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Old 08-08-2012, 11:22 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.

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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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.
That said... farther south than the Lakes can be nice.

I'm in north central NC... just east of the mountains.
Winter comes here but it comes late and leaves early...
and most important it doesn't make a big mess while visiting.
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If you can afford it... having two places or just paying rent in the winter
so you can snow bird in Florida does have it's appeal. Most can't.

hth
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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Every state within the United States of America has snow. Most non-snow states (as people call them) get that designation because its so limited, you have to go to a certain place during a certain time. It's not like snow is common all over the state or even remains past a hour if it falls. Consider that even Hawaii gets snow.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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We moved to Raleigh NC and the next winter they had 2 feet of snow. Dallas and Atlanta can get snow and ice. And when they do, the whole area has to stop and it is pretty dangerous. Doesnt happen often.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:19 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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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?

Most of TN rarely sees snow, other than in the higher elevations of east TN or on the Cumberland Plateau, although even there snow is not that common.
I'm up in the northeast corner of TN, I don't own a snow shovel, although I do have a snow brush/ice scraper for my car. Snowfall is usually a light dusting, maybe a inch or two at times, and usually gone within a day or so. It is nothing like the upper midwest where winter means dealing with snow week after week.

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I live in SWFL pretty much as far south as you can get on the west coast of the state and its snowed here at least 3 times that I can remember.. I dont' think there is a non snow state.. Hawaii maybe?
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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There isn't any state that doesn't get any snow at all. Even Hawaii gets snow on Mauna Loa at least. The areas around the beach don't get it so that might be a choice. The Florida Keys probably don't get snow. Otherwise, you're probably going to have to look into places in the desert like Las Vegas, Yuma, AZ, or places like that. I think Vegas has had snow as well though.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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There isn't any state that doesn't get any snow at all. Even Hawaii gets snow on Mauna Loa at least. The areas around the beach don't get it so that might be a choice. The Florida Keys probably don't get snow. Otherwise, you're probably going to have to look into places in the desert like Las Vegas, Yuma, AZ, or places like that. I think Vegas has had snow as well though.
Having lived in Vegas previously, it also depends on WHERE in Las Vegas you live due to elevation.

The areas around the strip are 2,000 ft above sea level, the east (ghetto) side of town is around 1,500, and the far west and northwest side (Summerlin, and Centennial Hills respectively) is 2,500-3,000 ft

The east side rarely if ever sees any snowfall. Around the strip, snow will fall occasionally but not stick, over in Summerlin and Centennial Hills though? It snows almost every year whether it sticks or not, if it does stick, it will melt in a few hours and its never more than an inch or so

I agree with the other posters there really isn't a single non-snow state in the US. Even Florida gets snow on an annual basis (but thats mainly northern FL and the panhandle) but I can give you a list of "non-snow" cities, cities that don't see snow on an annual basis, or more than 10 inches a year, I dont think the list is long though

Anywhere in FL
Houston, TX
San Antonio, TX
DFW, TX (though they have seen snow before, but rarely)
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Atlanta, GA (they do see snow annually but not a lot)


Hope this helps
I wont list any TN cities, because they do get snow in a lot of that state
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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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.

The only known place in the United States which has never had frost, ice or snow is.....Key West, FL.

Go there and enjoy yourself.

Or, pick of our our colonies, possessions or territories: Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands. No snow, but you'll still enjoy the benefits of citizenship, the vote, government services and your money won't change.
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