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View Poll Results: Palm Springs CA vs Oralando Fl which climate is worse
Palm Springs 24 55.81%
Orlando 19 44.19%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

Old 04-07-2012, 08:13 PM
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Palm Springs CA vs Orlando FL which climate is worse?

Old 04-07-2012, 11:03 PM
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Palm Springs IMO is worse

Those over 100F summers are a bummer

I have visited Orlando many times (never in summer)
and have always had fun.
But I usually stay next door in Kissimee (hwy 192 Gator Motel)

Great "swimming pool" weather, most of the year,
can get kinda chilly in winter

I haven't been to Palm Springs but have experienced similiar
conditions in Needles,CA ...Laughlin,NV....Bullhead City,AZ
....no thanks ....I hated those places
Old 04-07-2012, 11:09 PM
Location: Loidis
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Palm Springs for me because it's too hot in summer with not much rainfall. Both are way too hot though.
Old 04-07-2012, 11:30 PM
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Orlando. Don't mind Palm Springs at all.
Old 04-07-2012, 11:49 PM
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I think I'd enjoy Orlando more overall. Summers in Palm Springs are just too over the top for me
Old 04-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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This is tough. I said Orlando because it doesn't have the "trade winds" that might help out an area like Miami at night. I think the oppressive season is about 3 months, as is the situation in PS. However, if humid, it's much easier when you are adjacent to a body of water to take a dunk.

The Palm Springs summer is much like a Las Vegas summer. Both bad, but dry. But when you look at Mt. San Jacinto rising over 9,000 feet from the Coachella Valley floor in Palm Springs and adjacent communities, you could almost tolerate the ridiculous heat, because it seems surreal. Not only that, a lot of restaurants have these misters operating during the dry summer to cool you, and people actually eat outside with those things.
Old 04-08-2012, 12:37 AM
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I'll have to say Palm Springs.
Old 04-08-2012, 02:30 AM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Palm Springs easily. Far too dry.
Old 04-08-2012, 04:28 AM
Location: Laurentia
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Which is worse? Really I can't tell that much of a difference. Low temperatures are cooler in the cool half of the year in Palm Springs vs. Orlando, and in the warm half of the year the lows in Palm Springs are hotter. Winters are about equally cool, but Palm Springs can get hotter. Summer highs, of course, are much hotter in Palm Springs than in Orlando. However, I will give the edge to Orlando for the worst climate, because the humidity makes the heat a lot worse, and Palm Springs can get much cooler in summer than Orlando can (July record low of 54F vs. 64F). For me, by the way, both climates are horrific, and I wouldn't want to go anywhere near them. But, if I had to choose...

...I'd choose Orlando as the worse of the two.
Old 04-08-2012, 04:58 AM
Location: France
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Palm Springs is worse to me because it's too dry.

Originally Posted by robertpolyglot View Post
Not only that, a lot of restaurants have these misters operating during the dry summer to cool you, and people actually eat outside with those things.
I'd say that in the shade and with these devices it's far more comfortable to eat outdoors than outdoors with the AC full blast.
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