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Old 07-28-2010, 11:44 AM
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I saw a news story this week that claimed the average human is only truly comfortable in temperatures that range from 68F to 78F. I suspect most of the places in the world that spend the most hours/year in that temperature range are more likely to have quite a few hours/year where the temp is above it than below it. Thus the "good weather" average also includes significant "hot weather" time in those places.

This should be provable with climate statistics, but I have no idea where to find a study like this.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:49 AM
 
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Yes, hot = good weather to me. I would much rather spend 3 hours mowing and weedeating my yard in 90+ temps than to spend even a 1/2 hour shoveling snow, salting, scraping ice, etc.

Hot is tolerable and is just annoying to the skin while cold especially combined with some wind just goes right to the bone.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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^ I agree.

I absolutely love October in Chicago. Temps from 60-70, very crisp but sunny. Football, trees turning. I just want to be outside all the time.
When I lived in New Jersey, this was the most depressing time of the year for me. I knew my time was ending, only 3 months after it had begun. 3 months of summer is too short. In contrast, mid-April was my favorite time of the year. Now, I feel the same way in early November. And my favorite time of the year is now the end of February.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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When I lived in New Jersey, this was the most depressing time of the year for me. I knew my time was ending, only 3 months after it had begun. 3 months of summer is too short. In contrast, mid-April was my favorite time of the year. Now, I feel the same way in early November. And my favorite time of the year is now the end of February.
My favorite times of the year in Omaha are from Late February to late June, then from early August through early December.

From mid December to mid February you go into a few week-long spits of very cold weather within what is generally a cold-but not too cold winter.
Our summers here are like winter with a few week-long spits of hot weather within what is generally a warm summer.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Good weather to me is a sunny, breezy, 55 degree day.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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Definitely not hot. I enjoy warm weather but I would not like it 365 days a year. A climate with 4 distinct seasons but kind of mild winters would be best for me.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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When I lived in New Jersey, this was the most depressing time of the year for me. I knew my time was ending, only 3 months after it had begun. 3 months of summer is too short. In contrast, mid-April was my favorite time of the year. Now, I feel the same way in early November. And my favorite time of the year is now the end of February.
It's funny how different people are. The ironic thing about me liking 4 seasons is I'm very temperature sensitive both ways. My sensitivity ceases between 65-75, but I still adore crisp and even cold days, but still dislike truly hot temps and deep humidity. I was at the Yankee game last Friday and I thought I was going to die - it was about 85 with a 75 dewpoint <- virtually unheard of around here.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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80F-50F is good for me.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Yes, I agree, and it's annoying. My idea of good weather is cool and chilly year-round, in the 50's-mid 70's. San Francisco is my San Diego.

I like Boston weather, too. Four seasons and some snow is nice.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I get really uncomfortable in hot weather, so to me "good weather" is not hot weather. I like somewhere between 60-75F. Even 80F can be a bit hot for my tastes.
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