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Old 09-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Location: Schenectady, NY
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What a question
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Originally Posted by blaserbrad View Post
Same with August both can hit the 90's and at one time I remember it being 104 a few years ago but that's rare.
I got a phone call from my friend in Seattle that night. Her house didn't have A/C. She said "It's so hot in this house, I feel like I have a horrible disease!" Then she went off on some global warming/climate change tangent.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:19 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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Um, the PNW is cold, but only in the winter. Is that okay with you?

Please note my name. This is in reference to the 18 years I lived in WA state.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:58 PM
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You will not freeze to death in Western WA during the winter, you will just be miserable. We have very high humidity in the winter and that gives you the feeling that the damp 40 degree cold (with a little wind thrown in) is "going through to your bones". As a midwestern friend said to me, back in Illinois you could go into your house to escape the cold, but here the damp just follows you in.

I actually find it much more comfortable when it is 30 degrees and snowing (drier air) than 40 degrees and foggy. But I will say, that being a small female doesn't help. My much larger husband is much more comfortable than I am in our weather. Although, since he started biking to work, he definitely notices the cold much more than he used to.

That's just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:44 AM
Location: West of the Rockies
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I lived in the Upper Midwest before moving to Seattle.

Is it as cold here as it was in the Midwest? No, not at all. But is the Pac NW great for someone who HATES the cold? No. It still gets biting cold around January and February here, just not the blistery dry, skin-snapping type of cold you get in the Upper Midwest and the cold doesn't last as long here. The moisture here makes it feel colder and there are times when I walk outside when it is just 45 degrees and my ears are freezing because the moisture clings onto the skin and attracts the cold. If you absolutely hate anything below 40 degrees F...mmm, yeah I still don't think the Pac NW is going to fit your bill.

If you're looking for a true moderate climate, the coastal California cities are really what you should be looking at. The Pac NW is merely a step up from the Upper Midwest, depending on how much you hate the cold and what kinda cold you're talking about.
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