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do you prefer hot or cold weather?

very hot
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hot
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cold
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very cold
- 1 (3.2%)
cool
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warm
- 7 (22.6%)
No preference
- 1 (3.2%)

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do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« on: June 20, 2017, 01:16:16 PM »

Cold.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 01:34:02 PM »

Cold. (I live in the same area, though.)
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 04:44:25 PM »

Cold. Better for running. However I have yet to experience a Minnesota/North Dakota Winter.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 05:17:53 PM »

I prefer the ambient temperature to be between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 05:25:27 PM »

Surprised this isn't a poll with a bunch of temperature ranges.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 05:53:48 PM »

Let me slightly reframe the question:

If we assume that 74°F is the ideal temperature, would I prefer it to be 30 degrees warmer or cooler (104°F or 44°F)? For normal day-to-day living, I’d prefer 44°F without a doubt. As someone who prefers to walk and bike as part of functional daily transportation, sensible outerwear and a brisk pace are enough to keep me warm.

Now would I prefer 4°F to 104°F? I’m not so sure.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 06:58:38 PM »

Depends if there's precipitation coming with the hot or cold weather.  If there's no chance of precipitation I'll take the cold weather up to a point ( -10°F and lower starts to get a bit much for me).  If there is going to be precipitation, I'll take the hot weather.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 07:04:25 PM »

Surprised this isn't a poll with a bunch of temperature ranges.
Thanks for reminding me.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 07:15:01 PM »

The poll is silly, at least with this many options. Of course everyone prefers milder weather over extremes.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »

The poll is silly, at least with this many options. Of course everyone prefers milder weather over extremes.
How do you know?
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 10:46:58 PM »

I like summer weather better.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 12:36:30 AM »

Cold. Better for running. However I have yet to experience a Minnesota/North Dakota Winter.


^^^ This.....specifically 45F to 55F with no wind, perfect for distance running without having to worry about dehydration.  This whole 80F thing at 4 AM sucks to be doing again, it was even worse in Florida when the humidity was a problem.

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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 02:51:23 AM »

Antarctica's too warm for me.

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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 01:44:08 PM »

Hot, so I don't get cold when I'm relaxing outside.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 07:12:42 PM »

I prefer cooler to warmer.  As my wife says, you can always put on more clothes, but you can only take off so much.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2017, 10:17:56 PM »

To me the perfect weather is between 60-75 degrees F with blue sky and a breeze....like the Upper Peninsula in July. But that's probably not too uncommon of an opinion.

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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2017, 12:44:59 AM »

I prefer hotter weather to cooler weather. Much easier to stay cool during the summer than it is to stay warm during the winter, IMHO.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2017, 11:25:17 AM »

If it's cold, you can add layers to reach a comfort zone.  If it's warm, you can't do anything but get nasty and sweaty.  Cold ftw.  I'd love it living in the Pacific Northwest.
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« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 01:31:29 PM »

If it's cold, you can add layers to reach a comfort zone.  If it's warm, you can't do anything but get nasty and sweaty.  Cold ftw.  I'd love it living in the Pacific Northwest.
Not here in New England.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 02:33:16 PM »

Dealing with warm weather it's called "dress for the weather".  80 degrees + humid is not the time for closed toe shoes, pants, or long sleeve shirts.  Unfortunately, men don't have professional summer options like women do.  That's why women are always cold in the office.  The men are dressed for winter, women for summer.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2017, 02:53:43 PM »

Dealing with warm weather it's called "dress for the weather".  80 degrees + humid is not the time for closed toe shoes, pants, or long sleeve shirts.  Unfortunately, men don't have professional summer options like women do.  That's why women are always cold in the office.  The men are dressed for winter, women for summer.

Sure it is. We're just wearing the wrong kinds of fabrics. Linen and seersucker are far better for being out in the warm sun all day than wearing short sleeves and shirts, since you're blocking the radiative heating of the sun. It's just that since the invention of A/C, we don't think about passive cooling nearly as much.
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2017, 10:19:37 AM »

If it's cold, you can add layers to reach a comfort zone.  If it's warm, you can't do anything but get nasty and sweaty.  Cold ftw.  I'd love it living in the Pacific Northwest.
Not here in New England.

I should specify--"cold" not "freezing cold."  I prefer 50s and 60s over 80s and 90s.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2017, 11:30:04 AM »

I like it cool. I dislike the heat intensely. I have a hereditary tendency to sweat, and humidity compounds the problem. If you're cold, you can always add layers of clothing. If you're hot, you don't have the option of going naked.

Although the heat's ill effects are compounded by humidity, a dislike a damp cool.

I prefer early spring and late fall to July and August (my least favorite months, climate-wise) and my bank account doesn't like what January and February do to my electricity bill.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »

I'd prefer the temperature stay between around 55 and 80, but if it happens to get outside of that range I'd rather it go up than down.

I am used to summer days in the 90s and low 100s just as a matter of course. It starts to get hot enough that it really feels noticeable or noteworthy is at 105 or so. The only time that I can remember it being unbearably hot was a week or so that we had highs around 108–110.

Handling heat is fairly straightforward if you're equipped for it. Keep your house cool and close off south- and west-facing rooms or install curtains to block the sunlight. Dress appropriately when you go outside—leave that business casual shit at home—and drink plenty of water.

With heat I find what bothers me is the relentlessness of it. A 100-degree day in isolation is not a problem. A month of 100s will drive anyone crazy. Oklahoma tends to a weather pattern in July and August where a strong high-pressure system settles in over the state, diverting the jet stream into a ridge to the north (peaking usually around northern Kansas, Nebraska, or South Dakota). The result of this is that any storm systems that approach "bounce off" the "dome" of high pressure and are diverted northward. That means that droughts often occur during such a time period.
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Re: do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2017, 08:01:01 PM »

I like it cool. I dislike the heat intensely. I have a hereditary tendency to sweat, and humidity compounds the problem. If you're cold, you can always add layers of clothing. If you're hot, you don't have the option of going naked.

Although the heat's ill effects are compounded by humidity, a dislike a damp cool.

I prefer early spring and late fall to July and August (my least favorite months, climate-wise) and my bank account doesn't like what January and February do to my electricity bill.
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