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View Poll Results: Which would you rather endure?
A cold and snowy winter. 65 61.90%
A hot and humid summer. 40 38.10%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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IOca n out up with a hot summer when I only consider four months to be rally hot and can always go to the beach or do other things in the evening or at night. Long cold winters just limit movement and activity too much for my taste.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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IOca n out up with a hot summer when I only consider four months to be rally hot and can always go to the beach or do other things in the evening or at night. Long cold winters just limit movement and activity too much for my taste.
Yep we are frequently too cold for comfort, 24 hrs a day for 150 days a year. It's a downer when there is no "good" time of day or night.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Central Pa...for now
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Give me cold n snowy
I can always put on more clothes, hat, long underwear, insulated overalls to stay warm.
But I can only take off so much to stay cool
And for those who forgot what cold n snowy looks like
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Well since we are currntly experiencing one the all time hottest and most humid summers on record, I for one would love a cold and snowy winter.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I voted for cold and snowy - glad to see that I'm in the majority.

Folks that dis the cold and snow really need to spend a summer here in Georgia, especially this summer. We're closing in on 70 days of 90 or above, and we've yet to drop below 70 since July 6th. Even at 8 pm in the evening, it's too hot to do anything - add in the humidity, and it's just downright impossible.

The insufferable climate down here is one big reason for my plans to relocate to upstate New York - I can only hope I can achieve this objective by next June, as I really, really do not want to endure another summer around here.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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As a child growing up in the Hudson Valley I got to experience a good deal of both. I remember seeing temperatures range from -38 to 107 during the 14 or so years I lived there.

I am not particularly enamored with either one but if those were my only possible choices I would grit my teeth, close my eyes, hold my nose and...

....Vote for the hot, blazing summer.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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i hate summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give me cold & snow!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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A hot and humid summer all the way. I wish every day of the year had a heat index of 120F!
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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A hot and humid summer all the way. I wish every day of the year had a heat index of 120F!
Wow, a little bit more enthusiastic about heat than me.

A heat index of 95-105 F would be close to optimum for me.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Wow, a little bit more enthusiastic about heat than me.

A heat index of 95-105 F would be close to optimum for me.

CC,

You should go to the Bahamas in August man! I thought I liked H&H weather like you and even I of all people (no fat on me!) was desperate to cool off anyway I could. Even swimming in the OCEAN didn't do jack as the water temp was 86-88! The AC inside did a marginal job.

The air temp was 90-92 in the afternoon with dewpoints in the 75 to 78 deg range. Overnight lows got down to around 80.

Just a month earlier in CT where I live it was 99 with a DP of 65 and I actually ENJOYED that and rode my bike 3 miles to the pool in that heat.

Much to my surprise 90 in the Bahamas was worse than 99 in CT!!

CC, what would it take in terms of temp and dewpoint for you to be uncomfortably hot??
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