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Old 01-29-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Did I say Omaha's winters are "very hot"? NO! And for the record, I said this about Denver's summers:

Summer is late June through late August. It gets into the 90s, and occasionally above 100 degrees. In addition, late Aug-early Oct. can have summer like temps, also early June.
In addition to being hot, Omaha is humid, very humid, which Denver is NOT!

What's with this accusing me of midwest hate? It is not hating the midwest to say they have hot summers and cold winters. Show me one post where I ever said anything about "hating" the midwest!
Omaha has moderate humidity. If you want "humid, very humid", go to the South. And my point was that if Omaha has summers (I accidentally typed winters) that are "very hot", then so does Denver. And IMO, Denver also has dang cold winters, too. So therefore if youre pointing out the Midwest as having bad winters and long hot summers, then you might as well mention Denver. And I dont wanna hear the "Denver is pretty sunny in winter" garbage, its still friggin cold in winter and pretty dang toasty in summer (more so than most places in the Midwest).
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis seems to be a pretty good fit for these criteria.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Little Rock has a lot colder winters than you would think. There have been many days this year where the temperature has struggled to rise above freezing, and lows falling well into the single digits.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Little Rock has a lot colder winters than you would think. There have been many days this year where the temperature has struggled to rise above freezing, and lows falling well into the single digits.
That's not cold. You need to come to Michigan, 25 degrees is a warm winter day here. We had temperatures around -25 a few weeks back (not wind chills, actual air temps.) Anything above freezing is spring!
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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I'd have to say either Little Rock, Arkansas or Tulsa, Oklahoma when you deal with things like hot summers and cold winters. They're far enough north to get much snowfall, and far enough south to get the effects of southwest and southerly winds.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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I always chuckle when people down south and southwest always go on and on all winter long pointing out that it's freezing up north and nice and mild down south.

Why don't I see hoards of people up north commenting for month on end in the summer that it's nice and 82 degrees in Chicago and 110 degrees for days on end in Phoenix?

It's like winters up north are a thing to be made fun of and feeling bad for all the "trapped" people, but then summers just don't count when it's humid and 90-110 degrees....
Sure, Phoenix is bad in the middle of summer, but huge portions of California and the SW (santa fe comes to mind) are actually more comfortable in the summer compared to the midwest.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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And nobody knows long, hot, humid summers (April through October), until they have lived in SW Florida. Try 90+ degrees everyday.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:05 AM
 
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Omaha has moderate humidity. If you want "humid, very humid", go to the South. And my point was that if Omaha has summers (I accidentally typed winters) that are "very hot", then so does Denver. And IMO, Denver also has dang cold winters, too. So therefore if youre pointing out the Midwest as having bad winters and long hot summers, then you might as well mention Denver. And I dont wanna hear the "Denver is pretty sunny in winter" garbage, its still friggin cold in winter and pretty dang toasty in summer (more so than most places in the Midwest).
"The South" is a large area with various amounts of humidity and anywhere from mild to scorching summers. I mean...the Appalachian Mountains come all the way down to North Georgia.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Cold winters wouldn't be a problem either, if the infrastructure in the US were robust enough to handle them. But it's amazing that every winter hundreds of thousands of people are left freezing (sometimes to death) in their homes without power and water. Don't utility companies ever learn from those outages? In other countries with low winter temperatures, snow storms etc. electricity cables are usually underground, for a good reason.
No wonder everybody is moving south or west
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Sure, Phoenix is bad in the middle of summer, but huge portions of California and the SW (santa fe comes to mind) are actually more comfortable in the summer compared to the midwest.
We're talking about "bad winters but long hot summers", and California doesnt fit that at all. And Id agree that Santa Fe is more comfortable than MOST places in the Midwest, but that really all depends on what your definition of "comfortable" is. I prefer a little moisture in the air (its good for the body), something Santa Fe doesnt have much of. I enjoy Santa Fe's summer temps, but if they could add about 20-30% more humidity to the air it would be near perfect to me.
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