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View Poll Results: Rate this climate: Laredo, Texas
A 3 6.25%
B 5 10.42%
C 7 14.58%
D 9 18.75%
F 24 50.00%
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Just out of curiousity, have you ever experienced real winters? Any relatives in the northern states you might have visited for xmas (or at least thanksgiving)?
Houston has brutal winters...we had temperatures in the low 20s this year and highs below freezing. Wind chills in the teens.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Key there is, Texas had an unusual stretch of winter weather this past winter, definitely not a normal winter. Houston does not have those temps on a regular basis. Yes, it was cold but not for 3 mos. and certainly not every year.

I tend to go with the NOAA definition of winter, simply because I've always lived in a defined 4 season climate, falling under what the National Weather Service considers winter.

That being said, I realize people living in warmer climates, where the temps do get "cooler" during some months consider it winter. Granted winter to them, but not what one would call "real" winter weather.

All based on personal perception, just like many people don't consider where I live to have much of a summer. Summerlike to me, but definitely not summer to many, many people.

Variety is the spice of life they say, everyone has their opinion on their ideal weather, as they should!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Waterloo, ON
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All based on personal perception, just like many people don't consider where I live to have much of a summer. Summerlike to me, but definitely not summer to many, many people.
Two Rivers doesn't have much of a winter as well... if you go with the 'Canadian' definition of winter (most cities in Southern Ontario, which are at least as cold as cities like Chicago, Buffalo, and Detroit are probably considered tropical paradise here; not saying I agree with this definition though) I agree though, it's all a matter of perspective.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Temps are perfect but not much variety of weather and too dry.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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He underestimated heat. yes. Let him live in texas for one summer and he'll run back to Canada crying: " spare me God, I hate heat i hate heat".
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After having many summer memories of feeling cold on cloudy, cool days in the 60's F,
I've learned to hate long spells of anemic summer warmth. I'm happy to feel some heat-fatigue instead of shivers.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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CC will come back and explain (maybe) weather preferences, I've been on here 4 yrs. so I understand some "old" timers reasoning.
You know me well.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Two Rivers doesn't have much of a winter as well... if you go with the 'Canadian' definition of winter (most cities in Southern Ontario, which are at least as cold as cities like Chicago, Buffalo, and Detroit are probably considered tropical paradise here; not saying I agree with this definition though) I agree though, it's all a matter of perspective.
Really? I would have thought that the Canadian definition of winter would be only slightly colder than Southern Ontario/GTA variety, since that is where most people live. Southern Quebec is the other end of the Windsor- QC corridor and is cold. But it is balanced out by Canada's third largest metro, Vancouver, which has mild winters. That leaves Alberta and the prairies which are the coldest parts aside from the arctic north. But more people live in Ontario than all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba put together.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Waterloo, ON
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Really? I would have thought that the Canadian definition of winter would be only slightly colder than Southern Ontario/GTA variety, since that is where most people live. Southern Quebec is the other end of the Windsor- QC corridor and is cold. But it is balanced out by Canada's third largest metro, Vancouver, which has mild winters. That leaves Alberta and the prairies which are the coldest parts aside from the arctic north. But more people live in Ontario than all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba put together.
I agree. If you put more weights to demography rather than geography, then GTA climates would be most important. Though I've heard a lot about Toronto (which is still colder than Detroit, Chicago, and Buffalo and most of the Northeast and a lot of New England) being described as having a mild winter, and Windsor being the Florida of Canada or something crazy like that...
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I agree. If you put more weights to demography rather than geography, then GTA climates would be most important. Though I've heard a lot about Toronto (which is still colder than Detroit, Chicago, and Buffalo and most of the Northeast and a lot of New England) being described as having a mild winter, and Windsor being the Florida of Canada or something crazy like that...
If Windsor is the Florida of Canada... what does that make the BC coast? Equatorial LOL
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Waterloo, ON
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If Windsor is the Florida of Canada... what does that make the BC coast? Equatorial LOL
LOL, coastal BC's climates are relatively more 'uniform' compared to Windsor though, and Windsor indeed is warmer than places like Vancouver and Victoria most of the year if I'm not mistaken
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