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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%
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know. If it was 100 degreesF in Atlanta, then I would probably be knocking on the grim reapers door. You should take into account heat AND humidity.
I guess it all depends on what you personally prefer. And what you're used to.

Atlanta just seems like the ideal place down south to spend the summer months. All of those tall trees for shade, high elevation, and temperatures almost consistently lower than the ones in Texas.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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I don't know. If it was 100 degreesF in Atlanta, then I would probably be knocking on the grim reapers door. You should take into account heat AND humidity.
Atlanta's higher altitude keeps the humidity from being unbearable. It's normally a good bit less humid than most of the South.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:53 AM
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Atlanta's higher altitude keeps the humidity from being unbearable. It's normally a good bit less humid than most of the South.
Apparently I must be a pansy about the heat because to me Atlanta feels horrible compared to a place with drier heat.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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Apparently I must be a pansy about the heat because to me Atlanta feels horrible compared to a place with drier heat.

I'm just saying that there is humidity in Atlanta, but it isn't an ungodly humidity like areas further south and toward the different coasts because of the higher altitude.

I'm not sure which is better or worse. Drier heat that is 20 degrees hotter doesn't seem much better to me, but I would have to be able to have the two side by side to really know which is better or worse.
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Old 07-01-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I can attest that Atlanta's heat and humidity are just as oppressive as anywhere else in the south. Don't forget the summer of 2007 when it was 105 degrees for several days straight (I was working at the airport and the tarmac and hangers trapped the heat in so it was close to 150 there) Needless to say, I had very bad headaches!!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 05:01 PM
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I can attest that Atlanta's heat and humidity are just as oppressive as anywhere else in the south. Don't forget the summer of 2007 when it was 105 degrees for several days straight (I was working at the airport and the tarmac and hangers trapped the heat in so it was close to 150 there) Needless to say, I had very bad headaches!!!
Summer of 2008 wasn't much better. I went out one day and I became grumpy and overheated. Only a cold shower made me feel better.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can attest that Atlanta's heat and humidity are just as oppressive as anywhere else in the south. Don't forget the summer of 2007 when it was 105 degrees for several days straight (I was working at the airport and the tarmac and hangers trapped the heat in so it was close to 150 there) Needless to say, I had very bad headaches!!!
Atlanta is NOT as oppressive. Try dealing 100+ temperatures for WEEKS straight.

Much of Texas has been in the triple digits for the past few weeks. It's only late June. That means we still have about two and a half months left of this mess.

Atlantans dont know how good they have it
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I grew up in Texas and I can't stand heat. But i'll take dry heat over humidity.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Saying that Texas is hotter than Atlanta is like saying that Antarctica is colder than Siberia. At the 100 degree point with high humidity, it sucks regardless!
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Saying that Texas is hotter than Atlanta is like saying that Antarctica is colder than Siberia. At the 100 degree point with high humidity, it sucks regardless!
Lets say this: Atlanta can get just as hot as Texas, but Texas gets hotter much more often.
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