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Old 10-05-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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This is exactly why I don't care to live in 4 seasons. The heat is too extreme, and the cold is too extreme, with not enough moderation. If you're always looking forward to the next season because the one you're in kind of sucks, that's not a great climate. I don't like extreme heat either, and I can only take a little bit of extreme cold. The great thing for me is mild weather, and that's where SoCal excels. From November through June, when it's mostly in the 60s and 70s, I never ever say "Gee, I'm sick of this perfect weather, I sure wish it would get back to the 90s."

I personally love the extremities. I love hot weather in summer (but not to the extent it lasts in much of the South) because it NEEDS to be hot for me to enjoy swimming. 75 is nice but its not hot enough to swim. Whats a summer if I can't go swimming? And in winter, I love cold weather because the colder it is, the safer the ice is to skate. I wouldn't trust a frozen lake that hasn't been exposed to anything colder than 20!
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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How do y'all like hot weather in the middle of winter? You people are crazy.
What I really wanna know is how can these people want a warm Christmas? Gross! Growing up in Florida I hated how warm our winters were. Just think, putting on Christmas lights at 9 PM when its still only 78 and muggy, listening to "Let it Snow" because you're TRYING to get into the holiday spirit, while you're wearing a short sleeve t. shirt. Gross lol. This year should be my first white Christmas, and boy am I excited!
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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LOL I agree. Nothing beats Christmas time like living in a place where you have a chance for a white Christmas.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I understand that. One result of living one's entire life in a place like SoCal is that one takes mild, clement weather for granted. It's just something that is there in the background, like good health, enabling one to get on with one's life. I've known various people who moved to "four seasons" areas, and while a few just loved it, the majority were disgruntled, at least initially, at all the different ways the weather could interfere with their plans. You plan a summer picnic or ball game, and it rains. You plant your garden, and a hailstorm or flood wipes out the little plants. The first snowfall comes early, and you don't have the right tires on your car, so you miss work. You visit family for Christmas, and an ice storm cuts off the electricity. (All of these things have happened to my siblings). Probably people who grow up in this kind of climate take it all in their stride, but there is no doubt it's an inconvenience.


Your family visits you for Christmas in Los Angeles, when an earthquake strikes, knocking over your Christmas tree and crumbling the chimney so Santa won't be able get inside. It can happen!

Any place has inconveniences and worse, disasters. Ask Florida, Southeast Texas and Puerto Rico about that. Ask Mexico City, too. No snow or ice necessary.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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LOL I agree. Nothing beats Christmas time like living in a place where you have a chance for a white Christmas.
Even in Texas where it snows typically only once or twice a year, there's a small chance of white Christmases and I always would get excited. I spent my last Christmas in Oregon and no luck there either lol. There's no such chance for a white Christmas in S. FL (It has happened before, miraculously, in N. FL) so at most we're like "well maybe we can see our breath in the morning."
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I don't find it overrated at all. I grew up in Miami and find THAT type of climate not only overrated, but miserable. Ugh! It's too hot down there for too long. I love the change of seasons and though I have my favourite (fall) all are awesome in their own way.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I moved away from Seattle to the Midwest largely because I wanted to live in a place that had a better chance for a white Christmas than Seattle. In my ~25 years in Seattle I think there was snow on the ground on Christmas maybe twice, three times at the most.
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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Your family visits you for Christmas in Los Angeles, when an earthquake strikes, knocking over your Christmas tree and crumbling the chimney so Santa won't be able get inside. It can happen!
Could happen, could happen! But earthquakes aren't "weather." In 48 years in SoCal, I've been inconvenienced by exactly one earthquake--and my husband, who grew up 30 miles away, hasn't been inconvenienced by any. Yet!
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Boston
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If every day were warm, sunny, bike weather and I could wear shorts every day I'd be in heaven.

Winter be damned.

Spring around here is like Winter on a diet.

Fall is nice but I would not miss it.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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The change of seasons can be great if they aren't overly extreme most of the time. Atlanta and other areas in the upper Southeast/Piedmont region is pretty nice as far as that goes. The winters here can be kind of depressing at times with the abundance of bare trees during chilly cloudy periods, but that makes the transition to spring even sweeter. October is truly beautiful in this area much of the time with plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures, and our fall foliage can get very colorful by the end of the month.

I have lived in southern California previously, and the temperatures were indeed usually in a pleasant range conducive to outdoor activity, but the lack of rain most of the year would get monotonous and the region is periodically impacted by severe wind events and heat waves. Many houses also seem to be poorly insulated compared to other parts of the country so even small weather fluctuations can result in less comfortable surroundings. Certainly not having winter storm events, severe cold or hurricanes has plenty of benefits, but the seasons in this part of the South are manageable and typically move on before they have worn out their welcome.
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