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Old 07-12-2016, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Even if you go by anecdotal evidence that is in your face. One has to ask themselves, why do people in northern cold cities want to escape winter so much and go to hot/warm destinations in the winter for vacation? And why aren't people in the summer going to places that are cold in the summer? I think it's solid evidence that overall people prefer warmer weather. No not everybody, but I would say on average it probably skews to warmer climates.
Or ask why restaurants offer outdoor seating in the dog days of summer but don't offer it in late January/early February. There is virtually zero sidewalk seating at restaurants and cafes in NYC during the winter and the few places that do offer it are enclosed and/or have heaters. If the cold were so comfortable, then you'd have more people enjoying dinner outside on 13 degree evenings without overhead heaters.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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You guys are 2 hours apart. Humidity burns off with afternoon heat, so CHI will most likely have the same numbers as Charlotte this afternoon. The difference here is that Chicago's temps are above normal, its a big heat wave. Thats NORMAL for Charlotte. Chicago's summers are far more comfy.
Yes, we have had a hot summer so far in Chicago. It's a little hot for my tastes, but I do like a warm summer. Temps in the 77-84 range are great. These high 80s are a tad rough, but not too awful.

We are going to New Orleans for 4 days at the end of July. THAT will be hot.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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I'm a SoCal resident. It gets hot over here from time to time.

Admittedly, dry heat is not as miserable as places fraught with high humidity . . . which I have previously resided in.

If I could have it my way, I'd reside in cool, foggy/misty San Francisco until I croaked. No better weather than Frisco's!

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Old 07-12-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Or ask why restaurants offer outdoor seating in the dog days of summer but don't offer it in late January/early February. There is virtually zero sidewalk seating at restaurants and cafes in NYC during the winter and the few places that do offer it are enclosed and/or have heaters. If the cold were so comfortable, then you'd have more people enjoying dinner outside on 13 degree evenings without overhead heaters.
Very good point. Or why are outdoor festivals and concerts in the summer and not in the winter? Why do most people look forward to summer and not winter? I've met people who hate summer, but they are a minority.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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For the record, I prefer mild/warm climate, but can't stand an overly hot one. Phoenix and Houston are versions of hell on this planet for several months a year. I'd rather have a winter than that. And so many people from Chicago are like, "I can't wait to move to Phoenix!" Um, go there for one full summer, from May through September, and see if you still want to make that statement.

For me, I'd love a California climate, or maybe Kentucky/Tennessee/Virginia. Something with less severity in the winter, but still has some cooler/colder times of the year.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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Even though I prefer warm weather, I tend to prefer cold weather cities. I become uncomfortable at temperatures above 85° or below 30°. Northern cities tend to have fewer days outside of my comfort zone than southern cities.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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When we lived in Tucson, we loved certain aspects of the climate, but got jealous when our friends back home made fires and drank hot chocolate in November, while we still needed A/C during the day.

Those climates also don't get that fall chill during football seasons.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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Very good point. Or why are outdoor festivals and concerts in the summer and not in the winter? Why do most people look forward to summer and not winter? I've met people who hate summer, but they are a minority.
This isn't about preferring winter to summer. Show me all the festivals in July/August in Phoenix/Tucson/Miami/Tampa. They likely have more festivals at other times of the year.

Cities tend to have their outdoor stuff going on when the weather permits.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Very good point. Or why are outdoor festivals and concerts in the summer and not in the winter? Why do most people look forward to summer and not winter? I've met people who hate summer, but they are a minority.
Or have Tour de France in January. Or the French Open. Or the Kentucky Derby. Or have baseball season finish in early March. For decades, the Super Bowl was nearly always in some warm location until owners started complaining about the Bowl not coming to their cities. Then we had an outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium and people realized what a terrible idea that was. Luckily for future Super Bowl attendees, four of the next five Bowls will be held in relatively warm climates (Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles). The lone exception, Minneapolis, will host the Super Bowl indoors.
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