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Old 09-01-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Do you think people who hate cold weather would enjoy the climates of western Oregon and Washington at low elevations? They are actually less prone to sub-freezing weather than most of the Deep South and aside from along the immediate coast, have warm to hot summers.

The only con is that spring and fall are also often quite cold and gloomy, but no moreso than a lot of the Midwest and Northeast.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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It sure as hell isn't warm there.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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If you like very temperate weather with not a lot of sun then it would be OK. I lived in Seattle for 5 years, the gloomy skies from October to about May (depending on the year) can definitely be a big downer but the summers are nice. People there often complain when the temperature climbs above 80 and or goes below 40. It's only a few weeks in mid-winter when the highs during the day drop below 40, and same for summer, only a few weeks where highs reach above 80 on a consistent basis. That said there are many clammy days in the winter where 38-40 degree rain feels damn cold and you end up hibernating from it.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: St. Paul, MN
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It's pretty moderate. I'd say it's a good place if you don't like the cold or heat.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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It's pretty moderate. I'd say it's a good place if you don't like the cold or heat.
Yep. Or too much sun. That's why I love it. Though I personally don't mind the cold, as long as it's not the extreme bitter sub-zero cold that the Northern Great Plains and Great Lakes states frequently get in winter.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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It sure as hell isn't warm there.
Nor "sunny". If one likes one dimensional non-chilly weather the San Diego area would be a better option in my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The only con is that spring and fall are also often quite cold and gloomy, but no moreso than a lot of the Midwest and Northeast.
The winter in the coastal PAC NW is the cloudiest place in the States, easily more cloudy than the Midwest and NE regions, and even more so in winter. The cloudiest winter month in Chicago (November) averages 40% sunshine, which is still above the PAC NW. Come Spring when the Midwest sun is starting to appear more and more, the PAC NW is still shrouded in clouds. And FYI, places like Minneapolis in the winter is actually sunnier than most other major cities in the USA, no joke.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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No if you do not like the cold, the Pac NW would probably not be ideal. It is temperate and mild, but the winters are usually 40-50 degrees which I think is cold. And that lasts from December to mid-February. You can get a couple 60 degree days but you can also get some 32 degree days. Over all though it stays around 40-50 degrees. Also its a slow transition into the warm with March being 50-60 degrees with like a random 3 day 75 degree streak. April is usually 56-68 degrees, with a few patchy 70-75 degree days. May is like 63-75 degrees but is a cloudy month. June is also pretty cloudy but not so much as May. June's temps are around 65-73 on average but can venture into the 90's. July avg is 74-85 degrees. 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. But both are very sunny and warm, you might get a random week or couple days of clouds and rain here and there but nothing terrible. September is mostly sunny but it starts to cool down from the hot summer. Avg temp is around 75 degrees at the beginning and towards the end maybe 70-68ish. It gets noticeably more foggy Sept-Dec Iv'e noticed too which I personally like a lot. Oct the first 2 weeks are usually 64-70 degrees. Then it gets to be lower 60's during the day, you'll have 59-58 degree days at the end of the month. It also starts to get more stormy and rainy during this time up until mid December. November is usually 55 degrees on average I would say. Can get in the 40's and low 60's. December the first 2 weeks are around 55 and steadily drops to about 45 and then fluctuates throughout the winter like this. Then up until mid Feb the sky will most likely be very dark with grey clouds and the days will be short and there is a constant drizzle with maybe 2 days with snow that melts very quickly. It will rarely get below freezing during this time but it does get below for like 5 days out of the whole winter. And then cycle starts again
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Do you think people who hate cold weather would enjoy the climates of western Oregon and Washington at low elevations? They are actually less prone to sub-freezing weather than most of the Deep South and aside from along the immediate coast, have warm to hot summers.

The only con is that spring and fall are also often quite cold and gloomy, but no moreso than a lot of the Midwest and Northeast.
No because you will feel cold when it should be warm and hot.

When you have to wear a jacket on the 4th of July, you will be wishing for warm sunny weather.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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As you get down to southern Oregon around Medford & Ashland, you will get warmer summers and more sun. Otherwise, the NW is not very sunny but it is mild.
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