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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 06-30-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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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.
Oh no! Buffalo & Syracuse are two of my favorite weather cities I also love my current location and Cleveland is pretty good, too.

I could live with Seattle, too. It would bore me in the winter but at least it doesn't get HOT.

What are your favorite weather cities?
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:50 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.

I really, really, really dislike snow that stays on the ground more than a few days. I have to vote Minneapolis even if I do like the city, just not its climate. I've lived in colder climates that were similar to that of MN.

I've lived in humid subtropical climates as well and am not very fond of that either for summer. But at least one can stay in AC to avoid the heat. With the snow, that's obviously harder to do in day to day living. If you must go somewhere, you deal with the snow. If you maintain a house, you deal with moving snow. Nope.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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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.
I agree. It can snow in Syracuse in early May. The Lake Effect is unreal, two or three times a week forever! And, grey skies, really white skies, LOL, for months and months... Some Native Americans that settled there! They should have kept going...
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I would have to go with Houston as far as cities on this list are concerned. Houston is extremely flood-prone due to its topography and the misuse of the land. It is also prone to Hurricanes (something that the other cities on this aren't) and really heavy precipitation events. Of course, the heat and humidity combo is pretty nasty as well. Houston and Oklahoma City are the main two cities on this list where it is highly publicized that the weather can kill and destroy property on a widespread level. The other cities on this list can get windstorms, tornadoes (even the Seattle area has had an EF/F-3 in its history), and blizzards and other potentially deadly hazards but not with quite the ferocious frequency as the flooding/tornado threat is in OKC or the hurricane/flooding threat in Houston.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I would have to go with Houston as far as cities on this list are concerned. Houston is extremely flood-prone due to its topography and the misuse of the land.
-Picks Houston for worst weather
-Cites factors for the decision that are unrelated to weather.

LMFAO.

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Old 07-01-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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-Picks Houston for worst weather
-Cites factors for the decision that are unrelated to weather.

LMFAO.
That is related to the weather. Building subdivisions and shopping centers on land that was once a bayou or water drainage area have increased the flooding risk in that area. You remove areas that store water and replace it with impervious surfaces that increase runoff. That factor along with the risk of tropical systems and even your more typical heavy rain events, in general, leads to a very high-flood-risk.
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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I would have to go with Houston as far as cities on this list are concerned. Houston is extremely flood-prone due to its topography and the misuse of the land. It is also prone to Hurricanes (something that the other cities on this aren't) and really heavy precipitation events. Of course, the heat and humidity combo is pretty nasty as well.
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-Picks Houston for worst weather
-Cites factors for the decision that are unrelated to weather.

LMFAO.
There fixed it for you. Just kept -- fivenine's second sentence. That answered the WEATHER related reason for the vote. As you say .... the floods, hurricanes added to heat and humidity spring thru fall, could be called .... events related to thunderstorms and seasonal to random occurrences. So you singled out a comment on Houston's topography (could have added drainage issues) that worsens severity in heavy rain events and also Houston's failure of not preventing development in the flood-plain areas from developers also, as land better left undeveloped.

Hopefully in the last few years ..... all these the 50, 100, 500 year flooding and storm events are all out of the way for while for Texas and Houston. Seems each one is one of these .... once in a lifetime blamed occurrence.

If you can vote Minneapolis because of snow and cold. Houston can be for the list quoted too in fivenine's post above. Maybe you voted Minneapolis for other weather events too.....
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: San Angelo
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Houston. Any city with high humidity has bad weather in my book.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Houston. Any city with high humidity has bad weather in my book.
Yes, although Phoenix is pretty awful, too.

Minneapolis is just fine, to me.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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There fixed it for you. Just kept -- fivenine's second sentence. That answered the WEATHER related reason for the vote. As you say .... the floods, hurricanes added to heat and humidity spring thru fall, could be called .... events related to thunderstorms and seasonal to random occurrences. So you singled out a comment on Houston's topography (could have added drainage issues) that worsens severity in heavy rain events and also Houston's failure of not preventing development in the flood-plain areas from developers also, as land better left undeveloped.

Hopefully in the last few years ..... all these the 50, 100, 500 year flooding and storm events are all out of the way for while for Texas and Houston. Seems each one is one of these .... once in a lifetime blamed occurrence.

If you can vote Minneapolis because of snow and cold. Houston can be for the list quoted too in fivenine's post above. Maybe you voted Minneapolis for other weather events too.....
You are way too nosy.
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