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Weather's effects on moods and relationships

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 In accordance with Valentine's Day, Weather Underground and Knowledge Networks conducted a weather survey.

In it, they found that about two-thirds of those say they check the weather daily... For a number of reasons.

"So I know how to dress appropriately for the weather and what the drive is going to be like since I commute every day to Rapid," said Katie Fleming of Rapid City.

Christine Brown, visiting from England, said, "I walk a lot so I don't like walking in big snow drifts."

39% of those surveyed say that weather affects their mood a great deal or a good amount.

If you think that people like winter... You'd be wrong.

70% say winter makes them feel sad and depressed... While around three quarters say spring and summer makes them happy and optimistic.

"I'm a big skateboarder so summer is definitely a good time for me and people I know," said David William Gates from Rapid City.

Between 40 and 50% of people answered that spring was the season to meet someone new, begin dating someone, fall in love, and get married.

Jonette Murphy from Rapid City told us, "People I think are just happier with the good vitamin D the sun, the nicer weather"

"That's when I met my husband was the summertime and you do have more relationships starting in the spring and summertime when people are feeling more optimistic about it," said Fleming.

One of the more 'interesting' parts of the polls found that 22% said they consider a meteorologist attractive, and 4% admit to fantasizing about a weather reporter.

"I suppose I don't find it that unusual but I guess I never really thought about that before," said Gates.

The poll also shows that 60% of people get married in the spring and summer.

The link to the survey can be found here:

http://surveys.ap.org/data/KnowledgeNetworks/AP_Weather_Survey_Topline_Weather_012811.pdf

 

 

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