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Old 01-02-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Anywhere south of Ohio, west of the Dakotas. Illinois being a corner for those lines.

I like snow, cool summers, and hate cold without snow therefore the south is out.

NorCal and the PDX-SEA corridor may be bearable. If it's not gonna be snowy I want 60s-70s at the most.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque, NM

6 months of sweating, burning, and dermatologist appointments to map the growth of skin lesions on your body and looking at the ground so as not to be blinded by the ever-present radioactive globe of the sun.

You must pour precious drinking water piped in from far away places on your patch of gravelly dirt to even get desert plants to grow, otherwise you have nothing but brown, poisonous weeds and various invasion species native to the desolate wastelands of the rest of the world.

Could be worse. Could be Phoenix which is routinely about 20 degrees hotter.

On the other hand, there seem to be a lot of people who absolutely love the climate described above!

:-)
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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It's really subjective... The only region of the country I wouldn't consider is the desert southwest. I was in Vegas before and it was over 100 degrees... at midnight, and around 120 in the day.. No thanks. I also need my greenery and water. It's like a triple negative, don't like the weather, don't like the scenery, landlocked.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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I end up complaining about the winter in Chicago and the midwest, and then I complain about the heat and humidity in the summer. But I love when the weather changes. I love breaking out my boots and hoodies/sweaters in the fall. Then the shorts and t-shirts in the spring...I wouldn't want to live in Phoenix or Vegas where people walk around in shorts in Feb.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I end up complaining about the winter in Chicago and the midwest, and then I complain about the heat and humidity in the summer. But I love when the weather changes. I love breaking out my boots and hoodies/sweaters in the fall. Then the shorts and t-shirts in the spring...I wouldn't want to live in Phoenix or Vegas where people walk around in shorts in Feb.
People don't walk around in shorts in February in Las Vegas. What many people do not know is that Las Vegas is at 2000 feet elevation and can get pretty chilly during winter, especially at night. Vegas is definitely very hot from late spring into early autumn but otherwise it is fairly comfortable. Phoenix is further south and lower in elevation so winters are warmer but very comfortable. In-fact wintertime in Phoenix is one of the nicest areas in the nation and why so many "snow birds" spend winter there.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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thats true, it is supposed to snow tomorrow in las vegas and will be below freezing.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I'd have to say Miami, ive lvied there for a while.

Miami has the WORST weather ever, its so humid and hot and humid and humid and did I mention its hot and humid. And hurricanes, and humidity.

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Old 01-05-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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I think lack of variety is the key to a city being the worst. In this sense, strangely, San Diego probably is the worst. (I know, most think it is the best), but really, high temps that range only from 60-80 throughout the year could get tiresome. Honolulu may be similiar, even with a more narrow range. I say this of course tongue in cheek, as most would seemingly hope for a climate like this. My point is that variety is much more interesting, and while uncomfortable, tends to attract me more than these "moderate" cities. Just me.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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The South is pretty bad (Florida, Louisiana, etc.)
These places seem to get both tornados and hurricanes.

California is also not the best weather place, since they get floods, droughts, typhoons, earthquakes, and wildfires.

The midwest is known for tornados, obviously.

The most depressing place to live weather-wise is Cleveland. Hardly any sunny days, a lot of snow, cold weather, etc. Plus, we get tornados sometimes, too.

The safest place to live would be the northeast. Hardly any tornadoes or hurricanes. Occasionally floods and blizzards though. Other than that, you're safe.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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