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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 06-28-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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Minneapolis for sure.

I worry about all those millions of tons of salt (and toxic chemicals) that are dumped almost year around in Minneapolis to de-ice roads and parking lots. Salt kills plants and vegetation and renders the place toxic.
7,770 lakes around the state are experiencing elevated chloride concentrations, likely due to road salt runoff.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis for sure.

I worry about all those millions of tons of salt (and toxic chemicals) that are dumped almost year around in Minneapolis to de-ice roads and parking lots. Salt kills plants and vegetation and renders the place toxic.
7,770 lakes around the state are experiencing elevated chloride concentrations, likely due to road salt runoff.
I think you got that information from this article, which cites lakes from the entire Great Lakes and Northeastern regions of the US ó not just Minnesota. Disingenuous to use that info out of context, at best.

https://www.minnpost.com/politics-po...-why-s-problem

Yes, road salt run-off is a problem. No, it's not dumped on our roads "almost year-round". That is a gross exaggeration. I suppose while experts are working on a solution for road salt here, coastal cities are slowly but surely sinking below rising sea water and getting hit by bigger, more powerful hurricanes.

I guess I'd rather take my chances here.
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Minneapolis
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The poll says it all.
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:17 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The poll says it all.
Yep, it says that there was quite a bit of poor taste involved. Houston and Phoenix are not worse than OKC or Seattle.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Yep, it says that there was quite a bit of poor taste involved. Houston and Phoenix are not worse than OKC or Seattle.
I hate hot weather. Itís 100 in Denver this week and Iím melting. Much prefer Seattle to any hot climate.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I hate hot weather. Itís 100 in Denver this week and Iím melting. Much prefer Seattle to any hot climate.
And it still has yet to reach 100F in Houston. While even Minneapolis has seen 100F this past May. Low-latitude climates are just more equable.
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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And it still has yet to reach 100F in Houston. While even Minneapolis has seen 100F this past May. Low-latitude climates are just more equable.
95 in Houston is far, far worse than 100 in Denver. Humidity makes things infinitely worse. I didn’t know what a heat index was until I left Colorado for college.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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Syracuse, Buffalo and Cleveland are the worst. Atleast Seattle is a pretty city that makes you forget about the bad weather.
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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Not sure I understand this list. IMO most of those cities have good weather. I think the worst would be Pittsburgh.
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