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View Poll Results: London vs Chicago
London 33 41.77%
Chicago 46 58.23%
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:08 PM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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It's close... but Greenwich does edge out UofC in Means.

Greenwich: 15.3C/7.8C Mean 11.6C
UofC: 15.9C/7.1C Mean: Mean 11.5C
And Greenwich isn't the warmest station.

St James's Park will be over 12.0c. It had a mean of 11.7c for the 1961-90 period, which was quite a lot colder than usual due to the cold 60s.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:35 PM
 
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And Greenwich isn't the warmest station.

St James's Park will be over 12.0c. It had a mean of 11.7c for the 1961-90 period, which was quite a lot colder than usual due to the cold 60s.

In climatology, Means count and London is slightly warmer over the course of the year. But like I said, if you break it down by seasons, Chicago is warmer in 3 out of 4
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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this a lively old thread

I'm tempted to go towards Chicago - in fact is was a Chicago win on paper, but then i realised about the inflated USA sunshine hours .

Now it's difficult to weigh up.

Chicago is better in at least 6-7 months of the year ,but the 7 better Chicago months aren't a massive improvement , whereas Londons winning months are ,given how cold Chicago months are .

Then on the other hand ,the better Chicago months are the months you notice and appreciate more as they are summery months -and longer days to notice the difference too .

Chicago is a windy city is it not ,or is that another stereotype ?

Anyway ,i declare this one a draw - i can't genuinely decide - both C climates . I'd take N.Y ( B-) over them both .

And anyone who would opt for Helsinki over London ? wtf ? unless they really love the cold . Helsinki has 4-5 winning months over London and very nice months they are too . But seriously ,any climate that loses 5/7 to London isn't really going places imo

as already said London is bit on the dull side unfortunately . South coast of England is much better and for me would be a good head to head v New York .
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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I'm tempted to go towards Chicago - in fact is was a Chicago win on paper, but then i realised about the inflated USA sunshine hours .
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Just shave off around 200 hours from the totals so to meet CS levels we are probably between 2300-2400 hours. Not great by any means, but still would be over 700 hours ahead of London.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Chicago. I absolutely detest their winters, no way would I live there willingly, but Chicago gives me more of what I want, reliably warm/hot summers with with a lot of thunderstorms.

London isn't bad, but it does nothing for me. The cool summer averages and low sunshine hours are a deal breaker. Winters are somewhat mild, but still a lot cooler than ideal, they're also rather dark and gloomy.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Ipswich,England
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yeah - i was allowing 10 - 15 % so making it around the 2150 - 2250 area . 2000 is think is my lower sanity limit - i need to get moving to the south coast of England before long , 1700 is too low



Probably would edge for Chicago given the clearer days (if it's not windy - cold wind would be hellish )
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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Chicago. I absolutely detest their winters, but summer is reliably warm/hot.

London's cooler summer averages and lower sunshine hours are a deal breaker for me.
I'd stay where you are
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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yeah - i was allowing 10 - 15 % so making it around the 2150 - 2250 area . 2000 is think is my lower sanity limit - i need to get moving to the south coast of England before long , 1700 is too low



Probably would edge for Chicago given the clearer days (if it's not windy - cold wind would be hellish )
Well Chicago is sunnier than Detroit, and using the 2261 Windsor Ontario number (CS) for Detroit , Chicago is prolly 2300 hours. Far sunnier than London.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:49 AM
 
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I'm surprised this is so close tbh, you know your climate has problems when it's not completely destroying London in a CD poll
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:53 AM
 
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I'm surprised this is so close tbh, you know your climate has problems when it's not completely destroying London in a CD poll
Not enough winter weather lovers here... oh and our springs suck.
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