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Old 08-13-2017, 08:48 PM
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Originally Posted by FirebirdCamaro1220 View Post
A case in point is Austin, which is Zone 8B in a humid climate. All the Washingtonia they had there got wiped out in a big freeze back in 89? and didn't get replaced
Not true, some died, but many others survived.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:55 PM
Location: North Dakota
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Originally Posted by A2DAC1985 View Post
If you're response is something along the lines of, "Everyone is a beautiful snow flake with all their own unique designs and intricacies, blah, blah, blah", you need not respond to this.

Say someone on shows up on City-Data wanting to know where a good place to live would be, but not one that is too "cold". Where is this line drawn?

And I ask this because a lot of people through various "Top" lists of all varieties having people stating that they could never live in Chicago because it's too "cold". Fair enough. I would also assume those people wouldn't want to live in Minneapolis/St. Paul either because that is measurably colder than Chicago.

But what about Indianapolis? Is it really that "warmer" than Chicago? Or Des Moines? Kansas City? St. Louis? Omaha? Reno?

Where does this *universal (democratically agreed upon)* "too cold" line run?

Does a state/city just have a stigma it can't shake, while other areas are just as cold if not more so, while never being mentioned as "too cold"?

Does it have to do with the size of the city, and what it offers? That is; people are more willing to accept "too cold" if it offers a lot of things, while dismissing other places as "too cold" as well, but are in fact statistically warmer than the bigger city?

It seems to me that drawing a line on a map to divide too cold/not too cold would look a lot like a stock market graph during cycles of boom and bust.

What average yearly temperature would be considered the cut off line for "too cold"?

Climate of 100 Selected U.S. Cities — FactMonster.com

What do you think?
North Dakota gets pretty cold. I'm sure for some it's too cold but I like it.
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