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paintim613
01-26-2018, 12:18 PM
After having to endure weeks of 70+ temps we recently cooled down to the 60's. Locals had to break out the winter clothes. It lasted 3-4 days!

swvalcon
01-26-2018, 01:29 PM
Oh you poor thing. Try some -30's for a while.

Commander Eddie
01-26-2018, 02:14 PM
That sounds rough. Did you have to use the heater in your car?

thunderations
01-26-2018, 02:23 PM
All due respect, when your blood has been boiling at 118+ degrees for several months, 40, 50, even 60 is cold.
Even the dog, when let out to do his business, looks back at us to see if he's being punished.
And, yes, we used the heater in the 66 going to the meeting last Sunday in Phoenix.
Besides, the majority of Minnesota and Oregon citizens are holed up in AZ for the winter anyway, along with many from other states and our friends from North of the border.

Commander Eddie
01-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Good point about all the snowbirds. I used to live in California so I know what you mean about the temperature being relative.

SScopelli
01-26-2018, 02:50 PM
Oh you poor thing. Try some -30's for a while.

One never gets tired of shoveling bright and sunny, in AZ.

thunderations
01-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Well we did have to use the yard blower the other day to get rid of some "partly cloudy".

One never gets tired of shoveling bright and sunny, in AZ.

52 Ragtop
01-26-2018, 06:16 PM
But in the middle of summer, they are all cooped up in the house with the A/C on! and can't go out until long after sunset! <G> I've been "told" it's a dry heat! Go ahead, turn your oven on to 110 degrees, and stick your head in it! That's a dry heat too!

Kind of like So. California when I lved there, everybody said that So Cal. does not have 4 seasons, well, they do! Smoggy, Rainey, Fire and Earthquake! That's the 4 seasons out there! LOL

Jim

TWChamp
01-26-2018, 06:24 PM
Yep, there is no perfect place to live, but I think Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas would sure beat Minnesota for year round living.

jpepper
01-26-2018, 07:21 PM
I'll stay in Milwaukee. We get some snow, we have some below zero, and we get some 90° days. Sometime that all happens within a week. We don't get earthquakes, floods, and fires. I wish we did not have road salt in the winter. That is my only complaint.

lelshaddai
01-26-2018, 08:22 PM
I was born and have live my entire life in Arizona. I have visited Kentucky, Ohio and Texas in the Summer. I will take 105 with 10% humidity over 90 and 90% humidity anyday. We do not stay inside all day in the Summer. Plus our towels dry by morning after taking a shower. My kids played soccer in 105. Drink water and you are good to go. Plus you can drive 1 1/2 hours and be in the mountains where it is 30 degrees cooler. :!!:

firestoper 25
01-26-2018, 10:14 PM
I'll stay in Milwaukee. We get some snow, we have some below zero, and we get some 90° days. Sometime that all happens within a week. We don't get earthquakes, floods, and fires. I wish we did not have road salt in the winter. That is my only complaint.

And don't forget to talk up our high taxes (I rent my house from Madison for $ 400 a month):lol: It was 47 F in the sun today, tomorrow I will try to move my Lathe & Bridgeport to my shop from Green Bay if the ice crust on the old property holds up for the trucking-moving operations. Who says winter ground freezes aren't useful? Regards Sherm / Green Bay

thunderations
01-26-2018, 10:33 PM
Well, We don't stay in the house with the A/C on all summer. We pack up what we need into the motorhome and travel to Minnesota, Oregon, Wisconsin, South Bend, Indiana, where I was born and raised, and anyplace that the cooler weather takes us. Sometimes the Studebaker makes the trip with us and allows us to navigate local car shows along the way and gives other travelers something to see and take pictures of other then scenery. Watch for us on your local highway, but not on the interstates if we can help it. Rather travel through all the little towns and burgs then just waste diesel fuel staring at asphalt.

Stude Shoo-wop!
01-26-2018, 11:18 PM
I love living in Florida for the most part. The only things that get at me are the mosquitoes and the pounding heat waves. However, I thank both of them because without them the whole state would be overrun by snowbirds!

TX Rebel
01-27-2018, 12:18 AM
you are right about that! I can work outdoors in 100 deg AZ heat and not break a sweat, but just step outside in July along the humid gulf coast & you will be dripping wet @ 9:00 a.m.

studegary
01-27-2018, 09:27 AM
I love living in Florida for the most part. The only things that get at me are the mosquitoes and the pounding heat waves. However, I thank both of them because without them the whole state would be overrun by snowbirds!

Florida has now surpassed New York State in population and that is just permanent residents, not counting snow birds (I know several. I am not one.) Over the past 46 years, I have visited Florida on a somewhat regular basis, but I do not care to relocate there. My MiL lives in Inverness and I have a nephew who resides in Fort Lauderdale by the Sea.

studegary
01-27-2018, 09:34 AM
you are right about that! I can work outdoors in 100 deg AZ heat and not break a sweat, but just step outside in July along the humid gulf coast & you will be dripping wet @ 9:00 a.m.

I have attended SDC International Conventions all over the country in the summer. I enjoyed Las Vegas and I even judged up on the roof of the parking structure. Orlando was bad, but the worst (IMO) was 1981 St. Louis (it was about 100 degrees with relative humidity also about 100). Springfield, on the other side of the state of MO, was pleasant.

Buzzard
01-27-2018, 10:00 AM
All true. I received this pic of my US6 from my neighbor yesterday.70040 Makes dealing with 70F here in central, western Arizona real easy!

Green53
01-27-2018, 11:52 AM
I don't miss Nebraska. Love living here in Arizona.

Denny L

paintim613
01-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Three seasons in this part of Arizona. Warm (Nov-Mar), Hot (Apr, May, Oct) and OMG (June-Sept).

thunderations
01-28-2018, 05:18 PM
That may not be quite right. As I heard it the 3 seasons are: This summer, next summer and road under construction.

Three seasons in this part of Arizona. Warm (Nov-Mar), Hot (Apr, May, Oct) and OMG (June-Sept).

paintim613
01-29-2018, 11:58 AM
Heater? What's that?
That sounds rough. Did you have to use the heater in your car?

bumpkinvilledano
01-29-2018, 06:38 PM
I got lucky. I flew back to Ga on 1-20-18, just as the cold snap was hitting Phoenix. On 1-21-18 it was a couple degrees warmer at my house than it was in Phoenix, despite the fact it had been in the teens, with snow, just 4 days before. On Monday 2-5-18, I'll be flying back to Phoenix for a couple weeks.

I would certainly appreciate you keeping the heat back up into the 70's for my arrival.:D

thunderations
01-29-2018, 07:02 PM
Correct, we had a 2 day winter that only got into the 50's. I stayed indoors for the most part. Boy, oh boy, it was cold. May have caused some damage to the pineapple plants.

I got lucky. I flew back to Ga on 1-20-18, just as the cold snap was hitting Phoenix. On 1-21-18 it was a couple degrees warmer at my house than it was in Phoenix, despite the fact it had been in the teens, with snow, just 4 days before. On Monday 2-5-18, I'll be flying back to Phoenix for a couple weeks.

I would certainly appreciate you keeping the heat back up into the 70's for my arrival.:D