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Old 12-30-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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ATL and Raliegh have similar weather, if its 40s there, it 40s here. Only diff, snow chances are better in NC. All the other seasons are similar as well. In fact I travel that region frequently and more than once it has been warmer up there than here. Dallas in all seasons is usually warmer than ATL by 5 to 15 degrees. Dallas, TX is really just a cooler Phoenix(ofcourse also, Dallas is more humid and wet). Orlando is warm to hot all year round. Theres nothing worse than 90 degrees in FL!!!!! GA is my state but TX wins this, in overall best weather. GA and NC are just upgrades from the north many times weather wise. FL is just too hot and humid in the summer. So that leaves Dallas. Dallas has great weather with exception of hot summers in the 90s and 100s.
Exaggerate much? that's really not the case at all:

For December 31--
DALLAS
Avg high: 55
Avg low: 36

ATLANTA
Avg high: 52
Avg low: 34

This winter has been a somewhat unusual one for both cities. But on average, there will be days when dallas is colder than atlanta and vice versa

The weather in north texas is far more like the weather in metro atlanta than it is like anything in arizona. dallas and phoenix aren't even in the same climate
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Exaggerate much? that's really not the case at all:

For December 31--
DALLAS
Avg high: 55
Avg low: 36

ATLANTA
Avg high: 52
Avg low: 34

This winter has been a somewhat unusual one for both cities. But on average, there will be days when dallas is colder than atlanta and vice versa

The weather in north texas is far more like the weather in metro atlanta than it is like anything in arizona. dallas and phoenix aren't even in the same climate
I don't think I'm exaggerating. Many people say that N. GA and N TX have similar weather as far as temps. For the most part thats right but still Dallas is generally 5-15 degrees warmer on many days. Just check weather almanacs(wunderground.com has a good one), compare the two. You can't go by averages, they only tell half the pic. As far as Dallas being a cooler Phoenix, I think it is. Diff climates yes but I think they share alot in common weather wise. JUst Dallas is cooler, more humid, and more wet.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Atlanta, Dallas, Raleigh have similar winter weather, but Raleigh receives the most snow each year. During the Summer, Atlanta and Raleigh are both cooler and less humid, on average, than Dallas and Orlando. I would say that Atlanta weather is definitely more moderate than that of Chicago. Here is some data from the Weather Channel about the 4 cities.
January High/Low July High/Low Avg. Snowfall
Atlanta: 52/33 89/70 2.4 in.
Dallas: 55/34 96/75 2.5 in.
Raleigh: 50/30 89/69 6.8 in.
Orlando: 72/50 92/73 0
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Atlanta, Dallas, Raleigh have similar winter weather, but Raleigh receives the most snow each year. During the Summer, Atlanta and Raleigh are both cooler and less humid, on average, than Dallas and Orlando. I would say that Atlanta weather is definitely more moderate than that of Chicago. Here is some data from the Weather Channel about the 4 cities.
January High/Low July High/Low Avg. Snowfall
Atlanta: 52/33 89/70 2.4 in.
Dallas: 55/34 96/75 2.5 in.
Raleigh: 50/30 89/69 6.8 in.
Orlando: 72/50 92/73 0
you mean MORE humid, right? in the summer time, dallas is hotter, but also drier and breezier than much of the southeast
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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I don't think I'm exaggerating. Many people say that N. GA and N TX have similar weather as far as temps. For the most part thats right but still Dallas is generally 5-15 degrees warmer on many days. Just check weather almanacs(wunderground.com has a good one), compare the two. You can't go by averages, they only tell half the pic. As far as Dallas being a cooler Phoenix, I think it is. Diff climates yes but I think they share alot in common weather wise. JUst Dallas is cooler, more humid, and more wet.
you absolutely can go by averages because they tell you what the average temp is for each day of the year, and on average, dallas is usually no more than 5 degrees warmer than atlanta (depending on the weather pattern). just as well, there are days when it will be more wintry in dallas than it is in atlanta. so it's not all that accurate to portray one city as having a winter sooo much warmer than the other, because it's not that way at all. dallas can and does get pretty cold in winter. the past year's snow storms they received is evidence enough of that

i'm not even sure how phoenix came into the discussion. looking at weather statistics, there aren't enough similarities between the two, and they aren't even in the same region of the country let alone the same climate. so there's really no basis for their comparison

i'm not trying to attack you or anything. just saying
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Which city is prettier in your opinion? I have an impression that Dallas is more dry and desert like Las Vegas and Phoenix where Altanta is more nature, scenic, green and prettier. Is my assumption correct? I do agree that Dallas and Atlanta is very similar in many ways.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Which city is prettier in your opinion? I have an impression that Dallas is more dry and desert like Las Vegas and Phoenix where Altanta is more nature, scenic, green and prettier. Is my assumption correct? I do agree that Dallas and Atlanta is very similar in many ways.
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Which city is prettier in your opinion? I have an impression that Dallas is more dry and desert like Las Vegas and Phoenix where Altanta is more nature, scenic, green and prettier. Is my assumption correct? I do agree that Dallas and Atlanta is very similar in many ways.
atlanta is absolutely more naturally beautiful. tall forests and hills make up the landscape of the city

as far as dallas goes, forget everything that hollywood taught you about texas. there's NOTHING desert-like about dallas. in fact, the only part of the state that is actual desert is far west texas. the look and feel of dallas is definitely more midwestern than southwestern

despite popular belief, dallas does have plenty of trees, they just aren't tall like in atlanta. the terrain is flatter, but not chicago/houston flat.

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Atleast we agree on that AlGreen^^^. I couldn't say it better myself.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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you absolutely can go by averages because they tell you what the average temp is for each day of the year, and on average, dallas is usually no more than 5 degrees warmer than atlanta (depending on the weather pattern). just as well, there are days when it will be more wintry in dallas than it is in atlanta. so it's not all that accurate to portray one city as having a winter sooo much warmer than the other, because it's not that way at all. dallas can and does get pretty cold in winter. the past year's snow storms they received is evidence enough of that

i'm not even sure how phoenix came into the discussion. looking at weather statistics, there aren't enough similarities between the two, and they aren't even in the same region of the country let alone the same climate. so there's really no basis for their comparison

i'm not trying to attack you or anything. just saying
LOL, I know you wasn't attacking me. We just see the weather of the two cities differently. I definetly wasn't saying Dallas have way warmer winters than ATL. Dallas winters get cold but they can more easily rebound to warmer temps. ATL is not the case, it takes a while to rebound. The weather patterns differs between TX and much of the SE. The weather in Louisville, Little Rock, Dallas, Durham, Orlando, Nashville, Tallahasse, and ATL to name a few are all in the south. But the weather varies due to latitude, elevation, location, etc. Even cities not that far from each other differ. Augusta is warmer than us and they are just 2 hrs east(lower elevation too). Nashville differs, also a couple hrs north. 4hr south is FL and they differ(some Floridians say GA is downright cold). So is Dallas PHX compared to ATL, no. But is it warmer than ATL, yes. And yes besides summer the weather in Dallas is better, atleast in my opinion.
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