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Old 03-14-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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oh nice to know I suppose it is just as unpredictable as Michigan (where I live). I don't mind the winter but here it is cold from October until April and sometimes May. Just wanting to move somewhere where there is not as much snow and cold for as many months as it is here.


As a fellow Michigander - born and raised in Lansing for 32 years - the winters down here are NOTHING like winters back home. Not even any real "winter" to speak of, much more like a cold fall. The nicest thing is that it isn't grey and overcast from Nov-Mar like it is back home.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Yes the weather definitely sounds better there.
The summers are hot and humid here so I think thats something I am used to I think the only difference is that Charlotte seems to be warmer for longer than MI and perhaps more consistent warm/sunny days. MI can be very gloomy and overcast and there's been a few summers where it hasnt been too warm and you're wanting to wear Jeans in the middle of the summer! (at least me I think I run cold!)


Summer heat and humidity here are nothing like MI, MUCH warmer here for much longer periods of time.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:01 PM
 
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Wanted to add, OP you might be thinking hot and humid is 85 and muggy? Try 95 and higher humidity...for a solid month.

Not that you shouldn't move here...just don't be thinking it's anything you are used to. You would tell someone moving north the same thing about Michigan winters.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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Wanted to add, OP you might be thinking hot and humid is 85 and muggy? Try 95 and higher humidity...for a solid month.

Not that you shouldn't move here...just don't be thinking it's anything you are used to. You would tell someone moving north the same thing about Michigan winters.

good point I guess I wont really know how it is until I experience it lol. I have been in fl end of June and I recall it was hot but not sure how that compares to NC or how it feels to have that for months on end.

I will say I always like when it was in the high 80s and 90s in Michigan but probably cant compare to the humidity you feel there. I guess if do go through with the move Ill find out reall quick whether I like it or not haha
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:34 PM
 
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As a fellow Michigander - born and raised in Lansing for 32 years - the winters down here are NOTHING like winters back home. Not even any real "winter" to speak of, much more like a cold fall. The nicest thing is that it isn't grey and overcast from Nov-Mar like it is back home.
You weren't raised far from where I am now! Those both sound like positives-more sun and not brutal winters is exactly what I am looking for!

As a fellow Michigander, how do you like the Charlotte area?
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yes the weather definitely sounds better there.
The summers are hot and humid here so I think thats something I am used to I think the only difference is that Charlotte seems to be warmer for longer than MI and perhaps more consistent warm/sunny days. MI can be very gloomy and overcast and there's been a few summers where it hasnt been too warm and you're wanting to wear Jeans in the middle of the summer! (at least me I think I run cold!)
As a Michigan native, I can say that you are not used to the summer heat. When I was a teenager my family moved to South Jersey, which is very similar to the NC piedmont in the summer. I remember my mother muttering "I didn't know that we were moving to hell." One of my grandmothers came for a visit when I graduated from high school. When she went home she told the rest of the family that where we lived was as hot as hell-fire.

90 degrees isn't an occasional occurrence. You can have 4 - 6 weeks, easily, when the daytime highs don't go below 90.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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You weren't raised far from where I am now! Those both sound like positives-more sun and not brutal winters is exactly what I am looking for!

As a fellow Michigander, how do you like the Charlotte area?


Love it. This is home, now - we have absolutely zero plans to leave.


The city is big enough that you can always find something to do, if you look, while still being small enough you don't have to plan your day around when you have to drive across town.


Where are you currently living in the Mitten?
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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Love it. This is home, now - we have absolutely zero plans to leave.


The city is big enough that you can always find something to do, if you look, while still being small enough you don't have to plan your day around when you have to drive across town.


Where are you currently living in the Mitten?

I currently live in Ann Arbor but am from Chesterfield (not sure if you know where that is)
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:30 PM
 
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As a Michigan native, I can say that you are not used to the summer heat. When I was a teenager my family moved to South Jersey, which is very similar to the NC piedmont in the summer. I remember my mother muttering "I didn't know that we were moving to hell." One of my grandmothers came for a visit when I graduated from high school. When she went home she told the rest of the family that where we lived was as hot as hell-fire.

90 degrees isn't an occasional occurrence. You can have 4 - 6 weeks, easily, when the daytime highs don't go below 90.
oh goodness well I guess I will be in for a big surprise. My other option is Las Vegas (good move for work) and I hear its hot there as well so pretty sure i am going to be in for some hot whether wherever I end up.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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oh goodness well I guess I will be in for a big surprise. My other option is Las Vegas (good move for work) and I hear its hot there as well so pretty sure i am going to be in for some hot whether wherever I end up.
Vegas is a different type of hot.

There's a reason for the popularity of air conditioning in some areas of the country.
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