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Old 04-21-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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gfrost wrote:
San Francisco, Seattle, Portland all come to mind. Large cities with plenty of job opportunities, with cool temps more the norm.

San Franciso for sure, but not necessarily Seattle and Portland. Based on memory, when I lived in Seattle in 1980, during that particular summer at least, we had a steady diet of high temps in the 80s for most of the summer, and a handful of 90 degree days as well. During that summer at least, highs in the 70s was not the reality of summer in Seattle.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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gfrost wrote:
San Francisco, Seattle, Portland all come to mind. Large cities with plenty of job opportunities, with cool temps more the norm.

San Franciso for sure, but not necessarily Seattle and Portland. Based on memory, when I lived in Seattle in 1980, during that particular summer at least, we had a steady diet of high temps in the 80s for most of the summer, and a handful of 90 degree days as well. During that summer at least, highs in the 70s was not the reality of summer in Seattle.
Also, the SF inland burbs tend to have "normal" summer temps.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Superior
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Also, the SF inland burbs tend to have "normal" summer temps.

True - I was thinking anything near the water. Inland there, like anywhere south of SF, is hideous.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Katiana wrote:
Also, the SF inland burbs tend to have "normal" summer temps.
You're right about that Kat. I spent 6 months living in the relative coolness of the redwoods in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco. On several occasions I wandered over to the east bay, and it was HOT over there, just a few miles east of San Francisco. Couldn't wait to get back to Mill Valley, sit out on the deck in the shade of the redwoods, and drink a cold Dos Equis...or two.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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True - I was thinking anything near the water. Inland there, like anywhere south of SF, is hideous.
You sound like my sister-in-law who lives in Culver City. Anything above a dry 80 degrees is horribly hot to her. Needless to say she finds the "lowlands" of Colorado too hot in the summer (but we are quite a bit "inland" after all).
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Leadville and Fairplay are very cool in the summer. Pretty slim for jobs though.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Superior
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You sound like my sister-in-law who lives in Culver City. Anything above a dry 80 degrees is horribly hot to her. Needless to say she finds the "lowlands" of Colorado too hot in the summer (but we are quite a bit "inland" after all).
Ha! I work in Culver City. But it's not the heat I was referring to - I'm good hot or cold. The coast has the cleanest air, some breezes, and some weather. Inland tends to be stagnant air and a lot of ugly.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Yes. I think the rule of thumb is ~3/3.5 degrees for every 1,000'. I live almost 3,000' higher than Boulder and our temps tend to be around 10 degrees cooler. Depends on a lot of factors, that's an average. Nice thing in winter when there are inversions is that we can have days when we are warmer. One of the many reasons we moved up here.

(I just checked and right now our temp is 48 while in Boulder it is 63)
I was referring to the intensity of the sun, not temperature (clearly yes temperature generally decreases with height).
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:05 AM
 
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Default Colorado town with wonderful summer temperatures

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Colorado is on my list of potential places to relocate, but I am very heat sensitive. I like weather in the mid to low 70s. Which Colorado cities come closest to those Summer temperatures? Thanks.
I have lived in Colorado for most of my life. I was raised in Gunnison Colorado and still spend alot of time there as well as the surrounding towns of Crested Butte, Ridgway, and Ouray. The summers are around 79 degrees on the average, sometimes cooler and sometimes alittle warmer. You love these areas. Come visit.
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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Default Visit undergroundweather.com for temperature histories

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Colorado is on my list of potential places to relocate, but I am very heat sensitive. I like weather in the mid to low 70s. Which Colorado cities come closest to those Summer temperatures? Thanks.
Go to undergroundweather and type in Gunnison, Crested Butte, Ouray , Telluride and scoll way down the page. Youll see past temperatures for any day, month or year for these towns or any other town that you want to check into. Wonderful site.
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