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Old 05-27-2011, 06:00 AM
 
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I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and am so tired of sweltering heat and deadly tornadoes. But after reading this thread, I'm thinking US weather just sucks, in general.
what are you talking about? US is a giant country, and you can't expect every corner to have Mediterranean weather.

Compared with other big countries, the US is blessed by mother nature.

Look at Canada, Vancouver is considered as "having great weather" by Canadian standards. Van is actually more rainy, cloudy and colder in winter than Seattle, it snow is not uncommon. Here in Toronto, when it dips to 0 F in winter and sees 4-5 snow storm each year, it is considered "having mild winter", just because there is nothing better. Russia is the same, if not worse.

Even China, on slightly lower latitude than the US, has much worse weather than the US. China has no west coast, which means no LA-SF-SD like Mediterranean weather whatsoever. Its economically developed south-east coast is extremely humid and hot in the summer (95-105F for 6 weeks with 90%+ humidity, think about New Orleans, it is similar) and worse is, its gets below freezing in the winter too! the Inland is no better either.

Australia seems to have nice weather, but that's because it has like 4-5 cities, all located in relatively mild locations. more than half of the country is practically desert and nobody lives there. I don't call that good weather.  

Yes, countries like France, Spain and Italy seem to have good weather, but that's largely because these countries are small and don't occupy 8-10 million sq km of land like the four countries I just mentioned. (they are each about 500 thousand sq km).
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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The heat and humidity is the main reason I'll probably never visit any tropical place. I have noticed a lot of people who love hot weather also like to swim, surf, or just generally be in the water. I have no desire to do any of those things. I do like the idea of being on a boat or ship in cool or cold weather. This looks like a perfect day to me:


That's a picture I took in Washington state back in November, and with high temps probably in the low 90s today here in TN, I'd give anything to be standing where that picture was taken instead.
Looks like a perfect November day. I can dig it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Orlando/Tampa NO Jackets really. I love that. I hate cold weather and SHYT. Plus the Sunshine is abundant with the killer thunderstorm shows!
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Thumbs down not even close no comparison - knoxville has worst in world

I have lived in knoxville for 9 years and wanted to get out 8 of those. This is the worst god for saken place on the planet. -Knoxville has the worst over all on the planet - and i will prove it:

reasons:
1. the whole southeast of US is the hottest part of US extending from extreme NE TX over to atlanta to NC border - this area is by far 10 degrees hotter than any other already hot place in the US on a hot day.. with the center usually focused in northern AL - about 250 mi.. SW of knoxville.
2: knoxville - is centered in a valley - and has significant air polution from the TVA - making the heat exacerbate the problem wiht low air quality.
3: the Gulf coast is not hotter - it like florida moderated by the coast - its worse inland more...however we get all the moisture that coast has to offer
4:there are no more places in the WORLD that hotter - yes really. i challange you to find it. i know i looked. I though SE asia has some hot humid like us but after checking i was even more dissapointed that we actually inhabit this hell hole SE US.
5: Yes there are hotter places SW US - middle east. norther africa... - that is it.. period.. and guess what - they all are desert - that means dry heat - and yes - u will find posts here that 117 in arizona is more comfortable than 97 in atlanta. and even with that - in the desert night time temps drop drastically making very comfortable about 16 hours per day.
6:We have more rain than any place on the planet - i checked this - if you think the rain forest does - wrong - you will see the SE US gets as much however we are much hotter. we dont get as many tornadoes the alley- but tn leads the nation (world even ) in deadly tornadoes to tornadoes it has. We have storms that stagnate over us for days - they blow from east to west fast till the stall at the gulf coast - add moisture - and then break apart some after hitting the appalachains.
7: TN in particular - gets the rain patterns all year -the ones that move from the north and never hit the south - and the one from the south that never hit north - we get from both halves and never miss one .....
8: knoxville has the worse allergies in the nation statistically .. based on allergy doctors and treatment and use of medicines per capita... inever had allergies before moving here - and i laugh every year someone new moves here and thinks they have cold when spring comes , becase they never had allergiges before - and if you are not allergic you willbecome sensatized by your 3 rd year here - good news - is you will get some immunity - some after about 10 yrs..
9: Do you need more ? well here - i have lived in WI about 16 miles from the UP i have spent long cold winters there - tehy are not a problem - and dont bother me. i lived 14 years growing up in south florida - wonderful sunny weatehr yes hummid and hot - but i never remember more than 88 degrees except a week a year maybe ..i have lived in NJ and remember sticky hot summers there - about 3 weeks worth.. I did basic training in San Antonio tx - we had no A/c in the barracks - i saw people drop like flies from heat exhaustion - i had no problems and felt comfortable most of the time - infact the tempurature dropped so nice at nice it blew my mind from East coast living.. I have also lived in CO - very nice moderate fast changing weather.. I have been to Europe and you dont need A/c there was there in summer mos.. - so there you have it - i think that is enough to officially make knoxville hell on earth - oh add in the crime iindex - and that will help if you dont believe me.. but to be honest the weather is enough to make anyone mad...
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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what are you talking about? US is a giant country, and you can't expect every corner to have Mediterranean weather.

Compared with other big countries, the US is blessed by mother nature.

Look at Canada, Vancouver is considered as "having great weather" by Canadian standards. Van is actually more rainy, cloudy and colder in winter than Seattle, it snow is not uncommon. Here in Toronto, when it dips to 0 F in winter and sees 4-5 snow storm each year, it is considered "having mild winter", just because there is nothing better. Russia is the same, if not worse.

