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View Poll Results: Which SUmmer Night can you Handle or Prefer?
Florida Summer Night 34 31.78%
California Summer Night(So.Cal) 77 71.96%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 107. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-31-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Lovely swampy humid Miami!
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South Florida.

Most summer nights in Southern California are too cool for my tastes. For me summer is about heat with or without humidity. I enjoy summer nights that do not fall below 70 or 75. I spent a decent part of the summer of 2006 in Southern California, when they were experiencing record heat and persistent humidity that it usually confined to the east. That summer was very nice, as temperatures in the LA Basin were routinely in the lower and mid-70s at night with relatively high humidity. If summers in Southern California were routinely like the summer of 2006, my answer would be different.
I LOVED that summer!!!!!! In fact, after getting my new (used) car, I took several trips to Jacumba, Ocotillo, El Centro, Gordon's wells dunes and several areas in the Imperial valley and the western side of the Salton Sea. We were having monsoonal rainstorms (sparse, though they were) with lighting over the mountains, temperatures of 98 degrees (at night!) and dewpoints of up to 72 degrees. The humidity over the desert farmland (alphalfa fields?) gives it such an absurdly rich odor that I would liken it to driving through a giant lawnmower bag on a hot summer day until you've got a mouthfull of lawnmower clippings! Florida's smell and humidity are much different and far more pleasant. That being said, I'll take a Miami summer night hands down over a San diego night. For me there is no greater paradise than an August night in Miami!
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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How does this compare?

Swampy, humid weather is not nice. Period.

My opionion of course.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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Florida for me especially South Florida
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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16 people voted for FL?... Come on... If you have experience both (I have), SoCAl is the obvious answer.

This is like asking whose amount of wintertime daylight you prefer.... Alsaka or Hawaii?
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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16 people voted for FL?... Come on... If you have experience both (I have), SoCAl is the obvious answer.

This is like asking whose amount of wintertime daylight you prefer.... Alsaka or Hawaii?
Two reasons:
1) Homerism knows no bounds.
2) Illogical/nonsensical hate for the great state of California knows no bounds as well.

C'est la vie!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Lovely swampy humid Miami!
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Some of us actually enjoy the humidity. Also there's nothing like the smell of South Florida. For me it's like incense to the gods! Oh yeah, did I mention that you could go for a night swim in the ocean and come out without drying off without so much as a chill? Yeah, Florida rules!
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Florida for me especially South Florida

Ugh, the summers in south Florida don't even cool off at all at night. It's still that hot, muggy weather. At least here in the northeast we get relief at night.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Some of us actually enjoy the humidity. Also there's nothing like the smell of South Florida. For me it's like incense to the gods! Oh yeah, did I mention that you could go for a night swim in the ocean and come out without drying off without so much as a chill? Yeah, Florida rules!

I never noticed any particular smell in south Florida. Now, here on Long Island during summer nights, you can smell the salty ocean; that's noticeable and very nice
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Florida.

I don't like any indication of a slight cool or chill at all, and Florida is guaranteed to be warm and humid during the summer.

I actually prefer summer humidity to the "dryness" because it makes it feel much warmer at night.

Cool, mild, dry..... not for me..... Hot and humid all the way!

The Florida bug problem is way overhyped, I've been bitten much worse in the North by bugs than in Florida....
I disagree and prefer cali weather, I agree on the bugs though, worst bugs and mosquitos I've ever seen were up in wisconsin and minnesota in the summer.

exception possibly south beach, the heat plays into the outdoor scene/and skimpy outfits...miami actually tends to be a tad cooler than other parts of the state.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Right now at 1130p it's 75 degrees with a 70 degree dewpoint and I don't have AC, at least in FL I would have AC and could sleep comfortably. I like warm humid nights like this except when I have to go to bed b/c of the lack of AC. Granted most nights here are comfortable and the low usually dips to around 65-68 but SoCal definitely goes through stretches of warm, muggy weather during summer along the coast and most places don't have AC near the coast either.
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