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View Poll Results: What part of the US has the worst weather?
the Northeast 51 11.92%
the Midwest 150 35.05%
the South 127 29.67%
the Rockies 10 2.34%
the Southwest 42 9.81%
the Pacific Northwest 33 7.71%
California 15 3.50%
Voters: 428. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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As far as Atlanta goes, the much ballyhooed 'heat and humidity' generally lasts from mid-June to mid-September. Despite that, C-D posters love to characterize this situation as year-round. Our Spring and Fall more than compensate for any discomfort that Summer might present.
I realize Atlanta's weather situation is overblown, but let's not necessarily deny that it's hot there either. It also can snow there. So although the weather there is generally nice (and notably nicer than many other areas in the country, and nicer than many areas in the South at lower elevations), it can still be seen as aversarial in the eyes of those who don't prefer high heat/humidity, just like New York could be seen as "cold" by somebody who's very averse to snow or cold (but NYC is nowhere close to being the coldest U.S. city, or even a very cold U.S. city).

P.S. The one aspect about Atlanta's weather that I admire most is your spring/falls......awesome!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I realize Atlanta's weather situation is overblown, but let's not necessarily deny that it's hot there either. It also can snow there. So although the weather there is generally nice (and notably nicer than many other areas in the country, and nicer than many areas in the South at lower elevations), it can still be seen as aversarial in the eyes of those who don't prefer high heat/humidity, just like New York could be seen as "cold" by somebody who's very averse to snow or cold (but NYC is nowhere close to being the coldest U.S. city, or even a very cold U.S. city).

P.S. The one aspect about Atlanta's weather that I admire most is your spring/falls......awesome!
MCC, it seems that we generally agree on this issue.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Up North, our Summer and Fall more than compensate for any discomfort that Winter might present.

See... anyone can do it.
If anyone wants to pretend like a six month winter equals a three month summer.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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If anyone wants to pretend like a six month winter equals a three month summer.
I am in MA and it is nice from the end of April to the beginning of November. It starts to get cool around the middle of November, and then it is cold from December-March. The past few winters we did not even get much snow and many sunny days. Spring can be wet or nice. We had days in the high 70's and low 80's last March/April. Heck we had days in the 50's and 60's this January.

There were many days in the 30's in January/February when I lived in FL.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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If anyone wants to pretend like a six month winter equals a three month summer.
Like the above post says, it is generally very nice here from late April through October and somewhat into November. That is 6-plus months of nice weather.

And then there are some of us who like winter also. Which puts me at 10ish months worth of weather that I like.

The only months that really bum me out are late February, all of March, and early April.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Midwest weather is great...for half the year.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Couldn't agree more on DFW. The weather here is something I definitely won't miss once I move. This area has to have the fewest "comfy with windows open" days of any place I know of.... And that equals high costs for utilities.
That's what I used to think before moving to Portland. Now I've changed my opinion. At least it gets to the 60s in April in Dallas.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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Has it occurred to you that perhaps people don't prefer high heat and humidity? Do you really think the world is out to get you? The South was the LEAST popular region of this country for decades before the advent of Air Conditioning and yet you claim there's a bias against Southern weather? Get real!

The reality is most likely that it's not as bad as Northerners think, and not as good as Southerners think.

P.S. I've seen way more Sun Belters make fun of Northern climates during winter than vice versa. Show some class.....when it's 95 with an 80 degree dewpoint you won't want Northerners reminding you how crappy the weather is down South!
I agree on the horrifically awful weather the Southeast has. I find hot, vaporous weather to be horrific. You take a shower, walk outside, and you'd better get your a__ into the a-c'd car fast, because within 2 seconds, you're sweating as if you'd just run a mile. Nasty, nasty weather the Southeast has. If you play outdoor sports, you'd better stick to the winter, when the vapor dries up some.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Glad to see the Rockies have the least amount of votes.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Does the Pacific Northwest include Alaska? If so, I want to re-vote.
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