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Minneapolis, MN 17 43.59%
Boston, MA 3 7.69%
Tacoma, WA 9 23.08%
Madison, WI 10 25.64%
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:36 PM
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It would be freezing but I'm not sure how much it would bother me. I am slightly used to snow since I grew up in St. Louis, MO until age 8. The most important thing to me is to find somewhere not super humid with summers not getting much above 85. I'd much rather have freezing winters than 100 degree summers. You can add on clothes when it's snowing and build a fire if all else fails, but you can't take off your skin in the heat or have anything to keep you cool if the power goes out down here in Louisiana. Seriously, a few weeks ago we had a heat index of 110 and even in my underwear in front of the a/c I was sweating!
If you're used to St. Louis, you have no idea about Minneapolis! One of my daughters went to college south of there (Mpls, not St. Louis) and the school schedule was set up so the majority of the students (and teachers) did not have to be on campus in January. It's a cold, cold month there. My other daughter just moved there and her remark was that people do not really go out in the winter much. Oh, they may tell you they do all this ice skating and such, but it's really not true. They may do that ONCE in the entire winter.

I lived in Champaign, IL for 7 years. They have a climate similar to St. Louis' and it's nothing compared to the Mpls winter. Heck, the Chicago winter is nothing compared to Mpls. At least be prepared!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:59 PM
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Someone who lived in Minnesota for college said our last winter wasn't that different from what used to from Minnesota. Less sun, and some mild spells with rain. On average, our recent winter was still warmer than a typical Minneapolis winter, so I'm not sure why he said that.

Boston is still noticeably colder than St. Louis but probably won't be a shock, still milder than the two midwestern cities mentioned. As for summers, it still gets humid but it's not as consistently hot and humid as further south along the east coast. Many people (especially younger people) in old houses don't have A/C, which you wouldn't find in say, DC.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:00 PM
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Here are some photos I took of Boston a bit over a month ago:

Summer Photo Thread 2014

High of 73F that day and late July! The Atlantic Ocean sometimes provides additional air conditioning.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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If you're used to St. Louis, you have no idea about Minneapolis! One of my daughters went to college south of there (Mpls, not St. Louis) and the school schedule was set up so the majority of the students (and teachers) did not have to be on campus in January. It's a cold, cold month there. My other daughter just moved there and her remark was that people do not really go out in the winter much. Oh, they may tell you they do all this ice skating and such, but it's really not true. They may do that ONCE in the entire winter.

I lived in Champaign, IL for 7 years. They have a climate similar to St. Louis' and it's nothing compared to the Mpls winter. Heck, the Chicago winter is nothing compared to Mpls. At least be prepared!
Once again, you have no idea what you're talking about. People are out and about all winter long in the Upper Midwest. Maybe it was too much for your daughter, but not for natives and others who have acclimated.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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I listed Tacoma instead of Seattle because my husband has a friend who lives there and I doubt there's anywhere less than $1,000 to live in downtown Seattle. We might also consider Renton or Bellingham WA, although they are smaller cities
Why would you avoid Seattle for its price but not Boston? Boston isn't any cheaper than Seattle.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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If you're used to St. Louis, you have no idea about Minneapolis! One of my daughters went to college south of there (Mpls, not St. Louis) and the school schedule was set up so the majority of the students (and teachers) did not have to be on campus in January. It's a cold, cold month there. My other daughter just moved there and her remark was that people do not really go out in the winter much. Oh, they may tell you they do all this ice skating and such, but it's really not true. They may do that ONCE in the entire winter.

I lived in Champaign, IL for 7 years. They have a climate similar to St. Louis' and it's nothing compared to the Mpls winter. Heck, the Chicago winter is nothing compared to Mpls. At least be prepared!
Yup!,

We just lie about going out in the winter. The entire city shuts down between November 1st and April 1st. We actually project ultra high-tech holograms throughout the city, which gives the illusion of human activity. Damn--Katiana has exposed our secret!
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:34 PM
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Someone who lived in Minnesota for college said our last winter wasn't that different from what used to from Minnesota. Less sun, and some mild spells with rain. On average, our recent winter was still warmer than a typical Minneapolis winter, so I'm not sure why he said that.

Boston is still noticeably colder than St. Louis but probably won't be a shock, still milder than the two midwestern cities mentioned. As for summers, it still gets humid but it's not as consistently hot and humid as further south along the east coast. Many people (especially younger people) in old houses don't have A/C, which you wouldn't find in say, DC.
I don't know either. I never heard of rain in Mpls in the winter. It rarely rains here in CO in the winter.

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Once again, you have no idea what you're talking about. People are out and about all winter long in the Upper Midwest. Maybe it was too much for your daughter, but not for natives and others who have acclimated.
Oh, bite me!

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Yup!,

We just lie about going out in the winter. The entire city shuts down between November 1st and April 1st. We actually project ultra high-tech holograms throughout the city, which gives the illusion of human activity. Damn--Katiana has exposed our secret!
Well, you have those skyways so people can walk from building to building w/o going outside in the winter.

"Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 7F to 83F and is rarely below -11F or above 92F. . . The cold season lasts from November 26 to March 4 with an average daily high temperature below 34F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 7F and high of 22F. . . .During the cold season, which lasts from November 26 to March 4, there is a 56% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light snow (68% of days with precipitation have at worst light snow) and moderate snow (16%). "
https://weatherspark.com/averages/30...-United-States (Minneapolis)

Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground December
Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground January
Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground Feb.

There were 2 days in this three month period with a high above at or > 40 degrees.
There were 15 days in this 90 day period with highs above freezing.
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I don't know either. I never heard of rain in Mpls in the winter. It rarely rains here in CO in the winter.
Denver's warmer than here, but we can plenty of rain. Slightly more rainy days than snowy days. Boston is obviously rainier. Btw, Boston gets more snowfall in the winter months (Dec-Feb) than Denver and of course more rain. The setup for heavy precipitation involves a moisture flow off the Atlantic, but the Atlantic is still above freezing, so unless you can enough continental air mixed, you get rain. Careful storm placement needed. If the flow is in the right place, you get the classic New England northeast with 2 feet of heavy, wet snow.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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I don't know either. I never heard of rain in Mpls in the winter. It rarely rains here in CO in the winter.



Oh, bite me!



Well, you have those skyways so people can walk from building to building w/o going outside in the winter.

"Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 7F to 83F and is rarely below -11F or above 92F. . . The cold season lasts from November 26 to March 4 with an average daily high temperature below 34F. The coldest day of the year is January 11, with an average low of 7F and high of 22F. . . .During the cold season, which lasts from November 26 to March 4, there is a 56% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light snow (68% of days with precipitation have at worst light snow) and moderate snow (16%). "
https://weatherspark.com/averages/30...-United-States (Minneapolis)

Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground December
Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground January
Weather History for Minneapolis Crystal, MN | Weather Underground Feb.

There were 2 days in this three month period with a high above at or > 40 degrees.
There were 15 days in this 90 day period with highs above freezing.
It would seem that our weather bothers you more than it bothers those of us who live here. I would invite you to visit the city in the winter to see for yourself, but you've stated your distaste for Minneapolis often enough that I suspect you won't do that.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:45 PM
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Well, you have those skyways so people can walk from building to building w/o going outside in the winter.
However, it's one thing to be out in the cold recreationally. You warm up moving around fast, you're dressed for it. If you're just going from building to building for an errand or work, you don't really want to be bothered.
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