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Old 06-12-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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The Weather Channel asked thousands of Americans across different regions how hot is too hot to enjoy being outside. Answers ranged from 85 F in upper midwest states like Minnesota and Wisconsin to 94 F in the southeastern states like Arizona and New Mexico. Northeastern state like Massachussetts and Maryland considered 88 F to be too hot and southeastern states like Georgia and Virginia considered 90 F to be too hot. The usual humidity of each region probably affects how people perceive the weather too.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:49 AM
 
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85 or > w/Humidity is Too Hot for me .... low 90's w/o humidity is still fine.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Pittsburgh - 85 degrees is what most people would say is too hot.

For me... anything above 78 gets uncomfortable
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Even above >100 with humidity I can easily enjoy the beach or any water activity. Below < 20 I won't enjoy any snow activity. I'll just stay inside.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: The South
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100 deg. F/ 100% humidity is fine with me. I don't care for cool, much less cold climate. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Pittsburgh - 85 degrees is what most people would say is too hot.

For me... anything above 78 gets uncomfortable
I'd say the same.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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In Chicago near the lake, 90F is probably my max. Inland, I'd say about 85F if it's humid.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I'd say the same.
I'm in NJ today and I'm dying.95 for the high today? Way, way to hot.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Interesting poll and map. I'd say that's about right for me, although it's important not to overlook sun angle/strength. 90° is not that bad here in Kentucky, but at Florida's latitude it feels more intense.

Not many people will be spending time outdoors in the southeast the coming week. Upper ridge forming plus the Bermuda high offshore and even coastal areas like Charleston will be near 100° on Monday.

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85 or > w/Humidity is Too Hot for me .... low 90's w/o humidity is still fine.
Ask Tom why: Has the relative humidity ever dropped to zero percent? - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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I like this map.

It'd be interesting to see the same question asked about how cold is too cold and see what regions have the widest range of tolerance. (My money would be on N. Rockies/Plains or Ohio Valley.)
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