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Old 04-23-2016, 11:11 PM
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I think Greenville SC gives the perfect 4 seasons, it is higher atltiute and closer to the mountains than other cities in Carolinas and a little cooler especially at night. It generally does not get much snow, maybe 2 days of it max most winters, but can get a bit icy.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:14 PM
Location: New Mexico
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I would recommend Albuquerque or Santa Fe in New Mexico or maybe check out Grand Junction Colorado. All have four seasons but none are extreme. Winters are about 6-8 weeks long in NM. Grand Junction is sort of a micro climate and a little warmer than other parts of the state. These are dry climates....low humidity. Plenty of things to see or do.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:14 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Originally Posted by danielj72 View Post
Not sure what the elevation is at JC but I notice the increased snow and a bit more cold over there than we get. Here in east TN elevation is everything when it comes to weather. The plateau gets more snow and cold too for the same reason. Most places are over 2000 feet up there. I know my elevation is 900 feet here. I am definitely in the valley.
I think I'm about 1700 ft and it definitely makes a difference. My son is in Knoxville and I was there just last month and noticed that the spring blooming trees and shrubs here are about 2 weeks behind you guys.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:26 AM
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Many parts of Northern California including these NorCal cities:

Santa Rosa or Petaluma, California

Both cities have all 4 seasons. Mild winters and mild summers, unlike Southern California it rains 3 times as much, and it has a true spring and fall. The winters are mild enough in that it does not snow and summers are mild enough that you rarely need a/c. It gets cold enough and wet enough so that winter clothing is needed.

Sacramento, California

Sacramento has all 4 seasons and is very similar to Santa Rosa or Petaluma but with less rain but still 2 to 2.5 times more rain than Southern California. Sacramento summers are warmer/hotter than Santa Rosa and Petaluma enough so that a/c is recommended but you don't need a/c as much as the desert southwest nor as much as large parts of the humid south, midwest and east as Sacramento summers have cool/mild nights and mornings similar to Santa Rosa or Petaluma summer nights and mornings. It does not snow but winter clothing is still needed, and of all the large cities in California, Sacramento has the most recognizable Autumn.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:42 AM
Location: Great upstate
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Upstate New York .

Winters are cold and snowy.
Spring is perfect 30s and 40s at night 60s slight breez plenty of sun
Summer is always near perfect 60-80 no humidity . It gets humid and 90s a few days at the end of summer but last year it never did it just stayed perfect .
Fall is my favorite season . Starts off warm transition from summer but 50s and 40s for highs 30s at night and the beautiful mountains and leaves changing .
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:45 AM
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Asheville NC, Knoxville TN, Albuquerque NM, and Boise ID come to mind for me.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:31 AM
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Define "ideal" for each season. I'm guessing it changes from person to person, and varies greatly.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:25 AM
Location: The Springs
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Originally Posted by ScaryTucson View Post
Canon City, or Grand Junction, or Pueblo are the only 3 places in Colorado you could say has a MILDER 4 season climate that isn't too brutal, but even Pueblo's average low in winter is 18.
Yes. The Front Range cities with the possible exception of Pueblo tend to be 2 season locales. Winter/Summer. Spring and Fall for the most part are just fleeting teasers. These are the times of the year we get 70 deg on a Thursday followed by 2 feet of snow Saturday morning. Maybe once every 10 years or so we'll get a "normal" Spring and/or Fall. When we do it is magnificent.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:32 PM
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To be fair: the OP needs to look at summer "humidity" then go from there IF winter snow's even wanted. 100F in Kingman, Az ain't 100F in Chicago by ANY means cause Chi's real sticky in the summer.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:21 PM
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Prescott, Arizona. I think it's the best four season climate because it has all four seasons without any of the extremes that usually come with them.

Winter- only snows 12 inches a year, and the temps are usually in the high 40s/low 50s.
Spring- usually in the 60s and beautiful wildflowers
Summer- Usually in the 80s, only cracks into the 90s 30 times a year on average. Only rains around 17 inches
Fall- Temps are usually in the low 70s and the fall foliage in the area is very pretty.
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