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Old 02-11-2011, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I like some variability in weather but not cold weather, so I might find Florida a bit boring, I'd settle for somewhere like Dallas, Texas. Yes it can get bad cold snaps but only very briefly so I don't mind that.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Four seasons. Couldn't imagine dealing with the monotony of Florida's climate, although North Florida does see some seasonal changes. Their winters are like a perpetual October up north with the occasional Indian summer.

Winter can be uncomfortable if not properly dressed, but I would much rather deal with that than 90 F heat and humidity for several months in a row.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I prefer a four season climate too so would choose the NE over Florida, though although I'd like the extra sunshine compared to where I live there would be too many days when it's too hot or cold to comfortably do stuff outdoors in my opinion, so my ideal four-season climate would be a bit more moderate (few days with highs below 25 or above 90) and is to be found in central Europe roughly between Munich and Budapest.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I prefer a four season climate too so would choose the NE over Florida, though although I'd like the extra sunshine compared to where I live there would be too many days when it's too hot or cold to comfortably do stuff outdoors in my opinion, so my ideal four-season climate would be a bit more moderate (few days with highs below 25 or above 90) and is to be found in central Europe roughly between Munich and Budapest.
So far this winter has had 9 days with highs below 25 and half of them had highs of 24. Is that still moderate to you? Last summer had 17 days with a high above 90.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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So far this winter has had 9 days with highs below 25 and half of them had highs of 24. Is that still moderate to you? Last summer had 17 days with a high above 90.
It's more moderate than I thought actually, when I see some of the really low night temperatures you post I forget how much bigger a diurnal range you get. Still, nights below 0F are something I'd like once every few years (to remind me of what they are like) rather than a few times every year. Your summer (though I know last year was warmer than normal) still sounds too hot for my liking particularly if the humidity is high and the nights don't cool down that much.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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My choice is obvious! I would probably be happiest on Cape Cod or on some other maritime location in the NE since both the summers and winters are moderated somewhat.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Here in the Orlando area, we have some cold days, today its 54 outside last time I looked. That's MORE then enough cold for me.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Some parts of Florida can get very cold(in the teens)...but I'd take Florida over the NE.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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After growing up in Montana, I definately prefer 1 season compared to 4; but even Florida experiences cool down in the winter, so there IS a season there, just not near as pronounced as in some other parts of the nation. Its the same here in deep S. Texas, although these last few weeks have been some of the coldest that has been seen in over 20 years.


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Old 02-12-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I would have to have 4 seasons, although I'm not sure I could put up with the East Coast.
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