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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 07-07-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A Florida summer is far longer than any Northern Winter. Some of the other states not nearly as bad so it is all relative. Also you can get freak nice days in winter up north, sunny and 50's even in January, I remember a sunny 70 degree day in New York in February. In Florida you never get a seconds break once summer hits, it wears you down and destroys you, six months of pure HELL, the worst HELL on earth!!!
fl summers are only unbearable for 2-3 months, and its not HELL. plus you get alot of cloud cover and rain in FL summers so its not that hot everyday like you think
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: ITP
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I will take a 95 degree day with 70% humidity here in Georgia anyday than a -20 degree day with a -40 degree wind chill back home in Wisconsin. At least you can sit by a pool in hot weather. In cold weather, if you stay outside to long you go into shock or get frostbite. Not to mention, the cabin fever and short days of northern winters get old and depressing after a while. If northern winters were so great, then we wouldn't have all of the old Northerners down here in the South, nor would Florida be a major tourist destination.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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A Florida summer is far longer than any Northern Winter. Some of the other states not nearly as bad so it is all relative. Also you can get freak nice days in winter up north, sunny and 50's even in January, I remember a sunny 70 degree day in New York in February. In Florida you never get a seconds break once summer hits, it wears you down and destroys you, six months of pure HELL, the worst HELL on earth!!!
I came down to go on a cruise with my husband's company. When I left NY, it was 65 degrees One of those strange, becoming far more common than when I was a kid, warm fronts in middle of winter. Naples was experiencing a cold front that weekend. It was 60 degrees in Naples. It was very, very funny; warmer in NY than Naples, FLORIDA. I walked around wearing the same clothes in January in Florida that I had worn in NY.

Yes, I remember my daughter calling me and saying when it was 70 degrees in NY this past February.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NorthEast
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fl summers are only unbearable for 2-3 months, and its not HELL. plus you get alot of cloud cover and rain in FL summers so its not that hot everyday like you think
Is there anyone on earth that would actually even attempt to suggest that Florida's summers are unbearable for less than two or three months. I played around on the web site below which allows you to look at past history for lets say Orlando. Orlando had its first 90 degree day this year in March, it had about 15 of them in may, all of june. Oh, yeh July the average so far is 94.9 as a high and 74.9 as a low. (IF NOT HELL, what what is hell? (YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS REPORTED LOW ON YOUR THERMOMETER IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA AND TRY IT AT HOME UNLESS IN A TORENTIAL RAINSTORM WHICH WILL HAVE KILLER LIGHTNING AND KEEP YOU IN SIDE). It's 80 degrees with oppressive humidity every day by 8:00AM and 85 by 8:45 and so on. When does the average finally get less than 85, that would mid to late October. So lets see 90 in March so summer starts in parts of March, I agree parts of March are okay. Humidity and summer for half of April, All of MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, and most of OCTOBER, parts of November. I counted that up and not including parts of March and November that is SEVEN full months when the days are LONGEST and the SUN is out late, days when I lived in FLORIDA I would never go outside. If you believe the summer in Florida is 2 to 3 months you also believe that there is snow skiing there.



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Old 07-07-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Is there anyone on earth that would actually even attempt to suggest that Florida's summers are unbearable for less than two or three months
Yes. And I don't think Phoenix summers are all that terrible, either. I've grown used to this climate and find it pleasant. And based on population growth, I'm sure that I'm not the "only one on earth" who feels that way.

But, would I ever deal with a winter in SE Michigan or SW Pennsylvania ever again? Not a chance...
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Is there anyone on earth that would actually even attempt to suggest that Florida's summers are unbearable for less than two or three months. I played around on the web site below which allows you to look at past history for lets say Orlando. Orlando had its first 90 degree day this year in March, it had about 15 of them in may, all of june. Oh, yeh July the average so far is 94.9 as a high and 74.9 as a low. (IF NOT HELL, what what is hell? (YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS REPORTED LOW ON YOUR THERMOMETER IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA AND TRY IT AT HOME UNLESS IN A TORENTIAL RAINSTORM WHICH WILL HAVE KILLER LIGHTNING AND KEEP YOU IN SIDE). It's 80 degrees with oppressive humidity every day by 8:00AM and 85 by 8:45 and so on. When does the average finally get less than 85, that would mid to late October. So lets see 90 in March so summer starts in parts of March, I agree parts of March are okay. Humidity and summer for half of April, All of MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, and most of OCTOBER, parts of November. I counted that up and not including parts of March and November that is SEVEN full months when the days are LONGEST and the SUN is out late, days when I lived in FLORIDA I would never go outside. If you believe the summer in Florida is 2 to 3 months you also believe that there is snow skiing there.



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ok, it hit 90 in march one day, does that mean summer started? NO. The humidity levels aren't high enough in march to make a 90 reading feel unbearable. I specifically remember it being in the 30s/40s in april this past year.

The first cold front of the season in 2008 came in mid October, thats when we start cooling down and the humidity levels go down. Even if it hits the 80s or rarely the 90s after october and before may, it IS NOT unbearable. Lemme break it down for you

Jan- cool, breezy, beautiful, nearly perfect weather
Feb- cool, breezy, beautiful, nearly perfect weather
March- cool breezy, Beautiful, nearly perfect weather with an exception of a few days on the warm side
April- Warm, breezy, beautiful weather, with an exception of a few cool days
May- nice, warm, breezy, weather, with some hot days, but dry
June- warm, hot, humid, afternoon showers or thunderstroms
July- warm, hot, humid, afternoon showers or thunderstroms
August- warm, hot, humid, afternoon showers or thunderstroms
Sept- warm, hot humid, less afternoon storms, less days in the 90s, more in the 80s
Oct- Warm, not as humid, first cool off occurs, cool breezy dry days
Nov- off and on with cool dry days, and warm days.
Dec- cool, breezy, beautiful, nearly perfect weather

So maybe i wasn't completely right saying its unbearable for 2-3 months, more like 3-4 months. But thats at most, and those unbearable 4 months aren't HELL, i can survive being outdoors for hours at a time on those days. Its much easier than staying outdoors for hours in the frozen air, and dangerous slippery road/walk ways..
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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The week before school ended for the year, end of May, I was driving to work at 5:30 AM and passed a bank that has the temp outside. It was 82 degrees before the sun even came up. That didn't even record what the humidity was. I had my AC in the car blasting. It was NOT pleasant.

Last Christmas it was in the 80s. I had the AC going all day as I was cooking dinner. Was I supposed to BBQ hot dogs for Christmas dinner because it was FLORIDA? It was not pleasant.

It did not "cool off" until January and February. By April it was back into the 80s.
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Hello from Austin, Texas...it's 1 AM and 82 degrees outside as I type this.

Even here it'll rain cats and dogs all night and then be 101 by noon the next day.

I've never lived through a Northern Winter so I didn't vote but I'd guess that they're worse than Southern Summers simply because of the *physical* presence of the snow (collapsed roofs, shovelling snow twice a day, etc) and the traffic problems that comes with all that.

Thats my $00.02.
Thanks for listening!
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NorthEast
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You remember 30/40's in April in Florida in your dreams, it was less than 50 only one time in April, 47 degrees and less than 60 only 3 days. EVERY SINGLE DAY IN APRIL THE HUMIDITY WAS GREATER THAN 80% this is as bad or worse than a Northern summer in June. Also who would ever live in a place like your JUNE, 12 days in a row over 95 with 90% humidity, with a high 0f 99, two days straight where the temperature was 98 with a low of 83. 3 to 4 months, still dreaming.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Right Here
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I have never lived through a harsh winter or summer. But, as a northerner, I think I would take summer.
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