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Old 05-09-2016, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Exactly correct. Locals that have lived in the KC region don't have any idea what real Midwest winters are like, anywhere north and east of KC. Try average highs in the 20s and 50-80 inches of snow per season on average (in the Great Lakes region). KC winters are pretty much identical to the Upper South these days with temps a bit cooler and a touch more snow. Des Moines is about 6-10 F colder at least compared to KC in the winter.
KC is not the Upper South and gets considerably more snow than the upper south. KC averages 20 inches a year, much more than any Upper South city and gets dramatically colder in terms of temps.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: mo county md
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I'd say KC, but the O.NE can boast of claiming Hype Gotti as a native son.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:19 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Snow in Kansas City has been very minimal the past few years. Seems like the East Coast has been snatching all of it.
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Old 05-10-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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KC is not the Upper South and gets considerably more snow than the upper south. KC averages 20 inches a year, much more than any Upper South city and gets dramatically colder in terms of temps.
Don't waste your time. He is obsessed with his own personal "KC is not the 'real' Midwest" canard.
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Don't waste your time. He is obsessed with his own personal "KC is not the 'real' Midwest" canard.
I know.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:54 PM
 
Location: IN
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KC is not the Upper South and gets considerably more snow than the upper south. KC averages 20 inches a year, much more than any Upper South city and gets dramatically colder in terms of temps.
The average annual snowfall for KC has now dropped to 16-17 inches per winter. The fact of the matter is that KC often shuts down over a couple of inches of snowfall (especially the schools) which is a complete joke if you're comparing it the vast majority of the Midwest or anywhere in the north.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Don't waste your time. He is obsessed with his own personal "KC is not the 'real' Midwest" canard.
I've lived in many areas of the Midwest, KC will always be close to the edge of the region in many ways.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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KC is not the Upper South and gets considerably more snow than the upper south. KC averages 20 inches a year, much more than any Upper South city and gets dramatically colder in terms of temps.
What weather station are you using? Downtown airport averages 16.8 a year probably due to urban heat island but that's the more accurate measurement for anyone in the central city. It does get quite cold still though so I agree with that though averages are warmer than almost everywhere else in the Midwest year round.

For comparison, upper south Louisville International Airport averages 24 inches a year.

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Old 05-10-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: KCMO
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Less snow=better
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:15 AM
 
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I've lived in many areas of the Midwest, KC will always be close to the edge of the region in many ways.
Other cities that are actually closer to the "edge of the region" than KC is to your definition of the end of the Midwest include:

Omaha, Minneapolis, Detroit, Green Bay, Toledo, Akron, Grand Rapids, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St Louis, Milwaukee, Fort Wayne, Springfield IL, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Chicago.

Keep trying though. You have succesfully convinced no one that KC is not in the Midwest, despite years of blathering on.
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