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Old 12-05-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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Minneapolis is much sunnier than Upstate New York cities in the winter.

I'll gladly trade the gloom and snow day in and day out and lows in the teens for sunny days in the teens instead.

Why? Because the ****ing sun is out.

[url]https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMN0503:1:US[/url]
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Originally Posted by UpstateMate View Post
Welcome to Upstate New York. The worst winters in America.

Make sure you click "Next 5 Days

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USNY0983:1:US
I did. Looks like mild winter weather.

1 day in the 40s
11 days in 30s
3 days in the 20s
0 days < 20 F


Try Hurley, WI: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USWI0335:1:US

0 days in the 40s
5 days in 30s
1 day in the 20s
9 days < 20 F
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Houston's is pretty terrible I will say. Yucky hot weather.
Houston
Average High F

JAN - 62.9
FEB - 66.3
MAR - 73.0
APR - 79.6
MAY - 86.3
JUN - 91.4
JUL - 93.7
AUG - 94.5
SEP - 89.7
OCT - 82.0
NOV - 72.5
DEC - 64.3

Average highs within 20 degrees of 75 F the entire year looks pretty darn good.
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Old 12-23-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Interesting discussion. I grew up in Cleveland and moved to Dallas after college. Couldn't take the heat (among other things) and moved back to Cleveland where I've lived for the last 25+ years. I had a coworker in Dallas that moved to NY for a few years until he moved back to Dallas, citing the cold weather as a problem (among other things I'm sure.) So there is some environmental conditioning going on, most of us like the weather we've become accustomed to.

As for Cleveland weather, I love it 9 months out of the year. I like the snow up until mid January. It's that -10F and lower stuff that I have a hard time with. And the stretch from mid-January to the end of March can be tough. Its cold with little sun. There are days when you get a fresh snowfall and it makes the place look like a winter wonderland - that's beautiful for a winter hike. But it can be tough being indoors so much of the time. Cabin fever is real.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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I have. Its only good if you can stay home and watch it snow through the window.

Try scraping 18 inches of snow and ice off your car in a blizzard then shoveling under your wheels so you can rock your car back and forth to get out of your parking spot so you can drive home from work at 0-10 mph in bumper to bumper traffic.

Let's not forget parking on the street and walking to your house because the city snowplow just plowed the width of your driveway with heavy slushy snow 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Don't forget to change into heavy winter gear after dinner so you can come back outside and clear all that snow off your driveway including that new 5 foot snow drift. Hope you can get the snow thrower started otherwise you have to shovel it.

Now it's morning and more snow has fallen overnight and the snowplow came back and plowed you in again so you have to clean the driveway again before you can drive back to work. Better salt the driveway and the sidewalk so you don't get sued if someone slips and falls while you're at work.
I'm retired. All that stuff can wait - with enough beer in the fridge, maybe until spring.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:05 AM
 
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First let me explain my criteria. Freezing cold windy winters with lots of snow, Scorching hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms, short springs and falls, minimal nice 75 degree sunny days, on average substantially more cloudy days a year than sunny days. Without looking up weather data I'm just going to take a random guess and say Des Moines Iowa?????

For myself, it isn't any particular city, but rather certain regions. Places near and by the Gulf of Mexico like East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Central and Southern Georgia and Florida have way too much high heat and humidity and turbulent weather year-round such as severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and tropical systems (tropical storms and hurricanes).

The other region i'll mention is the Plains states. The weather and this region is quite turbulent too with severe thunderstorms, very destructive and powerful tornadoes, ice storms, blizzards and now in parts of Plains, earthquakes (especially Oklahoma).
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Houston
Average High F

JAN - 62.9
FEB - 66.3
MAR - 73.0
APR - 79.6
MAY - 86.3
JUN - 91.4
JUL - 93.7
AUG - 94.5
SEP - 89.7
OCT - 82.0
NOV - 72.5
DEC - 64.3

Average highs within 20 degrees of 75 F the entire year looks pretty darn good.
Let's look at it using my thermal feel scale:

January=Cool (60-66)
February=Cool (60-66)
March=Mild (67-75)
April=Warm (76-82)
May=Very Warm (83-88)
June=Hot (89-95)
July=Hot (89-95)
August=Hot (89-95)
September=Hot (89-95)
October=Warm (76-82)
November=Mild (67-75)
December=Cool (60-66)

So November to March comfortable, April and October slightly uncomfortable, May to September Air Conditioning necessary
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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Minneapolis is much sunnier than Upstate New York cities in the winter.

I'll gladly trade the gloom and snow day in and day out and lows in the teens for sunny days in the teens instead.

Why? Because the ****ing sun is out.

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USMN0503:1:US
Crappy vs crappier
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:27 AM
 
Location: 44N 89W
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Let's look at it using my thermal feel scale:

January=Cool (60-66)
February=Cool (60-66)
March=Mild (67-75)
April=Warm (76-82)
May=Very Warm (83-88)
June=Hot (89-95)
July=Hot (89-95)
August=Hot (89-95)
September=Hot (89-95)
October=Warm (76-82)
November=Mild (67-75)
December=Cool (60-66)

So November to March comfortable, April and October slightly uncomfortable, May to September Air Conditioning necessary
What's wrong with April and October? 79.6 isn't even that warm, and besides, the average low in Houston in April is 59.4. These average out to 69.5, which falls well within the mild zone, even by your classification.

I guess I don't understand why you're suddenly negative toward upper 70s when you like warmer climates.

Last edited by YITYNR; 01-22-2017 at 05:27 AM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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What's wrong with April and October? 79.6 isn't even that warm, and besides, the average low in Houston in April is 59.4. These average out to 69.5, which falls well within the mild zone, even by your classification.

I guess I don't understand why you're suddenly negative toward upper 70s when you like warmer climates.
I was looking objectively rather than subjectively. I don't mind those temperatures, but I'm trying to think of the comfort of the average person wearing a business suit at mid day. Also keep in mind that when say Phoenix has a high of 80, we have a dewpoint in the 30's usually, while a high of 80 in Houston during spring or fall usually has a dewpoint of 60+; big difference.

I can take it, but if you are wearing a business suit, you are going to sweat into it at temps over 75 if it isn't bone dry out.

I'm also thinking in terms of climate control. I remember in the Spring of 2014, I waited until May 10th to turn on my Air Conditioning, and my apartment got to over 90 (it was bad). And that was with an April that had highs in the mid 80's to mid 90's and lows in the 60's and with low humidity too, dewpoints in the 20's and 30's
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