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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 02-01-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Probably the ideal situation would be to own 2 or 3 homes and have the means to travel whenever the conditions become too uncomfortable.
I've come to this conclusion as well. It's hard to get the best of both worlds, so to speak. I'd like cold temperatures and tons of snow in winter, but I want a warm ocean to swim in as well. I enjoy the former more so that influences my climate preferences somewhat. And most summer outdoor activities are better in mild weather than hot weather anyway. Sometimes I just want comfortable temperatures, so I voted cool summer/warm winter originally. But if I were to vote again, I think I'd go with very cold winter/very hot summer, as this is the most exciting option. Especially if I'm only adding/subtracting values from my climate's stats as they currently are. 15F off the winter temperatures would be amazing. Averages for January are about 39F/24F. I like the idea of 24F/9F. 15F onto summer temperatures wouldn't be fun, but I guess I could grow accustomed to it--still I'd spend all my time indoors in air conditioning. It would be something like 101/84 .
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:14 AM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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But if I were to vote again, I think I'd go with very cold winter/very hot summer, as this is the most exciting option. Especially if I'm only adding/subtracting values from my climate's stats as they currently are. 15F off the winter temperatures would be amazing. Averages for January are about 39F/24F. I like the idea of 24F/9F. 15F onto summer temperatures wouldn't be fun, but I guess I could grow accustomed to it--still I'd spend all my time indoors in air conditioning. It would be something like 101/84 .
I guess that's what's nice about living in Arizona or California, i.e., you can be basking in the sunshine in Phoenix one day and take drive a short drive (145 miles) to Flagstaff on the weekend where there are several inches of snow on the ground.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Cold weather person checking in

Here in the Pacific Northwest, our summers have gotten hotter and hotter over the past several years. I wouldn't be so angry about this if we actually had winter to speak of.....but our winters are wimpy as hell. I feel cheated lol
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Viseu, Portugal 510 masl
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cool summer, warm winter.

The winters here are a bit too cold for me, while the summer would still be good 5/10 F colder.

We would go from 25/13șC in the summer / 7/1șC in the winter, to let's say 20șC/8șC during summer and 12șC/6șC during winter.

Summer nights are too chilly in this new climate, but still better than the current worst feature of my climate, the 7șC average highs during winter.

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Old 10-30-2014, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK/Swanage, UK
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I would happily have a very cold winter as long as we had a very hot summer. However Ideally I would rather have nice warm winters and hot summers.
I would consider very hot anywhere above 90F (32.2C), and very cold as between 32F - 41F (0C - 5F).
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Interesting only 2 chose they prefer to have a Very Cold Summer to get a Very Hot Winter. I guess a hot winter isn't necessary if it means a cold summer.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Making the winters here warm enough would in turn make them warmer than the summers.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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the problem is when we sacrifice a cold winter for a cool summer afterwards... and with a record breaking warm spring in between or a completely dry fall...
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Not really the question but..... I'd rather have a torching hot summer than a normal or warm winter. Period. It's more depressing for me not to get a cold or snowy winter than to suffer through a hot summer.

I'm sitting here waiting for my first 1 inch snow or temps in the teens and it's just not coming. Frustrating and Depressing to the core.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Wonder if anyone would be interested in trading off other climate elements. For example, one of the biggest improvements I would make to Lexington is to greatly increase summer precipitation and greatly decrease winter precipitation.

We need less of this, and more of this.

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