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Old 06-12-2006, 02:28 PM
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Anyone move from WI to CO, or even from one of my neighboring states? Compare the winters for me would you? Seems like they get the same winters, but drier. The temps in the summer can get hot also.......and I see that Northern CO is getting there share this year. Do the winters last as long, and are they as bitter....? Curious
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:31 PM
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Never lived in the midwest so I can't compared from personal accounts but I have a lot of family from Chicago and from the stories I have heard Colorado has much milder winters.

The winters do last as long, you can expect snow anytime from September to May, but you can expect a lot of sunny, gorgeous days mixed in. It doesn't snow as much or as frequently, and the snow disappears quicker. It also isn't as cold. A quick check of averages (Denver vs Madison) on the weather channel shows Madison has much colder winters (10 to 15 degrees), and it snows more a lot more there.

I don't know if that helps or not, but I gave it a shot.
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Old 06-13-2006, 02:48 AM
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Yes, xxman777 is right. I lived in Pittsburgh, PA in the winter and it was so cold that I couldn't get warm even sitting right by a fireplace! All that humidity and I think WI is about the same with humidity being near the lakes. Colorado is much drier and just feels better. I don't feel cold in Colorado. I have been outdoors doing all sorts of activities in Colorado and just never felt cold. If you go up above 10,000 feet to Silverton or Leadville, it will feel cold being so high up but honestly Denver, Colorado Springs, Durango, Grand Junction, Pueblo and Trinidad are pretty mild. Up near the Wyoming border it can get colder and for some reason Alamosa in the south is colder but honestly I'd pick any place in Colorado over any place back east to be in the winter. That is my opinion anyway.

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Old 06-13-2006, 08:58 PM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I'll toast to that Crackerjack! It is freakin freezin back east. Even when it's not snowing the weather back here is just miserable. All the dampness mixed with the frigid temps puts a chill in your bones. I actually look forward to days when it snows cuz it gets warmer on those days. And then when spring comes along....rain, rain, rain. No wonder it's so green over here. This past weekend was the first in the month of June that it didn't rain. Sometimes you jump from winter right into summer it seems. I think the east (esp. the northeast) gets a bad rap with having rude people. I think it's because everyone's so used to staying inside due to the weather that they forget how to socialize with people!! (i am exaggerating of course).

And what's the funniest thing of all is that when I tell people over here that we're moving out to Colorado, the response almost 9 out of 10 times is why do you want to move out there, isn't it cold???? People just assume that because it's mountainess that there's snow on the ground 24/7!

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Old 06-14-2006, 12:18 AM
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I know what you mean Curious in CT. My friend in Wilton, CT asked me if I had to use snowshoes to walk in Colorado. I laughed at that one! Imagine walking in downtown Durango in snowshoes! They'd laugh at you big time! Also I LOVE that in Colorado they don't get those ice storms like they get back east. I hate ice storms. You can't control your car on it like in snow. Your snow tires grip the snow and it is easy to drive in it but ice, forget about it. I have never seen ice in Durango only some snow in the winter and since you are up in CT with Martha, that is a "good thing".
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:58 PM
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It's 100 degrees here today. We have on average 55 inches of snow in the Denver Metro Area a season, and very low humidity. 350 days of sun each year. We have here today gone tomorrow snow here on the plains. If you move here bring sunscreen and drink water.
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