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Old 03-07-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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SLC would be a good one. Hot summers, usually 90+ with some 100+ days. I think it gets too hot, personally. But, the humidity stays low at least. Winters are usually snowy, but not overly cold. Lows in 20s, maybe a rare night in the teens. Though this winter has been unusually dry and warm. But, one nice factor is the mountains the city sits next to. A 30 minute drive from the city will take you into a cooler alpine area if it gets too hot. Or vice versa if it's not snowy enough in the winter that same drive will have you up at the ski resorts with lots of snow. Lots of sunshine also, but in some winters there are inversions down in the city. However if it bothers you just go skiing to get above it and find the sun again.

Pretty much any intermountain west area city has this type of weather so there are plenty of choices.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Since you mentioned BBQ, how does Kansas City sound? It gets hot in summer, and receives nearly 20 in. (50 cm) of snow in an average year.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Since you mentioned BBQ, how does Kansas City sound? It gets hot in summer, and receives nearly 20 in. (50 cm) of snow in an average year.
St. Louis weather is fairly similar to KC's, although it gets a little cooler in the winter. At one point St. louis got even more snow as well...at least from 1971-2000...1981-2010 is a different story...i've actually always wonder why people make such a big deal out of the weather based on 30 year averages...the difference between these two estimates is a mere ten years. Anyway...St. Louis is slightly warmer in the winter than KC, but only slightly. Windchills typically are not nearly as bad here.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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The phrase used was "warm and hot summers, with lots of BBQ at night."

A triple-digit heat index is not necessary for a warm/hot summer day, especially in comparison to England, and I don't know anyone who enjoys hanging out by the grill when it's 95 F and humid.

I'm not sure how you figure that. Even if that foot of snow falls all at once, you're still only going to have a pretty winter scene for maybe a week and good skiing for maybe three days before warmer temps and rain turn it all to slush.

I've met people who hate snow and people who love snow, but I've never met anyone who likes ice and slush. Skies are also much greyer in the Midwest when compared to SLC or Denver.

Really not trying to be a hater here, there are a lot of great things about the Midwest. Weather isn't one of them, even if you enjoy temperature extremes. Winter here might be a thrill compared to the Gulf Coast, but recreational opportunities and snow quality are far better in many places out West.
Indy is pretty much the same thing as far as snow...it doesn't stick very long there either. As far as warm/hot summers, that indicates to me that the poster is ok with either/or. You might be right about the west being more reliable and consistent with regards to seasons than the Midwest, although the ground typically stays covered by snow all winter with regards to the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Maybe Prescott, AZ or Albuquerque, NM.
I'll second this. Both areas have four seasons, occasional snow (and more in the mountains nearby), and eye popping scenery. Oh, yeah, I'd put Boise, Reno, and Salt Lake City in this category too. All are drier, if that is good (or bad).
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Minneapolis, MN would be a good choice.

Snowy winters, warm (if not hot) and humid summers.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Minneapolis, MN would be a good choice.

Snowy winters, warm (if not hot) and humid summers.
Seconded (86 is the average 10 year July high temp)....although not so much "hot", as "very warm".

Also:

Chicago (/Milwaukee?)
Des Moines
Omaha
Kansas City
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Columbus
Indianapolis
Richmond
D.C.
Baltimore
Philly
New York City
Boston
Denver

Worth considering: Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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Eastern Washington! Check out Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima, Chelan, Omak, Cle Elum, Kennewick, Walla Walla, Spokane, and many others on the eastern side of Washington State.
This is where I was going to say too -- the only place I can think of that has a nice, snowy winter and a nice, hot summer.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Pretty much any city in the northeast, mid atlantic, or mid west has cold winters and hot summers.
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