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Old 04-12-2011, 04:09 AM
 
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My crack at it ...
Alaska - obviously, freezing.
Alabama - hot of course
Arizona - hot
Arkansas - hot
California - hot
Colorado - hmmm. cold
Connecticut - cold
Delaware - hot
Florida - hot
Georgia - hot
Hawaii - hot of course
Idaho - cold
Illinois - cold
Indiana - cold
Iowa - cold
Kansas - cold
Kentucky - hmmmm. hot.
Louisiana - hot
Maine - cold!
Maryland - hot
Massachusetts - cold
Michigan - cold!
Minnesota - COLD!
Mississippi - hot
Missouri - hmmmm. cold i suppose.
Montana - cold!
Nebraska - cold
Nevada - hot
New Hampshire - cold
New Jersey - cold
New Mexico - hot
New York - cold
North Carolina - hot
North Dakota - COLDDD!!
Ohio - cold
Oklahoma - hot
Oregon - cold
Pennsylvania - cold
Rhode Island - cold
South Carolina - hot
South Dakota - cold
Tennessee - hot
Texas - hot!
Utah - hmmmm. cold.
Vermont - cold
Virginia - hot
Washington - cold
West Virginia - cold
Wisconsin - cold!
Wyoming - cold!

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Old 04-12-2011, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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2 - Arizona
3 - Arkansas
...........
49 - Wyoming
50 - Alabama
Well first I was just gonna say that this was kind of silly idea, as nearly all states have huge temperature variation and can't be categorized just as being 'hot' or 'cold', ......but then, I saw your list, and now I'm just confused as hell.

What the heck is the order to that list? Why is there no number 1? Which state is missing? Very strange.

EDIT: I see now it's just alphabetical, but with Alabama at the end and Alaska missing.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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I just copied the list from somewhere cuz I was too lazy to type it out. i fixed it though.

But yeah um, it's obvious North Dakota is a 'cold state' and Florida is a 'hot state' but how would you classify say, Kentucky or Colorado?
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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I just copied the list from somewhere cuz I was too lazy to type it out.

But yeah um, it's obvious North Dakota is a 'cold state' and Florida is a 'hot state' but how would you classify say, Kentucky or Colorado?
Well you could, I say could, call Colorado a cold state and call Kentucky a hot state, but that would drastically oversimplify things. Also I'm not sure you really needed to give a full (or not so full) list of states as most people on here are most likely very able to name them all themselves, but thanx anyway.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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Well you could, I say could, call Colorado a cold state and call Kentucky a hot state, but that would drastically oversimplify things. Also I'm not sure you really needed to give a full (or not so full) list of states as most people on here are most likely very able to name them all themselves, but thanx anyway.
Of course it oversimplifies things, but that is why I made this topic. I know all states, even Alaska and Hawaii, have both cold and hot weather. The idea is for people to say in their opinion, whether their state has more cold weather or hot weather.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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Of course it oversimplifies things, but that is why I made this topic. I know all states, even Alaska and Hawaii, have both cold and hot weather. The idea is for people to say in their opinion, whether their state has more cold weather or hot weather.
Well I'm not sure you'll get that many takers, but I could me easily wrong. Good luck to you.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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California is not just hot. In fact during the summer month, the California Coast is one of the coolest places in the whole country, extremely comfortable when just about everywhere else is either sweltering like an oven or steamy like a sauna. It depends on where you are. Here is a map that I made for someone asking about this very topic in another thread.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...f?t=1302613946

During the summer months, it can be in the 50s-60s right along the coast, 60s to 70s around the Bay, 80s in the closer interior areas and 90s-100s in outlying areas, ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. Its not uncommon in either San Francisco or Los Angeles for there to be a 40-degree variance in daily highs at opposite ends of their respective metro areas.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: MN
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California is not just hot. In fact during the summer month, the California Coast is one of the coolest places in the whole country, extremely comfortable when just about everywhere else is either sweltering like an oven or steamy like a sauna. It depends on where you are. Here is a map that I made for someone asking about this very topic in another thread.

During the summer months, it can be in the 50s-60s right along the coast, 60s to 70s around the Bay, 80s in the closer interior areas and 90s-100s in outlying areas, ALL AT THE EXACT SAME TIME. Its not uncommon in either San Francisco or Los Angeles for there to be a 40-degree variance in daily highs at opposite ends of their respective metro areas.
...and Minnesota gets up to 90 in the summer, so does that make MN a 'hot' state?

Nobody moves to Cali because there are 'cooler' tempuratures there.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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...and Minnesota gets up to 90 in the summer, so does that make MN a 'hot' state?

Nobody moves to Cali because there are 'cooler' tempuratures there.
In summer, everywhere in the Lower 48 is stiflingly hot compared to the West Coast.

BTW, 99% of people dont move anywhere because of the weather unless their retirees.

And California has a variance in temperatures that gives its residents real options in summer. You can choose to be hot or you can choose not to be. That is priceless.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: NJ
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it seems to you "cold" is a the overall determining factor whether a state is cold or hot. if the state has a winter, it's cold, period. the fact most if not all of those states have a hot summer seems to have no bearing on your thoughts. weird.
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