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View Poll Results: London vs Chicago
London 33 41.77%
Chicago 46 58.23%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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Easy win for Chicago. Its climate is close to what I would consider to be perfection.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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Chicago's record high is only 2 degrees away from London's wow lame..
The city of Chicago's record high is 5C higher than London's. but yes the city does have lame record highs thanks to the moderating influence of Lake Michigan. A high 46.7C was reached just about 50 miles outside the city limits



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London for me. Chicago is way too cold in winter, and with over 42 ice days. Yuk. I've talked to people here at work that have lived there. The numbers don't tell the whole story. Winter std deviation is higher. The lowest temp reached each winter averages -9F, which is colder than our record low of -7F. An average winter in Chicago would be an extreme event. Since 1948 we have had one winter colder than an average Chicago winter. That was the brutal winter of 1977.

btw, I'm not using Midway. That airport is smack dab in the middle of neighborhoods with more UHI effect than O'Hare. O'Hare is colder than Midway.

Out of curiosity what is the highest monthly average max reached in Philly or in the surrounding metro area?

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Oh give it a rest George...

Anyway I pick Chicago, colder winters, stormier summers and a better range of temperature. But the heat and humidity is the only downfall of Chicago...
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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This is a very hard Choice, but I'm thinking maybe .... perhaps Chicago (possibly).

Generally I would go for the milder winter and I do find Chicago winters much too cold. The sunshine difference is quite considerable though, and I'm not sure if I would give up such a big sunshine lead, particularly as London's winter isn't what I would like either.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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Chicago by far.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Chicago, i like very hot and humid summer with thunderstorms and warm heavy short rain on some days.
Very good sunshine hours and 4 seasons, i like Chicago climate.
But the winter in Chicago are terribly cold !
I don't like the long drizzle of oceanic climate (London, Paris...).
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Chicago, i like very hot and humid summer with thunderstorms and warm heavy short rain on some days.
Very good sunshine hours and 4 seasons, i like Chicago climate.
But the winter in Chicago are terribly cold !
I don't like the long drizzle of oceanic climate (London, Paris...).
Although not all Oceanic climates have long periods of drizzle.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Easy win for Chicago. Its climate is close to what I would consider to be perfection.
Agreed. We have very similar climate preferences. My biggest complaint with Chicago is that bouts of dry heat are unusual. While I like humid heat, I'd want a more even distribution between humid and dry heat.
That being said, my list of complaints regarding London's climate would be too long to bother posting it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Oh give it a rest George...

Give it a rest from what? Providing additional information?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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