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Old 01-19-2013, 12:11 AM
 
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To get the "noticeable" seasonal changes in daylight and temperature (without factoring in obvious exceptions in mountainous areas or high elevated areas at lower latitudes) you have to be at least 43N. 45N Away from the moderating influences of an ocean or lake in the US will net you four very distinct seasons.
Interesting breakdown.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It hasn't snowed in Chicago.

Cold does not equate to snow.
I don't have to worry about snow every single day of winter as some people make it out to be
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:19 AM
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We've only had 1 major storm and a few less or minor ones in the whole winter. And, this is the Snow Ball Award city. We lived in Phoenix and that heat was so much unrelenting and difficult than any winter. But, I like more moderate weather on both ends of the spectrum--not the intense cold/snow, bu not the intense heat/summers either.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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In the absolute worst, most painfully torturous living situation Ive ever been in -- South Florida -- having only one season was almost at the top of a long list of reasons that determined that area to be so undesirable to me. I need four seasons
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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It hasn't snowed in Chicago.

Cold does not equate to snow.
I don't have to worry about snow every single day of winter as some people make it out to be
Are you saying it DOESN'T snow all the time in Chicago?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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That honor would probably go to Amarillo.
Definitely for its snowier winters, but for autumn I would give the nod to Texarkana.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:41 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There are 4 seasons where I live and I wouldn't have problem skipping the really cold winter weather.
After sitting out in the cold at the Broncos game last Saturday, I agree! Now today, in the 40s at almost 9 AM, is fine with me.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Definitely for its snowier winters, but for autumn I would give the nod to Texarkana.
Only because Texarkana has trees and you can see some foliage. But Amarillo still has the truer autumn and it starts earlier and last longer.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Only because Texarkana has trees and you can see some foliage. But Amarillo still has the truer autumn and it starts earlier and last longer.
Well, yeah. Still, having picturesque seasons is a big part of it, for me.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I often wonder what it would be like to live in a place where the weather doesn't get drastically different when the seasons change. Last year, Minnesota didn't get very cold, and it didn't snow much. I have video of my family hanging outside on Christmas Eve, we were all in long-sleeved shirts. Odd since it's usually unbearable to be outside during X-Mas in MN... Last winter was very warm, and there wasn't very much snow.
It's not so bad, I do wish it rained about 10" more a year. Of course last week it got unseasonably cold- near freezing on the coast for a few days (and many of us have no insulation or double pane windows) but today it's going to be in the 70s. I do love looking out into my garden and it's just about as green and lush as in spring, a few deciduous trees without leaves but lush green lawn and plenty of full trees.

We'll be going to Rangely Maine in a couple of weeks to enjoy some snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skiing (if it ever snows enough) so I get my winter fix without having to deal with it daily. And don't get me going about hot and humid summers- Hate it! Give me deliciously cool (mostly) coastal summer days forever.
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