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Old 07-30-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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If you could draw a "comfort line" from 0 degrees to 100 degrees, I think you'd find that the apex of the line would be around 75 degrees, and slowly descend to the colder left, and sharply descend to the hotter right. In other words, people's perception of comfort drops dramatically when it gets hotter and less so when it gets colder. Think about it, 75 degrees plus or minus 30 degrees puts you at 105 and 45 degrees respectively. MOST people prefer 45 to 105, and just about everyone would prefer 35 to 115, or 25 to 125.....I assume.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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50-75 is good... It was literally 112 actual in the front yard here in Florida the other day, absolutely ridiculous (esp not being used to it from living in SF) It was so ridiculously hot I got the thermometer out just to verify, higher than I thought...
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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If you could draw a "comfort line" from 0 degrees to 100 degrees, I think you'd find that the apex of the line would be around 75 degrees, and slowly descend to the colder left, and sharply descend to the hotter right. In other words, people's perception of comfort drops dramatically when it gets hotter and less so when it gets colder. Think about it, 75 degrees plus or minus 30 degrees puts you at 105 and 45 degrees respectively. MOST people prefer 45 to 105, and just about everyone would prefer 35 to 115, or 25 to 125.....I assume.
I think most people would prefer a dry 105 high to a 45 degree high honestly. A dry 105 is tolerable in the shade, whereas with a high of 45, unless you are walking, you are inside. But a humid 105- I agree.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Why are so many people moving to North Carolina now as opposed to Florida? It certianly does get "cold" and even SNOW there. I suppose it is more of a happy medium for those from farther up north.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Yeah, it's probably a happy medium. May and September are several degrees cooler in NC then FL, so the intense heat and humidity doesn't last as long.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Default Does "good weather" really mean hot weather?

No. I can live without it
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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I think most people would prefer a dry 105 high to a 45 degree high honestly. A dry 105 is tolerable in the shade, whereas with a high of 45, unless you are walking, you are inside. But a humid 105- I agree.
I don't know about that. I would take 45 in a heartbeat over 105. I think 45 is very doable if you have a nice jacket on.

I've been outside for 10 hours straight in 45 degree weather tailgating and no one complained about the weather. Really anything over 40 is perfectly fine to be outside as long as you have a jacket or a coat and throw a hat on.

105 is awful, even dry. I would probably equate 105 to 15 degrees. 100 to 20 degrees. 25 to 95, 30-40 to 90, and then anything from 50 to 80 is perfectly fine.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Espeacilly as you age ;cold long winters are harder to take. But not all people are aclimated to heat either like the OP.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:40 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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good weather is so different to many people.

I am at the other end of the spectrum than most in that I dislike warm weather and the long summer daylight hours....most anything above 75 or 80 is too hot for me as I am not tolerable of heat much. If it is summer I do like rainy days....sunny days with highs 65 to 70 are very nice though in June-July.

I love winter and cold and by far my best moods are on clear sunny days with temperatures around zero and you walk and hear the crunchy snow. Our snowfall up here in northwest Minnesota is often dry and in that cold of weather will almost squeek or make a crunch sound when walking.
Clear sky....noon temperature of zero and light wind in January is not terribly hard to get used too. Those days with zero and 20 mph winds are a bit bitter though I grant you that.

This is why I live where I do....

Dan
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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Default What your preference/tolerance is when you are young

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Espeacilly as you age ;cold long winters are harder to take. But not all people are aclimated to heat either like the OP.
just increases as you age. If you couldn't take cold or heat when you were younger, you are not going to do a complete turn around and like the other when you get older.
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