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View Poll Results: What is your ideal outdoor temperature?
85 degrees Fahrenheit 29 9.18%
83 degrees Fahrenheit 16 5.06%
80 degrees Fahrenheit 36 11.39%
75 degrees Fahrenheit 76 24.05%
70 degrees Fahrenheit 66 20.89%
65 degrees Fahrenheit 51 16.14%
60 degrees Fahrenheit 21 6.65%
50 degrees Fahrenheit 13 4.11%
40 degrees Fahrenheit 4 1.27%
30 degrees Fahrenheit 1 0.32%
20 degrees Fahrenheit 2 0.63%
as few degrees Fahrenheit as possible(wow explain why) 1 0.32%
Voters: 316. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:36 PM
Location: Here and There
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78-85 degrees for me is perfection! But living in Ohio, it's not often enough! Can't wait to move to SC, no more of that dirty 4 letter word, snow!
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:01 PM
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give me between 73 and 87 degrees, being a southerner i love warm weaither
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:21 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Originally Posted by ColdCanadian View Post
What, no temperature selections past 85 F?
That is my year-round preference, but for summertime 90-95 F is probably closest to ideal.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Location: Richmond
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For me it has to be 70 or above. Just hate the cold.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:57 PM
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75, dew point below 55
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:37 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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75 degrees is absolutely heaven. Anything warmer invokes sweat, which sucks. All sweat does is make people stinky and irritable. Anything below 75 can get a wee bit chilly, which kinda ruins it.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:27 PM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I voted for 75. Anything colder, and I need to put on a sweater (yes, really!). Any warmer, and my apartment starts heating up. I have a very shallow comfort zone, unfortunately. However, I also can't sleep if it's too warm. I like to bury myself in blankets with one foot sticking out for climate control. And I don't do humidity at all!
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:53 PM
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I'm going with the majority and am going to say 75, sunny and with a light breeze. Perfect. Tomorrow is supposed to be partly sunny, 72 and with a light breeze. I might just have to "be sick" for work.


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Old 03-13-2007, 02:52 AM
Location: In the Redwoods
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Originally Posted by sunnyhelena View Post
I think I like the cooler weather. Cannot stand humidity. Where I live now is still too hot in the summer. Where (other than Anchorage) is it coolest? I don't mind rain, and would pick Seattle, but my husband doesn't like rain. I heard Monterey/Santa Cruz Calif is nice?

I'm with you, which is why I live in the Bay Area! (and voted for "65" as the perfect temp)

Monterey and Santa Cruz are both GREAT towns, and definitely have that mild/cool coastal weather... but they're also pretty expensive, as most of this area is.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:30 AM
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How could it be anything but 68 to 72 degrees? In other words, what the vast majority of indoor thermostats are set at. There is a reason for setting the temperature in this range....that is where most people are the most comfortable without having to wear layers or take off clothes.

Actually, there is a great weather site (accuweather dot com) which has a patented weather formula that they call "RealFeel" which is a composite of everything that affects how warm or cold a person feels and measures the effects of temperature, humidity, wind speed, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body. Anyone can key in their zip code or town and bookmark the site. I check it numerous times during the day and have found it to be really useful. Many sites, or tv or radio stations will give a wind chill rating during the winter but that is really only part of the picture.

On days when it is, for instance, 80 degrees, but feels much warmer or colder, there are reasons or a combination of reasons for this. I am a weather "freak" so I find this information very interesting.
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