U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-20-2010, 04:11 AM
 
3,644 posts, read 8,997,592 times
Reputation: 1798

Advertisements

I actually hear this all the time. We had 3 significant snow events in Memphis this year. (Significant to us is when it actually sticks to the ground and it's more than 2 inches. One time it was mostly ice though) Every time they happened, I would hear one of my Northern friends say "this is nothing compared to where I'm from blah blah blah" Also, we had a week when the daily highs were only 15-20 degrees and my Northern friends would say the same thing. Ok that's fine, but don't complain when your town hits 90 for a couple days, I will come back with "that's nothing compared to Memphis"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-20-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
15,989 posts, read 30,667,906 times
Reputation: 7280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smtchll View Post
I actually hear this all the time. We had 3 significant snow events in Memphis this year. (Significant to us is when it actually sticks to the ground and it's more than 2 inches. One time it was mostly ice though) Every time they happened, I would hear one of my Northern friends say "this is nothing compared to where I'm from blah blah blah" Also, we had a week when the daily highs were only 15-20 degrees and my Northern friends would say the same thing. Ok that's fine, but don't complain when your town hits 90 for a couple days, I will come back with "that's nothing compared to Memphis"
I've notice when northerners move down to the south and when it gets cold in the weather; they complain about it being too cold. I think because their body has started to adjust to the more hotter climate down here and when we drop down into the 40s; their bodies can't deal with it like they use to be able to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2010, 09:40 AM
 
192 posts, read 495,183 times
Reputation: 127
I agree. The adjustment factor is huge. If a northerner pops down for a quick weekend in August, it's gonna be uncomfortable. I used to *hate* humidity. But when you ease into it all year, it's not bad at all.

And I also agree that it can be just as hot & humid in WI...just for a shorter period of time.

I will always take 2 months of hot summer over 6 months of cold winter, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
12,084 posts, read 34,148,649 times
Reputation: 16839
Quote:
Originally Posted by scdreamer View Post
I agree. The adjustment factor is huge. If a northerner pops down for a quick weekend in August, it's gonna be uncomfortable. I used to *hate* humidity. But when you ease into it all year, it's not bad at all.
For a lot of people that is true. For some of us, even living there for a couple of years just wasn't enough time to get used to the heat of the Summer months. While there were a lot of nice people and I made some good friends down south, it was miserable weather wise. Too hot in the summer and honestly I was never more cold than the winters I spent down there. Couldn't get used to the heat, yet acclimated enough that the winters felt cold. Wasn't I the lucky one LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: MN
3,798 posts, read 8,166,181 times
Reputation: 1809
The thing is with this, is that it DOES get hot in the north, and it DOES get bitterly cold. So we have the best of both worlds.

The argument of "Man, this cold in Memphis is nothin' compared to back home!" and then saying "Well, try being here when it's 90, bet you can't handle it"... Probably can!

I grew up in Minnesota. It gets freeezing cold here in January/February. But, I did landscaping mowing lawns from 04'-08' every summer and I can tell you I have experienced heat. And with the abundance of damn lakes here, it gets humid to the point where you can't breathe.

::: insert generic "Ha, come to Atlanta and experience the heat here" comment here :::

I was excited to go to San Diego last summer to get away from the Heat of Minnesota so I can take in the nice 70s of SD. What's ironic is that I was pumped to go to San Diego in February to get away from the brutal cold. Get that. In less than 1 year I travelled to SD to get away from heat, and to get away from cold.

How's this. It got to 80+ today in Minneapolis. It was <40 degrees less than 1 month ago. In a 25 day span we got 37 degrees up to 82.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-22-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
7,732 posts, read 12,147,451 times
Reputation: 2774
^Yep, and it's supposed to get into the low 90's by Monday! This was the whole point I was attempting to make with flyingwriter. Good to hear a native inject a little reality into the conversation, knke0204.

If you go up North towards Hibbing in the summer, is there a little relief over being in The Cities?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-22-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: MN
3,798 posts, read 8,166,181 times
Reputation: 1809
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnatl View Post
^Yep, and it's supposed to get into the low 90's by Monday! This was the whole point I was attempting to make with flyingwriter. Good to hear a native inject a little reality into the conversation, knke0204.

If you go up North towards Hibbing in the summer, is there a little relief over being in The Cities?
Nice Bob Dylan's hometown! And Roger Maris and Kevin McHale, and Judy Garland grew up just down the road!

Yeah, there's a big difference between MPLS/STP and ''the north woods'' which is anything north of St. Cloud I'd say. Hibbing will be nice compared to the Twin Cities during the summer. You might even see the Northern Lights!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-22-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: MN
3,798 posts, read 8,166,181 times
Reputation: 1809
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnatl View Post
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.
He's right It sure does get hot and humid here, but I love it! LOL it's nice compared to the -20s in the winter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
5,479 posts, read 3,905,816 times
Reputation: 4037
I know how hard it can be here in northern Maine. BUT I also know how hard the south must be in summer. I honestly don't think I could stand it. I get antsy when it's in the upper 80s!
I don't think I could live anywhere below PA or New York.....Unless it was in the really high elevations where it's cooler. (And even PA, NY, CT, RI etc. get intot the 90s fairly regularly...)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 10:49 AM
 
43 posts, read 71,025 times
Reputation: 56
humid summers and freezing winters are foreign things to most Californians
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top