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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 08-13-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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If you had a choice,

As a warm weather fan, would you sacrafice a Very Cold winter to get your Very Hot summer? OR would you sacrafic a cool Summer to get a Warm winter? Or maybe you dont mind the other options.

Same for Cold Weather fans. Would you go through a very Hot Summer to get your Very Cold Winter? OR would you sacrafice a warm winter to get a cool summer?

Something I always have a tough time answering. As one who needs and wants cold air at all times, I dont know if I'd rather have a Hot summer to get a cold winter because I dont tolerate heat well...but on the other hand I dont want a warm Winter either.

By Cold I mean -15 to -30 below normal highs and low temps
By cool I mean -5 to -14 below normal
By Hot I mean 15-30 above normal
By Warm I mean 5-14 above normal
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:04 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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I would leave it as it is, for both London and Brisbane.

Current averages
Jan: 8C
Jul: 24C

Lets say a 5C increment for the lowest effect, we get the following:

Jan: 3C - far too cold
Jul: 29C - good

Jan: 13C - good
Jul: 19C - terrible

For Brisbane, it's nice in summer and winter already, and doesn't need changing.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:11 PM
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Something I always have a tough time answering. As one who needs and wants cold air at all times, I dont know if I'd rather have a Hot summer to get a cold winter because I dont tolerate heat well...but on the other hand I dont want a warm Winter either.

By Cold I mean -15 to -30 below normal highs and low temps
By cool I mean -5 to -14 below normal
By Hot I mean 15-30 above normal
By Warm I mean 5-14 above normal
To nitpick, in most places (and definitely for the Northeast US), summer is far less variable than winter. A summer month 10F above (or below normal) is unheard of, but possible though rare for a winter month. Perhaps in terms of standard deviation would be more consistent, though it could make the thread too complicated.

For myself, I prefer warm weather. But even a cool summer (in the range that I can get, I'd use June and July 2009 as the cold point) is unobjectionable to me though perhaps not ideal. So I'd pick cool summer / warm winter. But my preferences lean more towards the mild end compared to most of the warm weather fans here.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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I would take a very hot summer if it meant a very cold winter, but in the UK, both are relative terms.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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well, at my place an increase of 15f in summer would just lead to nicer summer conditions, since the summer average here is like 60f. Whats even better, is that our ****y half-arsed winters (averaging like 30f) would also become much more reliable for snow in this scenario.

so alternative 1it is
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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To nitpick, in most places (and definitely for the Northeast US), summer is far less variable than winter. A summer month 10F above (or below normal) is unheard of, but possible though rare for a winter month. Perhaps in terms of standard deviation would be more consistent, though it could make the thread too complicated.

For myself, I prefer warm weather. But even a cool summer (in the range that I can get, I'd use June and July 2009 as the cold point) is unobjectionable to me though perhaps not ideal. So I'd pick cool summer / warm winter. But my preferences lean more towards the mild end compared to most of the warm weather fans here.
Interesting and interesting choices. Just to clarify the poll, this isnt about actual happenings or whats possible but more a general what if, what would you question. :-)

I'm still up in the air! I need a cold winter but dont want a hot summer! lol
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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As a warm summer fan, I choose either of these:

"Warm Summer / Cool Winter"
"Very Hot Summer / Very Cold Winter"
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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As a warm summer fan, I choose either of these:

"Very Hot Summer / Very Cold Winter"
Thats interesting. I might actually choose this as a CWF. I would suffer for 3 months to be in heaven for 3. Hmmm.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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I chose cold summer/hot winter based on where I currently live. Phoenix, AZ.

Say, -20f off of highs and lows. That would leave me with 80's highs/50's-60's lows in the summer

+ 20f to winter would be warmer than I'd prefer, but it would give 80's-low 90's highs and 60's lows. So it would make it relatively consistent year round

I would choose -25f to -30f off of summer highs and lows, and +5 to +10f to winter highs/lows if I could pick and choose
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