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Old 10-31-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Much of the North does get hot, but I think parts of the South do get hotter with more humid than much/most of the North.

Columbia, Missouri and a few parts of Iowa and Illinois are maybe comparable to Jackson, Mississippi for hot and humid summers.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Columbia-Missouri.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Jackson-Mississippi.html

Although there are towns in Texas, like Corpus Christi, they may not compare to.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Corpus-Christi-Texas.html

Outside the Midwest or Plains I'm not sure many places in the North get as hot as the Gulf States. At least not with the same humidity.
The difference is we endure months of heat; while in the Midwest they'll maybe have a few weeks or days of it.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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The difference is we endure months of heat; while in the Midwest they'll maybe have a few weeks or days of it.
But you don't get cold.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Maybe Southerners aren't as arrogant so they don't feel the need to brag, even though handling the heat makes someone equally as tough as handling the cold.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Houston
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But you don't get cold.
Over all, I haven't seen anyone post numbers to suggest that it gets as uncomfortably hot in most of the Midwest and Northeast. Over all, it sounds they have very nice, mild summer. I might vacation there next summer.



Really, there's no climate in the 48 states that would make you "tougher" than other regions as long as you live in a city. If someone posted that they live off grid in the Rocky Mountains or Death Valley, then I would be impressed.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I've been in 120 degree heat and never had to shovel it. Next time someone dumps 3-6 feet or more of wet sand outside your door and as far as you can see that you have to shovel daily in addition to the extreme temperature, then we can talk.

It's not bragging, that scenario would be similar to reality here. You have no idea unless you've experienced it but are all invited to make your way in behind that county plow that's the size of a house. Please just shovel my driveway on the way in as I might be housebound from the most recent storm and too tired to do it myself. Thanks
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I've been in 120 degree heat and never had to shovel it. Next time someone dumps 3-6 feet or more of wet sand outside your door and as far as you can see that you have to shovel daily in addition to the extreme temperature, then we can talk.

It's not bragging, that scenario would be similar to reality here. You have no idea unless you've experienced it but are all invited to make your way in behind that county plow that's the size of a house. Please just shovel my driveway on the way in as I might be housebound from the most recent storm and too tired to do it myself. Thanks
Well you don't shovel cold either. You shovel precipitation. We get extreme precipitation on the Gulf Coast as well that cause a lot of problems. Either way, I have shoveled snow before. Unless you have an enormous driveway (which the one I shoveled was pretty small), it's not a big deal. And besides, compared to a lot of the climates in the world that people in the world live in, the Midwest and Gulf Coast are that big of a deal. If they were, then both regions would not have such a large population.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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YouTube - Oswego County Snow Week

Here's what I'm talking about. This is pretty typical. Wait through the first couple of scenes till you get to the pictures of the houses.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Maybe Southerners aren't as arrogant so they don't feel the need to brag, even though handling the heat makes someone equally as tough as handling the cold.
Then why are they always calling us Yankees?

That's arragont and annoying.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Houston
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YouTube - Oswego County Snow Week

Here's what I'm talking about. This is pretty typical. Wait through the first couple of scenes till you get to the pictures of the houses.
That actually looks extremely gorgeous. I know what kind level of snow your talking about. I have family in Leadville, Colorado (right in the middle of the Rockies). I don't think it's anything to brag about other than the fact that NY gets snow.

And besides, having 8ft or snow or what ever does not make you tough. You can find living conditions that are just as extreme all across the country. Have you ever been to rural Louisiana? Have you ever had to work out side during this kind of heat?


YouTube - Houston Weather Forecast

We also get over a week strait where it doesn't get below 100 several times over the summers plus extreme humidity. We just deal with it and go about our daily lives doing yard work, going to parks, go to baseball game, ect. And there's the storms in the fall....

Not that either place has worse living conditions. Their just different with their own set of problems. On a global scale, neither region is really all that bad.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I've been in 120 degree heat and never had to shovel it. Next time someone dumps 3-6 feet or more of wet sand outside your door and as far as you can see that you have to shovel daily in addition to the extreme temperature, then we can talk.

It's not bragging, that scenario would be similar to reality here. You have no idea unless you've experienced it but are all invited to make your way in behind that county plow that's the size of a house. Please just shovel my driveway on the way in as I might be housebound from the most recent storm and too tired to do it myself. Thanks
"Oh Mr. Tough man, Don't mess with that dude because he shovels snow!"
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