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Old 02-02-2009, 04:27 PM
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Originally Posted by emstee22 View Post
I love browsing threads from states I've never been and might never end up and I've noticed a pattern. I feel like no matter which state i look at, when regarding the weather residents always say something along the lines of "the winters are bad but we have wonderful long hot summers." I'm from New Jersey. Our summers last from the middle of may to the middle September about. during late June, July and august it stays around 78-85, although we've been known to have heatwaves that could reach into the high 90s or cold spells where it could drop into the 60s.

I just can't imagine a place like North Dakota or Michigan or Maine having a summer like the ones i have at home, and i consider my summers to be long, hot and wonderful. My question is, where are you from, and what do you consider your summer to be like? Basically how long does it last and how hot and cold does it get?

(I realize that how you feel about your summer is probably all relative to how long and cold your winter is, so feel free to say that too lol.)
It's pretty much summer year round where I live.

We rarely have "cold" days here, which is why we have "snowbirds" who flock here for season year after year. We locals can't wait for the snowbirds to fly the coup back to Canada or Oregon or Washington or wherever the hell they come from - so we can have our city and our restaurants back again!

On the flip side - our summers are like living in Hell. But, if you are a year round resident, you get used to it. Also, most people are in an air conditioned home or office and an air conditioned car to get to that home or office.

Personally, I love the warm weather and I don't do well in cold weather - cold for me is anything below 75.
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Old 02-02-2009, 04:28 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
Well, 90 and dry is actually a "cool spell" in most areas of the Southwest, whereas 90 and humid is not normal at all in most areas of the Midwest. Midwestern summers are far more forgiving than most areas of the Southwest. Trust me on that. I can get away with not running the A/C in Chicago for well over 1/2 the summer (if not more). You cannot do that in most areas of the Southwest. So therefore, I do not consider most areas of the Midwest to have "bad winters but long, hot summers".
That's true for the Upper Midwest. Not the Lower Midwest. The Lower Midwest and the Upper South and also the Mid-Atlantic are probably the closest you will get to a place with both "bad winters and long, hot summers." Of course there is bound to be disagreement even here because people from the Upper Midwest would probably think these are not bad winters, and people from the Deep South would think these are not long, hot summers.
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