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Old 04-27-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Ironically, sometimes i wonder if i would enjoy winter more if our winters were a bit more severe and snowy. Maybe i hate winter because i live in an area that is just chilly enough to be miserable and uncomfortable, but not really cold enough to have consistent snow every year. If i lived a bit closer to the mountains (and if i had more money), i wonder if i would get interested in skiing or some other winter hobby that would help me enjoy the winter and not dread it so much.

I wonder sometimes, if i lived somewhere like Syracuse, would i start to have fun in the winter and enjoy the beauty of the snow? Or would i just hate winter even more than i do already?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I know many people who hate cold and rain but love snow. I think people would enjoy winter more if they had persistent snow cover rather than slush, ice and cold rain most of the time.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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For the record, i credit Cambium's snow scene pics for this thread. As much as i find it depressing to be cold, i simply cannot deny the stunning beauty of the snow.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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I think you would, at least compared to where you are now, because for many cold with no snow offers the worst of both worlds, and somewhat colder conditions but with a lot of snow offer a superior option. Cold rain is not looked highly upon by most, and in many mild/warm-winter locales such as yours and parts of Europe, that is what people refer to when many of them say they hate winter.

There was a story I read one time about a Swede that came to England and noticed that winter there was like breakup in Sweden, with the rain and mud and so forth, only it lasted for 3+ months instead of one month like in Scandinavia. The Swede commented that it was no wonder that so many Brits hated winter, because it was similar to the breakup season that was also hated by many in Sweden. She said that if they actually experienced real winter conditions that more of them would like it.

I'm inclined to believe that that is the case, since all the warmth lovers would detest the cold either way but a lot of this group would prefer snow over cold rain, if nothing else for the beauty, so the overall percentage of "likes" would go up.

The mild/rainy winters that offer the worst possible option also preclude any real wintertime recreational activities, and it's likely you would like it more if you could partake in that. Both options are too cold for you anyway, right? If you find it depressing to be cold then I doubt that you could truly come to like it, but I suspect you would find it to be an improvement. Of course it's hard to tell bar moving to such a location whether it's any type of cold or just cold without snow, i.e. "breakup-type weather", that makes you depressed.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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For the record, i credit Cambium's snow scene pics for this thread. As much as i find it depressing to be cold, i simply cannot deny the stunning beauty of the snow.
I used to live near Lehighton and the winters up there were very cold and very snowy. But, summers weren't as hot as they here along the lower Susquehanna.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I used to live near Lehighton and the winters up there were very cold and very snowy. But, summers weren't as hot as they here along the lower Susquehanna.

Well as I pointed out, Tobyhanna PA (Poconos) get almost 60" of snow annually compared to 20" here. It is about 2.5 hours away.

I always remember the change when you drove thru the Lehighton Tunnel how it was noticeably colder with snow on the ground when driving thru in winter. You can even see how the trees on one side of the tunnel are bare sometimes while on the south side are leafing out.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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I agree with the worst of both worlds comment. Places with cold rainy slushy winters often tend to have hotter humid summers...so in a way not really enjoyable.

If you can handle/like snowy winters, you can pretty much enjoy the rest of the year with pleasant summers and fall.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If you don't mind shoveling and scraping snow and ice off your car, then maybe you would like it more.

Am I the only one who enjoys a cold, wind-driven rain? Of course I wouldn't want it all the time, but I have an appreciation for such weather, especially in the autumn.

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Am I the only one who enjoys a cold, wind-driven rain? Of course I wouldn't want it all the time, but I have an appreciating for such weather, especially in the autumn.
I do, outside of winter.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I love and adore torrential rain with gale force winds. Of course in winter I prefer snow but if I cannot have snow then I'll take the heavy rain and gale force winds, thanks
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