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Old 07-10-2010, 06:22 AM
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San Diego
San Francisco

Of those only SF and SD are worth it. And SF is ruined with Hippy Lettuce.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:38 AM
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Originally Posted by JSizzle225 View Post
San Diego
San Francisco

Of those only SF and SD are worth it. And SF is ruined with Hippy Lettuce.
Big misconception about Minneapolis. The average July high is 83, which is as high or higher than NYC, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, etc. People don't understand that about a place that gets so cold.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:26 AM
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Bay Area weather is pretty nice during the summer. We pretty much have 0 humidity during our summers and it NEVER rains between July-September.....that's why California gets so many fires during the summer.

However we are a microclimate area so you could be in SF and it could 65 deg but you could drive 10 min across the bridge to the East Bay and it all of a sudden could be 80 deg. It's weird I know....rule of thumb here in the Bay Area is to bring a jacket with you where ever you go because you never know what the weather is going to be like....could be 84 deg in San Jose and then 20 min north in Newark it could be 72 deg.

Here is what the weather looked like around the Bay Area this week...notice how Oakland is only a 10 min drive across the Bay Bridge from SF and the the temp difference is around 20 deg lol

Sunday 65 deg
Monday 63 deg
Tuesday 63 deg

Sunday 80 deg
Monday 77 deg
Tuesday 77 deg

San Jose
Sunday 83 deg
Monday 81 deg
Tuesday 81 deg
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:18 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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Arizona...and no, I'm not kidding. Flagstaff is at 7000' and has more nights below freezing than any other town in the lower 48. It's also in the high desert so it has little humidity...awesome climate! We had no AC in Flagstaff and never needed it. The hottest it got when we lived there was 90, and that only happened 3 times in 2 summers!
Averages: High/Low
June - 78/41
July - 82/50
Aug - 79/49

Another option might be North Carolina - again, not kidding. Check out Boone and the surrounding "High Country" towns. Boone is at 3333' and usually around 15 degrees cooler than the cities in NC. We have a log cabin up near Boone and don't have AC there...never needed it. This is another area that rarely hits 90 degrees. There is considerable humidity, however the moderate temps mean it's usually not a problem.
Averages: High/Low
June - 73/54
July - 76/58
Aug - 75/57
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:22 PM
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Downwind of the Great Lakes - the places that get pounded in the winter with snow, like Marquette MI and Erie PA.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:48 PM
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To the guy who listed Minneapolis, hell no. It has been in the nineties a number of times already this July and it's only going to get hotter in August. I wish we had cooler summers but like other places in the plains, we get extreme cold and extreme heat. If you want cool summers in Minnesota, check out Duluth. It is in the 60s and low 70s a lot there due to being right on Lake Superior. I would also check out Chicago - I haven't looked it up or anything so don't quote me on this, but I would assume the Lake Effect would keep a lot of the extreme heat away. I visit there frequently and it's never that hot out. Same with Milwaukee. Look em up.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has gloriously cool summers for the most part.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:52 PM
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Minneapolis is hot and has humidity in the summer!!! Arg, it's not cold!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:15 PM
Location: Western North Carolina
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The mountain states are not that much cooler in the summer either, in my experience. As cold as Montana got in the winter, it was hot as blazes in the summer. I know, I know, it's a "dry" heat. I don't care, it's still hot as blazes, except at night.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:33 PM
Location: roaming gnome
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kcee is right

its pretty much november weather by coast in sf lately, we are making fires every night and have had fog/cloud cover for about 10 days, high 40s and windy at nigth. typically this sticks further to the immediate coast but has been farther inland the last week or so.

was in martinez 2 weeks ago and it was about 100.
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