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Old Yesterday, 12:33 PM
 
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Yes - it can get cold from mid-December to mid-February. That is called winter. Without it we would not have Four Season Weather.
Atlanta is one of the climates where I actually prefer the winter months over summer.

 
Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM
 
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It’s affordable with a strong job market. There are plenty of family-oriented activities along with stuff to do for single twenty-somethings.
 
Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM
 
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I would have to disagree with the "great 4 season weather". While the stats list off the averages being in the mid 50's, I personally do not like the roughly mid December to mid February period as it does get cold during that time period. And the summer's are a steam bath generally speaking. Hardly ideal. Then again, it is really hard to find what I would consider a place in the United States with ideal year around temps. That would probably be coastal California.


On the other hand, Fall, is awesome in Atlanta. In fact I'd probably say October is my favorite month of all to be in Atlanta. Just my personal preferences. And I suppose I can deal with approximately a two month time period in the winter when the weather isnt to my particular taste. I will take the steam bath summers instead of 2 feet of snow and zero degree days that other places get for their winter anytime.



I havent lived in many places (5 to be exact) so I really dont have much to compare it with. But overall Atlanta itself is a pretty good place to live. Judging by the number of people coming here and the housing prices getting out of control (another negative) I guess a lot of others feel the same.
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I couldn't agree more. Atlanta has 11 horrible months made up of too cold, too hot and WAY TOO humid, and pollen. Then we get October, which is great, and sometimes bleeds over into November, when we're lucky!

Also agree California is one of the only places that offers a better climate. The entire eastern seaboard pretty much has miserable summers, but with much longer winters. I actually prefer Florida to Georgia because I don't find the heat and humidity there to be any different. Sure, you put up with it a tad longer... but you get 4 or 5 gorgeous months in the winter, instead of the one nice month we get.


And this is a good thing because segregation is.... good???
I guess you both never lived in a truly "cold" place.

Us folks from places like Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, NYC, etc. consider Atlanta's winters to be a steam bath.
 
Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
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People complaining about Atlanta’s “cold” don’t know what “cold” really is.

If you’ve only lived in or visited places where you only need summer or “all season “ tires and/or where every building has AC during the winter and early spring then you don’t know real cold and wouldn’t understand why someone from Michigan or Kansas for example may think our winters are mild/warm and love it.
 
Old Today, 08:30 AM
 
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Also, I understand it gets hot and humid here but Atlanta isn’t anywhere near the worst for that either. Do y’all know about half of south doesn’t even have 4 seasons like Atlanta?

Atlanta benefits for being at a relatively high altitude compared to many other southern cities and away from water. “Hotlanta “ really ain’t that hot honestly.

I grew up on the gulf coast where the air is so moist you can drown in it and the heat index is over 10 degrees the real temperature and I didn’t even know what 4 seasons were until I moved.

Atlanta summers are a breeze compared to large parts of Southern U.S. - even just a few hours south in Georgia.

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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
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Do y’all know about half of south doesn’t even have 4 seasons like Atlanta?
Maybe the coastal south doesn't have 4 seasons, but everywhere else does. Nashville, Birmingham, Charlotte... all have 4 seasons. I imagine most of Arkansas, Kentucky, etc. do as well.
 
Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
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Also, I understand it gets hot and humid here but Atlanta isn’t anywhere in worst of that either.

Atlanta benefits for being at a relatively high altitude compared to many other southern cities away from water.

I grew up on the gulf coast where the air is so moist you can drown in it and the heat index is over 10 degrees the real temperature.

Atlanta summers are breeze compared to large parts of Southern U.S. - even just a few hours south in Georgia.
Good point.

If you want some real summer heat, spend some time in Houston, or even south of the fall line in Georgia.

EDIT: I will add a caveat though. While Atlanta may not get the most extreme heat and/or humidity in the country, when it comes to the persistence of the high heat/humidity in general, Atlanta is still hotter than 80% of the rest of the country.

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Old Today, 09:33 AM
 
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Maybe the coastal south doesn't have 4 seasons, but everywhere else does. Nashville, Birmingham, Charlotte... all have 4 seasons. I imagine most of Arkansas, Kentucky, etc. do as well.
Which is why I said half....

The seasons blend once you get close to Macon’s Latitude.

It’s not exactly half of the landmass but it’s a huge amount because it pretty much includes all of FL, and Louisiana nearly all of Texas, half of Mississippi , Alabama, Georgia.

My overall point is ATL’s climate is relatively mild when it comes to extremes. Some southern cities are cooler and others are way hotter.
 
Old Today, 11:05 AM
 
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I get what you're saying, but I disagree with your general point because while SOME of these areas are hotter than us in the summer, MOST are within a few degrees.

Of the ones that are significantly hotter... let's say below the frost line in Florida... maybe they can be a few degrees warmer on a summer day. But looking at the reverse, Atlanta will frequently be 20 or 30 degrees COOLER than they are during the winter months. So they get to enjoy that benefit while only having to give up a small amount in the summer.

And if you break it down and look at temps, many of these places are really not significantly hotter than Atlanta in the summer. They may not have 4 seasons. But that's fine, because as far as I'm concerned, you can have winter.

Just as a quick example, here are forecast high temps for today:

Atlanta - 91
Houston - 99 (ok, that's really hot!)
New Orleans - 92
Dallas - 102 (yuck, Texas sucks)
Macon - 96
Mobile - 93
Jacksonville - 95
Orlando - 92 (just one degree warmer)
Tampa - 89 (yes, it's actually COOLER in Tampa)
Miami - 90 (cooler in Miami, too, how 'bout that?)
 
Old Today, 11:17 AM
 
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Definitely like the four seasons thing.
Winter and summer are each about 5.75 months long.
Spring and fall are each about a week long.
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