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View Poll Results: Which major city has the worst overall weather in the U.S.
Seattle 31 8.47%
San Francisco 9 2.46%
San Diego 7 1.91%
Minneapolis 101 27.60%
Oklahoma City 50 13.66%
Houston 72 19.67%
Phoenix 54 14.75%
Other major city in the continuous U.S. 42 11.48%
Voters: 366. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-23-2016, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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You should have just voted for Minneapolis. Basically the same climate.
We need a poll for biggest tool on C-D.
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:18 PM
 
Location: 30461
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Kinda surprised Houston is beating Phoenix. I mean, we're only in early March and Phoenix has hit 90 F 3 times already this year. Houston and Orlando haven't even hit 85 F yet.

But hey, the dry weather lovers won't complain as long as they have easy access to water.
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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Have a clue that 90 in Phoenix is more comfortable than 80 in Houston or Florida
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I'm even more surprised that a tornado and hail-storm ravaged city like OKC is not topping the list. Americans have strange tastes in climates.
It's quite possible that most people understand that tornadoes and hail storms are not THAT frequent and only really have a two or three month window in which they occur at all.

Oklahoma City can be and quite often is reasonably temperate if not a bit windy.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:20 PM
 
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Sounds like someone is scared of the tornado boogie man and s is clueless about favorable weather patterns
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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There is nothing to dispute. OKC is what it is; a metropolis ravaged by all the elements (be it blizzards, summer drought, tornadoes, hailstorms, etc). I take all those into account in constituting my judgement that it has absolutely the worst climate out of all the cities listed; the fact that such a disgusting climate is not topping the poll is mind-boggling.
It sounds like you'd avoid much of the Midwest and especially Great Plains then, since they get the most extremes in weather. This would include Denver though, America's sweetheart city with "ideal" weather, yet experiences all the extremes you just listed. People definitely are strange when it comes to perceptions about weather.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Denver has nice weather. It has extremes but they don't last as long as Minneapolis or Chicago.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Denver has nice weather. It has extremes but they don't last as long as Minneapolis or Chicago.
I realize that, but it DOES have extremes, and all of the adverse weather the prior poster noted, yet it gets lumped in with the good weather cities somehow. Again, people's perceptions are strange.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I realize that, but it DOES have extremes, and all of the adverse weather the prior poster noted, yet it gets lumped in with the good weather cities somehow. Again, people's perceptions are strange.
Yeah, I don't know why Denver/the Front Range is praised as having idyllic weather. It's a continental climate subject to all the extremes. It gets intense blizzards, wildfires, tornadoes/severe thunderstorms, heat waves, subzero weather, drought, ice storms, etc. Snow can occur as late as June and as early as September. The one difference is that it is an arid climate overall so not humid, which does make a difference in the summer. Of course, there's a lot that's appealing about Denver, especially outdoorsy stuff. But its weather is very, very unpredictable.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I realize that, but it DOES have extremes, and all of the adverse weather the prior poster noted, yet it gets lumped in with the good weather cities somehow. Again, people's perceptions are strange.
Whenever I ask people if they could ever live in Denver, the majority of them say yeah but it's too cold. It really does have extreme weather and people ON HERE tend to lump it in with good weather cities which it should not be.
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