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Old 07-06-2012, 02:18 PM   #101
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I don't even want to step outside if it's under 40. Anything under 60 is uncomfortable to me.
Depends on the humidity. A dry 20 can feel quite nice. A humid 40 can be uncomfortable.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #102
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Depends on the humidity. A dry 20 can feel quite nice. A humid 40 can be uncomfortable.
So true. One reason why Western Washington can feel so much colder than it really is.
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It's Friday night. So, in only two more days we will have a new episode of "ice Road Truckers" on the History channel.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:59 AM   #105
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I don't even want to step outside if it's under 40. Anything under 60 is uncomfortable to me.
I'm in your camp. This is a guy who doesn't come out of long sleeves until the temperature hits 80 F.

But anything can be taken to extremes. After about 11:00 or so today I plan on staying inside.
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OT, but what a disappointment that History Channel is. Swamp People, American Pickers, Ice Road Truckers. Where the &*%^ is the actual history? Ok, they did air a full day of the American Revolution on July 4, but that was an exception.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:12 AM   #107
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Depends on the humidity. A dry 20 can feel quite nice. A humid 40 can be uncomfortable.
Agree. That's what makes Arizona quite tolerable up to about 105F
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OT, but what a disappointment that History Channel is. Swamp People, American Pickers, Ice Road Truckers. Where the &*%^ is the actual history? Ok, they did air a full day of the American Revolution on July 4, but that was an exception.
Yeah, same thing happened to MTV. Remember when they played actual music videos ??
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I very much enjoy living in Minnesota. Sure, there are things I complain about, but overall, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
One of my biggest complaints was needing to stand outside in a blizzard to fuel up the car on occasion. I drive an EV now so I never need to do that with one of our cars and only very rarely with our other. Life is good!
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Agree. That's what makes Arizona quite tolerable up to about 105F
I get really sweaty at anything above 90. Of cours,e I only know that because my skin gets salty and I get dehydrated.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #111
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I cannot imagine living with oppressive humidity or frozen winter landscapes. I'm San Francisco Bay Area born and bred, and I didn't even know what humidity was until I stepped off the plane in Tokyo in summer at age 28. Japan is where I also experienced living in extreme cold--there were three or four inches of snow on the ground for several weeks at a time! How were you supposed to get anywhere?!

I survived the cold by wearing two layers of long underwear (one silk, one wool/poly blend), sweatshirt, and a leather jacket with motorcycle gloves and earmuffs. My fellow students from Europe laughed at my Michelin man appearance and complete inexperience with cold and snow. (And I returned the laughter when they freaked out over the occasional tremblors that shook the buildings.)

I wonder, though, if you have to be brought up in extreme cold weather to remain there in maturity, or if people transplant as adults and cheerfully adapt. I have no plans to move elsewhere when I retire, but given my narrow climate preferences, I think I would be limited to a thin band along the Pacific coast, from Monterey up to Seattle.

Bottom line, I don't ever want to live somewhere that lack of climate control (heating or air conditioning) would mean death.
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I lived the first 23 years of my life in the colder climate of the Alps, then the next 15 years in the hot and humid climate of the Southeast US. It didn't take long to adapt. I am now probably getting spoiled with the Bay Area climate. In the wise words of unclemick:

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I also experienced living in extreme cold--there were three or four inches of snow on the ground for several weeks at a time!HA HA HA HA HA HA. To a Minnesotan that is pretty funny.
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Sorry. I tried to "wrap" the above quote to show it came from someone else's e-mail, but it did not work. Can someone tell me how to do this?
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Agree. That's what makes Arizona quite tolerable up to about 105F
And in Arizona where I live down to 20 at night and 50-60 by day Dec-March.
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I'm good to about 95 degrees...in the southeast. Above that it gets too hot to do much.

Winters in the southeast are wonderful. In SC we have the seasons and the autumn leaves are great. And we don't get any real snow. That's great! Up north, you drop a tool in the snow and won't see it until spring. And the poor dead that need to get buried up north...
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Depends on the humidity. A dry 20 can feel quite nice. A humid 40 can be uncomfortable.
So true. One reason why Western Washington can feel so much colder than it really is.
So true. My fourth year of college I went to the University of Bath, located in the southwest part of the UK, with a cool maritime-influenced climate somewhat similar to Western Washington's. One of the other students had come there from Ontario, Canada, but said she felt colder in Bath, due to the dampness. But I prefer damp and chilly to triple digits (no matter how dry it is) any day of the week!
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