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View Poll Results: Which Extreme Summer/Winter would you prefer?
Very Hot Summer / Very Cold Winter 19 25.00%
Very Cold Summer / Very Hot Winter 2 2.63%
Warm Summer / Cool Winter 35 46.05%
Cool Summer / Warm Winter 20 26.32%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:48 PM
Status: "Soon I'll hear old winter's song.." (set 23 days ago)
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Originally Posted by CountryFisher View Post
I don't mind hot and humid weather during the peak summer months, but I start to get sick of it by late August. Down here in my town, it persists until mid October, while in most parts of the country, it only lasts until September. Winter is a wait and see thing as to whether or not it'll get cold. It's usually just slightly cool to warm. So, yes I would prefer a hot summer and then have a cold winter.

I agree with you 100% Florida's summers are fine with me (I would prefer lows in the high 60s over high 70s but whatever) I like thunderstormy afternoons and hot sunny beach days, but when October is here, the heat is a drag. I'd rather be in comfortable 56 degree, sunny weather with golden leaves over the same oppressive 90 degrees.

And winter I'd love to have snow, if not snow, at least frosty mornings and cool afternoons (like in the rest of the south) I have no desire to be at the beach in January, as I'd have no desire to have snow in May. Keep it seasonal folks :O
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:00 PM
Location: Northville, MI
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Warm summer & Cool winter for me. I HATE THE FKING HEAT:

I would prefer a location where the January average high is 48 F, and July is 75-85 F like coastal California or Eastern Tennessee.

Some goddamn place in South Dakota where the high temperature is a fresh & cold 17 F in January and a grilling, brutal, lethal 91 F in July would be pure hell for 4 months.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:33 PM
Location: New Brunswick
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For Moncton the winter is so bad that I would sacrifice the summer heat.

Current highs
Jan -4C
July 25C

For a 5C increase/decrease

Jan 1C - Still too cold but better than what it curently is.
July 20C - Too cool for summer but still worth it for the winter.

Jan -9C - Beyond horrible
July 30C -Fantastic
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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No change from me. I'm not interested in the seasons been hotter/colder than they are now.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:29 PM
Location: Bremerhaven, NW Germany
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As for my location:

Average Januar is 1C/34F
Average July is 17C/63F

So that the range is based in Fahrenheit, cool/warm would be 2.5-7C deviation
cold/hot would be 7.5-15C deviation (roughly).

As a cold lover i always wanted to get at least a cool winter, so lets take the lowest option e.g to get a -7C January, i would have to endure a 25C mean in July. I don't think i could really take it, especially since i live in a coastal city and the water would then quickly heat up and lows would be close to 20C which can become quite uncomfortable after a while. And this only to get a cold winter? No thanks.

Then i would rather take the "mild" option: Taking a warm summer to get a cool winter.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:33 PM
Location: South Jersey
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Tough call. But I hate heat more than I love cold, so I went with Cool Summer / Warm Winter.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:28 PM
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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I would try to support a very hot summer to have a colder winter with some amount of snow. These would be the deviations:

Jan: +10C
Feb: +7C
Mar: +3C
Apr: 0
May: -3C
Jun: -7C
Jul: -10C
Aug: -7C
Sep: -3C
Oct: 0
Nov: +3C
Dec: +7C

And the result:
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:49 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Average is 28/16 in July and -3/-12 in January. I'd prefer it a few degrees colder year round but that's not an option.

5C warmer in summer is 33/21 in July, -8/-17 in January. July 2012 averaged 33/20 and that was too hot for me, so no to this one.
10C warmer in summer is 38/26, -13/-22. Far too hot in summer, winters are too cold.
5C cooler in summer is 23/11, and 2/-7. Winter is too mild.
10C cooler is 18/6, and 7/-2 in January. Too moderate, not a good summer or winter.

I'd take no change over any of these alternatives.
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:00 PM
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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Default I've tried everything!

Probably the ideal situation would be to own 2 or 3 homes and have the means to travel whenever the conditions become too uncomfortable.

My answer was "warm summer/cool winter" but I'm not really sure right now. I mean, what is "cool" to some might be very cold to others. For example, 70 is cool for Miami, but I'm guessing the people in Minnesota would call that a heat wave right now! I lived in Southwest Florida for 20 years and am now only 400 miles north, but I am very cold and I miss the sunshine. I like a cloudy day once in a while, but lately that seems to be all there is! Last month there were 8 consecutive days where the sun didn't shine and I'm now learning from weather statistics that November had more cloudy days (57%) than clear days. This is only a rental, so I'm not stuck here. I was supposed to go further north and stay in the Western NC mountains in February, but I canceled my plans.

So maybe the bottom line is "What can you tolerate?" My preference would be cool mountain air all year long but I can't get my body (especially my feet) to agree with me.

By the way, I also like sunshine. In other words, if the weather were a bit warmer but cloudy and rainy much of the time, I would probably choose cooler & sunny.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by Cambium View Post
And to those who choose you would rather have a Very Cold Summer followed by a Very Hot Winter, I'm curious why. Maybe that might help me make my choice.
The milder one is the more comfortable one, so that's why I'd go there. There are limits, I'd prefer my current climate over something like Eureka.
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