What’s Worse Montana? 100 Degree Summers or Below Zero Winters?
We have reached what some would call the "dog days of Summer." The time of year when the hot temperatures start to take a toll on your life. When you find yourself doing anything you can to stay cool. With the sun just beating down on you from the early morning hours until late in the evening. Which is the exact opposite of where things will be 6 months from now.
Soon you will find yourself in the dark of winter. A time of year when the cold temperatures can get so extreme it makes your face hurt. When you find yourself doing anything you can to stay warm. With the sun barely peaking through the dark winter skies, and for only a few short hours a day.
So which do you prefer?
There is a good reason why Montanans are so hearty. We have learned to deal with both temperature extremes. Yet we also tend to complain about whichever temperature is currently bothering us. But, if you had to choose between winter cold or hot summer days which would it be?
I have always been a warm-blooded creature. Meaning I prefer the cold and cool versus the warm and hot. I have always been a firm believer in a phrase I mutter just about any time someone brings up a complaint about the temperature.
"You can always put on more clothes, but you can only take off so many before it starts getting offensive."
We recently reached out to social media to ask what people's thoughts are on living in hot temperatures versus cold.
Roughly 60% of people who commented on our social media poll claimed that they would much rather have cold winter temperatures than live through another heatwave. Is that mostly because we are currently suffering from extremely hot temperatures? Or is it because they are sick of people giving them a hard time for sitting half-naked in front of a fan?
We will ask this question again in a few months after we experience our first week of -20 degree windchills.