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Old 02-08-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Here in Rapid City we get the worst of both. 110 degree highs in summer and -20 in the winter. At least it's not humid here. Sioux Falls is much worse.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I know very hot humid weather can be bad, but at least you see the sun! I don't think I have seen the sun in about a month here, kinda sucks...
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I got tired of both and now live in Florida. The summers are milder then what I lived with in Texas by a long shot. Its been in the 70s everyday recently, up to 80 at times and thats what I love about winter now.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: southern california
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brutal winters are worse.
but hot weather has its trials.
truckin the 6 blocks to star bucks in shorts, extra suntan oil.
brutal brutal
life's tough, a lota stress, a lot of tension
(some friction)
nobody said it'd be easy breezy.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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At least you can always bundle up for the cold. You can only dress down so far in the heat before it's a crime!
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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I'll take the cold too. I live in WI and I walk outside everyday in winter. BUt I hate the hot humid summer air.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: earth
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Depends on the summers and winters. I would prefer summer to winter if say summer was like a Las Vegas Dry heat versus snow and cold. Than again id take a rainy Seattle winter over a humid DC summer.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The last summer I lived in Texas, there was no rain for months at a time and it was 100 degrees every day and it wouldn't get below 90 at night.

I had to get up when the sun came up literally to mow the lawn with the riding mower with the headlights on to avoid overheating.

It was horrible. Given the fact that most AC units can only cool it 20 degrees below the temperature outside, thats only 80 degrees inside, thats NOT cool enough for me frankly.

If I did lawnwork outside during the day, I would get overheated, I would strip off in the backyard and stand under the hose, I would stand there until holding the hose on me no longer felt cold. That was about the only thing that would bring my temp back down. I took it a couple times and it was 102 after being outside doing lawnwork.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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During a hot summer, the mornings and evenings cool down and the weather improves. During a cold winter, the mornings and evenings cool down and the weather worsens. Someone might argue that the weather improves during the day in the winter. But most of us work indoors during the day. We experience the outdoors when we arrive home from work or drive to work in the morning.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I think alot more people die from overexhaustion and heat stroke than collapsed roofs in Buffalo. (I have never heard of collapesed roofs in Minneapolis, which is even colder)
Most traffic accidents in heavy snow are spin-outs where SUVs end up in the ditch.
Snow chains are illegal in most places except for the interior West.
You should probably experience a northern winter before you comment on one.
Do you know for a fact that most traffic accidents in heavy snow result in harmless spin outs and ditches? What about ice and sleet? When you consider the number of automobiles on the road and the incidence of death due to automobile accidents versus death due to heat stroke, I would really have to question your sources of information.
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