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Summer vs. Winter: Which is Better?

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The case for cold: 

Cold weather is much cooler (pun intended) than hot weather.

First, let’s discuss sports. Maybe you can play more sports in the summer, but you can play almost all of those sports in the winter. Just throw on a sweater or play indoors if you can’t handle the cold. You can’t play most winter sports during the summer, though. Have you ever gone skiing in July? I didn’t think so. And after all, winter is the prime time for hockey season, Edina’s strong suit.

Drinking hot chocolate is a great treat in the cold winter months. Holding a warm mug when it’s cold outside is the epitome of comfort. In addition to that, when it’s cold out, it’s an amazing opportunity to use the your-hand-looks-cold-want-me-to-warm it maneuver on a certain someone.

You can also have the best conversations with people during the winter because there’s not much to look at except sexy Christmas sweaters and the other person’s face! During the summer you can see much more of stuff that you may or may not want to see, like skin, hair, and toenails. It’s also harder to maintain a conversation because of all that pent-up contempt you have for people more tan than you.

Okay, I do admit that winter is a season mostly dominated by school whereas summer is a season without school, but why is that bad? There are good parts of school, like being able to see your friends at least five times a week, and school makes the weekends and breaks just that much sweeter and more valuable. Also during the winter, there are some very fun school organized events: dances. Although many people don’t attend, they’re great opportunities to relax, have a good time with your friends, and forget the stress of school.

Finally, winter trumps summer because we’re happy to see the season pass. It lasts so long and makes you question your sanity. When it finally leaves, everyone is relieved. When summer ends, on the other hand, everyone is sad and regrets all the things they didn’t accomplish that year. Summer sets you up for disappointment, while winter sets you up for so much more.

The case for hot:

I’m going to start things off with one simple fact: there is no school during summer. Summer is a time to be free from the stress of homework and tests, and to relax and pursue your interests and hobbies, whether they be hanging out with friends, exercising, or exploring.

Another reason why summer reigns supreme in my mind is the fact that it’s warm. You could go swimming at the beach, watch a Twins game, enjoy a picnic with family or friends – the possibilities are endless. Summer is just a time to have fun.

And there are a plethora of sports and activities to do: baseball/softball, soccer, golf, frisbee golf, basketball, and so forth. Just about the only sport you can’t play outside would be hockey, but even then, there are indoor rinks open in the summer. And some fall sports even start in the summer, like Football, Girls’ Swimming and Diving, Cross Country, and Girls’ Tennis.

Summer is a time of good feelings to compensate for the gloom of a cold, gray winter. Especially near the end of winter, when all the snow on the sides of the road is blackened and slushy (it’s simply disgusting). If you prefer the cold sting of the February air over the warmth of the July sun, I pray for your sanity.

In the wintertime, people are forced to drive everywhere in their freezing cold cars and traverse the icy, dangerous roads. On the other hand, summer allows people to drive on safer surfaces, or walk or bike places while maintaining warmth and comfort. Personally, I enjoy biking, but everyone has their preference, from scootering to heelying.

The possibilities for a good time are seemingly endless when summer comes around – there’s so much to do and so many people to see.

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44 Responses to “Summer vs. Winter: Which is Better?”

  1. tim bennett on February 15th, 2015 8:19 pm

    i have lived in north carolina all of my life 51 years it’s never been cold until now this is odd it has never been cold in my home state i can’t stand freezing sleet snow i’m a summer person i like sitting out on the front or back deck drinking a diet soda on ice on a nice summer evening i like cooking outdoors using the gas grill cooking anything i like when the days get longer and the nights are shorter

  2. fatima hashem on July 19th, 2015 3:19 pm

    I think winter is better cause snow is like a big white and fluffy blanket

  3. Megz on March 22nd, 2017 6:53 am

    But you have to shovel snow off your driveway and sometimes, you can’t even get your front door open!

  4. lol 12345 on December 27th, 2017 12:52 pm

    f you boy

  5. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:32 pm

    Maybe he/she doesn’t mind shoveling. I don’t.

  6. josie guthridge on February 5th, 2016 2:08 pm

    get over it live in iowa

  7. hi on May 5th, 2015 9:16 pm


  8. lol 12345 on December 27th, 2017 12:51 pm


  9. Jade-Ann Rose on May 8th, 2015 4:02 pm

    I would have to say I was born in the summer in all but I have always loved the winter it is beautiful how if you wake up at seven a.m. you can watch the sun come up from the horizon. Also If you tend to love Christmas, you might want to love winter because Christmas ain’t coming till winter does. Also why would you like summer when you sweat all day and so do other people, and you all start to stink. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to take a shower every day 6 times in a row. Also summer has a bad record of giving people skin cancer, and and make people have to cut their lawn 24/7. So if you think winter is the best I guess you don’t like having family time, and missing school. I guess you want to go to school every day of your life and be stinky and sweaty.

