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Old 12-10-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Southern West Virginia
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Dry skin
Lack of sunlight
Crazy drivers and driving conditions
Lack of greenery
All of those but the crazy driving conditions happen in much of the country even without snow.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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All of those but the crazy driving conditions happen in much of the country even without snow.
I think the thing that gets me is the monochrome landscape, everything white. I just like more variety than that.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Dry skin
Lack of sunlight
Crazy drivers and driving conditions
Lack of greenery
You don't seem to mind arid/semi-arid climates though. Does dry skin and lack of greenery not bother you as much for dry climates?
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Guess you guys are young, or at least young at heart, whereas I'm a geezer..
I grew up in the 1970s and 80s. So I guess "young at heart"?

You have to embrace it and appreciate it. Don't resist it.
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You don't seem to mind arid/semi-arid climates though. Does dry skin and lack of greenery not bother you as much for dry climates?
I prefer Med climates which have moisture in the winter and relatively mild dewpoints then. Summer dewpoints in Med/arid climates are never as low as during the winter in cold climates. I do love the sun and have considered the desert Southwest but the low dewpoints in the winter are probably the thing that scares me off. CA has much milder dewpoints but it's so expensive. Where I am in Texas has a pretty good compromise. Now and then it has horrendously low dewpoints but sometimes you can get a 70F dewpoint in December so it balances out.

Also, the dewpoint even in dry climates rarely is as low as in cold climates. For instance, the dewpoint in Chicago is 21F. The dewpoint in Los Angeles is 46F. The dewpoint in Vegas is 32. A 21F dewpoint means eczema for me, a 46F dewpoint causes me no problems. The 32F dewpoint in Vegas may be an issue but the high will be 66 in Vegas so no heating is needed during the day, which is what generally lowers dewpoints. If you can keep the heating to a few hours in the morning you can manage dewpoints okay in that kind of weather.

I generally like the humidity in my house to be around 40% or higher for me to not get any skin problems (70F 40% RH). Yes I know there are whole house humidifiers but when it gets down to the single digits and below a lot of times you can't go below 15% humidity or the house windows fog up.

Also about lack of greenery, most dry climates can be nicely green in irrigation. In cold dry climates even if you irrigate it's still brown as its the dormant season. In CA you get greenery in mid winter, very nice due to the Med climate. Yes the summer is dry but the trees are still green and you can still irrigate your lawn and your garden can be lush with lots of tropical plants if you know what you're doing.

I also don't like to wear a ton of clothing.
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:37 PM
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Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Similar to where I am - have snow within about 10 minutes several times a winter, can be skiing in 70 minutes, and can see snow about 10 months of the year, but only experience down here about once every 34 years ( and even then less than an inch)

The ideal winter climate as far as I'm concerned -can have a freshly squeezed orange juice from the trees in the garden, and go for a ski at lunchtime. Could even have a surf after skiing.



You can theoretically do that in a day in LA, but you will spend 4 hours in a car.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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To me, if I lived in a snowy climate I may have feelings like the guy in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkpCmZR1ltk

"Suicide rate up high when the winter rolls in and the money still low
and when he feels that snow he knows it's the only way to get out of the cold"
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Even this..... exciting. Pissed its not more but excited to see snow!!

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:29 PM
Status: "Make America Punk Again" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Even this..... exciting. Pissed its not more but excited to see snow!!

Its so frustrating when it snows for hours and all you get is barely a dusting
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Its so frustrating when it snows for hours and all you get is barely a dusting
Thats true. Lol.
Its also frustrating when its January and the biggest snowfall was mid November.
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