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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 06-29-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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Cold winters. Everytime. They can KILL you.

I could recycle some well researched demographic theories on hot vs. cold regions, but I will stick to the obvious - old people don't move to the "snowbelt", nor are there "heatbirds". People don't stay home from work because it is too hot to drive. If you drink to much and pass out on your yard in the Southern summer, the worst that can happen is insect bites and being licked by a stray dog. Nobody from Florida says "I've had it with this weather, I am moving to Michigan!"
warmer weather may be more popular but it is far more dangerous. More people are killed by heat than cold. It's a fact.

and nobody stays home from work because it's "too cold to drive", that's just rediculous. Do you actually live in a 4 seasons climate?

if you pass out on your yard in the south look out for the fire ants
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Give me the cold anytime. All the way down to below zero and I'm fine. The higher the temp above 60 F, the more uncomfortable I become. I dislike anything above about 75. I hate anything above 90 F. I'm homicidal at about 100 F and above. It's 96 F today, so I'm not happy.

The way I see it, if I'm too cold, I can put another layer on. If I'm too hot (and sweating my brains out), I have two choices: stop my activity and sweat some more, or have a heat stroke.

To me, being confined to an air-conditioned house is less desirable than putting a coat on and braving the cold.

Honestly, I don’t mind the cold. I hate the heat and baking sun. But I think I’m best sort of in between. I’m in heaven at about 40 - 60 F and overcast skies to where it’s fairly bright but diffused light. Maybe a bit misty and nice fresh air. Ahhh, yes.
word for word. I agree 100%. Florida summers are horrible, but I don't even like Florida winters either. Not COLD enough,
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Southern summers are far more bearable than Northern winters. I'm probably one of the few New Yorkers who feel this way. I don't recall feeling a temperature below 0° this century however I have felt temperatures well above 100°. I remember in the 1990's having to be bundled up with Vaseline on my face which was the worst to me. I love Southern summers I remember being in Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa when the heat index was around 120° and I loved it.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:17 PM
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In my opinion, I think I would find southern summers more unbearable than northern winters (I've never lived in the south though). I hate it when it gets hot here in the summer moreso than when it gets cold in the winter, and I know it gets far hotter for longer down south, and I don't think I'd like that one bit. I'll stick with the frozen north as I like my seasons. I do have to admit though, there are a few times every winter when I leave the house in about every stitch of clothing I own and think "really? it's really this cold out? c'mon now".
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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I will take a northern winter over a southern summer. At least in a northern winter, you can cover up to stay warm and dress in layers. A southern summer, you can never really cool off.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Cold winters. Everytime. They can KILL you.

I could recycle some well researched demographic theories on hot vs. cold regions, but I will stick to the obvious - old people don't move to the "snowbelt", nor are there "heatbirds". People don't stay home from work because it is too hot to drive. If you drink to much and pass out on your yard in the Southern summer, the worst that can happen is insect bites and being licked by a stray dog. Nobody from Florida says "I've had it with this weather, I am moving to Michigan!"
Have you ever lived in the south? There's this thing called heat stroke...hence the advisories that have been plagueing Western Ky for the past couple of weeks. I mowed my lawn the other day, and was sick for two more. Having lived in both the north and the south I can say with certainty that extreme heat will kill you quicker than the cold.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Have you ever lived in the south? There's this thing called heat stroke...hence the advisories that have been plagueing Western Ky for the past couple of weeks. I mowed my lawn the other day, and was sick for two more. Having lived in both the north and the south I can say with certainty that extreme heat will kill you quicker than the cold.
I understand where you're coming from. I live further south, in Georgia. No breeze from the ocean(like you would get from a place like LA or Key West). No breeze from a large lake (like you would get in Chicago or Buffalo). I have cut the grass in southern heat and walked for miles in the heat. I have gotten overheated for it.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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AT least you don't have to shovel the soutern heat or risk your life sliding off the road in it. But ask me again in late August.

http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/1b28dae5d783fefc48bb43238d5041564g.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:12 AM
 
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The real question should be "Do you like scorching summer weather or frigid winter weather?" The weather and temperature across the South varies widely in both summer and winter...and every state above Kentucky does not have identical weather either.

Most of the South has freezing temperatures during the winter months; some areas have frequent and abundant snowfall; people in some areas don't need to own a winter coat. Summer temperatures vary across the region...current temperatures: Memphis 72; Knoxville 68; Roanoke 65; Miami 79; Atlanta 65; Norfolk 75; Louisville 71; Dallas 81; etc. There is no consistent "northern winter" or "southern summer".
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Nobody from Florida says "I've had it with this weather, I am moving to Michigan!"
You might be surprised. I know several who have.
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