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View Poll Results: Which climate do you prefer?
Seattle 101 48.56%
Atlanta 107 51.44%
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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You're still missing my point, which is that what you choose to call "doom and gloom", some of us actually don't mind. Hell, I even kind of like it. To me, "doom and gloom" is Atlanta summer weather. Once again, it's down to personal preferences.

9 months? Exaggerate much? More like 5, maybe 6 months. Our summers more than make up for it with months of sunshine and mild temps, and fall is usually pretty dry too. We're probably only very slightly more grey and rainy throughout the year than Atlanta is hot and muggy throughout the year. 3 months my a**. When I went to my brother's wedding in Atlanta it was quite uncomfortably hot and humid... and that was in October.

And though mudslides do occur in the mountain passes just outside the metro, they are very rare in the city. We're not SoCal. You never did address the tornadoes, which I find far more scary than hurricanes or mudslides.

I think you're just looking for excuses to talk down on Seattle, but I'm extremely happy for your bronze skin.
Usually the humidity phase out by October/November, so the weather generally really isn't all that bad by then.

But you were inaccurate about the mudslides. It does happen in the metro a lot, on an annual basis during the winters, just north of Edmonds. Which is why the Sounder north line train isn't as reliable.

Of course, everyone has their own preference and tolerance-- nothing wrong with that.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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It does happen in the metro a lot, on an annual basis during the winters, just north of Edmonds. Which is why the Sounder north line train isn't as reliable.

Of course, everyone has their own preference and tolerance-- nothing wrong with that.
Right. I should have been more specific, but I was talking about the city of Seattle. As to the highlighted part of your post... that was really my main point.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I'm not missing any point at all and Seattle has gloom most of the year. Lol don't even waste your time trying to compare Atlanta's sunlight hours to Seattle because it is a fact that Atlanta is far more sunnier. (Seattle annual sunshine hours average is 2019 and Atlanta's is 2821). Atlanta is only hot and humid from june to maybe the end of October and by halloween it is usually nice and cool in Atlanta. What about tornadoes (yes they occur in the south east just like every region is prone to some type of natural disaster but we are not tornado alley.) I'm not talking down on Seattle but
do think the weather sucks.
I spent a few years in Atlanta and although I did enjoy the fall weather the summer with its heat and humidity is just too long for me.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Atlanta, while it is sunnier than Seattle, has a much less stable climate. I'll have to go with Seattle for this one, perpetual gloom and all.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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I spent a few years in Atlanta and although I did enjoy the fall weather the summer with its heat and humidity is just too long for me.
I would say that Seattle summers are too short if anything. I will repeat that Atlanta isn't humid most of the year but Seattle does rain or drizzle most of the year with clouds.

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Atlanta, while it is sunnier than Seattle, has a much less stable climate. I'll have to go with Seattle for this one, perpetual gloom and all.
I respect your opinion and it is ok to enjoy the gloom but it amazes me how Seattle comes alive when the suns come out. People break their necks to get outside on the rare sunny days. The unstable climate that Atlanta has brings diversity and not the samething for most of the year like Seattle.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I would say that Seattle summers are too short if anything. I will repeat that Atlanta isn't humid most of the year but Seattle does rain or drizzle most of the year with clouds.

I respect your opinion and it is ok to enjoy the gloom but it amazes me how Seattle comes alive when the suns come out. People break their necks to get outside on the rare sunny days. The unstable climate that Atlanta has brings diversity and not the samething for most of the year like Seattle.
Completely false. Seattle absolutely and positvely does not rain or drizzle most of the year. Come on now. I lived there for 12 years and I never recall it raining or drizzling most of the year.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Atlanta, while it is sunnier than Seattle, has a much less stable climate. I'll have to go with Seattle for this one, perpetual gloom and all.
What does that even mean?
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Completely false. Seattle absolutely and positvely does not rain or drizzle most of the year. Come on now. I lived there for 12 years and I never recall it raining or drizzling most of the year.
Maybe not rain and drizzle everyday but cloudy 226 out 365 days a year which is awful.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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What does that even mean?
Seattle doesn't see as much wild weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, ice storms, freezes) and wild temperature strings in a given year as Atlanta does.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Maybe not rain and drizzle everyday but cloudy 226 out 365 days a year which is awful.
It's amazing how much of an expert you are on Seattle's weather. Do they have good benefits at TWC?
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