  10. Winter SUCKS on April 1st, 2017 9:17 am

    Winter sucks BALLS!!! Can’t do nothing except sit around the house all day. Potholes in the streets. Salt damage on the cars, ice scraping windows, shoveling back to back sometimes. Horrid visibility and driving conditions. Sore fingertips. Dead trees everywhere. I can’t come up with ONE good thing to say about winter. Summer is the BEST!!! I can ride my motorcycle, stand around outside and enjoy a great conversation without having to rush indoors like the winter. Washing the car outside with some good music playing, jogging, barbecues……the possibilities are endless in the summer.

  11. Summer Sucks on August 17th, 2017 5:43 pm

    Summer sucks all the tourists and the heat
    And all the streets are full and people are loud even when its 5:am

    Also the fucking sun im not tan and i whill get a sunburn easily also dont you love the smell of cinamon in christmas and when you are nice and coazy if its cold il put another shirt on when im hot i cant start ripping of my skin

    Summer sucks!

  12. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:35 pm

    Stop making up excuses. I mean really, just go out there and have fun. However don’t go out there where it’s 15% and the windchill feels like 5. Maybe 35 with windchill feeling like 29.

  13. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:24 pm
  14. anil singh on November 26th, 2015 7:22 am


  15. josie guthridge on February 5th, 2016 2:09 pm

    there is 2ft of snow at least here

  16. sharon on July 4th, 2016 10:57 am

    I have lived many years in Massachusetts and now many in FLorida. Snowy , Icy roads in the winter and house bound when there is a severe snow storm (not for me) Too many clothes to put on just to go warm up the car. THen you have the ordeal of grocery shopping. Put on all those clothes only to sweat while you are in the store then go out in that cold again, ( no wonder people get sick) People come to FLorida for a reason and that reason is they can’t wait to get out of that horrible weather. In winter climates you have the cold coming in the first of oct ( here come the coats etx) then you face horrible cold til about april when things start to thaw out and you have nothing but slush everywhere. May you might start getting some decent weather and july, aug and sept are the only months you can truly enjoy in those climates. I can’t see why anyone would want to stay in those horrible conditions for three months of good weather out of the whole year. Excuse me now while I head to the beach

  17. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:37 pm

    Actually cold waether doesn”t cause the cold. Also unless you’re walking or don’t have a heater in your car or a car at all. You need to wear two shirts.

  18. dfadsfvf vffsafsfv on January 25th, 2017 1:02 am

    I know this might be a big mess of a paragraph. Well I live in nyc, and here in the summer the average temperature is not a nice refreshing 70 degrees, it’s fucking 90-100 degrees hot. I sweat my ass off every second, and in the subway some other assholes also “enjoying the summer heat” will smell like shit. Like unless you live in some hot ass place, and you are used to it, why would you enjoy this kind of heat. Plus, don’t say there are more sports, because there aren’t. When there is no snow, you can everything except for swimming at the beach. You can play football, baseball, anything, and when there is snow, that’s great, go sledding, make snow angels or some shit like that. You can go skiing or ice skating if you want. And when it is slushy and icy on the ground for cars, just fucking deal with it, it’s really not the biggest deal, making mountains out of molehills here. What are the chances you will actually end up in a car crash. And just saying, don’t say the winter makes you sick, I don’t love my fucking allergies do I, or throwing up because I didn’t drink enough fucking water to stand the heat. Just saying, if the weather to be a nice 70 degrees during the summer, where I’m not sweating my ass off, I’ll probably like summer just as much as winter. Then it would actually be tempting to get my ass out of my air conditioned room and do some shit. In summer, I sweat my ass off, and I can’t do shit about it. In winter, put on a simple jacket or two, and you do anything you want, nice good temperature. My main opinion of summer is a huge bandwagon effect, just because a lot of people love it, others will also love it.

  19. Winter SUCKS on April 1st, 2017 9:22 am

    10. Heat does not cause traffic problems. Think about all the times it has taken you hours to get home from work because of snow and ice. Sure, if you live on the Cape or near the beach there’s traffic in the summer, but who cares?

    9. Nearly twice as many people die from exposure to cold weather than those who succumb to hot weather. British researchers compiled the data and found that while weather related fatalities are trending down, you still have a greater risk of dying from the cold. Looks like Grandma was right when she said, “get in here you’ll catch your death of a cold!” Take that global warming.

