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Old 05-04-2017, 03:04 PM
 
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Any state that has extremes for long periods of time.

Minneapolis might suck for some people because of the brutally cold winters for almost half the year. But Texas might suck for others because of the scorching hot summers for half the year.

The best climate for me? Probably a place like Maryland. You get 4 distinct seasons with weather that's never to extreme in any season.
Maryland isn't safe from extreme weather. Thought it isn't as bad as the midwest.
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Old 05-04-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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Buffalo wrong hardly any snow this year!! 85 degrees today warmer than Charlotte!!
One mild winter hardly makes for a good climate. By any standard Buffalo's climate is rigorous. And not only snowy usually but cloudy, damp, unpredictable. Spring is gloomy much of the time.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Miami.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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I've lived in Cleveland and Chicago, as long as Mpls, and I didn't find the climates to be ideal in either of those places to Mpls. Mpls is colder in the winter, yes, but it's also drier and sunnier (esp. vs. Cleveland), so it doesn't chill you to your core like wet cold air can. Also, the ice and snow make winter more resourceful where it's prevalent. However, I agree that Detroit's climate is surprisingly mild in comparison. I think Mpls' latest climate zone/plant hardiness rating is like 5b or 5c. Summers in all 3 cites (4, incl. Detroit, are almost identical, though Chicago can/does get worse heat waves).
Lol, there is no 5C zone. Minneapolis is zone 4B.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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One mild winter hardly makes for a good climate. By any standard Buffalo's climate is rigorous. And not only snowy usually but cloudy, damp, unpredictable. Spring is gloomy much of the time.
Totally untrue! You don't even live there.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Rockford, IL
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I live in Rockford, Illinois, which is about an hour and a half west of Chicago. Our summers get pretty nasty -- frequent days peaking close to 100 degrees with heat index, severe weather constantly, the threat of tornadoes on a weekly basis. And that's the good part of the calendar year.


Late spring and early autumn are the only tolerable times -- the weather hovers in 58 - 70 range and pretty much sticks there, with a little rain here and there and some nice sun. But once you've crossed over into October for Fall, or if it's earlier than May, then it's pretty much all bets off and you can go into normal winter weather for other states.


Now then, OUR winter weather is pretty merciless. We've been known to have wind chills well below zero, with one particularly memorable recent year dipping down to 30 below zero. More normally, it hovers around -10 to above 10 for two or three months. We'll have a weird warm day or two here or there, just to mess with our heads, but apart from that it's usually pretty frozen.

Although lately we've been getting more and more weird days -- like we had a warm stretch in January a few years back that produced a tornado in a nearby town. Life is strange.

Anyway, I'd volunteer my neck of the woods as worst weather city any time.
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Fairplay, CO

Subpolar (really is, not hyperbole) hole with 8-9 month winters, and the summers are like late September-mid October in the NE.

For example, today (May 10th)

Normal High 56F
Normal Low 27F
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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If you like the sun Pittsburgh is one of, if not the worst, city in the nation for that.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:06 AM
 
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Minneapolis
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Any state that has extremes for long periods of time.

Minneapolis might suck for some people because of the brutally cold winters for almost half the year. But Texas might suck for others because of the scorching hot summers for half the year.

The best climate for me? Probably a place like Maryland. You get 4 distinct seasons with weather that's never to extreme in any season.
Have you ever spent a summer in D.C.? Dear lord the humidity is atrocious.
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