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View Poll Results: What region has the best climate?
West 90 54.88%
Midwest 28 17.07%
South 24 14.63%
Northeast 22 13.41%
Voters: 164. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-19-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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The Northwest is pretty much my ideal climate, my only complaints would be that it should snow a little more, and maybe just a little more sun, not too much though.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Northeast
West
South

Can't rank the Midwest since I've never been.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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I'm a full-on four seasons guy...the more weather the better. As you can guess by my I'd...I prefer the Midwest...Arctic winters, tropical steamy summers....and everything in between. The best part of it for me is the rapid changes from one day to the next...even from one hour to the next. I recall one time when I was a kid swimming in a pool on a hot day...temps in the 90's and all of a sudden a Midwest summer storm front came billowing through...lifeguard blowing whistles, sky darkening, hail coming down and temperatures ten minutes later were in the upper 60's. Midwest weather is a force of nature. I'd get bored without changeable dramatic weather.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Boise ID
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Definitely the west coast.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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even from one hour to the next. I recall one time when I was a kid swimming in a pool on a hot day...temps in the 90's and all of a sudden a Midwest summer storm front came billowing through...lifeguard blowing whistles, sky darkening, hail coming down and temperatures ten minutes later were in the upper 60's. Midwest weather is a force of nature. I'd get bored without changeable dramatic weather.
Same here. Last Sunday, I played two games of baseball in Denver.

Game 1, 1230pm first pitch:
overcast above, clear with cirrus clouds off in the distance, pushing 90F.
5 minute delay for a windstorm
play ball
light rain
heavy rain
rain delay for 10 minutes
play ball
light rain again
overcast

Game 2, 4pm first pitch:
Partly cloudy, low 80's, the entire game.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I voted the west due to the diversity of weather in that large region.

More specifically, I prefer the climate of a place like Denver or Salt Lake with their four season climate, low humidity, and lots of sunshine.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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South Florida.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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SoCal is NOT 80F and sunny everyday unless it is summer.
Springs tend to be in the 60sF and overcast.
Winters are rainy and also in the 60sF
Fall is sunny and in the 70sF
And nights, even in summer, are chilly all year-long.
Though with the drought, hotter and sunnier weather is becoming more normal.

Personally, I voted West, simply because of Hawaii--Honolulu is my favorite climate. I like the SoCal weather but is just doesn't rain enough and I personally find the winters and springs to be a bit too cool for my taste.

After Hawaii, I would vote for South Florida. My only issue with the weather there would be the occasional cold snaps that affect the region for a few days each winter.
I've been to Hawaii many times and love the climate. It's humid, but not like "Florida humid".

I prefer Coastal SoCal because you get a "sort of" winter. Just cool enough that you can wear a jacket in the evenings and you get a different feeling from summer, but still warm enough that it stays green all winter and tropical vegetation grows there.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I've been to Hawaii many times and love the climate. It's humid, but not like "Florida humid".

I prefer Coastal SoCal because you get a "sort of" winter. Just cool enough that you can wear a jacket in the evenings and you get a different feeling from summer, but still warm enough that it stays green all winter and tropical vegetation grows there.
IMO SoCal is rather dry and arid looking. It just doesn't cut it. There's barely any native green grass, no dense deciduous forests, etc. That's why many new suburban developments have to plant all sorts of green trees and fake lawns in order to make everything look like the east coast as much as possible. I mean, it's a beautiful place, but I don't think I'd be too happy with the brown/drab appearance for the long term. I'd be CLAMORING for true greenery. Granted, the east coast looks like crap for half of the year, with nothing but leafless trees. But it's worth waiting for the summer.

IMO, the best possible season/climate/scenery period in the U.S would be upstate NY in the summer. 80's, sunny and dry with full greenery and some mountains. No need for AC ever. Hawaii sounds good too though.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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1. West
2. Midwest
3. NE
4. South
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