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Old 06-24-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Around Providence. Boston is definitely too cold, but much of Connecticut, particularly near the Sound, is bearable.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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For me anyplace with a January mean of below 32F/0C - i.e. freezing point. The 0C isotherm passes through such cities as NYC, Philly, Columbus, just south of St. Louis.etc.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Sorry, but Wisconsin is on the wrong side of the lake to get much of a warming effect. You get your weather/wind from the west, and it's brutal in the winter. They call Green Bay the "frozen tundra" for a reason. That's why Michigan gets lots of lake-effect snow, and Wisconsin doesn't. That's why western MI is one of the best fruit growing regions in the country, and Wisconsin is not. I painted with a broad brush because it's accurate.
Eastern Wisconsin record lows:

Manitowoc -27
Milwaukee -26

Western Michigan record lows:

Traverse City - 33
Muskegon -30
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Right, Michiganders are always wrong about this stuff. I know for a FACT that the Lake greatly affects the weather as I live right by it and work inland 15 miles. There are often drastic temerature differences between the two. And anyone who thinks there isn't any lake effect snow in Wisconsin is an idiot, straight-up. It happens up-and-down the Lake Michigan shore, as well as the NW corner of the state (which gets drastic amounts off of Lake Superior). Many days it has been 18 and sunny at work and I've driven into 30 degrees and a half a foot of snow on the other end with nothing on the radar.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Also, I grew up in Door County WI, known worldwide for its cherry (and other) orchards. I work with several people who grow cherries in their Milwaukee-area yards. Etc.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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Eastern Wisconsin record lows:

Manitowoc -27
Milwaukee -26

Western Michigan record lows:

Traverse City - 33
Muskegon -30
That is record low. That is one day in the last 200 years.

Look instead at the average Jan lows:

Manitowoc -Low 14 - high 26
Milwaukee -Low 13 - high 28
Waukegan, Il - Low 12 - High 28

Traverse City - Low 15 - high 28
Muskegon - low 19 - high 31
South Haven - low 22 - high 33

The northern part of the lake does not have as much of an effect as the southern part of the lake, where the S.W Michigan cities are normally above freezing in the day time during the coldest month.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Depends on where you live. In my Milwaukee zip, the numbers are 29/16, about the same as Muskegon directly across the lake: Average Weather for Milwaukee, WI - Temperature and Precipitation

The only SW MI cities that average above freezing in January are directly on the Lake and on the very southern end of the MI coast.

Regardless, we're really splitting hairs over a few degrees. And anyone who denies that Lake Michigan moderates the climate on the west side of the Lake is full of it, because it provably does.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:29 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Originally Posted by michigan83

Sorry, but Wisconsin is on the wrong side of
the lake to get much of a warming effect. You get your weather/wind from the
west, and it's brutal in the winter. They call Green Bay the "frozen tundra"
for a reason. That's why Michigan gets lots of lake-effect snow, and Wisconsin
doesn't. That's why western MI is one of the best fruit growing regions in the
country, and Wisconsin is not. I painted with a broad brush because it's
accurate.


Eastern Wisconsin record lows:

Manitowoc -27
Milwaukee
-26

Western Michigan record lows:

Traverse City - 33

Muskegon -30

LOL, it is weird to read something that I wrote more than 2 years ago. I was way over the top with that post. Thanks to Cheese Plate for correcting me on some of this stuff recently, although I still think temps in MI can be drastically warmer on certain winter days, depending on wind, etc. Either way, the difference is not that great overall and it was greatly exaggerated in my mind, after looking at the stats.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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That's OK, a good 90% of Michiganders believe all those things, strangely! I've have the same in-person conversation countless times....
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Every state that shares a border with Canada, except for Washington State.
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