questionsdo you prefer cold weather or hot weather?

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I prefer hot over cold but wouldn't want to move to a warm-weather state and miss the sight of pretty girls in their tight and/or fuzzy sweaters!

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I grew up in Alaska...I like it cold for the reasons that others have stated, you can always put more clothes on if it's cold but you can only take some many clothes off before things get awkward.

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Goldylocks effect I do not like either extream.

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I would say 100% cold over hot.

BUT! I think the real question here is the humidity. Humidity makes both so much worse. Wet stinging painful cold and sweltering heat where your clothes stick to you; neither sound very good.

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Cold. It's always easy to put more clothes on, and heating's cheaper for me than cooling.

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@misterron: Had a much different impression of Colorado - lived there for 13 1/2 years. Never got warm. There are 2 seasons in Denver - Winter and August. An aside: Lived in the mountains outside of Denver for 6 months - yes it was cold there & we had copious amounts of snow. That was worth it; very beautiful, almost 3 acre property. No neighbors to speak of - just gorgeous scenery. Loved it!

Moved from Denver to Florida which leads me to pretty much agree w/@klozitshoper: I've lived here 33 years and have yet to complain about the heat/humidity. But, it does get COLD here on occasion - a couple of weeks ago it hit the freezing point (32-) for a couple of nights. Detest cold weather; am still not totally thawed out. I think the high today was 70. Just barely tepid to me.

Short answer: HOT

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Born in New England - hated the cold, snow & ice. Disliked the briefest of summers we usually had - July and part of August. Chilly gray springs and sometimes snowy and chilly fall. In short, I liked nothing about the climate in the part of that area where I lived.

I now live in Florida - all year round - rarely too hot even in the humid and high temp summers. Sometimes a bit chilly but never COLD. I love it here on the Gulf Coast.

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Here in Colorado it's too tough to choose with low humidity year round. Cold and snow for hunting, cross country skiing and ice fishing. Hot for things, like fishing, water skiing, boating, biking, hiking, camping, etc. It's all good!

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It doesn't much matter once I've had a few days to acclimate. Both extremes are uncomfortable but better for different things. Cold is great for doing vigorous yard work. Warm is great for when I'm sitting at my workbench (in the uninsulated garage) building a circuit.

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Cold weather, definitely! Just got back from a weekend of skiing and being outside in the cold and snow. Not exactly the greatest ski conditions, but any snow (even manmade) is better than hot and humid!

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@mtm2: That's always my point. It's a lot easier to stay warm than it is to stay cool. I vote for cold weather, but I live in SoCal so the coldest I ever worry bout is 40 degrees and even then it warms up to 55 by the afternoon most of the times.

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They both suck! Give me a slightly chilly Autumn day anytime!

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I like that in cold weather you can keep layering until you're comfy, but when it's hot, once you're down to skin, you're out of options.

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@mtm2: Exactly, I can only take off so much before people start running away screaming.

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Cold weather as long as my hands don't start to freeze

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I'll take 65 degrees year round please.

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@mikeymet: everything is cheaper in this state, except for the winter heating bill... On the other hand, we get 4 real seasons, not just the joke seasons of "The hot one, the hotter one, Still hot, and about to get hot again"

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i know it is said that people acclimate to the temperature over time. when i was young i worked at a mcdonalds in the grill all summer (they couldn't get it below 85 from may to sept in back), i couldn't afford ac in my house, and my car didn't have ac. i was never hot. but now i can't get warm, even with more layers of clothes and blankets. i have goosebumps in july. i get so cold i talked to my doc (i hate going), he checked my circulation and my thyroid for problems. i HATE cold!

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Medium weather, of course :D. Hot weather and cold weather can have so many meanings. For example, I'd rather it be 20 than 102. What's hot? I don't mind the desert, but when its humid its the killer. The bitter cold is OK too but when its windy that's just awful.

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@waltertangofoxtrot: I've been increasingly interested in moving somewhere colder for the same reason. Only been here a decade though. Not looking forward to another Summer with 100+ consecutive days of 100+ degree weather.

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@mikeymet: I was in Phx last week... I left upper 70s and came back to 30 degree weather.

@pitamuffin: Sigh... I feel your pain

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@underinsomnia: Couldn't agree more with everything you said. Once I'm cold, it takes forever to warm up, too. You could move outta NYC and into Chicago....no, wait, our summers are muggy and our winters are beyond chilly.

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I prefer cold weather. I can always throw another jacket on, another shirt, whatever, but after I reach a certain level of taking clothes off, well the police show up, someone gets called a piggy, some one gets tazed, and Nightsticks hurt...

not quite, but I grew up in phoenix metro for 18 years. People in Wisconsin ask why I would leave Phoenix for the snowy wastelands of the north. Well, answer can be summed up as: it breaks 100 in march. it breaks 105 in april. it breaks 110 in may. it breaks 115 June, and if its a bad year, it breaks 120 in july. it will remain over 100 anytime the sun is shining until the end of November.

For people who claim "but its a dry heat" well, Monsoon season is not dry. 65% humidity at 115 degrees = horrendous. between mid July, and the end of August/begining of September, the monsoons come. If it does rain, it only lasts 5 minutes, and if any of the water actually hits the ground, it just turns into steam making it more humid.

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I prefer cold and wet to hot and dry, but I live in Phoenix, which is usually nothing but extreme heat and 0% humidity. Except right now, for a few weeks in winter we get upper 60s-mid 70s all day long and it is glorious. By April it is already depressingly hot.

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While I appreciate warm weather, I've always enjoyed cold as well. You can put on enough clothes to keep warm, you cannot take off enough clothes to keep cool sometimes.

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Hot! But not sticky, sweaty, muggy hot... that's just uncomfortable!

I get cold very easily, the skin on my face cracks from cold wind, my ear hurts even with ear muffs if there's at least 10 mph winds....

I need to move outta NYC.... where the Summers are muggy and the Winters are chilly.