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Old 11-28-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Yeah, the High Desert can get cold in the winter, but it's not too extreme.
Throw windchill and the "Bear Valley freeway" into the mix and you've got yourself misery.

Now if it was just freezing temperatures alone and no cars trying to shove me off the road, then I could cycle in peace.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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i like cold winter , because i like snow!!!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I would prefer neither, although my definition of a cold winter is regularly experiencing temperatures below 10-15 and a hot summer is regularly experiencing temperatures above 85. A cold winter is much more desirable than a hot summer, though.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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I feel like a lot of the same people who are saying that they'd rather have cold are also the same people who have said in other threads awhile back that cold is tougher to deal with. Because in that thread it was like a competition to see who was tougher, Northerners or Southerners, now it's the opposite question, but it still gets the same responses...

so cold weather is better, and it's also tougher to deal with?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Top Five Off-Peak Destinations for Winter 2010/2011
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Yuma, AZ
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I grew up in Canada...lots of long cold winters....6 months of cold..ughh.....Now I live in Yuma, Arizona...long, hot summers...6 months of 100 plus temperatures with humidity over 40 percent...it is like living in hell! The problem is that it is 115 or higher during the day and only cools off to 100 at night.

Here is my take....In Canada I did go for almost daily walks with my dogs, took a bus to work, had to run the car to warm it up so the windows would defrost to go shopping or visiting. I didnt like worrying about slipping on the ice and I found 6 months of it to be way too long. Loved the summers, just not the mosquitoes. Fall is beautiful with amazing colors on the trees and perfect weather to work in your yard. Living in Yuma....Love the winters, perfect temperatures. The summers are way too hot to go for walks unless you want to go at 3 am. You sweat just cleaning the house and that is with the A/C on. You have to cool your car to get in it, be careful of touching anything inside the car until then unless you want to get burned.
If the humidity is high you feel like you have asthma even if you dont. People are not very friendly in the summer, they are hot and crabby and just want to get their errands done and go to their pools and air conditioned homes. You feel like you will die from the heat if you have to spend much time in it...thats because you will.

So does it have to be 6 months of cold and snow or 6 months of suffocating heat??? Is there a place that has 4 seasons with the winter season being short, that has lots of sunny days and isnt over 90 during the day, where the humidity isnt too high, where the people are friendly and gardening is great????
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Hot summers are better, hands down.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I grew up in Canada...lots of long cold winters....6 months of cold..ughh.....Now I live in Yuma, Arizona...long, hot summers...6 months of 100 plus temperatures with humidity over 40 percent...it is like living in hell! The problem is that it is 115 or higher during the day and only cools off to 100 at night.

Here is my take....In Canada I did go for almost daily walks with my dogs, took a bus to work, had to run the car to warm it up so the windows would defrost to go shopping or visiting. I didnt like worrying about slipping on the ice and I found 6 months of it to be way too long. Loved the summers, just not the mosquitoes. Fall is beautiful with amazing colors on the trees and perfect weather to work in your yard. Living in Yuma....Love the winters, perfect temperatures. The summers are way too hot to go for walks unless you want to go at 3 am. You sweat just cleaning the house and that is with the A/C on. You have to cool your car to get in it, be careful of touching anything inside the car until then unless you want to get burned.
If the humidity is high you feel like you have asthma even if you dont. People are not very friendly in the summer, they are hot and crabby and just want to get their errands done and go to their pools and air conditioned homes. You feel like you will die from the heat if you have to spend much time in it...thats because you will.

So does it have to be 6 months of cold and snow or 6 months of suffocating heat??? Is there a place that has 4 seasons with the winter season being short, that has lots of sunny days and isnt over 90 during the day, where the humidity isnt too high, where the people are friendly and gardening is great????
That sounds like Asheville, NC.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:14 PM
 
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I live in Florida, have almost my whole life. The 11 months of hot, humid weather. I'm looking to move to Chicago in a few years when I graduate college. I need some seasons. Its not comparing a really hot summer to a really cold winter. Its comparing 4 distinct seasons to a state that only has hot weather, with some gorgeous "cold" days in the 60s scattered in there. Sweating walking to your car gets old really fast.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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I used to clamor for warmer climates, but I learned to appreciate the cold and 4 distinct seasons.

Plus, most warm weather climates are generally conservative, so a big "no" for me there.
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