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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 07-05-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: IN
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I was surprised to find how high OKC was ranked on those tables that rank cities by the hours or days of sunshine.
It's the Sunbelt, very far south in latitude. They need to build more solar farms there, cheap electricity with prices falling quickly every year.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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There are some people who actually like 4 seasons. I lived in Des Moines (roughly halfway between OKC and Minneapolis) for a few years, and it's probably even more extreme than those two options. Hotter summers and more tornadoes than Minneapolis, and colder winters than OKC. Same thing applies to Kansas City. Weather Channel named it the worst weather in the country during that period for having basically every extreme - cold, heat, and violent weather.

Personally, I love the variety and find that the harsh/crappy weather days make you appreciate the good ones. But it's sunny more often than not here, so that helps to make winter easier to deal with.
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Old 07-05-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: IN
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There are some people who actually like 4 seasons. I lived in Des Moines (roughly halfway between OKC and Minneapolis) for a few years, and it's probably even more extreme than those two options. Hotter summers and more tornadoes than Minneapolis, and colder winters than OKC. Same thing applies to Kansas City. Weather Channel named it the worst weather in the country during that period for having basically every extreme - cold, heat, and violent weather.

Personally, I love the variety and find that the harsh/crappy weather days make you appreciate the good ones. But it's sunny more often than not here, so that helps to make winter easier to deal with.
Sunny in winter is only applicable to the southwest edge of the Midwest and western Plains. Overall, winter is pathetic with not much in the way of consistent snow cover, but too much wind with variable temperatures.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Seattle. I hate, hate, hate continuous overcast skies; they start the day off with a bad mood.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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Seattle, easily.

I need sunshine. I *HATE* cloudy weather.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: IN
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Seattle, easily.

I need sunshine. I *HATE* cloudy weather.
I would take 0F and low sun angle clear skies with a foot of snow on the ground compared to 33F and rain.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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I would take 0F and low sun angle clear skies with a foot of snow on the ground compared to 33F and rain.
Very hard to rain at 33F but that does sound bad (freezing rain). Otoh, 45ish and rain sounds rather delightful.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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I would take 0F and low sun angle clear skies with a foot of snow on the ground compared to 33F and rain.
Same here.

Cold weather is a lot more bearable when you have the sun's rays beating on you.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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It all depends on your preferences. 45 and rain in Seattle compared to 30 and sun in Denver is a matter of preference. I totally understand the sun preference, except that cold can turn into a snowstorm in an instant in Denver, while in Seattle that would be rare. A little of this, a little of that...weather variety is the spice of life. Which is better? Only in the eye of the beholder...
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I would take 0F and low sun angle clear skies with a foot of snow on the ground compared to 33F and rain.
If I had those two options I'd probably move to another country. Seattle and Minnie are equally awful IMHO.

One has depressing weather 9 months of the year and the other needs heating 9 months of the year. My mood and skin would be tortured in either place.
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