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Old 06-05-2019, 11:24 PM
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Originally Posted by sandman249 View Post
There is no microclimate at work. The distance between the edge of downtown Windsor to the edge of downtown Detroit is only about 1-2 kms.

You are right about Michigan Winters - they are known to be one of the worst in the USA. But MI winters are much milder when compared to states like MN and WI. Northern MI is bad ... not Southern MI. Detroit region probably has the mildest winters in all of MI. Is Detroit considered colder than Chicago? I don't think so.

Windsor's winters are no different from Detroit's winters.
All this is true. Detroit and Windsor are so close together that there can be no noticeable difference. They are one metro area essentially with a border running through it.

Michigan is indeed one of the stereotypical frozen upper Midwest states. However as this post points out Detroit is in its mildest part. Michigan is slightly warmer than Wisconsin and Minnesota because of lake moderation BUT itís also much snowier too because of being downwind of the lakes. Because of this fact you could argue it has the most brutal winter in the lower 48. Again though it is worth noting that as bad as Derry winter is it is in the mildest portion of a very cold snowy state.

Most people in the US do not know a northern winter, most Americans would see winter as a time of year that it is 40-60 degrees and raining. Here in Tennessee the average high in January is almost 50 degrees, though it can be colder or warmer than that. By March we are cutting grass and watching flowers bloom. To us the winter in Canada or the northern tier us states is VERY cold.
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