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Old 11-25-2010, 11:20 AM
 
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both suck miserably, but I noticed that cold winters can shut down a city and there's not a lot of activity going on (even here in Memphis where the winters aren't bad) but hot summers (including the miserable ones in Memphis) don't shut down a city. In fact, summer is a very active season here.
It depends upon the city. In my area, there's equipment available to get rid of the snow in a timely manner. When you are used to it, you go about life as usual.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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people always use the "you can put on more clothes, but you can only take off so much" reasoning. That may be so, but why are summers far more active than winters? Even in Southern cities, winters (which are relatively mild) can be very dead compared to summers where it's hot as hell, but you still see people out everywhere. I love Winter up til Christmas & New Years, but after that, it's horribly depressing and dead. Summertime is long and hot, but at least there's something going on all the time.
Winter is not dead.

Maybe for southern cities.
Not northern cities.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Summertime : I grab t-shirt, shorts, tongs, and go out for an errand in sunny weather without an afterthought;
Wintertime : I must first dress up, put on boots, winter coat, scarf, gloves, and then heavily trundle outside hoping that I won't lose balance in a melting snow puddle or slip on frozen snow ;

And some people prefer wintertime...mind-blowing!
But in summer you're constantly having to look for a method of cooling down, constantly looking for water, hiding from the sun, etc. etc.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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gimme hot summers and mild winters any year.

love me some 90 degree summer highs and 20 degree winter lows.
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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gimme hot summers and mild winters any year.

love me some 90 degree summer highs and 20 degree winter lows.


90 Degrees is the Ideal for me.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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It depends upon the city. In my area, there's equipment available to get rid of the snow in a timely manner. When you are used to it, you go about life as usual.
I wasn't talking about snow, I was talking about cold weather in general. People aren't outside as much when it's cold. Winters here usually look gray & dead, after the holidays.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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I wasn't talking about snow, I was talking about cold weather in general. People aren't outside as much when it's cold. Winters here usually look gray & dead, after the holidays.
It's still life as usual, at least around here, because it doesn't so cold that you can't do anything.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I would just like temperatures in the 50s nearly every day of the year with about a month of temperatures in the 80s but NO humidity and a month of really cold weather and snow.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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It's still life as usual, at least around here, because it doesn't so cold that you can't do anything.
well people have picnics in the summer when it's 90+ degrees, but why don't people have picnics in the winter when it's below 40? Kids also go to summer camps where they're outside in the heat for a good part of the day. You don't see this much in the winter. They're both supposed to be equally uncomfortable, but for some reason, people would rather be outdoors when it's hot.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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well people have picnics in the summer when it's 90+ degrees, but why don't people have picnics in the winter when it's below 40?
people do have picnics below 40. They have them well below freezing in fact. A simple 5 second Google search of "winter picnic" will lead to pages of photos of people doing just that. People picnic after winter hikes, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, and every other outdoor winter activity.


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Kids also go to summer camps where they're outside in the heat for a good part of the day. You don't see this much in the winter.
Yes you do. Ski camps, winter camping schools, summer camps that also include winter programs, etc.... Again a simple quick Google search for "kids winter camps" will net you pages of camps that have winter programs.

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They're both supposed to be equally uncomfortable, but for some reason, people would rather be outdoors when it's hot.
SOME people would rather be outdoors when it is hot, some would rater be out when it is cold. What would be a more accurate statement is that YOU like to be outdoors better when it is hot.
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