where you don't need to carry at least a sweater on you. Its cold all the time! June and August in Chicago can still get into the 40s and low 50s at night. Any Summer where you have to wear heavy cloths to stay warm is not a pleasant Summer.
What are you talking about? New York is colder in the summer.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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New York is hot as hell in the summer; atleast it was the last time i went.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Thats all bogus. NYC almost never gets subzero temps even with windchill... maybe once every 10 years for a few hours at most.
I don't know how you can say that New York doesn't get subzero temps even with the windchill factor. As you can see [look at the chart below] even if the temperature is relatively moderate [for lack of a better word] at 10 degrees, if you have a 20 mile an hour wind [which is a very common wind in NYC], the temperature already feels like minus 9. My work constantly takes me to New York City and Chicago. I've been in NYC at times when the temperature has dipped below zero and has hovered in the single digits, other days it has gotten no higher than the teens. It's also been extremely, painfully windy.

That said, NYC is slowly moderating. It doesn't feel as cold now as it did as it did during my earlier travels to the Big Apple. I read an interesting article that it has to do with changing ocean currents, as well as with global warming. Summers are now stretched out to October and winters end in early March. I've lived in both Chicago and NYC. I remember when summers in NYC used to end in late August and winters would not end until late April.
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Wind speeds above 40 mph have little additional chilling affect
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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What are you talking about? New York is colder in the summer.
O_O not New York City, maybe somewhere else in New York is colder. NYC is actually slightly warmer than Chicago in the Summer.

And NYC hasn't gone subzero since the mid 80's.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Costa Mesa
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L.a.
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: By the lake
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On a hot summer day in Chicago, it feels hot.
Last time I visited New York in the summer it also felt hot.
I like the winters so I really don't make a big deal when it comes to cold temperatures.
But last time I visited New York in the wintertime it felt really cold as well.
I really don't think 3-7 degrees difference in the winters makes a big difference. Both cities are cold during the winter period, and like someone said before, if you can handle the winter season in Philly or New York then you should be able to deal with it in Chicago.
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