Even China, on slightly lower latitude than the US, has much worse weather than the US. China has no west coast, which means no LA-SF-SD like Mediterranean weather whatsoever. Its economically developed south-east coast is extremely humid and hot in the summer (95-105F for 6 weeks with 90%+ humidity, think about New Orleans, it is similar) and worse is, its gets below freezing in the winter too! the Inland is no better either.

Australia seems to have nice weather, but that's because it has like 4-5 cities, all located in relatively mild locations. more than half of the country is practically desert and nobody lives there. I don't call that good weather.  

Yes, countries like France, Spain and Italy seem to have good weather, but that's largely because these countries are small and don't occupy 8-10 million sq km of land like the four countries I just mentioned. (they are each about 500 thousand sq km).

Yes - the US is really a very ****ty piece of real estate - most in the US dont know but compared to other places - asia - europe - russia - most of south america and mexico - we have very bad weather - lots of tornadoes - lots of heat and lots of rain or drought.. we are not near as moderate as the vast majority of populas well developed countries. - infact that the US has developed into a industrialized coutnry is rather astonishing in consideration of its harsh climate. look at our cities and time lines of development and you will see without A/c most of the US would be a waste land .. and i hate when the rest of the world thinks we are energy pigs - but look at the year round templs in england - and when they say the average american consumes 2 x the amount of engery as a brit.. - i am surprised its only this - considering they never go above 80 or below 50..
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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Where can you go in the US for ok weather most of the year. well all year weather california coast - now you know why the people are there are why its so expensive -but you can buy 2 x as much home for the price in italy - which is what i would do .. instead.. but for a cheaper US high south florida -its not like it was 20 yrs ago but for the dirt cheap property prices this place is budget paridise.. little hot 3 mos -but less than most hot places in US for this time of year .. the north east but you have to get inland some - away from the coast to break humidity - think norther pa and upstate NY.. expensive but not CT-NJ expensive or CA expensive either.. other than this if you can deal with a long winter - which is not as bad as a hot summer - look at north WI and MN , i wish i knew more about the moutain west looks like in weather , i am headed there - it seems pricey compared to lots of the US but not compared to CA and north east - so that is the only places to live in the US as i see it..
rest is waste land - except for seasonal living .. u can do a spring or fall in arkansas or winter pheonix and soforth.. you really can do quite well in the US if you can afford to have two homes.. like many did in the 50's and 60s .. our parents/ grandparents era .. in the hay day of the US economy ..
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Actually Nashville and Murfreesboro get slightly hotter in the summer than Knoxville does, and with similar humidity. And Memphis is even a little hotter than that. In fact, as I type this Murfreesboro is two degrees hotter than Knoxville: 95 vs 93. (BTW, our heat index reached 101 today) Although other than that minor nitpicking, I completely agree that Tennessee weather is horrible and I'm doing everything in my power to get out of here before real summer weather arrives.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Default There is no best place, it's what kind of weather people like

There really is no best climate for everyone, it's what type of weather you like the best. If you want just the place with the warmest, mildest winters, it would be South Florida. If you wanted the sunniest, driest place, it would be the southwest. If you wanted the place that has the most days with the daytime high between 60-80 degrees it would be Southern Coastal California. If you wanted the place that never gets hot it would be the pacific coast from Cental CA up to the Canadian border. If you wanted a great variety of weather it would be the Great Plains region. If you like snow, the Great Lakes region. My ranks would be as follows if you go by what the majority of people like. I am not including Alaska and Hawaii.

1. Southern Coastal CA (no extremes)
2. South Florida (never cold)
3. Desert Southwest (sunny, no humidity)
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I lived in South Florida for 11 years. It's not hot only 3 months, it is pretty hot and humid from mid-late April through Oct. It's definitely cheaper than CA, but it's by no means cheap, rent is high, and property tax and insurance are sky high, and so is auto insurance. Right now the best values to live in the US with mild winters are Arizona and Las Vegas. Cheap housing and rent, low property tax and insurance. Texas is also pretty affordable if you consider it mild winters.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Where can you go in the US for ok weather most of the year. well all year weather california coast - now you know why the people are there are why its so expensive -but you can buy 2 x as much home for the price in italy - which is what i would do .. instead.. but for a cheaper US high south florida -its not like it was 20 yrs ago but for the dirt cheap property prices this place is budget paridise.. little hot 3 mos -but less than most hot places in US for this time of year .. the north east but you have to get inland some - away from the coast to break humidity - think norther pa and upstate NY.. expensive but not CT-NJ expensive or CA expensive either.. other than this if you can deal with a long winter - which is not as bad as a hot summer - look at north WI and MN , i wish i knew more about the moutain west looks like in weather , i am headed there - it seems pricey compared to lots of the US but not compared to CA and north east - so that is the only places to live in the US as i see it..
rest is waste land - except for seasonal living .. u can do a spring or fall in arkansas or winter pheonix and soforth.. you really can do quite well in the US if you can afford to have two homes.. like many did in the 50's and 60s .. our parents/ grandparents era .. in the hay day of the US economy ..

I lived in South Florida for 11 years. It's not hot only 3 months, it is pretty hot and humid from mid-late April through Oct. It's definitely cheaper than CA, but it's by no means cheap, rent is high, and property tax and insurance are sky high, and so is auto insurance. Right now the best values to live in the US with mild winters are Arizona and Las Vegas. Cheap housing and rent, low property tax and insurance. Texas is also pretty affordable if you consider it mild winters.
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