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Old 06-18-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I thought this would be an interesting back and forth. Not specifically looking to relocate, just curious.

For me:

Winter: I prefer a fairly cold winter, with snow on the ground continuously for most of January and February. I'm perfectly comfortable with temperatures into the 20s when properly dressed, provided the wind isn't blowing. I do find it a bit dreary when winter extends into April however.

Summer: I find that I sweat profusely when the temperature gets above 75 degrees and I'm outside wearing anything more than a t-shirt and shorts. I can deal with the low 80s, but 90s are intolerable.

Other:
I like Spring and especially Fall, but everywhere I've lived they tend to be fairly short seasons. Dry climates give me nosebleeds, so I prefer some, but not cloying humidity.

My guess is I'd feel most comfortable somewhere like Portland Maine, but I'd be willing to hear other ideas.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I like this.

Winter: I don't mind snow as long as it goes away like the next day. I also wouldn't mind being in a place where it doesn't snow at all. But I don't really want to be in a place that I'd be celebrating Christmas in 90 degree weather. I just hate NY winters where it's dark and crappy for months on end and you can't wear white because of the fear you'll get them all dirty from the slush mixed with dirt and mud. Ew.

Summer: I like them hot but not humid. With sun all the time. Sun, sun, sun!

I hate spring and fall. I just want sun.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I thought this would be an interesting back and forth. Not specifically looking to relocate, just curious.

For me:

Winter: I prefer a fairly cold winter, with snow on the ground continuously for most of January and February. I'm perfectly comfortable with temperatures into the 20s when properly dressed, provided the wind isn't blowing. I do find it a bit dreary when winter extends into April however.

Summer: I find that I sweat profusely when the temperature gets above 75 degrees and I'm outside wearing anything more than a t-shirt and shorts. I can deal with the low 80s, but 90s are intolerable.

Other:
I like Spring and especially Fall, but everywhere I've lived they tend to be fairly short seasons. Dry climates give me nosebleeds, so I prefer some, but not cloying humidity.

My guess is I'd feel most comfortable somewhere like Portland Maine, but I'd be willing to hear other ideas.
I was getting ready to suggest Portland, ME while reading your post, then I saw you'd already thought of that. Maybe also Burlington, VT.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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My ideal climate:

Winter: Want to be able to walk around in jeans (or even shorts) and a short sleeve shirt on 75% of the days. No snow.

Spring: I love storms. I would want there to be storms with regularity. Nothing violent, but I love thunder, lightning, and rain. I want to have the flexibility to wear shorts or jeans with a short sleeve shirt.

Summer: I want to walk outside and immediately feel the heat rush. A high of 95-100 and lows in the upper 70's at night is perfect. I want to be able to go on my long distance runs and come home with a soaking wet shirt. I also like some humidity with my heat, but not overwhelming like Southeast Asia.

Any guesses?
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I like this.

Winter: I don't mind snow as long as it goes away like the next day. I also wouldn't mind being in a place where it doesn't snow at all. But I don't really want to be in a place that I'd be celebrating Christmas in 90 degree weather. I just hate NY winters where it's dark and crappy for months on end and you can't wear white because of the fear you'll get them all dirty from the slush mixed with dirt and mud. Ew.

Summer: I like them hot but not humid. With sun all the time. Sun, sun, sun!

I hate spring and fall. I just want sun.
Denver or ABQ?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:24 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I am not a fan of summer or spring.

Fall: I like warm to cool crispy temps with on a slight breeze and I love a rainy fall day. Ideal temps would be around 55-65

Winter: I like snow and cold weather to a degree. I would like to have frequent snow with a bigger snow storm every now and then. I also want to live someone where getting around is still possible. Ideal temps would be 20-40
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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Winter: I like cold. I like snow (more the powdery type, not the slush). I like when there's no humidity in the air... just that chill crisp air. I also like to see some sun, especially when it reflects off the snow and makes everything seem brighter. As a sidenote and a bit of a rant... its definitely has to be a place where people aren't so *gggaasssssspppp*SNOW?!?!!?!SNOWMAGGEDON!!!!111!!* freeeakks out*. Doesn't always happen every year in Seattle, but it doesn't make it less annoying when it does happen. People here just can't drive for squat in the snow.

Spring/Fall: Spring should definitely be a sign winter's over and summer's coming soon. I'd love to see that autumnal changes with the colors, leaves fluttering down and the cold air coming in.

Summer:I like it hot. I'd also like warm summer nights where I can sit back and watch my daughters chase after lightening bugs (something that cannot be done in Seattle/the state of WA). Also lots of water nearby (ocean, lakes, rivers, whatever) for that cool down relaxation fun times. ETA: Also... I like Indian summers too.. they're always nice to experience.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:18 AM
 
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My ideal climate:

Winter: Want to be able to walk around in jeans (or even shorts) and a short sleeve shirt on 75% of the days. No snow.

Spring: I love storms. I would want there to be storms with regularity. Nothing violent, but I love thunder, lightning, and rain. I want to have the flexibility to wear shorts or jeans with a short sleeve shirt.

Summer: I want to walk outside and immediately feel the heat rush. A high of 95-100 and lows in the upper 70's at night is perfect. I want to be able to go on my long distance runs and come home with a soaking wet shirt. I also like some humidity with my heat, but not overwhelming like Southeast Asia.

Any guesses?
Definitely inclined to think somewhere in TX. I'll toss in Shreveport as well.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:19 AM
 
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I am not a fan of summer or spring.

Fall: I like warm to cool crispy temps with on a slight breeze and I love a rainy fall day. Ideal temps would be around 55-65

Winter: I like snow and cold weather to a degree. I would like to have frequent snow with a bigger snow storm every now and then. I also want to live someone where getting around is still possible. Ideal temps would be 20-40
Consider looking into the western portions of WA/OR?
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