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Old 05-28-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The Midwest gets less cloudy the further west you go. Also we have basements up here so tornados are less problematic.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Omaha is very











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hilly
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Omaha is about as hilly as freshly pressed pair of slacks.

Same goes for Lincoln.

I would suggest Rapid City, SD
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Are you looking for someplace hilly thinking that will prevent tornadoes?
lol nah, i jus like a good view
and by cloudy i meant less cloudy than places like cleveland or seattle, doesnt have to be sunny all yr
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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lol nah, i jus like a good view
and by cloudy i meant less cloudy than places like cleveland or seattle, doesnt have to be sunny all yr
Truthfully if you want some legit hills in the Midwest you have to look into rural areas. A large swathe of western Wisconsin is really quite nice. It's similar to the upper Ozarks. And I grew up in the Appalachians, I know a decent hill when I see it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Omaha is about as hilly as freshly pressed pair of slacks.

Same goes for Lincoln.

I would suggest Rapid City, SD
Omaha? ARe you crazy? You've obviously never been there. Omaha is NOT flat...it may not be hilly like Pittsburgh, but it's still far from flat in many areas. And Omaha's topography is nothing like Lincoln's. Lincoln is flat as a board. Omaha is only flat in some places, and that's due to the Missouri River.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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People from the coasts tend to overestimate the prevalence of tornadoes in the Midwest. They hear horror stories from tragically unlucky places like Moore and Joplin that have been devastated and get the wrong idea. You'll get a few tornado watches and maybe a warning or two every year, but the likelihood that a tornado will actually have any affect on your daily life is effectively zero. Even when they do touch down, the area they hit is incredibly isolated. It's just not likely that you'll ever have to deal with one.

A much more relevant concern is flooding, which can hit pretty much every city in the Midwest, seeing as they're mostly located along rivers. Hilliness could do some to counteract that, I guess.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Truthfully if you want some legit hills in the Midwest you have to look into rural areas. A large swathe of western Wisconsin is really quite nice. It's similar to the upper Ozarks. And I grew up in the Appalachians, I know a decent hill when I see it.
The upper Ozarks are a part of the Lower Midwest...and also in the transition zone between the Midwest and South.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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People from the coasts tend to overestimate the prevalence of tornadoes in the Midwest. They hear horror stories from tragically unlucky places like Moore and Joplin that have been devastated and get the wrong idea. You'll get a few tornado watches and maybe a warning or two every year, but the likelihood that a tornado will actually have any affect on your daily life is effectively zero. Even when they do touch down, the area they hit is incredibly isolated. It's just not likely that you'll ever have to deal with one.

A much more relevant concern is flooding, which can hit pretty much every city in the Midwest, seeing as they're mostly located along rivers. Hilliness could do some to counteract that, I guess.
Moore, OKlahoma is not the Midwest. It's the South. Oklahoma is a Southern state in its entirety. And Joplin is on the border of Midwestern and Southern.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Bigger, diverse metros with good nature options, greenery around and not cloudy.
I don't know about not being flat but Minneapolis, Minnesota has a reputation for being very diverse. But more than diverse. It has a rep of having one of the best racial relations in the country among among it's Twin City patriots. Inside Minneapolis at least.
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