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View Poll Results: Most Uncomfortable Summer Weather
Brownsville, TX 14 5.07%
Columbia, SC 14 5.07%
Ft. Meyers, FL 10 3.62%
Houston 59 21.38%
Jackson, MS 13 4.71%
Laredo, TX 8 2.90%
Las Vegas 5 1.81%
Miami 25 9.06%
New Orleans 28 10.14%
Oklahoma City 6 2.17%
Palm Springs, CA area 5 1.81%
Phoenix 68 24.64%
Yuma, AZ 21 7.61%
Voters: 276. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-11-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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OK, just a poll strictly for fun -

I would like you to factor in these towns' WEATHER ONLY (eg: not your feelings about the town itself)...WEATHER ONLY, where would you consider the hottest / least pleasant summer weather? Then state why. Ideally, if folks have been to many of these, that would be really interesting to get their comparative experiences.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Is there supposed to be a poll attached? Or do we just state cities based on our experiences?
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona = The worst summer of a large city you will ever imagine.

edit: There is no night breeze either, because of the city concrete. It stays in the low 90's during the night, And up in 100's for most of the summer.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Is there supposed to be a poll attached? Or do we just state cities based on our experiences?
You beat me to the punch Steve-o...the poll is now up!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Phoenix by a mile. The heat is horrendous and it seems to never end. It's the same everyday for months. It may be a "dry heat" but it is a constant heat and once you get up in the high 100's it doesn't really matter given its unending nature.

That being said, places like Miami, Houston, New Orleans, etc (Washington D.C. is pretty bad as well) are also hot and very humid. I think the only thing that makes it more bearable there is the wind and storms that often blow through. It will be hot and humid but then it will rain, the winds will blow through and it will cool off. But, I have to admit, when there is no wind and its not raining, it can be pretty nasty.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Some people would consider my city, San Francisco, to have the worst summer weather - not for the reasons associated with the cities above (heat), but rather the opposite! Ever heard the expression "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?" I personally LOVE our chilly summers, but it gets depressing to those who love sun and warmth... to me personally, I'd say Miami is the worst, due to that stifling heat & humidity. Blech!!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Some people would consider my city, San Francisco, to have the worst summer weather - not for the reasons associated with the cities above (heat), but rather the opposite! Ever heard the expression "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?" I personally LOVE our chilly summers, but it gets depressing to those who love sun and warmth...
Yeah, I am actually in that boat. I really, really don't like San Fran's summers (or Seattle's)...they would be great if they were in SEPT/OCT! Winters in San Fran on the other hand...
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You beat me to the punch Steve-o...the poll is now up!
Cool, I just participated...

Phoenix 1st, Jackson 2nd, Miami 3rd.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Some people would consider my city, San Francisco, to have the worst summer weather - not for the reasons associated with the cities above (heat), but rather the opposite! Ever heard the expression "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?" I personally LOVE our chilly summers, but it gets depressing to those who love sun and warmth... to me personally, I'd say Miami is the worst, due to that stifling heat & humidity. Blech!!
Amen! I don't like scorching summers, but cool summers are just as bad! I do have to say, however, my partner and I were in SF in late June/early July 2003 during one of SF's several-day heat waves and it was quite uncomfortable away from the coast (fortunately it wasn't very humid). When we weren't taking boat tours, we tried to stay as close to the coast as possible.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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Yeah, I am actually in that boat. I really, really don't like San Fran's summers (or Seattle's)...they would be great if they were in SEPT/OCT! Winters in San Fran on the other hand...
I think Seattle has some of the best weather in the country during the summer...low humidity, never hotter than 85, and really long days.
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