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Old 03-20-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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To echo a few others:

1. Honolulu
2. San Diego/LA

Honolulu is in the tropics but is incredibly comfortable most of the year due to the trade winds. Amazing that Honolulu only gets approx. 21 inches of rain per year. [LA gets 15 inches; S.D. 10 inches]
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Call me crazy but I love the weather in Minnesota. It is like a buffet that never ends: blizzards, cold so intense that it is like walking on the moon, torrential thunderstorms, hail, sleet, tornadoes, ice storms, hurricane force winds, tropical humidity, perfect summer days, hoar frost, beach weather in March, snow in June. And despite all of that there are a large number of days with perfect, sunny, not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather.

If you live here long enough you will see everything except hurricanes.

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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To echo a few others:

1. Honolulu
2. San Diego/LA

Honolulu is in the tropics but is incredibly comfortable most of the year due to the trade winds. Amazing that Honolulu only gets approx. 21 inches of rain per year. [LA gets 15 inches; S.D. 10 inches]
The tropics are mostly likely that and I have no idea why. The extreme hot temperatures are always found somewhat higher. Dunno why.

For example, in Puerto Rico it's mid 80s in the summer with a nice wind. In the winter it is low 80s, maybe an occasional high 70s. If a rain cloud comes and blocks the sun it can even feel chilly if you're in short sleeves.

Miami beach get's into the low 90s in the summer. It's saved by the wind off the atlantic though for whatever reason it's not pronounced as in PR. Wintertime we're talking 70s with occasional dips in the 60s.

Now Myrtle beach up on the SC is regularly in the mid 90s if not higher. The air feels stagnant too. I never spent a winter there but you're probably looking at frost every year.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Call me crazy but I love the weather in Minnesota. It is like a buffet that never ends: blizzards, cold so intense that it is like walking on the moon, torrential thunderstorms, hail, sleet, tornadoes, ice storms, hurricane force winds, tropical humidity, perfect summer days, hoar frost, beach weather in March, snow in June. And despite all of that there are a large number of days with perfect, sunny, not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather.

If you live here long enough you will see everything except hurricanes.
4 seasons can be nice provided the winter is short Why I picked NC and they get hurricanes too
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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The tropics are mostly likely that and I have no idea why. The extreme hot temperatures are always found somewhat higher. Dunno why.

For example, in Puerto Rico it's mid 80s in the summer with a nice wind. In the winter it is low 80s, maybe an occasional high 70s. If a rain cloud comes and blocks the sun it can even feel chilly if you're in short sleeves.

Miami beach get's into the low 90s in the summer. It's saved by the wind off the atlantic though for whatever reason it's not pronounced as in PR. Wintertime we're talking 70s with occasional dips in the 60s.

Now Myrtle beach up on the SC is regularly in the mid 90s if not higher. The air feels stagnant too. I never spent a winter there but you're probably looking at frost every year.
The difference is the islands you mention are ISLANDS - surrounded by water which moderates the temps and helps keep them from either extreme. On top of that those areas are also affected by the trade winds - which act as a natural air-conditioner - they are most calm in the morning and pick up as the day heats up, then die back down at night as the air cools off - giving such places an almost completely perfect climate.

Ken
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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For whoever said Kauai gets cool, not so. Maybe a bit cooler than summer, but still warm.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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LA, California
San Diego, California
Tijuana, Baja California
Isla Partida, Baja California
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Bay Area weather sucks. Too depressing and cloudy, not warm enough. Disgusting! I prefer warmth. Hawaii, then Florida/California FTW
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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i like the rain if it's warm. the rain in california often comes in the winter, when it's cold and chills you to the bone.

in the tropics, or even most of the south, the rain comes down when it's warm. cools everything down and makes everything nice and green. i dunno why anyone would dislike that kinda rain...
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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#1 = San Francisco

#2 = Seattle

#3 = Denver
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