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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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About that map, when it comes to Alaska...

I can believe locations in the Alaskan Interior to get an average of one 90 degree day per year, but it looks like there is a place with one on the Alaskan Coast???

Very cool map though, btw!
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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I'm fine with the number of >90 days NYC gets, which is about 20. I don't think 90 degree temps should dominate a summer but a few here and there are good to keep things interesting. They allow me to imagine what it would be like to live in a more tropical or exotic place, without the expense of a plane ticket.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: New York City
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OP should have made a poll with this post with appropriate "buckets" (imprecise but still) so it would be easier to see the result instead of having to scroll through 8 pages.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: CT - close to coast
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How many days in the 90s do you like to get?
How Many??

These might look like a lot of numbers here but they all mean one thing.




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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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I agree with alot of others here, ZERO days above 90f
is fine with me.

Heat lovers, tell me why 90f and above is good

For most outdoor activities 70f to 80f is perfect.
Lazing around the pool, maybe 85f is ok too,
but high 80`s or above IMO is not necessary,
my enjoyment actually starts to deteriorate, as I start to
sweat like a pig

Regular poster tom77falcons for example, likes Philly`s summers where he lives, July average high is 87f, average low 69f
I prefer July averages where I live, 82f high 63f low
that`s plenty warm enough for me, maybe even abit too warm
I`m wondering what advantage does a 87F temp give you
MrMarbles lives in NYC and he seems to like very warm temps too
also Wavehunter likes sultry temps(lives in Philly or NJ area)
Atleast they live in an area with summers they can enjoy...however,
I feel bad for fellow heat lover deneb78, stuck in cool Vancouver
A beautiful city but with not so hot summers.
ColdCanadian had the right idea, moving to Australia, currently enjoying Townsville

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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: So Paulo, Brazil
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People living under freezing climates would prefer lots of days above 90's rather than those ones who doesn't. Simple like that.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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I agree with alot of others here, ZERO days above 90f
is fine with me.

Heat lovers, tell me why 90f and above is good
I've enjoyed dry-ish low 90s days. Interesting heat sensation, great swimming weather.

I agree there's not much benefit over high 80s weather; I don't particularly have a specific interest in getting 90 degree days, 80s is enough.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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It depends what I'm doing... 90s are great for sitting by the beach or going swimming which are two of my most favourite activities. I prefer 80s for most other outdoor activities like hiking or just going for a walk. 70s are okay and are good for strenuous exercise but certainly no lower than that.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Ok. I can get the appeal of 90s, but not anything 100F or above. It's obviously above body temperature; there's no way it could feel more enjoyable than 90 weather.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Temperatures in the 80's would be perfect for lounging around at the beach or just swimming. For exercise, such as running, or even mowing the lawn, low to mid 70's would be best for me. Though I recall mowing the lawn last year in low 80's weather.
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