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Dublin 27 60.00%
Yuma 18 40.00%
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Yuma. Five months of discomfort is better than eleven.
For once I can agree with you, though I doubt if I'd think that as many as 5 months were uncomfortable.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Cloudchurch, Subantarctica
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For once I can agree with you, though I doubt if I'd think that as many as 5 months were uncomfortable.
Well, five months have average highs of 35 C or higher. I can't imagine your tolerance for heat is all that high, you being a Wellingtonian and all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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give me yuma any day....

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Yuma gets 3" of rain per year, yet some people living there have landscaping like shown below. Seems somewhat irresponsible to me. Grass lawns like that aren't native to the desert.


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Old 03-20-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Well, five months have average highs of 35 C or higher. I can't imagine your tolerance for heat is all that high, you being a Wellingtonian and all.
If I can cool the nights indoors a bit, no problem.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Dublin by a mile.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Dublin to me, hands down. Yuma is simply an awful climate, with the very hot and very sunny conditions. Dublin's lesser sunshine is a tremendous advantage over Yuma. Neither of them has a winter to speak of, but both summers and winters are far cooler than Dublin than Yuma. Summers in Dublin actually are pretty good by my standards, and being the only climate with even part of the year ranking above the failing mark, Dublin is a clear choice for me.

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Yuma gets 3" of rain per year, yet some people living there have landscaping like shown below. Seems somewhat irresponsible to me. Grass lawns like that aren't native to the desert.
I agree completely. Aside from it being unsustainable, it defeats the whole point of living in a desert. If one is to move to a desert, one must embrace the desert landscape and lifestyle. If one wants to have grass and plants all over the place, what's the point? If a man wants to move to Yuma only to recreate the vegetation of his former home, he shouldn't move at all.

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I used to write with moderation, awareness of my subjective tastes and, as much as possible, without personal biases. With the advent of characters such as Kaul and their sectarian, hammering subjectivity, I have given up on the aforementioned and shall henceforth express my true feelings about climates
Assuming that post is serious, that would be ill-advised. I set a good example for others to follow on this forum and I hope you will continue to do the same.

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Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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WOW, have you seen those jun/jul/aug temps in Yuma??? Those highs??' Those lows??? (of course september is horrific too, but jun/jul/aug have AVERAGE highs above 40!!!! Thats insane!!).

Yuma is one of the worst climates on earth.

Dublin is kinda crappy but nothing major. Its 100 times better than Yuma anyway.

So Dublin all the way, of course!!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Assuming that post is serious, that would be ill-advised. I set a good example for others to follow on this forum and I hope you will continue to do the same.
dhdh is entitled to be straightforward in his views. In my opinion there are many more extreme positions held by numerous posters here, and I certainly don't think you exhibit any kind of neutrality, as you describe Yuma as "awful" - that comment is purely subjective. In saying this, I make no claim whatever to neutrality myself - I like dry, sunny climates, period. Dublin would having me looking for a ticket out in a few short months at most.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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dhdh is entitled to be straightforward in his views. In my opinion there are many more extreme positions held by numerous posters here, and I certainly don't think you exhibit any kind of neutrality, as you describe Yuma as "awful" - that comment is purely subjective.
I am not neutral, but respectful. I respect the subjectivity of weather preferences. What is best for me is not best for everyone else, and my ratings and preferences reflect that, and do not fly under a false flag of objectivity. My ratings reflect my own tastes. Let other posters be the judge of what's good for them.
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