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Old 09-03-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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don't worry it's not non-stop for months.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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47% sunshine a year which means about half of the days have sun and half don't
Well, yeah. Duh. lol

Problem is that Seattle only gets decent sun in the summer, then its back into gloom. The OP probably thinks its sunny half the year in Seattle, when in actuality its only "sunny" for 3-4 months, followed by 8-9 months of near-consistent clouds and drizzle. See how that can be misleading?
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Vernon, British Columbia
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Well, yeah. Duh. lol

Problem is that Seattle only gets decent sun in the summer, then its back into gloom. The OP probably thinks its sunny half the year in Seattle, when in actuality its only "sunny" for 3-4 months, followed by 8-9 months of near-consistent clouds and drizzle. See how that can be misleading?
There's really only about 3 months of gloomy weather in Seattle, typically late October to early January. Besides that, the weather is quite nice.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Well, yeah. Duh. lol

Problem is that Seattle only gets decent sun in the summer, then its back into gloom. The OP probably thinks its sunny half the year in Seattle, when in actuality its only "sunny" for 3-4 months, followed by 8-9 months of near-consistent clouds and drizzle. See how that can be misleading?
the real bad weather in Seattle is in November, December, January and sometimes February (3 or 4 months depending on the year). April always has very nice days. Half of the days in May feel like summer. September is usually very sunny and warm.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:47 AM
 
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the real bad weather in Seattle is in November, December, January and sometimes February (3 or 4 months depending on the year). April always has very nice days. Half of the days in May feel like summer. September is usually very sunny and warm.
It's the same way in Great Lakes cities from November to April, cold air going over warm lake water creates damn near complete cloud cover.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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When you say 50/50, do you mean half the year rain half sun or do you mean 50/50 rain and sun in one day/week? Don't know how accurate that 47% of the year statistic is for the gloom in Seattle, but it definitely feels never ending during the winter time. I'm talking about going outside at 2PM and it being pitch dark, cold, and damp (looks like night time 24/7 during some weeks in January and Feb).

It rains a lot in Florida too, but they have enough sunshine throughout the year. I believe Hawaii gets a fair amount of precipitation as well. Behind that, perhaps San Francisco would somewhat fit that bill although it's more foggy than anything but not too cold and when I visited for a week in December, there was sunshine during the day.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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that means 47% of the year has the sun shining and 53% doesn't. It doesn't matter when, how and how long. One year has around 4500 daylight hours and 47% of that is 2100 hours of sunshine. It could be 100 hours in the winter and 2000 the rest of the year.

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Old 09-05-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Thanks guys! I guess I could have been more specific with 50/50 haha I meant 50/50 sun and rain/clouds dispersed pretty evenly.. I know Seattle had 4 months of straight gloom (I will be moving there next year!) but I was just curious as to see which cities get a mix of sun and rain/clouds. Nice and spread out. I think San Fran fits the bill pretty well. I've lived in So Cal my whole life and I am just beyond done with the every day sun. It drives me insane. I need balance and just wanted to see which cities (beyond stats) had a nice balance. Personal opinion is always best for me!!! :-) Thanks !!!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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then cities on the East Coast because they don't really have gloomy, sunny, rainy or dry season.
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