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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 07-04-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Well yeah, those that are in north Texas probably have similar weather to the mid-atlantic. I know that. But he lives in Houston, where the weather isn't all that different from Florida. I really hope he's joking about putting a fireplace on in the 70s...why you would even need a fireplace in south Texas or in Florida is beyond me.
Actually, Houston can get down there as well. I'm sure you don't remember Christmas Eve 2004 where parts of the Houston area and areas close to it received 5-13 inches of snow.

It's rare though. But Houston can get pretty chilly. In fact, it gets colder than Florida.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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But putting on a fireplace when it's in the 70s??? It's silly to have a fireplace in a place that rarely gets below ~40 degrees in the winter.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm not pretending, that's the funny thing
yeah don't kid yourself sweetheart
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well yeah, those that are in north Texas probably have similar weather to the mid-atlantic. I know that. But he lives in Houston, where the weather isn't all that different from Florida. I really hope he's joking about putting a fireplace on in the 70s...why you would even need a fireplace in south Texas or in Florida is beyond me.
Geography lesson: Houston is not in South Texas it's in the southern third of East Texas. AND BEFORE YOU SAY IT IS No its not the same thing.

And southeast Texas can get very cold.

On the other hand i do agree about having a fireplace in most places down south. It's an unnecessary burden
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Geography lesson: Houston is not in South Texas it's in the southern third of East Texas. AND BEFORE YOU SAY IT IS No its not the same thing.

And southeast Texas can get very cold.

On the other hand i do agree about having a fireplace in most places down south. It's an unnecessary burden

Well, I know where Houston is located in Texas (if I were given a map of Texas I could probably point out a few cities), I thought it was considered south Texas. It's in the hotter section of the state too.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, I know where Houston is located in Texas (if I were given a map of Texas I could probably point out a few cities), I thought it was considered south Texas. It's in the hotter section of the state too.
Not exactly. While it is in the more humid part of the state, the san antonio region (south texas) actually averages higher temperatures than Houston.

It doesn't really get "cooler" the further north you go in the state (excluding the panhandle). But on any given day the weather in texarkana (northeast tex) is going to be very similar to Houston.

During fall/winter is when youll notice a difference from the humid areas and the drier areas. That runs east and west.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Palos Verdes
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and nobody stays home from work because it's "too cold to drive", that's just rediculous. Do you actually live in a 4 seasons climate?

if you pass out on your yard in the south look out for the fire ants
No, I live in the notoriously monoclimatic New York - the only indication of changing seasons is the appearance of heavily quilted Yankees jackets and steam rising from manholes, as in the iconic intro to the TV series Night Court. Oh yeah, and lets not forget bums huddling around flaming oil drums. At least that is what I see on TV.......

Really, though - I was just referencing a general demographic trend, which is that people have been moving to areas of nicer weather for decades, and nicer weather is indeed warmer weather. Perhaps cold per se does not prevent one from driving to work, but the evil cousins of cold (ice, snow, freezing rain, blizzards) often do. A day of 102 heat may make leather seats quite hot, but you can still get to work (god forbid you touch the chrome in your car, god double forbid your car has lots of chrome in the interior). Yes, rednecks and the frail are killed by heat in far greater numbers every year. But at least you die with a tan.

People should live where they want - and not get terribly defensive when other people express dissatisfaction with things as elemential as "cold" or "heat". For me (and millions of other semi-mobile Americans), a bitter cold winter looses its recreational novelty in about 2 days, and becomes far more hellish than a hot, humid summer (which is bad also). A wiser man than myself once said "wear what you dig".
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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But putting on a fireplace when it's in the 70s??? It's silly to have a fireplace in a place that rarely gets below ~40 degrees in the winter.
Just as it's silly to have air conditioning in a place that rarely peeks over 75-80 degrees.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not exactly. While it is in the more humid part of the state, the san antonio region (south texas) actually averages higher temperatures than Houston.

It doesn't really get "cooler" the further north you go in the state (excluding the panhandle). But on any given day the weather in texarkana (northeast tex) is going to be very similar to Houston.

During fall/winter is when youll notice a difference from the humid areas and the drier areas. That runs east and west.
Not only is San Antonio hotter but so is DFW. In fact, that area along I-35 is much hotter than Houston.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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It's only 9:30am in Houston and the heat index is already 93 degrees...no thank you. I'll take my 72 degrees (that feels like 72 degrees)
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