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Old 01-09-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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You can't use the average high during the time of spring in a place like Pittsburgh. It varies greatly from day to day, violently sometimes. Mean minimums is a good indication of the lowest temperature the average month will receive and for Pittsburgh in April that's 24F. Snow happens probably almost every April there. Obviously warmer temperatures do as well.
Dallas does the same thing, our "Winter" is more about violent weather swings than anything else. Last month we had a day that was 85 and within 48 hours it was below freezing. Of the 8 Decembers I've spend in Dallas, 7 of them have had days in the 80s.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Dallas does the same thing, our "Winter" is more about violent weather swings than anything else. Last month we had a day that was 85 and within 48 hours it was below freezing. Of the 8 Decembers I've spend in Dallas, 7 of them have had days in the 80s.
Makes things interesting I guess. In Singapore it basically varies between 85-90 degrees for the high, and 70-75 for the low. Either partly cloudy, hazy, or rainy. That's day in, day out, 365 days of the year.

Since you're one of the people who seem to hate constant warmth, you should be happy Dallas at least has a cold period.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There is nothing mild about summers in Texas. LOL
But winters and springs sure are mild...

It's about picking which season you want it mild. I'd prefer a milder winter and early spring than a milder late summer early fall.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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But winters and springs sure are mild...

It's about picking which season you want it mild. I'd prefer a milder winter and early spring than a milder late summer early fall.
Springs up north aren't horrible either. yes, there are occasional cold spells, but a lot of times its 50s and 60s
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Makes things interesting I guess. In Singapore it basically varies between 85-90 degrees for the high, and 70-75 for the low. Either partly cloudy, hazy, or rainy. That's day in, day out, 365 days of the year.

Since you're one of the people who seem to hate constant warmth, you should be happy Dallas at least has a cold period.
Yeah I would not be a fan of Singapore weather.

I don't mind a few months of warmth, but I don't like it when it's 6 months out of the year and we still get days in the 80s in December, January and February.

The bummer about the Winters in Dallas is that they arn't warm enough to enjoy any summer activities like swimming, aren't a transitional season and full of fall color or spring flowers, but they also don't stay cold enough for ice skating, or have snow to do any of the other fun winter time activities. 42 Degrees today is nice, but it would have been better 2 months ago lol

I went snow shoeing a couple weeks ago around Christmas time in Idaho and it was great weather. For the most part in the teens, but warmed up to about 20 at the warmest. I'm glad it didn't get any warmer because then the snow becomes slushy. I had to shed my coat because it got too warm on the way to the summit.

My take on it is this: if you don't play in the snow, it gets old quick and becomes a nuisance instead of an amenity. I see it as an amenity.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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LOL! I remember my reaction when the first coworkers who transferred from NOLA to Houston told me they were happy to be in a more pleasant climate:
I know, right?

Honestly, even as far north as Shreveport, there's something about crossing that state line - suddenly the humidity skyrockets the minute you cross over from Texas into Louisiana. I don't get it but it's true! The only other state as humid as Louisiana that I've run across in my travels is South Carolina. Whew.

My aunt who lives in Louisiana sometimes can't even hang her clothes out to dry in the summer sun because it's so humid they just hang there limply.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Springs up north aren't horrible either. yes, there are occasional cold spells, but a lot of times its 50s and 60s
Northern springs are much nicer. My brother and I both had our College graduations outside in Early/Mid May in Dallas, and both times people passed out or needed medical attention due to overheating.
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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LOL I just talked with my husband who is up in Pittsburgh working but heading home tomorrow. He works in what he calls "the frozen tundra" for two weeks on and then is home for two weeks off, all year. So he gets an even taste of all four seasons (and yes, there are all four seasons in northeast Texas too). He HATES the weather up in that area - even the summer weather. It's cloudy a lot more there. It's considerably colder. It snows and snows and snows. He hates it. He can't wait to get back to Texas.

I told him, "Well, we aren't going to hit our forecasted high today apparently - it's been cold all day. I don't think it's gotten above 45 degrees yet." He said, "My gosh, that sounds fantastic. I can't wait to get home."

Just goes to show you that there's something for everyone out there weather wise.

Oh, my daughter made some sort of vow to herself and in a group of friends to run one mile at least every day. Rain or shine. Cold or warm. She lives in Ohio. She told me the other day, "Well, I realize that I just can't run in weather under 25 degrees. I kept thinking, Wow, why do I have all the buggars in my nose, and then I realized it wasn't buggars, it was ice from my breath condensing. Ain't nobody got time fo dis."

Indeed.

My brother is going through chemo. He also lives up in Ohio and he has returned to work, as a warehouse manager. The chemo makes him more succeptible to cold. Well, warehouses have concrete floors and big metal doors and are generally unheated. He simply cannot get warm enough. I feel for him.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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Maybe Southern California has overrated weather, I mean They had devestaying wildfires and then flash floods/mudslides now.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Springs up north aren't horrible either. yes, there are occasional cold spells, but a lot of times its 50s and 60s
Springs up north are usually filled with lots of rain.
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