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Intense Heat or Intense Cold - What's Worse?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Invidia, Jul 22, 2016.

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Is Intense Heat or Intense Cold Worse?

  1. Intense Heat

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  2. Intense Cold

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  3. Equally awful

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    12.5%
  1. Poroyl

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    Heat. 29 degrees celsius today, and I'm being fried alive in the sun. Although I do prefer moderate warmth over moderate cold.
     
  2. Aspen

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    Intense heat. I've had days where the temperature is in the single digits, the wind chill is -10 or -20. As long as the air is dry, it's not that bad. I'd rather have that than the current high 80s, low 90s with the heat index above 100 and the humidity so high everything is damp.

    In the cold, I can put on extra layers or wrap myself up in a blanket. In the heat, there's not much that you can do.
     
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    Cold is MUCH worse for me. Heat is uncomfortable, cold is unbearable. When I go outside in the heat, I initially think, "it's not so bad", and then after a few minutes I feel uncomfortable. When I go gout in the cold, I immediately feel it. When I come in from the heat to the Air Conditioning, I immediately feel better, but when I come in from the cold, it takes a few minutes to fully warm up and feel comfortable.
     
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    It gets hot here in California in the summer. That makes it harder to exercise outside, but I certainly wouldn't want it to be the other way around. I wouldn't want to live where it snows either. I prefer the heat.
     
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    Heat is too much. Humidity is even worse. When it's cold you just put on warmer clothes. When it's hot out there's not much you can do to cool off when you have to be outside. I've been ready for autumn since June.
     
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    If it's cold you can put clothes on and keep warmer if your to hot you can't take your clothes of because that's illegal in public
     
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    Definitely heat. I have to stay inside all summer because I can't stand hot weather. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
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    If you asked me this when I lived in California, I would say intense cold is worse.

    Now, I live in South Dakota. Yes California would get very hot but I was very thin (they say if you have more fat it keeps you warmer and I gained about 20 lbs in the last few years) and it doesn't get humid there.

    Here it gets super humid during the summer (65% not long ago) and there are so many mosquitoes and critters. HUMIDITY. IS. THE. WORST. I was working outside temporarily in the greenhouse and one day I worked in 110 degree weather for seven and a half hours! I was scheduled for nine and a half but told them they should just send me home since I was at over time and it was way too hot so they did. I ended up suffering from heat exhaustion and immediately went to sleep when I got home.

    They say once you experience heat exhaustion, you're more susceptible to it, and that's really true. I've become a total wimp in this heat. I hate the summers here.

    I also really dislike the intense cold though. It gets freezing here and once it said it felt like -60 degrees outside. It's fine if you don't have to go anywhere, but if you do it's incredibly difficult to drive in... ice on the roads, freezing winds, numbness the second you go out... South Dakota is a state of extreme weather. I've faced blizzards, driven in white outs, slid off the road...

    They're equally horrible...
     
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    Heat, I hate sweating.
     
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    Intense heat.

    At least if it's cold you can go inside or put on layers to keep warm.
     
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    I hate hot weather. It can get hot here. We are going to be above 90 until the middle of next week. I can't stand it. In the winter, you just put more clothes on. I can have 4 blankets on my bed, and I sleep fine. In the heat, I toss and turn. Get very grumpy. I love the Houston area and was down there in January. But there is NO WAY I could deal with 5-6 months of this.
     
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    I am originally from Hungary but now living in the UK and I used to laugh at British people complaining about under-30 degree weather because it's 40 degrees almost every day for the entire summer in Hungary, so 29 is basically just summer breeze there. However this summer I can actually feel how I have gotten used to the colder weather here in the UK because it has been around 22-30 degrees here for the last week and I find it absolutely unbearable, it feels like 40 degrees felt like in Hungary.
     
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    Agreed!
     
  14. hanrity

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    I pick cold weather any day.. I hate sweating and all stuff that comes with intense heat
     
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    Me too. ^^
     
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    THIS.

    In the winter if you're freezing you can turn up the heat or put on an extra hoodie or jacket or burry yourself in blankets. If it's too hot you can't take off clothes and walk around nude unless you're home and even then, if you're still too hot you're screwed, can't take off your skin lol
     
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    Heat. It's so much harder to escape. No AC, and you're screwed. With cold, you can always bundle up in layers, to stay warm; in heat, once you're naked, well, there's not a lot else to do, maybe find some cool water to dive into, if there's any around.
     
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    Hmm. I never thought of it that way.

    Interesting.
     
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    86 degrees Fahrenheit? That, for Texas, is really cool. It's over 100 degrees pretty much every day of summer, and it's even been so in October one year.
     
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    It depends what im acliatised to, for example, if I have adjusted to 40 degree weather, I would die going to anything below 0, and same vice versa, though its easier for me to adjust to cold than adjusting to heat.