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Old 01-30-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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The best weather I've ever seen is in Southern California, particularly around the San Diego area. Consistent weather patterns all throughout the year. And there is really isn't any pattern.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Hawaii and Miami rains like half the year right? Las vegas seems to get the least rain, 4.3 inches a year avg. i think miami and hawaii are like 55 inches a year average.
depends on what part, or side, of an island you're on. The Leeward side gets much less rain than the windward side. Compare the Hilo on one side of the Big Island to Kona on the other side, HUGE difference in precipitation, around 128" vs 10". Honolulu only gets around 20" a year.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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depends on what part, or side, of an island you're on. The Leeward side gets much less rain than the windward side. Compare the Hilo on one side of the Big Island to Kona on the other side, HUGE difference in precipitation, around 128" vs 10". Honolulu only gets around 20" a year.
Yeah, the Hawaiian Islands - especially the two islands with the really high (10,000 ft+) mountains (Maui and Hawaii) have nearly every climate you can imagine - and one can learn nearly everything there is to know about the various climate zones the earth offers. Furthermore, the change in climate zones comes about over VERY short distances. You can go from rain forest to desert in almost no time at all. I've seen places in Hawaii where the change in vegetation due to rainfall differences can be seen in just a few hundred feet. To find the specific climate you want, just go clockwise around the island - or up and down the mountainsides.

Ken
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
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We want to be somewhere in a moderate climate. Warm but not hot summer with low humidity. Cool but not freezing in winter, also with low humidity. Also looking for low altitude. Can anybody help me figure out where this might be?
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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We want to be somewhere in a moderate climate. Warm but not hot summer with low humidity. Cool but not freezing in winter, also with low humidity. Also looking for low altitude. Can anybody help me figure out where this might be?
Seattle
Portland, Oregon

The winters are cool (not freezing) but they are cloudy and rainy. The summers are exactly what you described. It's hard to find a place with the climate you want and with a low elevation.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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sorry here is the link for city vs city weather comparision: It says las vegas but you can type in any two cities you want.

Climatology Comparison for Las Vegas, NV - weather.com
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Old 02-01-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Where it has good bearable 4 seasons.

FL- HELL no
Most the south- HELL NO
The West- ehh, not really
North East- Mid Atlantic is good

I would say Maryland or Delaware.
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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San Diego Today 78 and sunny
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Based on your experience, which city or state has the best temperature? I currently live in NJ (decent summer that drags and cold winters that last too long). I am always looking at the postings in the other boards wishing I was moving to a different area with nicer weather. Maybe LA or better yet San Fransicso would be my choice. What about you guys? Also thinking Las Vegas, I know the summers are brutal, but at least they have a change of season.
Love Buffalo! I love the mild, warm summers, then comes the gorgeous Fall foliage and perfect temps, then comes winter - where Lake Erie gives us incredible large lake-effect snow flakes, and creates an exciting atmosphere to come together as a community and survive in what may be considered a long winter. I love Spring here, as it builds up to our fantastic summers - yes Lake Erie's hundreds of miles of surface is fozen over currently, but in the summer it is great for swimming - sometimes the water can get to a perfect 80+ degrees, to which many enjoy.

I don't really care what other people say about our weather, but we have four seasons here in Buffalo - the perfect weather? No, but it sure is a great place to raise children because they can enjoy a variety of weather elements which is good for your kids.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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Where it has good bearable 4 seasons.

FL- HELL no
Most the south- HELL NO
The West- ehh, not really
North East- Mid Atlantic is good

I would say Maryland or Delaware.

oh come on, maryland and delaware gets too cold in the winter (december)...average of 45 degrees high. San Diego gets avg. 66 degrees high in december.

and even in maryland it gets too warm in the summer (maybe 88 high avg.), where san diego keeps cool at around 75. believe it or not, san diego is too perfect (i wish i lived there, im a tennis player, need the nice weather).
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