U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-23-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: NYC Metro
126 posts, read 102,563 times
Reputation: 53

Advertisements

does the altitude affect daily life in denver? does yo body ever fully get used to it and operate as it would in any other normal place?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-23-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
5,302 posts, read 8,096,781 times
Reputation: 2136
People do get used to it. My dad's half-cousin lives there and is fine with it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
5,441 posts, read 8,151,472 times
Reputation: 4487
Quote:
Originally Posted by do sum'n View Post
does the altitude affect daily life in denver? does yo body ever fully get used to it and operate as it would in any other normal place?
Whenever I leave Denver for a long period of time and come back, it doesn't take me too long to get use to it again. It's so weird to me when people ask about the air here. It feels so normal to me. On the other hand, when I go to somewhere that's lower elevation, it feels extremely different.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
5,441 posts, read 8,151,472 times
Reputation: 4487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vatnos View Post
Denver is more like a two-season city. Winter and Summer, and they're not discrete like the seasons in other areas. Winter weather and summer weather happen sort of randomly. You're more likely to get the weather associated with one season during the time of year that's it's supposed to happen, but there's no guarantee. You get 53.5 inches of snow a year, and 300 sunny days a year.

You get a week of spring in May and then a week of Autumn in September, and those seasons don't have anywhere near the colors that they do for east coast cities. Also, you better like wind. It is quite windy. Make no mistake the city is beautiful anyway and as far as summers and winters go, they're quite pleasant. Lots of sun, and low humidity. Despite the possibility of snow happening for 3/4ths of the year there are still a lot of sunny days with 60-70 degree highs all throughout that time.

In short, I don't think there is any city that fully satisfies your requirement.
I don't think Denver's a 2 season city. I think it's very distinct actually. Summers are generally hot and dry with thunder storms in the afternoon. Fall is usually rainny at the beginning and gets cold towards the second half. Winter is pretty much every season (except spring) in one. And Spring last for quite some time because the grass turns green like 1 month before the trees start to grow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top