Hot or Cold?


Kelleigh Hogan

Arizona’s moderate winters draw many people to visit. Its average high for January was 67 degrees.

Kelleigh Hogan, Editor-in-Chief

This weekend I realized that I have no tolerance for the cold. As I volunteered, I shivered from the apparently inescapable chill of Arizona. I wasn’t alone either. Every other person I saw were freezing in parkas, blankets, and sweaters. Warm summers top chilly winters any day.

In Arizona, we have highs above 100 degrees for most of the summer, but we learn how to manage our time. It may seem like Arizonans are missing in action during the midday, but in the early morning and late evening, we come out in swarms. The temperatures go into the early eighties – which is perfect. Not to mention we have the best falls and springs – slightly warm with a nice chill as well. Arizona’s summers are a small price to pay for the rest of the year.

The East Coast winters don’t come alone. They bring blizzards along with the negative ten degree temperatures. I love the snow like anyone else, but with cold in the equation, I can’t appreciate the “amazing” weather. Not to mention to even go outside you need to wrap yourself in twenty different layers of jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, boots, and so much more. Even when you go in your home, it seems like the cold just radiates off of the floor and windows. When it’s below sixty degrees, you can count me out.

Perhaps I fit the stereotype of Arizonans, who can’t stand the cold, but I’d rather be burning in 110 degree climates than stuck in my home for week because of a blizzard.