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View Poll Results: Yuma vs. Marquette
Yuma 11 33.33%
Marquette 22 66.67%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Although neither climate is ideal, Yuma would be my choice, ultimately, due to the mild winters (I could grin and bare it during the summer). Fortunately, Yuma has a dry heat during MOST of the summer (minus the monsoonal times). Marquette, on the other hand, has very cold winters, coupled with humidity which makes it too extreme for my tastes.


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Old 12-24-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Despite what most people say I feel that a hot dry heat in Phoenix would be more brutal then a humid heat in Miami..

I remember reading of a heatwave in Phoenix, by a person visiting with their child, and their child became ill and had breahting problems and headaches due to the extreme heat.. and for that reason I feel that I'd enjoy a humid 86f in Miami then a dry 100f in Phoenix.. just my thoughts though, but I would obviously take a dry 80f then over a humid 80f.. I suspect one of the reasons why heat in the UK can be so uncomfortable, despite its infrequency, is because of how humid it is.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Despite what most people say I feel that a hot dry heat in Phoenix would be more brutal then a humid heat in Miami..

I remember reading of a heatwave in Phoenix, by a person visiting with their child, and their child became ill and had breahting problems and headaches due to the extreme heat.. and for that reason I feel that I'd enjoy a humid 86f in Miami then a dry 100f in Phoenix.. just my thoughts though
Well now, if this poll was Yuma vs. Miami, I would pick Miami anyday over Yuma. Thats a no brainer . I have no doubt the heat in Yuma is worse than the Heat Index experienced in Miami. Plus, Miami also sees its fair share of afternoon popcorn variety thunderstorms, which help break up the intense sunlight (unlike Yuma, except during the monsoons).


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Old 12-24-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yuma in the winter, Marquette in the summer.

Actually, neither place seems appealing to me, weather-wise, but being that I'm from the West Coast, I'd give a slight nod to Yuma.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Despite what most people say I feel that a hot dry heat in Phoenix would be more brutal then a humid heat in Miami..

I remember reading of a heatwave in Phoenix, by a person visiting with their child, and their child became ill and had breahting problems and headaches due to the extreme heat.. and for that reason I feel that I'd enjoy a humid 86f in Miami then a dry 100f in Phoenix.. just my thoughts though, but I would obviously take a dry 80f then over a humid 80f.. I suspect one of the reasons why heat in the UK can be so uncomfortable, despite its infrequency, is because of how humid it is.
My experience has been different. In July 2010 we had a stretch of days with the high between 95-100 F with moderate humidity (50s and low 60s). I thought it was more comfortable than a humid 86 F. Granted, neither is ideal, but I'll take a dry heat over a humid heat. This past July we had a very humid afternoon and the temperature reached 99 F. The heat index was 112 F at one point. Now that was brutal.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yeah, in general I'll take dry heat over a humid heat, especially when it comes to night time temperatures.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Yummy Yuma for me please.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Far SW Denver/SE Lakewood
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This poll makes me laugh a little because I spent two years in Marquette and still visit because I have a lot of friends up there...

I take Marquette by a mile over Yuma. With that heat in Yuma, you cannot do anything. With the weather in Marquette, regardless how cold it gets, which it gets really cold, I can still go to the Black Rocks, hike Hogsback and or Dead River Falls, get down to Hidden Beach, or go to Wetmore Landing, which I have in wind chills below -10 F.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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Marquette between just before when the leaves turn green (which I figure would be some time in mid-May there) and right after they fall (mid-October?)

Yuma between mid-October late April or early May.

I'm sure some retirees do exactly that.
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