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View Poll Results: What part of the US has the worst weather?
the Northeast 51 11.92%
the Midwest 150 35.05%
the South 127 29.67%
the Rockies 10 2.34%
the Southwest 42 9.81%
the Pacific Northwest 33 7.71%
California 15 3.50%
Voters: 428. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
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I would have to say the Desert Southwest or the Deep South. Just too damn hot.
I agree very much. I always laugh at weatherpeople who say things like:
  • “a ripper - 30 (degrees Celsius)”
  • “a great day - 36 degrees (Celsius; 97 degrees Fahrenheit)”
  • “it’s gonna be great - fine and 30 (degrees Celsius, which is 86 degrees Fahrenheit)”
If you look at it by region, whilst the desert Southwest is utterly awful due to its heat, the rest of the West almost uniformly has much more pleasant weather than anywhere in the East of the US. This is actually not solely true of the oceanic coastal regions, but even applies to the inland Mountain West owing to the fact that the Rockies block cold air during the winter and keep summer humidity low. In fact, it is fair to say in the north temperate continents that “the further west you go, the better the weather”, both in Eurasia and North America, and it’s more a steady tendency rather than an abrupt change in quality driven by mountain ranges.

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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Upstate New York and Northern PA. Lots of snow, cold and an incredible amount of cloudy weather.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What part of the US has the worst weather?
San Fransisco weather sounds miserable to me. I hate fog and drizzle, for one thing, and I like a nice, warm, 80-85 degree day during the summer, or fresh snow and sunshine on a 25 degree winter day. It's hard to imagine going through an entire year with mediocre weather and no extremes.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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San Fransisco weather sounds miserable to me. I hate fog and drizzle, for one thing, and I like a nice, warm, 80-85 degree day during the summer, or fresh snow and sunshine on a 25 degree winter day. It's hard to imagine going through an entire year with mediocre weather and no extremes.
Definitely agree with the weather in SF. Summer should not be in the 40's-50's at night IMO. It must be torture to have such a beautiful beach too cold to swim in. There is plentiful sunshine though and microclimates with varying temps but I could not believe how cold it got at night there in the middle of Summer.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I agree very much. I always laugh at weatherpeople who say things like:
  • “a ripper - 30 (degrees Celsius)”
  • “a great day - 36 degrees (Celsius; 97 degrees Fahrenheit)”
  • “it’s gonna be great - fine and 30 (degrees Celsius, which is 86 degrees Fahrenheit)”
If you look at it by region, whilst the desert Southwest is utterly awful due to its heat, the rest of the West almost uniformly has much more pleasant weather than anywhere in the East of the US. This is actually not solely true of the oceanic coastal regions, but even applies to the inland Mountain West owing to the fact that the Rockies block cold air during the winter and keep summer humidity low. In fact, it is fair to say in the north temperate continents that “the further west you go, the better the weather”, both in Eurasia and North America, and it’s more a steady tendency rather than an abrupt change in quality driven by mountain ranges.
The Rockies don't block cold air; the air just comes down out of the mountains, warming up as the elevation decreases due to adiabatic compression. This phenomenon is called a "Chinook" wind in the Great Plains, and a "Santa Ana" wind in southern California. It's also called a "foehn" in German-speaking parts of Europe.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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I would have to say the Desert Southwest or the Deep South. Just too damn hot.
I'd say Florida and Oklahoma. In Oklahoma you have to live with a weather radio, since there are constant tornadoes, and the winters can be sometimes brutal. My sister was stuck out there in a horrific snowstorm, no electricity, no way to get out. Just nasty. As for Florida, constant rain. Rain for months. I was in Miami in a very awful hurricane, no electricity for almost 2 weeks, trees down, huge lines for gas. Summers in Miami are pure vapor - intense heat coupled with rain and humidity. You can't be outside for long.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Treasure Island Fl
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The worst weather in the US is anything north of Ft Myers/ Palm Beach in Fl.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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The deep south and Florida. Could never deal with the heat, I love winter.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I would have to say the rockies, I have heard of places such as Colorado, Wyoming and Montana getting snow as late as June which is WAY too far into the year if you ask me
I can't speak for Wyoming and Montana but for Colorado this isn't exactly a fair statement. Along the Front Range where most people live in CO, the weather is quite nice. It is possible for snow to occur quite late but it is rare. Also, the weather is highly varied, especially in the winter. It is quite common to see days in January around 60 degrees and bright sunshine. People make statements like yours making it seem like snow falls continuously for nine months of the year. It's just not true. Sunny with occasional snows is a more realistic way to visualize the weather.

I voted California. Many think it is paradise and I understand why. I lived in Los Angeles area but didn't like the weather. No variety. It does rain some in the winter but can go like six months in the summer without any at all. I remember Subway offering discounts of half off in the summer if it was raining. Nice gimmick since it never happened. The Santa Ana winds kinda suck too but they don't last long. Most of the time the weather is beautiful but just no variety. I really missed it. Plus, I LOVE thunderstorms.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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The South for me. Extreme heat and humidity in summer is much worse for me than extreme cold during winter. For cities like Chicago, with proper clothing you can still be comfortable outside during winter. But for cities like Houston during summer, there's nothing you can do to make yourself comfortable while outside.
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