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View Poll Results: What type of winter weather do you prefer?
Bitter cold & snowy (well below freezing) ~ Similar Southeaster/Central Canada & Upper Midwestern U.S. 12 12.63%
Cold & Snowy (slightly below freezing) 26 27.37%
Cold & Dry (slightly below freezing, rarely snow/rain) 6 6.32%
Cold & Snow, Rain, mixed. (Around freezing point)~ Similar to NYC area 8 8.42%
Variable, from Bitter Cold to Mild (Sometimes heavy snow, or rain) ~ Similar to Denver area 6 6.32%
Chilly/Mild & Rainy (Occasional/rare snowfall) ~ Similar to Western Europe & Seattle area 6 6.32%
Mild to Warm (Sometimes rainy) ~ Similar to S. Florida & Hawaii 31 32.63%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I think winter is much more appealing to the eye if there is snow cover and it's well below freezing. Here in western Michigan, we get a lot of lake effect snow and clouds. It's very rare to have a clear, sunny day with no precipitation. I actually find myself being a little bored by the weather if it's NOT snowing!

So, in short... I like it cold and snowy, with temps in the teens and low 20's. If temps get too warm, things start to melt and winter gets a tad more ugly. IMO, there is nothing worse than leafless trees and brown grass with no snow to cover it up. Which means I wouldn't enjoy winter nearly as much in the southern parts of the Midwest or in the northern parts of the South.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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I'd love a foot of snow that's all gone by noon the next day.

Everytime we move to get a warmer winter, the new place breaks a 30 or 50 year record of low, low temps or mountains of snow that stays for weeks.
I do agree cold without snow isn't as much fun but it all depends on how many high hills I have to go up/down on the way to my job. Will take snow over ice anyday.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Outside of Los Angeles
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I voted for cold and dry. Obviously in winter, it HAS to be cold because that's what winter is. I probably belong in Colorado because Colorado has a dry cold. I haven't lived in a climate that is snowy so I don't know what that's like. But like I said, winter should be cold.
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