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Morning Poll -- Which is More Torturous: Summer in Phoenix, Or Winter Anywhere it Snows?

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So it's a "dry heat," right?

That's easy to say when it's not expected to be 115 degrees outside, which it is today, and would be a record for August 23, in Phoenix, Arizona.

It's gonna be so miserable in the Valley today that the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Maricopa County.

It's time we all come to realization that no matter what we do to "beat the heat," at some point, today's gonna suck.

The walk to your car, the walk into your house, the trip to the grocery store; at some point today you're gonna look up at the sun and ask "are you F***ing serious?"

That said, considering Phoenix has a large population of folks who understand the concept of "winter," we thought we'd try and settle the age-old debate: what's more torturous: a summer in Phoenix, or a winter in the northeast -- or anywhere else where the winter could be a reasonable motive for suicide.

As the saying goes, "you don't have to shovel heat."

That's often said by people who've never received a second-degree burn from their seat belt.

Similarly, nothing quite says "good morning" like the arctic blast of a February wind gust while walking to your car in cooler (frigid) North American climates.

We've got vast experience with both. Both scenarios suck to no end. However, we want to know what you think -- which is worse: a summer in Arizona, or winter with cold and snow?

Cast your vote below.

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