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Old 04-21-2016, 06:19 PM
 
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I have been spending ages to find the most idyllic 4 season climate. Not too wet or dry with cold winters but not too cold. And hot summers but not too hot. Basically where the seasons are as close as possible to being the same length of time, which is 3 months.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:25 PM
 
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I have been spending ages to find the most idyllic 4 season climate. Not too wet or dry with cold winters but not too cold. And hot summers but not too hot. Basically where the seasons are as close as possible to being the same length of time, which is 3 months.
Hmmm...wondering why this is in the Arizona forum? While we do have parts of the state that gets four seasons (to some degree!) the state isn't really known for that sort of thing.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:40 PM
 
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Flagstaff isn't too far from the OP's ideal. Or Western Colorado.

But most of AZ has four seasons.

Almost Hot.
Kinda Hot.
Really Hot.
Extremely crazy can't breathe Hot!
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:13 PM
 
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Hawaii.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:56 PM
 
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Hawaii.
Hawaii is warm year round. It obviously does not have 4 distinct seasons.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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Hmmm...wondering why this is in the Arizona forum? While we do have parts of the state that gets four seasons (to some degree!) the state isn't really known for that sort of thing.
Yes I know a large portion of az is warm year round. But I am not totally sure what states have such a climate, so I don't know what state to put this thread under. Besides I was born in arizona.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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Flagstaff isn't too far from the OP's ideal. Or Western Colorado.

But most of AZ has four seasons.

Almost Hot.
Kinda Hot.
Really Hot.
Extremely crazy can't breathe Hot!
Aren't you in Bullhead City?

You're somewhere past "Extremely crazy can't breathe hot!"
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:46 PM
 
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Yes I know a large portion of az is warm year round. But I am not totally sure what states have such a climate, so I don't know what state to put this thread under. Besides I was born in arizona.
Colorado is probably the best Western state for four seasons. It's major metro, Denver, gets mild winters. Other states out West that get noticeable and good quality four seasons (like an actual autumn and snowfall) get a lot of snow and have more temperature extremes. Places like Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon and Washington. Seattle and Portland are so temperate, along with California, that they don't really see the four seasons. Most of Nevada, Utah (SLC might be a good option to look into for you actually), and Arizona are too hot to see that. New Mexico is borderline, with winters being almost "too" mild, though it exists there.

You could also look into the northern parts of the South, like North Carolina and Kentucky maybe, they sound like they would have a more "balanced" 4 season climate. They aren't as brutal as Alabama or Louisiana but they aren't as cold as Michigan. Of course, that's just a guess.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:52 PM
 
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North Idaho.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:07 PM
 
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Colorado is probably the best Western state for four seasons. It's major metro, Denver, gets mild winters. Other states out West that get noticeable and good quality four seasons (like an actual autumn and snowfall) get a lot of snow and have more temperature extremes. Places like Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and eastern Oregon and Washington. Seattle and Portland are so temperate, along with California, that they don't really see the four seasons. Most of Nevada, Utah (SLC might be a good option to look into for you actually), and Arizona are too hot to see that. New Mexico is borderline, with winters being almost "too" mild, though it exists there.

You could also look into the northern parts of the South, like North Carolina and Kentucky maybe, they sound like they would have a more "balanced" 4 season climate. They aren't as brutal as Alabama or Louisiana but they aren't as cold as Michigan. Of course, that's just a guess.
I agree with North Carolina and Kentucky, heck, Tennessee and Virginia are good candidates as well!
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