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Old 10-01-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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People in the Seattle forum will tell you Seattle.
Those locals know nothing about the city!
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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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?????
There is no city in the US that meets all these criteria:

1. Freezing cold windy winters with lots of snow
2. Scorching hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms
3. Short springs and falls,
4. Minimal nice 75 degree sunny days
5. On average substantially more cloudy days a year than sunny days.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:22 AM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Phoenix

Followed by ....

Las Vegas

Then ...

Houston and Dallas
New Orleans
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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Miami, Houston and New Orleans are probably my bottom 3 here...
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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There is no city in the US that meets all these criteria:

1. Freezing cold windy winters with lots of snow
2. Scorching hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms
3. Short springs and falls,
4. Minimal nice 75 degree sunny days
5. On average substantially more cloudy days a year than sunny days.
I think Oklahoma City comes very close.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I think Oklahoma City comes very close.
Not really.

OKC's winter time highs are right at 50 degrees. It averages only 8 inches of snow per year.

Summers, despite the stereotype average a high of the lower 90s. Usually June (high 88 degrees) is humid but July and August are fairly dry.

OKC is the sunniest place in the country not located in the west or Florida. Ranks about #7 among all major cities.

The thing about OKC is the weather can vary wildly. From day to day and from year to year. 2011 was as hot as the desert southwest. This year was reasonably mild. Only a week or so of extremely hot weather. Same with winters. Maybe two out of 10 are harsh and probably about 3 or 4 out of 10 are really mild.

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Not really.

OKC's winter time highs are right at 50 degrees. It averages only 8 inches of snow per year.

Summers, despite the stereotype average a high of the lower 90s. Usually June (high 88 degrees) is humid but July and August are fairly dry.

OKC is the sunniest place in the country not located in the west or Florida. Ranks about #7 among all major cities.

The thing about OKC is the weather can vary wildly. From day to day and from year to year. 2011 was as hot as the desert southwest. This year was reasonably mild. Only a week or so of extremely hot weather. Same with winters. Maybe two out of 10 are harsh and probably about 3 or 4 out of 10 are really mild.
OKC has a LOT of winter days with highs in the 20s&30s, it is only because of other days with highs in the 60s&sometimes 70s that gives them that 50 "average"
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:20 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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OKC has a LOT of winter days with highs in the 20s&30s, it is only because of other days with highs in the 60s&sometimes 70s that gives them that 50 "average"
Very true, unlike west of the Rockies, weather on the Great Plains is all over the place,
especially in winter, super mild days in 60s and 70s, followed (sometimes quickly) by
cold, very wintery days not even reaching above freezing.

Unlike places on or near the west coast, California in particular, the averages don't always tell the true story.

Oklahoma City is up there as a "bad" climate,
for me cities in Texas are just a big worse, not by much though.

Low desert cities in SW are also slightly worse due to
extremely hot summers. Close, as the rest of the year is better in
desert SW.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I think if you like 4 seasons, DC is great. Summers are hot, but not as hot as most of the south, and certainly not as long. Winters are cold, but not as cold as most of the midwest, and not as long.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:53 PM
 
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Very true, unlike west of the Rockies, weather on the Great Plains is all over the place,
especially in winter, super mild days in 60s and 70s, followed (sometimes quickly) by
cold, very wintery days not even reaching above freezing.

Unlike places on or near the west coast, California in particular, the averages don't always tell the true story.

Oklahoma City is up there as a "bad" climate,
for me cities in Texas are just a big worse, not by much though.
Between Dallas and OKC, I think OKC must be worse. The summer is as scorching as Dallas but winter is colder the the ice snow storms happen much more frequently.
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