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Old 04-01-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I can't believe someone above said Chicago's summer weather is great. Chicago in the summertime is as hot and humid as H!!!
Well, not really. It's definitely feels hotter and more oppressive than just about anywhere west except maybe Arizona but people with cold winters like THAT. Living in the midwest you look forward to the warm, humid days of summer. There is a reason the summertime is the most alive season in Chicago even though spring or fall on paper are considered more comfortable.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Well, not really. It's definitely feels hotter and more oppressive than just about anywhere west except maybe Arizona but people with cold winters like THAT. Living in the midwest you look forward to the warm, humid days of summer. There is a reason the summertime is the most alive season in Chicago even though spring or fall on paper are considered more comfortable.
Chicago summers are amazing. All this talk about horrible summers in The Chi, are from people who have never been there or spent not enought time. Chicago comes alive in the summer and the streets are filled with life all day long. If it was that oppressive people wouldn't be out and about. They would be indoors like they are in Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, etc. those are truly oppressive summers.If you can't handle aChicago summer you can't handle most major cities in the WORLD then.

I understand why people talk about Chicagos winters, but summers?! Come on, let's not be ridiculous.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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I spent most of my summers growing up visiting relatives in Chicago. 17 years of that! I love the city, but for those of us who can't abide hot and humid, Chicago isn't fun in the summer unless you're right on the lake. I still remember spending summer evenings sweltering in my great g's apartment in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Salt Lake City is gorgeous in the summers - not too hot and NOT humid at all. And Madison, though it does get humid, isn't nearly as hot as Chicago.

But I'm not a Chicago hater. LOVE it in the winter!
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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I spent most of my summers growing up visiting relatives in Chicago. 17 years of that! I love the city, but for those of us who can't abide hot and humid, Chicago isn't fun in the summer unless you're right on the lake. I still remember spending summer evenings sweltering in my great g's apartment in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Salt Lake City is gorgeous in the summers - not too hot and NOT humid at all. And Madison, though it does get humid, isn't nearly as hot as Chicago.

But I'm not a Chicago hater. LOVE it in the winter!
Chicago is not THAT humid. Granted there are days here and there that are very uncomfortable, but Chicago has beautiful summers. You must be easily sensitive to heat because I really am and don't find Chicago summers to be bad at. All.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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Opinions iz opinions iz opinions. I've shared mine, you've shared yours, now let's hear from someone else!
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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I am just saying that there are extremely few major cities that have cooler summers in the U.S. than Chicago. Really only those in the PNW and those further north than Chicago (which are few) have cooler summers. Most cities in the U.S. are either hotter or just as hot in the summer in Chicago.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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If you can't handle aChicago summer you can't handle most major cities in the WORLD then.
Depends what you're comparing to. Most European cities are quite cool, though there can be a lack of air-conditioned relief when a heat wave strikes.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Depends what you're comparing to. Most European cities are quite cool, though there can be a lack of air-conditioned relief when a heat wave strikes.
Well, half of europe gets hotter than Chicago while the other half is cooler. A city like Milan would be very comparable to Chicago in the summer, anything south would be hotter, anything north of the alps much cooler.

I never lived with AC and while there have been some nights I spent in Mississippi I kinda wished I had it for the most part you get used to the heat really fast. I never tried to sleep in the cold without heat but I'd imagine that besides being uncomfortable it would also be dangerous.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Well, half of europe gets hotter than Chicago while the other half is cooler. A city like Milan would be very comparable to Chicago in the summer, anything south would be hotter, anything north of the alps much cooler.

I never lived with AC and while there have been some nights I spent in Mississippi I kinda wished I had it for the most part you get used to the heat really fast. I never tried to sleep in the cold without heat but I'd imagine that besides being uncomfortable it would also be dangerous.
Depends how cold you're talking. You could probably do 50ish (NorCal) without heat and no real health consequences, but of course it wouldn't be fun. Then again, Mississippi without AC does not sound fun either. Ugh. And the problem is that heat actually gets in the way of sleep, whereas cold promotes it, up to a point.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Depends how cold you're talking. You could probably do 50ish (NorCal) without heat and no real health consequences, but of course it wouldn't be fun. Then again, Mississippi without AC does not sound fun either. Ugh. And the problem is that heat actually gets in the way of sleep, whereas cold promotes it, up to a point.
I remember doing some hiking in Norcal, getting rained on and the night time temps falling into the 30s. I was MISERABLE and couldn't sleep. The cold has a way of getting into your bones and wearing you down.

I agree 50s/60s is the best for sleeping. But I don't think that's very cold and even then you're gonna curl up in a blanket. If you're sleeping outside without anything even a 80 F can feel cold.
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