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Old 02-22-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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Have I missed any (U.S.) cities that meet these criteria?

I seem to do somewhat better in cold weather, and perhaps snowy weather, during the winter; but from what I've seen, places that fit that description, that are not at high elevations, also get humid enough during the rest of the year that outdoor mold could be an issue (a problem for me, given my particular allergies).

I just seem to need a type of place that doesn't exist.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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coastal Maine, average is mid 70s in the summer. Even if it's humid, it won't feel muggy because of the coolness of the air. Another choice is to move to Anchorage, Alaska.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:19 PM
 
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Mold definitely will be an issue in Maine, especially in and around Portland and that proximity can be real humid during summer.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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You may have to adjust the criteria a little bit.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:45 PM
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Yeah, you're going to have to compromise on one of those things.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I'd guess that your best bet is Pullman-Moscow. These twin towns, straddling the Washington-Idaho border, sit at an elevation of 2,300 feet. You're looking at an average high of 35 and seven inches of snow in January, and an average high of 82 and .7 inches of rain in July.

The Pullman-Moscow area is 70 miles south of Spokane and has a population of around 92,000.
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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Most of the US has some humidity, although as one poster put it, some parts of coastal Maine might fit your criteria..

With a little more thought, Minneapolis might work as well, although there will be SOME humidity there in summer, but less than the East Coast..
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:05 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Pullman is a city I have thought about off and on. Maybe I should dig out my notes about it and take another look. I think Boise would probably be a decent approximation. I am not sure either are at a low enough elevation to make a difference, but I may be visiting Boise in the next year and a half.

I'm pretty sure I've found a risky mix of humidity and temperature (from the point of view of airborne mold) in the other suggestions (even Anchorage).
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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Las Vegas fits your description.

In the winter, temps average high 50's during the day and low 30's at nighttime. In the summer it gets hot but certainly not humid.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Las Vegas fits your description.

In the winter, temps average high 50's during the day and low 30's at nighttime. In the summer it gets hot but certainly not humid.
That's not all that cool, but it might work. I have a sort of mental block about Las Vegas because I canceled an interview I had lined up there (back when I had moved to Albuquerque and was still job hunting) and now I wish I had gone to it and checked out the city. I got cold feet about Las Vegas for various reasons. Partly I was concerned it would be too dry, drier than necessary. (I need a place dry enough for mold airborne mold to only be a marginal issue, but no drier, since dryness is bad in its own way for my sinuses.) Additionally, I'd be very frustrated living there, I think, since so many of the night life options would be beyond my grasp thanks to second hand cigarette smoke. I'm uncomfortable with the idea of Vegas: it seems more artificial than Albuquerque which has more of a history of sustaining human life, I think. That's probably arbitrary considering how much a desert city of 500,000 depends on technology to be viable.

Maybe it would be a good fit. I don't know. I have planned on visiting Phoenix (not that it fits the cold winter requirement) and Boise, to see if I feel better in either of them than I do in Albuquerque, but maybe I should try Las Vegas instead of Phoenix. Hmmm. Unfortunately, I don't have much money to play with and can't do any of this until I've gotten my credit card debt down a bit (after throwing money away on wild things like sinus surgery, allergy treatments--my deductible has gone up a lot in the past year, acupuncture, etc.).

I wish I'd gone to that damn interview. I think I had a real shot at the job too, since my experience was a good fit for it, without going into the details.

To follow up: I've checked Pullman's mold counts in the past, and at times they were too high for me to be comfortable with.
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