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View Poll Results: Is TX the best state of USA ?
YES 57 28.36%
NO 144 71.64%
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Any day of the week I will be glad to. Compared to the rest of the country the panhandle gets squat for snow.

from Handbook of Texas Online - WEATHER

Good lord, 15 to 18 inches is 1 decent snowfall most places, not an entire seasons worth. I'll say it again: Some areas get snow, a little, but not enough to really count as a snowfall, and not enough to offset the blistering Summer temps.

My relatives from Michigan would laugh at 15 to 18 inches of snow. When winter comes here in Georgia, they are so amused at how the grocery stores get cleaned out whenever a flake of snow hits the ground. They laughed at me when I was wearing my goose-down coat and Sweatsuit, and it was 40 degrees. I was raised in California, Mississippi and lived in Florida for many years, so I wasn't exactly accustomed or acclimated to the cold.

But during the summer, I get the last laugh. Atlanta summers are way more tolerable than summers in FL or MS.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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How can the heat be too much if you haven't been there? That's what I mean. Texas is a big state.
Living in Chicagoland, the summers can get to high 90s low 100s. That is too much for me and because Texas is much further south that brings higher temperatures.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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What attracts you to Amarillo? I've only been there twice, but I assume you have been there many times.
Its not a great city, but there is something about it that attracts me. Im not sure if its the high plains, nearby Palo Duro Canyon, or the whole cowboy thing, but its an intruiging city. Only been there twice myself, camped both times at the KOA outside of town, next to a ultra-creepy trailerpark.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Living in Chicagoland, the summers can get to high 90s low 100s. That is too much for me and because Texas is much further south that brings higher temperatures.
No doubt....

Chicago averages 18 days a year at 90 degrees or above:Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Houston? A mind numbing 97 days.
Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Houston, Texas, United States of America

Summer in Chicago rocks!
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Texas ain't perfect, and we do have our "shames" (George Dubya, Dennis Rodman, the Mavericks choking in the playoffs, fellow Texans who are WAAAYYYYY too proud of this state.....). But I'd still take Texas over any other state anyday, when it comes to living.

...... To the OP....... Ummm, exactly what made you do a Texas vs. the rest of the U.S. thread, anyway ? Don't you think we have enough of that, because too many people hate this state enough....
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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Texas is like another country!
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Texas ain't perfect, and we do have our "shames" (George Dubya, Dennis Rodman, the Mavericks choking in the playoffs, fellow Texans who are WAAAYYYYY too proud of this state.....). But I'd still take Texas over any other state anyday, when it comes to living.

...... To the OP....... Ummm, exactly what made you do a Texas vs. the rest of the U.S. thread, anyway ? Don't you think we have enough of that, because too many people hate this state enough....
FYI - this thread was originally in a Texas forum and moved to Gen US.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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No doubt....

Chicago averages 18 days a year at 90 degrees or above:Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Houston? A mind numbing 97 days.
Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Houston, Texas, United States of America

Summer in Chicago rocks!
That is a great website.

It's not surprising that Houston has so many 90 plus degree days though.

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Texas ain't perfect, and we do have our "shames" (George Dubya, Dennis Rodman, the Mavericks choking in the playoffs, fellow Texans who are WAAAYYYYY too proud of this state.....). But I'd still take Texas over any other state anyday, when it comes to living.

...... To the OP....... Ummm, exactly what made you do a Texas vs. the rest of the U.S. thread, anyway ? Don't you think we have enough of that, because too many people hate this state enough....
Just so you know, Bush isn't a real Texan he was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

I like Dennis Rodman. The Bulls won three championships with him.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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To me....It's the best;o
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:59 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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FYI - this thread was originally in a Texas forum and moved to Gen US.
Really ?

Huh. I had a whole thread dedicated to Fort Worth, I put it in teh General U.S. forum.... and it was untouched...... *eyebrow raises*

But anyway, it just seems like Texas will one day seperate itself from the rest of the country and become its own nation again. If you lived here, you'd already think it was its own country.:

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Just so you know, Bush isn't a real Texan he was born in New Haven, Connecticut.
Yeah, tell his accent that. Besides, it's like Hank Hill said.... "Fine. Everyone's a Texan. Change plains in Dallas and you're a Texan."
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