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View Poll Results: Which is more unbearable: the Northern winter, or the Southern summer?
Northern winter 189 48.21%
Southern summer 203 51.79%
Voters: 392. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-21-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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And we all know that it's HOT everywhere in August...it's often in the 90s in New England - hotter than many places in the South.
Exactly. It gets hot everywhere. Its like they havent heard of NYC or Boston or Chicago heatwaves. Its called something like urban island heat effect. I could be wrong.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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Um Duh... I am not even close to Detroit. Try west Michigan and not the far Southwest corner.

I have lived in the Northeast, the Midwest, The South and the Southwest. Entire regions are cooler in the summer and rarely reach 90's
Well yall do get extremely miserable winters far worse than any thing imaginable in the south.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Exactly. It gets hot everywhere. Its like they havent heard of NYC or Boston or Chicago heatwaves. Its called something like urban island heat effect. I could be wrong.
But the entire North is NOT urban and a majority of the regions are far enough away from the urban centers that they don't affect the weather. As for Chicago, Lake Michigan has a much larger climatic effect than the city does.

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Well yall do get extremely miserable winters far worse than any thing imaginable in the south.
Yeah, we get winters, but really as hard as it is for some to imagine I wouldn't call them miserable in any way, shape or form. Some of us prefer some real winter weather instead of Southern weather. If you don't like it, you never will; if you do like it, then you'll understand. Just like I can't fathom having to suffer through another Southern Summer. And for me it really was suffering, the years I spent down there. There are plenty of people who just plain like winter weather.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Those are the last comments I am going to make before this turns into a typical South -vs- North bash fest like most of these threads in this area do.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Alright I'm takin south...
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:37 PM
 
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But the entire North is NOT urban and a majority of the regions are far enough away from the urban centers that they don't affect the weather. As for Chicago, Lake Michigan has a much larger climatic effect than the city does.



Yeah, we get winters, but really as hard as it is for some to imagine I wouldn't call them miserable in any way, shape or form. Some of us prefer some real winter weather instead of Southern weather. If you don't like it, you never will; if you do like it, then you'll understand. Just like I can't fathom having to suffer through another Southern Summer. And for me it really was suffering, the years I spent down there. There are plenty of people who just plain like winter weather.
True. Very true. To each his/her own.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Yeah, we get winters, but really as hard as it is for some to imagine I wouldn't call them miserable in any way, shape or form. Some of us prefer some real winter weather instead of Southern weather. If you don't like it, you never will; if you do like it, then you'll understand. Just like I can't fathom having to suffer through another Southern Summer. And for me it really was suffering, the years I spent down there. There are plenty of people who just plain like winter weather.
You described me to a tee. I just plain like winter weather and can't stand heat and humidity. Sure, driving in some winter conditions is tough, but I still prefer winter to summer.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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You know, it's a darn good thing this poll is pretty evenly split. Otherwise, it would be awfully crowded in either place if everyone liked the same kind of weather!
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Those are the last comments I am going to make before this turns into a typical South -vs- North bash fest like most of these threads in this area do.
It's understandable when the thread is titled the way it is...they shouldn't allow these North vs South threads to be created - then there wouldn't be nearly as many bash fests.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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I'm in the northeast in the middle of a good sized storm and I'd rather have this than horrible heat and humidity. When its super humid out I can't do anything. Going out in public is no fun when you are a sweaty mess. The 2 minutes it takes to brush off my car is no big deal.
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