    8. You can’t play golf in the snow.

    7. If your AC breaks in the summer your pipes won’t burst.

    6. Cold weather hurts, hot weather is uncomfortable. You feel pain in the cold when your skin is exposed. In the heat, you may sweat buckets, but as long as you drink plenty of water and use sunscreen, you’ll be fine.

    5. When you come in from the cold it takes time for you to feel warm. When you step inside an air-conditioned room the relief is instantaneous.

    4. Humidity does not accumulate by the inch and does not require shoveling.

    3. Even on the hottest days of summer, the temperature will drop at night. On the coldest days of winter, it will get even colder at night.

    2. Cars get better gas mileage in hot weather even when the AC is on.

    1. When was the last time you took a summer vacation to visit a place where it’s cold and snowing because you needed a break from the hot weather and missed winter?

  20. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:38 pm

    Yes you can’t play golf in the winter, but you can have can’t ski in the summer either.

  21. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:46 pm

    Some people want to take a break from the summer.

    And sure you’ll have to shovel snow but at least you can breath.

    As long as you dress warmly and don’t go out under 25 and the windchill is not too low you’ll be fine.

    “When you come in from the cold it takes time for you to feel warm. When you step inside an air-conditioned room the relief is instantaneous.”
    Maybe it’s just you and some people. I quickly warm up when I first come in.
    Anyway, if hate winter just move. To tell you the truth. I’m not so fond of winter ( although I do love snow ) or summer. So fuck them both.

    Hot weather can hurt. Sun beaming down on you. Ouch!

  22. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:09 pm
  23. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:22 pm

    Just don’t go out when the windchill is too low. How low? Answer>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/

  24. Mandy A Jones on January 15th, 2018 9:51 am

    Sorry I forgot to add this

    Yes it get colder at night. Just stay in inside and get a blanket and_or heater. The reason why you hate winter because you’re a pussy. Okay I can understand if the windchill is like under 20-25 degrees, but if the windchill is like 30% then go out there. You can have fun in the winter time. Moving keeps you warm and cool off by staying still. You can’t move during the summertime. When you think about winter isn’t all that bad as winter haters make it out to be.
    “Also if your AC breaks you’re pipe won’t bust” WTF?! Okay sure you’re pipes won’t bust, but having a broken AC is no fun. Who wants to stay in a hot house all day?

  25. Winter SUCKS on April 1st, 2017 9:20 am

    Winter is nothing but a big long miserable “time out” for anyone who is trying to have fun. Grey skies, dead trees, miserable soul sucking frigid temperatures. Who in their right mind would actually enjoy that?? Give me the heat and sun. I love driving without a roof over my head. I feel so ALIVE when I can go outside without having to bundle up in layers.

  26. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:47 pm

    Who on their right mind enjoy playing in the hot sun? At least those type of people don’t let winter stop them from going outside and having fun, unlike you.

  27. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:21 pm

    Matter of fact as long as the windchill is over 32, then you’ll be fine. 13-31 windchill is also fine, just warm up every 20-30 mintues>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/

  28. Winter SUCKS on April 1st, 2017 9:41 am

    Here it is (April 1, 2017 10:38 AM) and I’m in San Juan Puerto Rico and LOVING it. I looked at my weather app on my phone and see that it is currently 82 degrees here and I’m relaxing by the pool. Meanwhile in my hometown in Ohio it’s a grey frigid 38 degrees. What would I be doing in Ohio right now? Probably in bed watching TV……BORING!!!!!
    I’m planning on moving to Tampa this year and I hope it’s soon. Can’t STAND living in Ohio. It’s so freaking depressing there.

  29. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:49 pm

    For freaking sake 38 is not that cold. Stop making up excuse and next winter ( when it’s over 29) and go outside.

  30. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:19 pm

    I wish I post this>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/ before I reply to you. Anyway the article states if the windchill is over 32 then go outside. When the windchill is around 13-31 take a break every 20-30 minitues.

  31. Jj on May 20th, 2017 7:07 pm

    Summer all the way. I kive in London England and it is never really hot lol even in summer. During the summer monthS- June…july…aug… we only get a few days out of the month where the weather is truely good… so thats why when the sun comes out us brits take advantage and are happy.

    Winter is sooooooo dull and boring and flamin cold. There is piss all to do in winter and it is long and boring. You have to wear a tonne of clothes for warmth whereas in summer ahorts and shoes and ur sorted…

    Also i’m more of an outdoors person so when it comes to summer i’m out every day of the 3 months we have summer.

