Tuesday, February 11, 2014

We're Not Very Pleasant

This is quite interesting...


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The map is interactive and allows you to find cities with the most "pleasant" weather, defined as shown.  Imagine my surprise when I found Detroit to be more pleasant than P-Ville (66 days vs. 36), and even MORE surprised when I looked at the Rochester, NY area (54 days).  Sorry... I do NOT agree.  That's mainly coz I NEVER shovel snow, although there have been one or two times in the last 11 years when I prolly should have

Go here to see how pleasant YOUR town is.

8 comments:

  1. It's a dry heat11 February, 2014 08:37

    That's the problem with data, some chimp uses the wrong data and makes a chart that tries to define 'pleasant'. Well, I've been to New Orleans, and it wasn't pleasant. This was before air conditioning became affordable, and the power lines were upgraded to handle the load without melting. Yes, you would have to factor in humidity, which pretty much voids any 'pleasant' scores in states that fly the rebel flag.

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    1. Yup. Some of THE worst weather I ever experienced was on the Mrs. Hippy Gulf Coast when I was in tech school back in '64 and living in a barracks... three men to a room... without air conditioning. I SO know where you're coming from. Ditto for Southeast Asia and Tokyo.

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  2. Yep. Screwy criteria. Having lived in NOLA for 14 years, I can attest to that heat and humidity thing. And hurricanes. Little Rock was only a 46!

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    1. I'm surprised at LR's rating... I thought you'd be higher than that.

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  3. I did some further checking on that chart.
    There are two separate readings for DC and for Worcester, MA.

    That said, I don't think pleasantness has much to do with temperature.
    A whole lot depends upon other factors.

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    1. There were two values for Clovis, too... 33 and 36. I took the best of the two.

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  4. Hmph. It says here that the pleasant-est place in our pleasant peninsulas is. . . wait for it. . . Niles (78).

    NILES?!? Niles ain't even on the Big Water, which ought to be some kind of pre-requisite for being pleasant in Michigan. . .

    But I can certainly go along with San Diego (for LA to rank ahead of SD, tho. . . they must not be taking account of the smog index. . .)

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    1. There's a LOT of stuff the guy who threw this together didn't consider. I agree with you about bein' on the lake in Michigan... that would seem to be a requirement for "pleasant," especially in the summer. I have nasty memories of the "year without air conditioning" when we moved into our house there... which is a loooong story that shall remain untold, mainly to protect me from assassins.

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