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Old 08-09-2012, 03:00 AM
 
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What is it you want to escape, the low temps, the gloom, dealing with icy roads, having to shovel walks and drives?
All of the above you mentioned.

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Snow is pretty rare in TN and when it does fall, it's not going to be anything like Chicago.

It can be a blessing and a curse depending on how you look at it since most of the southern states don't have plows or salt spreaders so the slightest dusting of snow can wreak havoc and shut down the cities which is always amusing for ex-northerners to watch. But you probably wouldn't even notice.
I did read about the no plows or salt spreaders in TN that's why slightest snow can shutdown everything especially schools coz you just wait for snow to melt by itself. LOL. That's dangerous for me then. My car slides so bad in snow.

DavieJ89 - Thanks for the list, appreciate it.

What I mean by non snow state is literally no snow on the road. Like vegas yes it does get cold there lowest temp when I escaped there is 20s-30s, but look ma no ice/snow on road. What more states are like that? aside from DavieJ89's list?

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:25 AM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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What I mean by non snow state is literally no snow on the road. Like vegas...
That level of "no snow" comes at too high a price for the other 300 days of the year...
and especially the 150 days of summer. Well, for me it does.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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All of the above you mentioned.



I did read about the no plows or salt spreaders in TN that's why slightest snow can shutdown everything especially schools coz you just wait for snow to melt by itself. LOL. That's dangerous for me then. My car slides so bad in snow.

DavieJ89 - Thanks for the list, appreciate it.

What I mean by non snow state is literally no snow on the road. Like vegas yes it does get cold there lowest temp when I escaped there is 20s-30s, but look ma no ice/snow on road. What more states are like that? aside from DavieJ89's list?
My hometown of Orlando, FL may be a good option for you the climate here is considered "transitional" meaning its considered "sub-tropical" but is just 2 degrees away from being considered a "tropical" climate. According to the koppen climate classification system, in order to be considered a "tropical" climate, a city must have an average temperature above 64 degrees all 12 months of the year, Orlando's average winter temperature (Dec-Feb) is 62, so its ALMOST tropical. If global warming continues, it will become tropical eventually

Normally Orlando has frost on average every 3-5 years, same with a freeze. Hard freezes occur every 6-10 years, with snow occurring every 15-20, almost always with no accumulation (I say almost because areas around Orlando saw around 6 inches or so back in 1977, I wasn't alive then but thats what I've read. We had a slushy accumulation when it snowed in 2010, but it didnt last long, melted in an hour or so)

Last but definitely not least, Orlando's temperatures are Southern California-like from October to late March, highs will mostly be in the mid-upper 70s, with lows in the high 40s-mid 50s, with very little rainfall and lots of sunshine
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I did read about the no plows or salt spreaders in TN that's why slightest snow can shutdown everything especially schools coz you just wait for snow to melt by itself. LOL. That's dangerous for me then. My car slides so bad in snow.
Just to clear up any misconceptions- There are plows and salt trucks in the cities and on the highways, just not in the large numbers found in cities further north. So yeah, you might have to wait a bit for the plows to hit your particular residential street, but the city streets are usually kept pretty clear.
Rural areas are like rural areas in the north, you either wait for the county to finally makes its way to you or you plow your own. (Which is one of the reasons for schools shutting down at the slightest hint of snow, not knowing when those outlying roads will be cleared.)
Waiting for the snow to melt by itself refers to the little dustings of snowfall that don't warrant sending the snow removal equipment out. That stuff is usually gone an hour after the sun is up and doesn't exactly represent hazardous driving conditions any more than a good rainfall does.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I have a different rule: I must live where palm trees grow. We have successfully done this for many, many years. We won't be changing now.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:19 AM
 
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I live in IL for too long that I felt the need to escape its winter months for 3 yrs now. Previous states I've 'escaped' into were vegas and AZ.

Now I read somewhere TN, NC and New Mexico are non snow states but googling further found out it does snow there so what's the truth?

I am leaning on TN coz it's closer to IL either that or NC which is also closer compared to FL which was my orig choice but was disappointed by the farther distance.
Distance is relative,it would only take an extra day to drive to Florida, and they have beaches there.its paradise.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Smithfield, NC
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Vegas does get snow once in a blue moon. So does Phoenix, although, it is there an hour and then gone.
The pictures below were of Phoenix this past December.



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Old 08-28-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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You really don't want a NON snow state.
Having it get cold enough over winter in order to snow is important.
I do.

Having it get cold is not important to me, and winter is my #1 reason for moving.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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Are there any cities in any of the Carolina's that does not get snow?
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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Many cities that don't get much snow get lots of freezing rain and ice. Dallas is an example. Lived there. Even LA gets snow in the mountains. Santa Barbara, CA, even got snow once when I lived there.

Having lived in a variety of climates, I'd say So Cal along the coastal strip has the most comfortable climate, but you pay a huge price for it. As you go inland, the temp skyrockets in the summer.

Southern Texas substitutes 100+ temps for snow. Trust me, going out your front door in that temp is like opening an oven door.
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