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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 06-30-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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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.
A lot of people don't mind that. It's nicer than sameness the entire year. Boooorrrrinng
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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I would take almost anything over a Fargo type winter. However, I'm no fan of extremes, those hot humid southern summers are unbearable. I think if I had to choose between the two I'd have to go with a southern summer though, the northern winters are too long and very depressing. Overcast skies and bitter cold for months on end would make me crazy. I like winter in New England until right after the holidays, after that I'm done and ready for spring. Location is a big factor though, a summer in Florida near the ocean is much more bearable than a summer in Jackson Mississippi or Birmingham AL. Just like a winter in Boston is more tolerable than a winter in Watertown NY.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I was born in Puerto Rico and go to school in central Florida. Summer heat feels good to me. Florida's winters are almost unbearable for me.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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If there is a hell, I fear it's like FL/LA/TX in the summertime.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Well by golly, that did it, I'm moving! Just kidding! Actually, I'd have to say I believe extreme Florida-type heat is worse than ND cold.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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You might be surprised. I know several who have.
After high school graduation in Miami, I came north to college, never to live in the South again. My mother and sister are still in FL. I will only go down to visit them October-April (I don't like being cooped up in the house )
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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I would take almost anything over a Fargo type winter. However, I'm no fan of extremes, those hot humid southern summers are unbearable. I think if I had to choose between the two I'd have to go with a southern summer though, the northern winters are too long and very depressing. Overcast skies and bitter cold for months on end would make me crazy. I like winter in New England until right after the holidays, after that I'm done and ready for spring. Location is a big factor though, a summer in Florida near the ocean is much more bearable than a summer in Jackson Mississippi or Birmingham AL. Just like a winter in Boston is more tolerable than a winter in Watertown NY.
I've lived in St. Paul, MN for the past several years. It's almost the same latitude as Fargo. The winters here do get very cold, but certainly not dreary. More winter days than not, the sun shines, even when it is 10 below zero. And almost every January, there is the traditional "January thaw", when the temps reach 40s and sometimes 50s. This is very different than the winters I spent in western NY as a child, when it would be overcast for days on end, December - March. (I'd still take that kind of winter over a South FL springsummerfall any day of the year!)
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
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I'm changing my vote to Southern Summer now that I'm 8 months pregnant and about to die in this heat!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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One big diciding factor for me would be driving. I've never been more scared then driving in heavy snow and ice, not being able to see more then 10 feet in front of you. I remember, when I was little, on a winter trip up north, my dad following a snow plow for miles because that was the only way we could see where we were going. We also slide off the road a couple of times. And all that salt on the road does a number on your car.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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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.
Maybe i'm a wacko, but that picture gets me excited for this coming winter season.
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