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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 12-14-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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I don't mind being outside and doing things when the temps are below 0. All I can bear to do in 100 degree heat is sit and watch a baseball game... if it's in the shade... with a breeze... okay, honestly? I'd rather stay home and watch it on TV if it's 100 or more.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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I heard that Minnesota gets consecutive weeks of -10 degree HIGH temperatures at a time. Not sure I can handle that.

There is a reason why only Scandanavians/Germans live there...lol
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Northern winters. Give me 90 degrees with 108% humidity any day and a 5 on the DARN scale. I'd rather sweat with no A/C than shovel snow, almost kill myself driving on ice, freeze, have to wear heavy clothing, freeze, and just be cold
Those are things you learn to tough out up here. I drive all the time in the snow and ice and I slip and slide but I can control it... No matter how much snow there is. My Dad's Suburban was stuck in the driveway from 6PM until about 11PM... We spent almost 5 hours outside pushing, digging, throwing sand beneath the tires, and placing the winter floor mats underneath the truck's tires until we finally got it out... Freezing temps, snow coming in sideways stinging your face, and 45+ MPH winds coming off Lake Erie... This particular incident was in Buffalo, NY.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Connecticut... but trying to get out
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Northern winters! I've spent summers in both Texas and Orlando (lived in both) and with all the AC these days and all of the pools, I didn't think they were too bad.

CT isn't even that cold, but it's way to cold for me! I hate putting on so many layers, my skin feeling so dry, feeling so pale and having little energy because it's too cold out. It's really depressing. The sun goes down at 4:30 and you can't even go outside and take a walk, go for a swim, etc like I used to be able to in Florida. You just feel stuck.

Just my two centS!
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Hiawatha neighborhood of Minneapolis
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I heard that Minnesota gets consecutive weeks of -10 degree HIGH temperatures at a time. Not sure I can handle that.

It does get and stay cold here, but we don't get consecutive weeks of -10 degree highs. In fact, I doubt we get consecutive weeks of below 0 highs. We might get 3-5 consecutive DAYS of below 0 for highs, but that's about it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Northern winters! I've spent summers in both Texas and Orlando (lived in both) and with all the AC these days and all of the pools, I didn't think they were too bad.

CT isn't even that cold, but it's way to cold for me! I hate putting on so many layers, my skin feeling so dry, feeling so pale and having little energy because it's too cold out. It's really depressing. The sun goes down at 4:30 and you can't even go outside and take a walk, go for a swim, etc like I used to be able to in Florida. You just feel stuck.

Just my two centS!
The sun goes down at 4:30? Does the same thing in Florida now, doesn't it? We all live on planet Earth, don't we? Do you not set your clocks forward down there? And that's a good thing. I hate the sun. All it does is blind you. There's plenty of light to see where you're going on a cloudy day... As if I need the sun blasting my eyes out.

Anyway, most of us are so acclimated to it that we don't become dry, pale, or lose energy. And heat steals much more energy from you than cold.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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southern summers. When I was a kid and had to go to South Carolina or Florida in July or August I could only go outside if it was after 7 pm, but then you had to worry about the mosquitoes.

The cold doesn't bother me. Except feburary and March (if the warmer temps haven't started yet) when you want spring to come back in. I like cold and snow for a few months.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Connecticut... but trying to get out
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The sun goes down at 4:30? Does the same thing in Florida now, doesn't it? We all live on planet Earth, don't we? Do you not set your clocks forward down there? And that's a good thing. I hate the sun. All it does is blind you. There's plenty of light to see where you're going on a cloudy day... As if I need the sun blasting my eyes out.

Anyway, most of us are so acclimated to it that we don't become dry, pale, or lose energy. And heat steals much more energy from you than cold.
If you read my post correctly, you would have read that I said that in Florida, I at least was able to go outside on walks at night or go swimming.

There's no need to be so argumentative about somebody's opinion. Don't take it so personally That's great that you have become acclimated. Although I've lived in CT for 19 years, with the exception of a few years in the South, I have yet to feel used to the winters up here.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Southern summers.

I lived in Mobile, AL for a time. Summer months were like death.
I have heard it all now.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Northern winter. Its horrible. Driving in it. The heating bills. The dry skin, cracking hands and dry face and lips. Being dark when you leave work. Its brutal. I love heat and summer time.

G Rizzle
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