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View Poll Results: Do you prefer comfortable or interesting weather?
comfortable 23 44.23%
interesting 29 55.77%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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This is something I often have trouble deciding between when rating climates. I value both to an extent so picking which is more important is difficult sometimes. So this poll is to find out how others decide between the two. Of course, what people find comfortable or interesting varies from person to person. But I would define the two as follows:

Comfortable: when weather doesn't interfere with day to day life, and when you can spend a lot of time outdoors and schedule outdoor events without much worry about weather causing you to feel discomfort.

Interesting: more flexible here - rain, thunderstorms, snow, blizzards, rainbows, temperature extremes (hot or cold) - whatever floats your boat.

My guess is that this being a "weather forum", "interesting" weather will prevail but let's see what we get.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Front Range of Colorado
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Nice, pleasant weather is always appreciated, but I would go stir-crazy without the diversity. I love the different seasons and am a winter weather event nut.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Comfortable all the way. I prefer not having to worry too much as to whether the weather may spoil any outdoor activities for me.

Occasionally I like the odd thunderstorm or hot/cold spell, but this should definitely be in the minority.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:01 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I read a play once where every day was Christmas. No garbage pick up, presents every day until it got to be a problem. I see the weather this way. If it never rains, is never windy, never cold, etc. it would bore most of us to tears. I like living where the weather not only changes by the season; it changes by the day, hour and sometimes by the minute. Good ole North Carolina. If you don't like the weather, just stick around and it will change.

I don't really like hurricanes, thunder storms or tornados, but the air is so fresh after they go through and our trees get pruned for free. Just look at the bright side. We feel so blessed to have lived through them and survived. It makes us really appreciate a day like today when the temperature is about 70 and the leaves are getting pretty and the sun is perfect.

Sunday69° / 46° Monday75° / 46° Tuesday77° / 48° Wednesday78° / 50° ...

No rain but clouds on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Last Winter was boring in that I did not see one snow flake. I hope we get a little snow this year.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: New York
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I value both, I'd like for comfortable weather to dominate the year but interesting weather is a must. Too much of one thing is boring. What I prefer largely depends on what the current weather conditions are, I've noticed that when I rate climates their rating depends on my mood and what I'd like at that particular moment. If we were in the dead of winter, Phoenix would probably receive an A+, but if I were to rate it in the summer it'd probably score a B with points taken off for being super dry and boring.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The only reason I'm interested in the weather is because I appreciate the extremes. The prospect of living in a climate such as San Diego fills me with dread. It's even more dull than San Fran.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Interesting IS comfortable to me, so I'd say interesting weather. 70 degrees and sunny every day is boring. I like variety.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Comfortable in that I want snowy winters and mild, sunny summers - but nothing hot and rarely anything very cold. I would be fine never seeing any blizzards or strong thunderstorms either.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Interesting IS comfortable to me, so I'd say interesting weather
lol, I say the opposite. Comfortable weather is interesting to me.

I like certain kinds of "interesting" weather, like snowstorms. However, I'd be perfectly happy if I never lived through another thunderstorm, hurricane, or heat wave ever again. And comfortable weather has its intrinsic benefits, so I choose comfortable weather.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:48 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I want temperatures to be in the comfortable range, with the occasional excursion. But some interesting weather from storms, changing cloud cover, and temperature swings (within the comfortable range) is a plus.
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