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View Poll Results: Would you consider Portland and Seattle warm?
Yes, I would consider them warm climates 5 10.00%
No, not even remotely 27 54.00%
Only compared to back East 18 36.00%
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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The winters are very mild, and the summers are hotter than you'd think. I was wondering, do you think these cities could be lumped in with the Sunbelt in terms of being places people would move to escape the cold, or are they overall too chilly year round?
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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You cant use the word "sun" and Portland/Seattle in the same sentence.

And what constitutes "back East"? Most East Coast states (ie Carolinas, Florida, etc) are far, far warmer and sunnier than WA and OR.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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Not frozen does not equal sunny/warm. You can escape some snow, on the west side of WA and OR, but not the cold. At least for me, I'd prefer sunny and 25 than drizzling and 45.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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No, but they're not necessarily cold weather cities either.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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40-50 in the winter even if its rainy isn't bad, thats rather mild so I wouldn't way warm weather but mild winters and climate, from what i heard it doesn't get hot and humid ever in the Pac NW but i never been their just what i have heard
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Only in the summertime!
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Generally, it is mild and sunny in those NW cities during the summer and cool to cold and wet (mainly in the form of drizzle) in the winter. Warm being 65-85 and cool to cold being 30-55.

Are they both warm weather cities? Absolutely NOT.

Are they both cold weather cities? Absolutely NOT.

It isn't nearly that cut and dry.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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I think of them as mild climates - no extremes in either direction.

And, we have considered them both for winter (from MN) getaways!
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Not in the least bit.

And "The East" is not always cold in The Winter. It is the same temperature in Wilmington, NC, which is pretty much the middle of the East Coast and Seattle right now-48. Hell even Philly has a high in the mid-40's today. It is in the 80's in Florida.

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At least for me, I'd prefer sunny and 25 than drizzling and 45.
Agreed.

Comparing Philadelphia and Seattle average monthly Highs

Jan 40 46
Feb 44 50
March 53 53
April 64 58
May 74 64
June 83 70
July 87 75
August 85 76
Sep 78 70
Oct 67 60
Nov 56 51
Dec 45 46

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Lived in Seattle for a little bit before moving to NC... I loved the vibe but the weather... too cold for me. So no, I don't think they're "warm" cities in any sense lol.
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