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Old 03-22-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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People don't mind being cold. If they did, the biggest cities in the world would cease to exist. Lame statement.
Not lame at all. Before AC and modern medicine people built cities in cold climates because life expectancy was higher. No heat exhaustion or malaria, etc. now those days are behind us and the cold cities in our country will continue to diminish.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I'd take the blowing sand and searing heat of my desert home over the threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards, any day.
Wait a minute. Are you putting blizzards in the same category as hurricanes and tornadoes? lol.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Wait a minute. Are you putting blizzards in the same category as hurricanes and tornadoes? lol.
For a desert human, a blizzard would be a nightmare. The city already effectively shuts down after just two inches.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Blizzards are awesome and fun. Then again, when we moved to FL, locals told me that anything less than a Cat. 3 is just an excuse for a hurricane party. Only been through a tropical storm and the fringes of a Cat. 1, but so far they've been right.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:48 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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For a desert human, a blizzard would be a nightmare. The city already effectively shuts down after just two inches.

All you do is stay cozy inside, munch on some food, work from home, spend time with the family, maybe watch some movies, go outside and build a snowman, etc., until the roads are cleared.

Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, blizzards cause very little physical damage to anything.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Weather is a great reason to move. If you're an outdoor person and have a lot of outdoor hobbies, it's very difficult to live in a cold weather area (unless your hobby is snowmobiling). I started playing golf 3 years ago and one of the biggest reasons I'm anticipating a future move is so I can play all year round. Many courses here close down for 4-5 months of the year. Even if there is an abnormally warm winter day, only a few courses will open up. And the few that are open will be packed with people and the ground conditions will be very poor. I like cycling too and it's very unpleasant cycling in freezing weather with high wind chills.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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All you do is stay cozy inside, munch on some food, work from home, spend time with the family, maybe watch some movies, go outside and build a snowman, etc., until the roads are cleared.

Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, blizzards cause very little physical damage to anything.
This. Essentially, if we know snow is coming, we just stay home. The expectations from employers is to let you work from home. And that is awesome. Hot chocolate, watching movies, alcohol.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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Seems like a step in the wrong direction If we're going to IMPROVE weather, I'd suggest Honolulu, San Diego, LA or S. Florida.
Not necessarily. Some people actually prefer hot and humid climate after living in bone-chilling cold places like Minnesota for years.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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All you do is stay cozy inside, munch on some food, work from home, spend time with the family, maybe watch some movies, go outside and build a snowman, etc., until the roads are cleared.

Unlike hurricanes and tornadoes, blizzards cause very little physical damage to anything.
Depends on the job you got. If the visibility is down to mere feet in front of you and cars are slipping and sliding all over the place, this eighteen wheeler isn't going anywhere!!
Yeah, it might cause me to get fired for the umpteenth time, but a truck job is easier to find after an insubordination firing as opposed to a preventable accident firing.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Not lame at all. Before AC and modern medicine people built cities in cold climates because life expectancy was higher. No heat exhaustion or malaria, etc. now those days are behind us and the cold cities in our country will continue to diminish.
Tell that to NYC. Tell that to London. Tell that to Toyko. Tell that to Moscow. Tell that to Toronto. Tell that to Denver. Catch my drift?
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