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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 12-15-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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I experienced a December week in Rochester, it was alright. I've been to Cincinnati a lot during the winter, it was nice. Orlando summers gives me migraines. Atlanta summers are pretty good and it can get crazy sometimes but usually 80-95 most of the time (correct me if wrong)...oh, yeah East TN summers aren't that bad either. I have to say that neither is unbearable but most people would be under the mercy of southern summers, though, if they played 5 straight pick-up games on the playground.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Which is more unbearable: the Northern winter, or the Southern summer?
Southern summers. I love the cold weather.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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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?
That was freak. And it only lasted about a week. The temps we had here were not much hotter than places in the deep south, we're just not prepared for them. That would be like somewhere in Arkansas getting hit with freak sub zero temps for a week or so. Theyd be stuffing dead people into trucks down there, too.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Default Easy Question - Simple Theory

Southern Summer's are more unbearable.

Theory"
One can always dawn more layers of clothing, and one can only get so naked Something to think about
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Az summer over NE winter anyday!
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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"Southern Summer" can mean a wide range of different things.

Houston's summers are nothing like Charlotte's.

San Antonio's are nothing like Miami's
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I find southern summers more intolerable.

I find it much harder to get cooler from blazing heat than it is to get warmer from bitter cold.

You warm up much faster than you cool down.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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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?
Any city in the north can get into the 80s to 90s, but the south has humidity. That is what makes it unbearable for lots of people.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: AZ
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There is a reason why only Scandanavians/Germans live there...lol
Not necessarily. My whole family is Ex-Yugoslavian. It's weird, I was born here in Duluth and I can't stand these winters. It's 70 in the house, and I'm wearing socks, long pj pants, and a hooded sweatshirt (with hood on) all the time except for sleeping. My mom can't stand the winters either, though she's been here for many many years. Weirdly enough, my dad is from a place where there's palm-trees, perfect summers, and decent winters that rarely ever go below freezing, and he doesn't mind the winters here. I don't get it. It's cold to him, but he's "used" to it.

*shrug*

I'll never understand it. When I took a trip to Arizona, I experienced near 100 temperatures. When walking around down by ASU, it had to have been 95 or 96, as that's what the car thermometer said when we drove to park there. That temp felt like 80 here. Perfect. I can barely fathom 95 degrees here in Duluth.

Anyways, I'm sure I could even handle a Florida summer better than a winter up here. I just simply am not meant for cold. I am a shorts and t shirt person for sure.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: southern california
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chicago winter ---that is why i am here.
mississippi heat will make you very uncomfortable.
unsheltered, chicago winter will kill you in a jiffy.
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