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Old 07-08-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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100F= terribly uncomfortable
-20F= moderately uncomfortable

Palm Trees= bad climate
Balsam Fir Trees= good climate
Still glad to see you're in a climate that suits you...

For grins:
100 F= moderately uncomfortable, at the high end
56 F = moderately uncomfortable, at the low end
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: New York
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I've never felt a temperature high enough for me to really feel uncomfortable. The highest heat index i've felt was around 120 which wasn't uncomfortable to me although many people (namely European tourists) were getting taken away on stretchers which was scary.

120° would be as uncomfortable as 55°.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's hard to say, but I think I have read that humans can tolerate extreme hot temps better thatn extreme cold temps. That said, most of you know that I absolutely detest hot weather like we have here in the south.

Of course, too, are we talking about being "out in the weather" as opposed to being inside with heat/air conditioning?

But even though, we can supposedly tolerate heat better, I would mention this~ I have heard that the death rates in the south were formerly higher than those in the north. With the advent of air-conditioning, the death rates of north and south equalized and they think this is due to air-conditioning.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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As much as I like heat, I don't like it to be too hot inside. I would not like to live in the South without air conditioning. But I don't even want to imagine what the North would be like without heat OR fireplaces.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: IN
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Still glad to see you're in a climate that suits you...

For grins:
100 F= moderately uncomfortable, at the high end
56 F = moderately uncomfortable, at the low end
I like the climate in the Merrimack Valley region of NH better than any I have lived in. Have you been getting a lot of rain lately? The weather pattern here has been stuck in a rut.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I actually am out in the weather for a large portion of the day, including my commute to and from work, so I've gotten to observe this a bit in real life. My upper limit for a comfortable daytime high is about 80F assuming there's no wind and the humidity is at a normal level for that kind of temperature (40-55%) With a breeze and lower humidity, naturally I can be comfortable at higher temperatures, though even then I'd say my limit is 90F at the most, and that's assuming I'm in the shade. If I'm out in the sun I'm uncomfortable when it's even 70F. My ideal temperature range is around 45-60 F, regardless of wind. I'm not sure what my lower limit is, but the coldest I've ever experienced when I was actually out in the weather was 3F with low wind, which didn't bother me in the least.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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90's are uncomfortable to me no matter what state it is, dry or humid, dry heat is not cooler to me.

Cold temps below 0, I stop taking my daily walks!

I posted elsewhere about heat and heat related deaths, dangerous in big cities because alot of elderly in older buildings, no a/c, afraid to open windows for safety reasons, not everyone has a/c or afraid of the high utility bill.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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If I'm out in the sun I'm uncomfortable when it's even 70F. My ideal temperature range is around 45-60 F, regardless of wind. I'm not sure what my lower limit is, but the coldest I've ever experienced when I was actually out in the weather was 3F with low wind, which didn't bother me in the least.
You should be a Canadian. Wanna switch citizenships?

I have a hard time staying out of the sun when it's below 90 F. My ideal range is at least 70-84 F.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I like temperatures 70 and above. I can tolerate down to 50, but not in the summer.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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You should be a Canadian. Wanna switch citizenships?

I have a hard time staying out of the sun when it's below 90 F. My ideal range is at least 70-84 F.
Sure! It was 71F this morning and I was sweating when I got to work.
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