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Old 10-11-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Cool off in a pool, lake, or the ocean. Swimming is a great and fun way to cool off.
I find I can stay outside comfortably longer in hot weather, if it is below 20 or so I need to go back inside at some point as it becomes painful even dressed well, so extended outdoor activities or hanging out on a patio eating or drinking is impossible in cold weather. For instance chicago wraps up most all of it's patio seating from November-March ... possibly longer. I don't think you can have sidewalk dining for 5 months out of the year in Chicago, part of a city ordinance. So even if it might get a warm day, the restaurants have to remove all their seating anyway.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I know there are some cities that have both, but I think most have one or the other. Which weather pattern do you guys think is better? Humidity and all other factors can be equal
I hate heat. With my luck, the near record heat of this summer in Chicago is when my A/C goes out. Now that winter is coming, I am happy like a pig in poop.

I take cold over heat. In the cold, you can still do things outside. My favorite things are hiking and pond hockey. When it is really hot, you cannot do much outside of frying in the sun.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I hate heat. With my luck, the near record heat of this summer in Chicago is when my A/C goes out. Now that winter is coming, I am happy like a pig in poop.

I take cold over heat. In the cold, you can still do things outside. My favorite things are hiking and pond hockey. When it is really hot, you cannot do much outside of frying in the sun.
That is completely subjective. During some of the hottest summer days, I still see plenty of people outside, engaged in activity. In fact, I'd bet that, in most places, there are more people outside when it's hot than when it's freezing.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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That is completely subjective. During some of the hottest summer days, I still see plenty of people outside, engaged in activity. In fact, I'd bet that, in most places, there are more people outside when it's hot than when it's freezing.
There are far more people out in Chicago when it's hot in the summer than any time of year. Most of Chicago's festivals occur in guess what, summer. The less people that are out is January February, the city is virtually dead as far as festivals except for bars playing football games. Downtown on the weekends becomes a virtual frozen ghost town in the winter. I used to work Saturdays in the loop and I'd go down there and there would literally be nobody else walking around. The neighborhoods are comparatively dead as well compared to any other season. By far the deadest time of year.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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I live in Wisconsin, and we have some very hot summers, and some cold in winter...best of both worlds.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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While I'm not a huge fan of freezing cold (below 30 or so), I'll take it any day over hot weather. If the temperature's over 75, I'm probably not entirely comfortable. If it's over 85 don't even speak to me unless you want to hear an angry rant and some choice words. Luckily where I live is usually just about perfect for my taste: 40-55, cloudy & damp in the winter, and 65-75 in the summer with low humidity (though summers could be ten degrees cooler and I wouldn't mind). Not many extremes either way.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I live in the Phoenix area and still spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer... chilling in a pool or a shaded patio with misters is actually pretty nice, and at night it cools down which makes being outdoors even better. I even played in a softball league all summer and it was fine (mister systems in the dugouts for sure helped)... in a cold winter spot it goes from being uncomfortable during the day to being deathly cold at night.

Heat wins hands down imo.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I live in the Phoenix area and still spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer... chilling in a pool or a shaded patio with misters is actually pretty nice, and at night it cools down which makes being outdoors even better. I even played in a softball league all summer and it was fine (mister systems in the dugouts for sure helped)... in a cold winter spot it goes from being uncomfortable during the day to being deathly cold at night.

Heat wins hands down imo.
Heat is FAR more deadly than cold, for whatever that's worth.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I love winter and snow so I'm definitely gonna say a hot summer is worse. While most people use summer as an opportunity to go outside as much as possible, I shut myself in my room and spend summer depressed.

Summer is horrible on my skin and my mind. I love gentle rain and mist in the air, it's so romantic. Sunlight is brash and bares everything, it keeps no secrets.
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Old 10-13-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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I think in general people like summer better which is why many northerners retire and move to the south but not many southerners move north. Cold weather I think is something you have to grow up in to like. It's way easier for someone up to north to get used to the weather down south then it is a southerner moving up north. I grew up and still live in the Philly area, we have four season, the summer gets into the 100's and the winter gets into single digits, so anywhere I go in the US I will be fine. To me each season has their pros and cons.
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