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Old 06-29-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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My sentiments exactly. I am not that fond of temps going to 100+ degrees. However, if the humidity is high, that makes it worse.

A few days ago, I walked back from school to my apartment. I immediately started sweating, to the point where I had to take my shirt off. I couldn't take it. One of the worst things about the southeastern climate is that no matter what you do, it doesn't really matter. I could take a hot shower, wear clean clothes, put on good deodorant(such as old spice) and I will still end up sweating and the deodorant won't work. One will get sweaty and the aroma of deodorant can't hold up. Part of why most people in the South drive. It is simply too hot to walk anywhere. I don't have a choice. I don't have a car, nor can I afford one, so I walk. Part of the reason Seattle's climate has more of an appeal with me.
Perfect description of the southeast! I'm in Raleigh NC and the heat with the humidity is oppressive! I miss the West Coast and a "few" of those dreary cloudy days...
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I concur with what others have said- the climate here in Seattle is great- these cooler temperatures in the summer are excellent for being outdoors without sweating profusely, and the winter is rarely cold enough to keep us indoors, either. I hate heat- anything above about 75 degrees is too hot for me so I'll still run air conditioning when it's that warm- but other than those days I'm as happy as can be.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Perfect description of the southeast! I'm in Raleigh NC and the heat with the humidity is oppressive! I miss the West Coast and a "few" of those dreary cloudy days...
Me too. I miss the West Coast sometimes. The PNW(Everett,WA specifically) isn't the only place I have lived. I used to live in Ft. Worth,TX. It got into the 100's over there. It was hot and hot weather isn't my favorite. With that said, it is a drier heat, so I can put up with it more. 80 degrees or hotter in Atlanta is horrible because of the humidity. As oppressive as it is, I wonder why many people seem to like Georgia's summers. I tried to explain to someone else in Atlanta what Atlanta's summers can do to the body. Her response: "It's better than cold weather". I do better in cold weather than hot weather,

I remember summer in the Seattle area. Nice and sunny, and perfect weather for playing outside. It was delightful. My mother liked it. Myself and my family are living in the South now because we are kind of "stuck" down here. Money issues and the housing crisis kind of has my family anchored in the Atlanta area.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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On a side note, Seattle, is the closest city to Vancouver,BC. From what I have heard, many elderly Canadians retire in Vancouver because they like the climate there. Vancouver and Seattle have similar climates.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Same here! 75 and below for highs is ideal for me too.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I'm in the 75 and below camp myself!
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Seems like the verdict is in. More people on here prefer cooler to hot and humid. I am one who prefers hot a d humid summer and a warm winter rather than a winter of predominately rain in the 40's and a spring in the 50's and a summer thus far in the 60's. I can agree a summer nice summer day in the 80's here is one of the nicest. Weighing out 365 days the weather here and cloud cover is a negative. Fortunately weather is the only reasonable thing i look at as a detractor all other major factors are favorable.....I hope Pete Carroll can turn around the Hawks I want season tickets but I feel I will be disappointes.I will pay the premium to see them win. Quest field during playoffs is awesome no matter rain snow cold.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Joining the 75 and below camp, as well!
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Seems like the verdict is in. More people on here prefer cooler to hot and humid.
This is one of the reasons why we're here, after all.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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This is one of the reasons why we're here, after all.
and one reason others want to get there so badly
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