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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

 
 
Old 03-22-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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If anyone wants to pretend like a six month winter equals a three month summer.
There is no six month winter here in Pittsburgh. I also like winter and my least favorite weather extreme heat. Even the coldest winters I've been though had some days where it got into the 50's. Seriously who actually thinks people north of the Mason-Dixon line shovel snow and need hats and gloves for over half of the year.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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I would have to say the Desert Southwest or the Deep South. Just too damn hot.
That's my vote
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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If Air Conditioning was never invented, would people even live in Phoenix or most of the South?

In the Summer this is the life of someone in Phoenix:

They go from AC house to AC Car to AC Work to AC Restaurant at Lunch back to AC Work then leave work to AC Car then back home to AC House. Then Repeat
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:25 AM
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If Air Conditioning was never invented, would people even live in Phoenix or most of the South?

In the Summer this is the life of someone in Phoenix:

They go from AC house to AC Car to AC Work to AC Restaurant at Lunch back to AC Work then leave work to AC Car then back home to AC House. Then Repeat

I lived in the desert and the last 5-7 yrs. there it was getting hotter. Runs of 105's have turned into runs of 110's and higher. People still moving there, must like it.
We lived in A/C from late May-mid October. Hardest part is it's unrelenting, never 1 "cooler" day unless monsoon (or lately the none-soon ) comes in.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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If Air Conditioning was never invented, would people even live in Phoenix or most of the South?

In the Summer this is the life of someone in Phoenix:

They go from AC house to AC Car to AC Work to AC Restaurant at Lunch back to AC Work then leave work to AC Car then back home to AC House. Then Repeat
If air conditioning was never invented, we wouldn't have the technology we do today, in most parts of the country.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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And now the obligatory distant squeak from the far north... There's around 5-10,000 folks living in arctic Alaska with annual average temperatures in the teens, no month with an average above 50, nearly constant wind, no trees, no sun for several months, etc. There's about 100,000 of us or a little more living in the subarctic interior with average annual temps still below freezing (but with forests, a sun that always rises, and summer temps in the 70s and 80s), and then nearly half a million along the subarctic coast and transitional zones, where winters aren't necessarily worse than the upper midwest, but summers are also short and gloomy.

But most of us like it. Keeps the riffraff out...
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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South and Mid-Atlantic. DC and Baltimore, for example, are hell.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Pretty sure I am just about to experience my first six-month winter here in Illinois. I expect Summer to be just as brutal. That said, I voted South because I think the all around heat and humidity of the south trumps or weather. Typically here it seems like our transitional seasons of Spring/Fall (which really only total 4 months) are the best times ever. Sometimes you get relief during the cardinal seasons but I wouldn't hold my breath for it. I don't remember feeling so pleasant further south. It seemed like all seasons were brutal for different reasons.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Glad to see the Rockies have the least amount of votes.
The Rockies have the BEST weather!
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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States with the best climate.


Top 10 US States With Best Weather Year Round - Current Results

Most people move South because the climate is better not worse.

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