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Old 05-30-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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Wink More than temperature

There might be a variety of reasons you wouldn't want to live there, but on the weather maps of the local news Lamar, CO often seems to have the highest temperatures. Grand Junction, CO probably comes close or even exceeds it at times. Lamar would be more humid. Winter temperatures are higher than in the mountains, although debatable how temperate the eastern plains are.

You might want to consider the northern front range of Colorado for a generally nice climate and fair approximation of four seasons.

If none of this warm enough then Utah or Arizona maybe your cup of tea. The region of St. George, UT fairly hot in the summer, and they probably get some snow come winter. Nearby Zion National Park certainly does. For something more temperate try further north along the front range of Utah, including Salt Lake City, UT.

Sedona, AZ gets fairly warm in the summer and some snow come winter, although Spring and Autumn transitions fairly short. But between Flagstaff, AZ and Phoenix, AZ one might find a spot best mixing divergent climates. With the added benefit that a short drive in either direction would be appreciably warmer or cooler.

Bisbee, AZ has enough elevation that summers might not be hot enough. But maybe so. Some snow in the winter. Also a short drive would take one to appreciably hotter climes. An eclectic place, so a certain artistic temperament would help.

Aside from weather, all these places are going to be different. For what it is worth there are lots of Mormons in Utah, but what really matters is the specific local and how one feels about it. In that regard it wouldn't matter if Colorado, Utah, Arizona or some place else. Good weather maps will easily define approximate temperatures one might feel most desirable. The innate feeling of a place best comes with being there, and some exploration.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Sedona, AZ gets fairly warm in the summer and some snow come winter, although Spring and Autumn transitions fairly short. But between Flagstaff, AZ and Phoenix, AZ one might find a spot best mixing divergent climates. With the added benefit that a short drive in either direction would be appreciably warmer or cooler.
Or you could just move to Albuquerque, same climate as a Sedona or a Prescott but actually affordable and a big city.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Honesdale, PA
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thanks everyone I am checking out off the regions/town's be been suggested
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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I am planning to relocate. I am looking for a four season feel but maily not too cold winters any suggestions colorado is my first choice arizona is my second.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:55 PM
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Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Pueblo is the warmest of the major metro areas in Colorado. We have mild winters with less snow and in the summer our highs are usually from 95 to 105. We are more a southwest city then a mountain town.

Yet we defiantly have all 4 seasons.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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If mild weather alone is the primary measuring stick, Cañon City is the winner in CO. Think ABQ without ABS. (All the BS) Cañon is generally about 5 degrees cooler than Pueblo in summer and 5 deg warmer i n winter. Yes, get used to lots 'o brown.

Economy, though, it's pretty rugged. Better bring your own $$.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Southeastern Colorado does have plenty of hot days in the upper 90's from late June till September many years with low humidity. True, can be brown yet when the rains arrive you can watch them move in, deliver and move out, few tornados, hail does come around from June on, and watch how rapidly things green up. Nature is all around us from the plants to the wildlife, the mountains may be a drive away and so are the tourists. DO NOT misunderstand not against tourists, simply apply common sense, don't stop in the middle of road to take photos! Be sensitive to the fact it is private agricultural lands not a huge park of public lands. Our winters and falls can be shortlived or lengthy...each year is different. I have attended many New Years dances and wore short sleeve shirts with no coat out at midnight, then the next day may have strong winds and snow. Spring so often means wind...lots of wind as the storms pass and head east. You shall see enough tumbleweeds to last a lifetime each spring and learn to dislike them for making work for you but part of life here just the same. Parks exist, few people to distract from the views, loads of open space, lakes within hours drive from most places to fish in, hunting available and life is lived. Come see us and enjoy the views and food............rarely shall you leave hungry unless is by choice.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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nope grand junction is the hottest less snow in the winter than the front range and have had temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for the past six days and is forecasted tomorrow do be right around there too. If not 100s were pretty much in the 90s late may through early september saturday was 104 degrees i see palm trees here and there in town too dont see any around the rest of colorado gj all the way!
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Currently- Grand JUnction, Co
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Here in Grand Junction, it does get hot. We had a record high the other day of 104. It is also very dry and there are very distinct seasons. Last winter we had A LOT of snow, even a snow day for the kids. You can count on snow every year, a fast fall..seems to go from hot to cold pretty fast, with a fairly nice spring. Winters can get COLD. Last winter I can't remember how many days we were below zero. If you like a lot of different temp. variation, then this place has it for you.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:28 PM
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Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Its been above 100 in Pueblo too. I think the official high was around 104 at the airport east of town but in downtown the high was closer to 109 because of the "urban heat island". This was the hottest day of the year so far and it will be "cooler" tomorrow as the high will only be 98 at the airport. Pueblo has had a few days above 100 and will get a few more but usually we are in the 90's.
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