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Old 10-31-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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We all know that even warm climates get cold days from time to time. If you live in a consistently cold climate you might say "Big deal. It warms up within a few days." I would have said the same thing when I lived in a cold climate. Now that I live somewhere warm and we've had some unseasonably cold days, I've come to realize that you're not expecting them and that's why they seem so bad (even if it warms up within a few days). Wednesday here was just miserable...it even snowed at one point. Thursday and Friday would have been nice winter days (50s), but I wasn't used to that type of weather this early...looking at average temperatures, it looks like the typical winter day here would be like Thursday and Friday. Today it was 65 and it's supposed to stay warm this week.

That being said, however, I would take the few cold days here over the consistent cold from November-March that I endured in New England.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Anyone else that lives in a warm climate (and likes warmth) know what I mean?
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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You get Queenslanders whining about how cold Melbourne is, but that's warranted as Melbourne is a cold place year round, 99.99% of the coutnry is warmer.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I'd love to make a comment but I'll be nice and keep my midwest mouth shut (for once)!
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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I live in a very warm climate here in S. Texas, where snow is very rare, as are the very cold temps (below 32F). We have had our first fall like temps over the last couple of nights (temps dropped into the 40's), but at least in the daytime we have been staying above 70. The rest of this week, we will see temps in the upper 70's to low 80's, and nighttime temps in the upper 50's to mid 60's, which is more typical of mid November here. Our first freeze averages late December, and our last freeze is the end of January.

So, when the cold weather does hit here, it really does feel quite shocking on the system. Its easy to get acclimated to the warm weather... your blood thins out, and your body just gets used to it. When we do get the rare cold spells, people here are largely unprepared for it, especially when it snows (our last snow was December 2004, which is also our most snow on record).

Like City Data, I really prefer the warmer climates over the colder climate. Having lived in Montana for over 20 years, I can really feel good about saying that.


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Old 11-01-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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So I moved from Florida to Minnesota and I know exactly what you mean - in reverse. In the old days a temperature of 50 would have me bundled up - now 35 has me in a hoodie. Its odd - perhaps its the humidity?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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You get used to the cold. Here in S. Arizona it was in the 50's last week. The 3rd day I got used to it. You get used to the cold more then the heat IMO.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I never really get "used" to the heat, but by the end of Summer I can tolerate it a little better. Our first taste of cooler weather is always a shock, because it's been 6-7 months since we've felt it, but to me it's a pleasant shock; a relief. I get used to winter weather pretty quickly, and just try to savor every moment of it knowing that we'll see warm weather again in April or even March, and then it won't go away until at least mid October.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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I never really get "used" to the heat, but by the end of Summer I can tolerate it a little better. Our first taste of cooler weather is always a shock, because it's been 6-7 months since we've felt it, but to me it's a pleasant shock; a relief. I get used to winter weather pretty quickly, and just try to savor every moment of it knowing that we'll see warm weather again in April or even March, and then it won't go away until at least mid October.
I agree wholeheartedly, you never acclimatize to heat.
By the end of summer you've had a gutful, but it keeps going on and on...
Some people "over-corrected" by moving to such places as Tasmania or New England (there is a region in NSW called this as well) because the heat died so hard.
I knew I only had to head back home to escape the majority of it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:49 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I agree wholeheartedly, you never acclimatize to heat.
By the end of summer you've had a gutful, but it keeps going on and on...
Some people "over-corrected" by moving to such places as Tasmania or New England (there is a region in NSW called this as well) because the heat died so hard.
I knew I only had to head back home to escape the majority of it.
I was in Brisbane in late August and it was 36C: that's the problem with alot of mid and northern Oz, heatwaves any time of year.

Perth summers seem to drag on and on. If you look at averages they aren't that hot, but they seem hotter because heatwaves are frequent (a few 40C days a year, many 35C days), and you get this persistent sunshine until May.
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