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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 12-15-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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first your hand get sooooo numb, even when you are bundled up properly.
then your feet,
Not if you really are bundled up properly. If you think you are and you get cold hands and feet, you were not. I worked outside all day every day no matter the weather and can assure you if you really are dressed properly, you can stay outside for 10 Hours at below 0 temps and not get cold, or even chilly. If you have Columbia or the other designer cold weather gear on, you will be a Popsicle in just a very short time.

When you come on up for the Holidays, bring several lighter layers instead of one heavy thick layer. They will keep you warmer, longer.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It depends. If it is Seattle winter that's OK, but if it's Chicago or Midwest winter that sucks
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Both.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Summer in the south isn't any more hot and humid than it is in parts of the midwest, it just lasts longer.
Average temps and humidity in the south are not only higher, but as you pointed out, last much, much, much longer.

I lived in TN and the summers there were brutal. Hot, sticky, relentless CRAP. Give me a northern winter anyday over that garbage. Why? No bugs. Nice, fresh air. Incredible visibilities on sunny days. No sweating or need to take 2 showers a day. No laziness due to heat. The ability to be outside for hours w/o having to lather on a whole can of OFF. The list goes on and on. Ill take the winters here, enjoy the 3-4 months of winter sports, then put away the winter clothes and enjoy several months of incredible summer weather with only a few occasional days of southern-style heat and humidity, which sucks!
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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It depends. If it is Seattle winter that's OK, but if it's Chicago or Midwest winter that sucks
Blah, blah, blah, blah.

Seattle's winters are only good if youre a vampire. Why? Youll never see the sun... its neverending clouds, maddening rain/drizzle with occasional snowfall. The kids dont get to go sledding, build snowmen, snow forts, etc. The adults dont get to play ice hockey or go snowmobiling, etc. Seattle's winters, IMO, are the epitome of monotony. Ugly, soggy, cloudy and boooooring. No wonder Kurt Cobain blew his brains out.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Average temps and humidity in the south are not only higher, but as you pointed out, last much, much, much longer.

I lived in TN and the summers there were brutal. Hot, sticky, relentless CRAP. Give me a northern winter anyday over that garbage. Why? No bugs. Nice, fresh air. Incredible visibilities on sunny days. No sweating or need to take 2 showers a day. No laziness due to heat. The ability to be outside for hours w/o having to lather on a whole can of OFF. The list goes on and on. Ill take the winters here, enjoy the 3-4 months of winter sports, then put away the winter clothes and enjoy several months of incredible summer weather with only a few occasional days of southern-style heat and humidity, which sucks!
There are times when the temperature in Chicago gets hotter than the south. Remember in the 90's when all those people fell over dead and had to be stuffed into refrigerated trucks?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Let's see: up north stuck inside in danger of freezing to death and unable to go outside.

OR....................

Being able to get rigorous outdoor workouts nearly all year long (weight loss and muscle definition thrive in hot climates) followed by frozen margaritas by the pool, YEP!!

*hums "Summertime" by Will Smith*
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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Let's see: up north stuck inside in danger of freezing to death and unable to go outside.

OR....................

Being able to get rigorous outdoor workouts nearly all year long (weight loss and muscle definition thrive in hot climates) followed by frozen margaritas by the pool, YEP!!

*hums "Summertime" by Will Smith*
... but the warm south has very high rates of obesity. Highest in the nation, I believe. When I lived down there, myself and many others (some of whom oddly liked the heat anyway), stayed indoors 4-5 months of the year because it was too hot to go outside.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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I've experienced an upstate New York Winter and Phoenix summer ... their both bad. Blech.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Blah, blah, blah, blah.

Seattle's winters are only good if youre a vampire. Why? Youll never see the sun... its neverending clouds, maddening rain/drizzle with occasional snowfall. The kids dont get to go sledding, build snowmen, snow forts, etc. The adults dont get to play ice hockey or go snowmobiling, etc. Seattle's winters, IMO, are the epitome of monotony. Ugly, soggy, cloudy and boooooring. No wonder Kurt Cobain blew his brains out.
everyone has a different opinion right? I like mild cloudy weather better than gusty winds, 10-20 degrees and a little more sun. And don't exaggerate! Seattle gets about 7-10 sunny days in the winter months and 20-23 cloudy. There is no place on Earth that is always cloudy! Sorry I can't survive in Chicago or Minneapolis in the winter. It was very cold here today and it will be very cold the next 5 days - 25-30 degrees and sunny. I hate it! I want the clouds and 50 degrees back!

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