Good, funny question to start off the New Year!
I moved to The Valley of the Sun 33 years ago, from Syracuse. I have been to Long Island many a time. I would not move back.
Some years ago, a bunch of my buddies and I were celebrating a bachelor party in July. Someone mentioned how hot it was, while we were lounging in the swimming pool, playing water volleyball and sipping our drinks. I thought to myself, yeah, this is as bad as it gets. Which would you rather endure, that, or: being up in Syracuse with freezing, blowing wind; stepping off the sidewalk into 12" of icy slush that goes over your boot top; doing 360's on invisible, black ice on Highway 360--all personal experiences, I do not want to repeat. Just saying.
However, Phoenix is big enough. All you people in the cold climates please ignore what I just said. Jerome is perfectly spot-on--all we do down here is sit around, wishing we were back up North...RIGHT!!