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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 07-01-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It depends on who is doing the shoveling.

But seriously, t also has to do with whether you are still in the workforce and whether you HAVE TO go outside. I used to despise scraping the ice off the windshield at 6:30A in the winter but now that I'm retired, and home during the summer daytime highs in temperature, I hate early afternoon heat and humidity
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Taking into account the worst of both regions, would you rather not tolerate a Northern winter (Fargo), or a Southern summer (Dallas)?

A Northern Winter. I hate the cold, icy, snowy, gloomy weather. It's very depressing
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Southern Summers are the most unbearable for me.

There is nothing like a good snowfall where it feels like the world stands still for a little bit.



Yes thats in Manhattan. A street that's normally clogged with cars.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I think that the Northern winters are alot worse. I lived for 6 years in Green Bay and winters were pretty long and rough. Its even worse farther north in places like Duluth and the UP. I can deal with the heat. That's what swimming pools and air conditioning are for. The winters up north seemed very dreary to me and the bad winter weather impacts everything that you try to do - like get to work...
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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As a teenager living off 7th Avenue in Manhattan, I always used to go out in a night snowstorm just to walk around and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of it.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 9 days ago)
 
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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
I used to live in Texas, Ft. Worth specifically. I know how hot it can get. As much as the idea of having temps of 100 F for weeks is nothing to celebrate, I can tolerate Texas heat better than Atlanta heat. I should know. I have lived in both places. The high elevation doesn't make much of a different too me because the humidity is a factor.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:57 PM
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Southern Summers are the most unbearable for me.

There is nothing like a good snowfall where it feels like the world stands still for a little bit.



Yes thats in Manhattan. A street that's normally clogged with cars.
Beautifu in a sense, and yet, I think there should be more snow. No cars in the road, I can run and frolic in the snow without worrying too much about passing cars.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:03 PM
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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I went to Mexico... stopp in Houston one time...
MY GOD that was the worst day of my life.
And it was only a rest stop.

I would NEVER EVER EVER EVER live in the south.
EVER
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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uhh...lol No.. not the Entire state of california is 65 Degrees in the summertime... just the Immediate coastline... which almost no one lives near... here... lol for the majority California is a Desert... that means temperatures actually get HOT!!! anywhere from 100 to 125 is the Average highest temperature for July and Most of August... i mean.. this isn't Eureka,ca where it's 60 for the high and 49 for the low average for the Dead of July... that's actually the coolest Place in the US for Summertime.. Besides Alaska.. but still... yeah i've spent last summer in Florida... with mid 90's and 100 percent humidity...

Guess what? It felt Great.. I'll take Humid heat over Dry Heat any day.. and also.. not every californian hates Wintertime... that's just a stereotype ... people buy into.. it's bogus... obviously you haven't heard me on this forum before... lol i can't stand California..and i hate Fresno,ca... lol.. don't mean to sound rude.. but hey... don't believe fake phony stereotypes... everyone has there own preferences.. you can't judge people based on where they live.. Given the opportunity i'd move to the East Coast in a heart beat... you should read some of my threads.. where i clearly state that... lol take care buddy..
Apparently, you did not read my post carefully. I said "southern California" (i.e. Foothills). >D I know the rest of California isn't like the coast. I've been north and to the desert portions of California. I know how diverse your warm/dry weather is like. The only place I never been to yet are the snowy mountains, and southern beaches.

And eh? Ya sure you want humidity? >D I guess I can understand why you want humidity. Well, I'm kind of use to walking around in California with a jacket on in the early portions of the day, take it off during the afternoon, and then putting it back on at night. Whereas, places with humidity, you don't have to do that in the summertime. You can wear short sleeves all da/night long.

(And I'm a girl, but "buddy" is fine. >D)
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