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Old 05-19-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It gets every bit as hot and humid where you live as it does here. Every bit.

You'll see shortly.

At least WE are 1,000 feet above sea level here, and it makes a difference.

Again, the South is NOT monolithic.
Are you kidding me?!?!?! Yes, it does occasionally (occasionally being the key word) get into the 90s in Minnesota, but it is NOTHING like the Deep South. Nothing. It will be above 85 (and usually above 90) for MONTHS ON END in Atlanta, with rain being the only break in the stifling heat. Also, it cools off at night here in the Midwest, while it stays in the muggy 70s and 80s at night in Atlanta. And humidity? Not even close. Atlanta is far more humid.

Minneapolis is also 1000' above sea level and there are areas in the metro that are almost 1400' above sea level.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Maybe people who live in the South don't brag about being able to take the heat better than Northerners take the cold because the heat and humidity have softened their brains.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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For all they complain about it, Chicago really doesn't get that much snow, nor is it close to being the coldest . The big problem is the weather changes quickly and catch one off guard. Normally the main weather problems are snow, cold and occasional heavy rain. But in 1995 there was a freak heat wave. Since it is so rare nobody was prepared. Many died due to the heat, mainly elderly.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Are you kidding me?!?!?! Yes, it does occasionally (occasionally being the key word) get into the 90s in Minnesota, but it is NOTHING like the Deep South. Nothing. It will be above 85 (and usually above 90) for MONTHS ON END in Atlanta, with rain being the only break in the stifling heat. Also, it cools off at night here in the Midwest, while it stays in the muggy 70s and 80s at night in Atlanta. And humidity? Not even close. Atlanta is far more humid.

Minneapolis is also 1000' above sea level and there are areas in the metro that are almost 1400' above sea level.
Just wait, you'll see. And you are totally wrong on your false claim of months on end of 85+ temps here. That is absolutely ridiculous, and you know it.

You did not live here long enough to speak with any authority on this at all.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I'm from the Midwest. Michigan's weather isn't that much different from Minnesota's. If anything, MN is cooler.

Also, I used to live in the Atlanta area when I was a kid, and I still have family there, so I know all about Atlanta summers, and they are brutal. That doesn't make Atlanta a bad city, it just means it has really hot summers.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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If you won't believe me, take a look at this:

Climate Atlanta - Georgia - Climate graph
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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That's funny you say this (OP). Most people around here complain about the cold in winter a lot.

You think Florida/the Caribbean islands/Hawaii get hella tourism because of the southern states?
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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LOL....I've lived in both Florida and Pennsylvania....and bragging rights go to Pennsylvania...here the heat slows one down and makes you miserable...but for toughness...there is NO comparison.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If you won't believe me, take a look at this:

Climate Atlanta - Georgia - Climate graph
Yes, this clearly shows that your claim of: "It will be above 85 (and usually above 90) for MONTHS ON END in Atlanta" is wrong, which I already knew.

If you don't think it can get hot AND very humid in the Twin Cities, you are in for a very rude awakening.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Maybe people who live in the South don't brag about being able to take the heat better than Northerners take the cold because the heat and humidity have softened their brains.
Or it could be because it is just the weather. If someone feels the need to brag how tough they are because of the weather then that tells me they are sorely lacking in some other respect.
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