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Old 09-02-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Just curious. Are there any cities that have an equal mix of sun and rain/clouds? (In the U.S.)
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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western part of the Northwest. Seattle gets about 47% sunshine a year and 150 days of rain (215 without rain). Portland has similar stats.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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Prolly up here in NY's Capital Region. It rains all the time.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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Prolly up here in NY's Capital Region. It rains all the time.
I concur. Cities around the Great Lakes (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo) get a lot of clouds and rain. I spent a winter in Syracuse and the sun never came out from October through March.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Schenectady, NY
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I concur. Cities around the Great Lakes (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo) get a lot of clouds and rain. I spent a winter in Syracuse and the sun never came out from October through March.
Yup. Winters blow up here.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Nice ! Thanks guys :-)
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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western part of the Northwest. Seattle gets about 47% sunshine a year and 150 days of rain (215 without rain). Portland has similar stats.
That 47% includes the summer, though. Winter months average 25-35% sunshine, and its not really rain, but a constant mist/drizzle that will drive you mad.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Here in Eastern WA we get a pretty well-balanced 50-50 blend of sun and clouds all year long. It's quite a different climate from Seattle and what lies West of the Cascades. Of course the winters here tend to be a bit more grey than summer, but there are also plenty of crisp, clear (but cold) days as well that break up the monotony.

After having lived in both extremes (4 years in Seattle, 8 years in Phoenix)... I honestly believe that being subjected to too much of any kind of repetitious weather, be it sunshine or cloudiness, can really affect your mood negatively. If I had to choose one extreme over the other, I'd take Seattle's grey gloom over the desert Southwest's unrelenting sun in a heartbeat. However, I've found that since I moved to a place where it's almost perfectly balanced out 50-50, my mood and general outlook have drastically improved.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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That 47% includes the summer, though. Winter months average 25-35% sunshine, and its not really rain, but a constant mist/drizzle that will drive you mad.
47% sunshine a year which means about half of the days have sun and half don't
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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Here in Eastern WA we get a pretty well-balanced 50-50 blend of sun and clouds all year long. It's quite a different climate from Seattle and what lies West of the Cascades. Of course the winters here tend to be a bit more grey than summer, but there are also plenty of crisp, clear (but cold) days as well that break up the monotony.

After having lived in both extremes (4 years in Seattle, 8 years in Phoenix)... I honestly believe that being subjected to too much of any kind of repetitious weather, be it sunshine or cloudiness, can really affect your mood negatively. If I had to choose one extreme over the other, I'd take Seattle's grey gloom over the desert Southwest's unrelenting sun in a heartbeat. However, I've found that since I moved to a place where it's almost perfectly balanced out 50-50, my mood and general outlook have drastically improved.
Excellent point. Too much of an extreme of anything is negative. It's all about balance. I've lived in So Cal my whole life so I've had constant sun and it is absolutely depressing. I'm moving to Seattle area next year and I will have the opposite extreme... Although I absolutely love rain and clouds ... I'm sure it will get annoying when it's non stop for months.
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