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Old 08-14-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I'm wanting to get away from the religious fundamentalism, heat, humidity, and bugs in Shreveport, and I was wondering which one of these three cities are best as far as summer goes. I also want somewhat snowier winters than Shreveport since I like to ski. A somewhat warm summer is fine since I like to swim, but if the summers get hot, cool overnights are a must.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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No contest. Shreveport. Denver gets into the 90s during the summer but overnight lows are in the lower to mid 60s which means you can leave your windows open at night.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Shreveport by far. Denver probably has the best of the 3.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I'm wanting to get away from the religious fundamentalism, heat, humidity, and bugs in Shreveport, and I was wondering which one of these three cities are best as far as summer goes. I also want somewhat snowier winters than Shreveport since I like to ski. A somewhat warm summer is fine since I like to swim, but if the summers get hot, cool overnights are a must.
No brainer, Shreveport.

Lets look at evidence

July

Shreveport highs in 90s lows in 70s dewpoints in 70s heat indexes around 105

Albuquerque highs in 90s lows in 60s dewpoints in 40s-50s, generally no heat index

Denver highs 85-90 lows in 50s dewpoints in 40s, generally no heat index

Case closed
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Shreveport....seemingly never ending humidity. Mean while Denver and ABQ get hot, but it is arid and the nights get cool.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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I'm wanting to get away from the religious fundamentalism, heat, humidity, and bugs in Shreveport, and I was wondering which one of these three cities are best as far as summer goes. I also want somewhat snowier winters than Shreveport since I like to ski. A somewhat warm summer is fine since I like to swim, but if the summers get hot, cool overnights are a must.
Shreveport definitely has the worse summers. Not exactly sure what "religious fundamentalism" has to do with weather, but, OK
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Shreveport definitely has the worse summers. Not exactly sure what "religious fundamentalism" has to do with weather, but, OK
Trust me. Fundamentalism is the cherry on the cake when it comes to bad summers here.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Albuquerque gets snow in the winter but it usually melts quickly. We don't get the heavy snows and occasional blizzards that visit Denver. New Mexico's ski areas are high in the mountains where the snow sticks, while down in the lower areas there is little snow. We like to say that in winter in Albuquerque you can ski in the morning and play golf or tennis in the afternoon.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Shreveport is the home of the air conditioner with steel rebar welded over it to keep it from being stolen. Never seen that anywhere else before or since.

Albuquerque's summers are nicer than Denver's a lot of the time. The lower average temperatures in Denver fail to indicate the higher summer humidity numbers there. In short, it feels like Shreveport in Denver more often than it does in Albuquerque, which has comparably fewer lakes and greenery to humidify the air.

To illustrate, half of Albuquerque is able to cool its houses with swamp coolers, whereas just about no Denver resident bothers with such an appliance and _has_ to go with refrigerated air.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Albuquerque gets snow in the winter but it usually melts quickly. We don't get the heavy snows and occasional blizzards that visit Denver. New Mexico's ski areas are high in the mountains where the snow sticks, while down in the lower areas there is little snow. We like to say that in winter in Albuquerque you can ski in the morning and play golf or tennis in the afternoon.
That sounds very nice!
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