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Old 05-29-2017, 01:25 PM
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Originally Posted by RustyPelican View Post
Not really.

I'm from SE Michigan btw. Minneapolis is colder, but both winters you're dealing with snow and cold. In Minneapolis the temperature will drop a little bit more but it will also be sunnier. Also the cold window is slightly longer in Minneapolis.

Don't get me wrong, winters in SE Michigan are easier than in Minneapolis. But not dramatically different.
Yeah, you have to go south of I-40 to get a dramatically warmer winter than the midwest
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Old 10-17-2017, 02:36 AM
Location: Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
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Originally Posted by scott53051 View Post
Syracuse, Buffalo, Fargo, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Rochester, Youngstown and Juneau, Alaska all look balmy compared to Hurley, Wisconsin.

Average high in January is 19 F.
Average low in January is 0 F.
Average annual snowfall is 165 inches.
Record low temperature is minus -36 F

Hurley really surprised me: I did not expect 165 inches (over four metres) of snow at low altitudes anywhere in North America! Moreover, the winters are cold, too, being as cold as Fargo. The January record high is, believe it or not, lower than Fairbanks in the chinook belt of interior Alaska. Although the summers are pleasantly warm to very warm, those winters are bitter and brutal – comparable to Quebec’s Côte-Nord or presumably parts of Sakhalin.

Believe it or not, nearby Ironwood, Michigan has even more snow at around 188 inches (4.78 metres) and a colder record low, although it is marginally less frigid on average in winter. Baie-Comeau has recorded minus 53 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 47.2 degrees Celsius) but receives “only” 3.7 metres of snow each year (though snow cover is a much better comparison of how unpleasant it is).

Whether these cities are horrible compared to Phoenix or Yuma or any other really hot city is another question, though.
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