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View Poll Results: What do you prefer?
Dry and cold 25 69.44%
Humid and cold 11 30.56%
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I've seen a couple threads lately asking for a comparison of hot and dry like Phoenix and Vegas with humid and hot like Houston and Atlanta and wondered why no one asked about cold places for these types of things.

I'll start by saying I've never been to a humid place in the winter time. So I really have no idea.

But which one do you think is better?
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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How about Denver (dry) vs. Minneapolis (humid). Minneapolis has 3 straight months where the average temperature doesn't get above freezing.

Denver's average high never drops below 42.

Gimme dry 100% of the time.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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How about Denver (dry) vs. Minneapolis (humid). Minneapolis has 3 straight months where the average temperature doesn't get above freezing.

Denver's average high never drops below 42.

Gimme dry 100% of the time.
That works I guess. I've seen a couple threads comparing those two. However it's usually strictly a city comparison and not comparing the winters of the two.

Denver also is pretty mild even for a cold and dry area. The Twin Cities however are a little more extreme. Let's make it crazier and compare something like Billings or Anchorage, lol.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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No cold, if I have to have it, best it was dry.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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Never been up North in the winter so I can't answer that. I know when it's humid in San Antonio in the winter it feels very pleasant but dosent get very cold. It's like a warm humid. In Albuquerque the winters can be cold but the sun shines most of the time so it really dosent feel too bad, you can get by with a hoodie for most of the winter. I've been to Denver in February and it was a pleasant sunny cool day, kinda like Albuquerque just cooler.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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How about Denver (dry) vs. Minneapolis (humid). Minneapolis has 3 straight months where the average temperature doesn't get above freezing.

Denver's average high never drops below 42.

Gimme dry 100% of the time.
Yet in Denver the lows drop into the teens which is lower than much of the Midwest, certainly than other areas in its same latitude. You're also dealing with heavy snow well into April and sometimes May. This isn't nearly as common in the Midwest, even the upper Midwest.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Yet in Denver the lows drop into the teens which is lower than much of the Midwest, certainly than other areas in its same latitude. You're also dealing with heavy snow well into April and sometimes May. This isn't nearly as common in the Midwest, even the upper Midwest.
I'll gladly take the occasional spring snowstorm over weeks of dreary, gray, sub-freezing days. To each his own.
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Dry cold...while 40 F isn't all that cold there is a huge difference between Denver, Chicago, and Portland at this temperature. Humid cold is biting. It chills you to your bones.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I'll gladly take the occasional spring snowstorm over weeks of dreary, gray, sub-freezing days. To each his own.
Same here, fortunately in KC I have very little of either.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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No cold, if I have to have it, best it was dry.
Lol I think you're safe in Alabama

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Not a myth at all. I've experienced it in the same day. The difference between cold in Minneapolis (humid) and cold in Rapid City, SD (dry) was stark. Humid cold cuts you down to your bones, whereas with dry cold, if you're properly layered, you can be as happy as a clam.
Thank you. I've only experienced dry and cold in Flagstaff, which is pretty close to Denver. Though Flagstaff is really it's own thing.
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