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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 08-24-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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I absolutely cannot stand the cold, so give me the heat. Sure, it can be unpleasant, but I'd rather be too hot than teeth-chatteringly cold.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Cold & snowy hands down over hot & humid
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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----cold and snowy-- can mean many things.

cold--------Seems every winter in Minnesota we get about a week of cold ( -25 ) weather with daytime temps failing to get above zero.

snow----where you pile the first major snowfall of the season is important cuz it will be there til the end of March with more added to it constantly

At least with heat ,you don't have to worry about water pipes freezing .
Despite being prepared, it still happens with temps that low.

Yup, I voted for hot and humid
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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----cold and snowy-- can mean many things.

cold--------Seems every winter in Minnesota we get about a week of cold ( -25 ) weather with daytime temps failing to get above zero.

snow----where you pile the first major snowfall of the season is important cuz it will be there til the end of March with more added to it constantly

At least with heat ,you don't have to worry about water pipes freezing .
Despite being prepared, it still happens with temps that low.

Yup, I voted for hot and humid
Well, I hate heat and voted for cold and snowy, but I have to give it to ya in that it really does depend on HOW hot and HOW cold and snowy we're talking. And yes, all things being equal, cold and snowy does entail more work. You just have to endure heat for the most part.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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We have both extremes here and I will take the cold over the heat and humidity any day. You can always add clothes to warm up but you can only take off so much to cool down.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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We have both extremes here and I will take the cold over the heat and humidity any day. You can always add clothes to warm up but you can only take off so much to cool down.
Agreed. I'm always more comfortable during the winter than I am during the summer. If it's 20 F and snowing and I'm wearing a sweatshirt, winter jacket, and gloves, I'm comfortable. But if it's 90 F and I'm wearing shorts and a t shirt, I'm much more likely to be uncomfortable, despite dressing lightly.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Such a dilemma. This question is posed to someone living in Phoenix who is so over the hot weather, and I don't know which way to jump. Hot and humid is not my friend. We are still in our monsoon season and humidity is up. My hair is a mess, I had to switch deodorant brands, and my skin is bad from all the sweating. I even got my first heat rash this year. I don't deal with humidity well....that is why I moved to Phoenix. The "it's a dry heat" is true, but not during the hottest times of the year.

So if I can't take hot and dry, then I'll take cold and snowy. My thing is that I need the sunshine for peace of mind, not so much the warmth. So if it is 30 degrees and sunny, I'm good to go.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Hot, blazing, blistering, bleaching, searing heat always wins me over without a doubt no questions asked.

This was a no brainer.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Waterloo, ON
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Endure? Like, if I got stranded (outdoor) in the middle of nowhere, would I prefer the weather to be in the 80s or 90s, or -30s or -40s with tons of snow? This was almost too easy to answer
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Endure? Like, if I got stranded (outdoor) in the middle of nowhere, would I prefer the weather to be in the 80s or 90s, or -30s or -40s with tons of snow? This was almost too easy to answer
Are you properly dressed for each scenario?

Assuming I was, then I would prefer to be stranded in 90 F.
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