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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, 12:27 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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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.
After spending the last 29 years driving every single winter, all winter from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Caribou, Maine; I can count on one hand the number of times I have not been able to see more than 10 feet in front of my vehicle. RARE! Sure there may be a couple of seconds if a gust of wind blows some snow across the road the visibility drops to almost nothing, but that lasts for seconds, and if you don't have good enough control over your vehicle that a couple of seconds is going to put you in the ditch, you shouldn't be driving anywhere, let alone in a snow storm.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:30 PM
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I've done both. The harsh winter is just too much for me anymore.

Even during the hottest summer days, you can have the evening and morning to enjoy outdoors. But when winter hits, it's just relentless.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I go with a northern winter. Maybe not like Fargo, but I definitely like the cooler weather. To me there's nothing more unpleasant than an 85+ degree day with high humidity, where you have to change shirts after just walking a hundred yards. Or feeling the heat blast as you get into your car that's been sitting out. Ugh.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Maybe i'm a wacko, but that picture gets me excited for this coming winter season.
I was going to say the same thing. Bring it on! 97 today... ugh.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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southern summers.

I lived in mobile, al for a time. Summer months were like death.
sissy
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Default I'll take the cold weather, please...

....with a side order of snow....from Boston to Minneapolis...my kind of weather
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:30 PM
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....with a side order of snow....from Boston to Minneapolis...my kind of weather
That is my kind of weather. At least one can have fun with the snow.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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I go with a northern winter. Maybe not like Fargo, but I definitely like the cooler weather. To me there's nothing more unpleasant than an 85+ degree day with high humidity, where you have to change shirts after just walking a hundred yards. Or feeling the heat blast as you get into your car that's been sitting out. Ugh.
Yikes! And you are moving to NC?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Hrmmm as a recent west coast transplant from 6 months in Florida, the heat isn't the issue...it is the humidity... heck it was around 100 inland California last weekend... I thought it felt about like low 80s in Florida... serious.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:01 PM
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Hrmmm as a recent west coast transplant from 6 months in Florida, the heat isn't the issue...it is the humidity... heck it was around 100 inland California last weekend... I thought it felt about like low 80s in Florida... serious.
I know what you mean. I have been to Dallas,TX and 100 degreesF in Dallas,TX was more bearable to me than 85 degreesF in Atlanta.
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