    Lastly in summer you can eat lught foods like sandwiches and salads and fruit in season whereas in winter you have to make ir prepare hot foods…

    Summer all the way.

  32. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:56 pm

    The reason you see winter boring because you’re too lazy to go out. I can under stand if it’s 21% with windchill feeling like 12, but stop trying to stay inside when it’s like 38%, but feels like 29. You need to dress to warmly when it’s not too cold for winter.

  33. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:17 pm

    Just don’t go out when the windchill is under 13 and don’t stay out there for too long when the windchill is under 32>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/

  34. CJsquire on May 21st, 2017 2:25 am

    Why the hell would i like winter? its like freezing soul-sucking fridig temperatures of 28.4 degrees fahrenheit here and overcast pretty much every day, In winter it also rains in torrents at a time, like 2 inches

    In summer, the temperature is actually comfortable, about 77 degrees fahrenheit, which means plenty of days at the beach, Feel hot? wear shorts and sandals, still feel hot? drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen

    I am, again, more of an outdoors person, so in summer i take the advantage and get my but outside for a few hours.

    Also, in winter, all i can do is sit and wait for 3 months for spring, the internet cant connect most of the time, thats just how bad the weather is in winter

  35. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:50 pm

    Winter isn’t always 28 degrees. Winter can be 38 degrees. Also feel cold? Dress warmly and don’t go out under 29%.

  36. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:15 pm

    When wind chill is over 32 is fine to go outside. When windchill feels like 13-31% go inside ever 20-30 mintues>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/

  37. Smendrec on November 3rd, 2017 11:20 am

    Summer is awful, i sweat i feel miserable all day. Also the bugs are horrible I cant go outside to look at the stars without spraying mosquito repellent, also its tick season I cant go anywhere because where I live ticks are just everywhere. Also wasps and hornets make their nests in the most annoying places one time a bunch of paper wasps made their nest in my car so oh yeah summer is so GREAT. I like winter because I can relax, and there are just as many accidents on the road in summer. If I remember correctly in summer the speedjunkies come out and ram into people because since it’s summer they think they can go 30 over. Also horrible rain storms that fog your windows so you cant see anything. Not to mention the bane of my existence HOUSE FLIES the worlds most irritating insect on the entire planet they buzz in your face they are disgusting and guess what they are everywhere in summer. Summer is hell. Winter I can relax chill no house flies for me I can lay down in the snow and look at the stars without spraying on tons of bug spray, and people build snowmen, snowball fights, and also SNOW TUBING!!! And sledding, ice skating winters great! Not to mention when the first snow comes in for the year it’s beautiful, also it’s quiet and peaceful I can really relax. Where in summer it’s loud annoying, ants crawling and invading picnics getting stung by yellow jackets and being constantly blind. Winter is the best no bugs, quiet and beautiful. I love Winter.

  38. Mandy A Jones on January 15th, 2018 9:53 am

    Glad to see someone not letting the cold weather stopping them from going out.

  39. summer is the best on November 28th, 2017 12:17 pm

    summer is the best!winter is boring you sit in your house doing nothing but watching TV,In summer you go outside to many places and have fun.

  40. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:53 pm

    Stop making up lame excuse not to go outside for winter. Just dress warmly and you don’t need to dress too warmly if it’s like 37%, but it feels like 29. That’s wamer compare to 15% feeling like 5. You can have fun in the winter too.

  41. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 10:13 pm

    This article shows you the best time to go out during winter time>https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2014/01/28/how-cold-is-too-cold-for-kids-to-play-outside/

  42. Mandy A Jones on January 14th, 2018 9:57 pm

    Wummer should be a real season.

  43. Mandy A Jones on January 15th, 2018 9:58 am

    Freezing cars? WTH? Who doesn’t have a heater in their car. Also sometimes it’s too hot to walk during summertime and sometimes it’s not too cold to walk during winter time.

  44. Anonymous on January 25th, 2018 12:16 pm

    In addition, you can go swimming at water parks, or pools, or even a beach! Beaches aren’t fun when it’s freezing cold in the winter, but during summer, beaches are filled with people. You can go surfing, body surfing, swimming, and even building a sand castle!
    To relate to the previous reason, you don’t have to be as cold as you are in the winter! Sure, you can to skiing, or sledding, or snowboarding, but you’re still cold. During summer, the weather is much more suitable for going to the beach, or pool. Even if you have a heated pool during the winter, aren’t you going to freeze when you get out?
    To add to that, you don’t have to do hard work, like shoveling down the driveway or path to get somewhere. In winter, there is also more accidents to happen, like if it’s snowing and you can’t see the road! Or if you slip on ice and break a bone!

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