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Old 12-14-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Albuquerque isn't really booming jobs wise either
It's significantly better than Prescott and ABQ actually has the potential to grow being the major city for a state. Prescott will never grow outside of a Californian retirement home and a ton of rehabilitating drug addicts (Prescott has the highest per capita of rehabs). Prescott is also too close to Phoenix to develop on its own, Tucson suffers the same fate. However, Albuquerque is somewhat isolated (develop economically without competition from nearby cities), has this good weather as others pointed out, and is more than just Californian retirees who dominate Prescott now.

Prescott is a cute place, with a nice downtown area and like I said great weather. But it will never be anything economically, Albuquerque can be though especially since it's Tucson's size at around a million (meaning on the radar). ABQ's economy is better than Tucson's and with a commuter rail people can live in ABQ and commute to Santa Fe, and Santa Fe has the state jobs. There are also towns south of ABQ that are part of the commuter rail.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Wow, I'd never heard of this town before, but am now fascinated by it. That is a VERY unique microclimate given its location.
It's in the center of the olympic rain shadow, here are some other towns from driest to wettest (keep in mind they are still cloudy in winter)

City: precipitation (precipitation days)
Sequim: 15.98 in (118)
Port Townsend: 18.75 in (129)
Coupeville: 20.22 in (131)
Ault Field: 20.29 in (144.7)
Oak Harbor: 21.51 in (N/A)
Victoria, BC: 23.921 in (135.6)
Port Angeles: 25 in (140)
Anacortes: 26.73 in (136)
Waldron: 26.9 in (N/A)
Friday Harbor: 28.24 in (N/A)
Olga: 28.95 in (135)

Here is more information on the Olympic Rain Shadow
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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It's in the center of the olympic rain shadow, here are some other towns from driest to wettest (keep in mind they are still cloudy in winter)

City: precipitation (precipitation days)
Sequim: 15.98 in (118)
Port Townsend: 18.75 in (129)
Coupeville: 20.22 in (131)
Ault Field: 20.29 in (144.7)
Oak Harbor: 21.51 in (N/A)
Victoria, BC: 23.921 in (135.6)
Port Angeles: 25 in (140)
Anacortes: 26.73 in (136)
Waldron: 26.9 in (N/A)
Friday Harbor: 28.24 in (N/A)
Olga: 28.95 in (135)

Here is more information on the Olympic Rain Shadow
Beautiful area. And we should tell folk Sequim is pronounced "Sqwim".
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Old 12-15-2016, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Most of the I-5 corridor between Grants Pass, OR and Bellingham, WA meet the temperature requirement, and if OP is only trying to escape humidity and not rain, all of the cities in this range fit.
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:52 AM
 
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New York City? It's quite arid. Not sure if it's warm enough in the winters though.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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There is also Southern Oregon, it gets hot, but not unbearably hot.

City: precipitation (precipitation days)
Medford: 18.31 in (102.6)
Ashland: 19.95 in (113.7)
Roseburg: 30.67 in (138)
Grants Pass: 30.98 in (121.8)
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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maybe ABQ,New Mexico.The summers there are real nice and I hear the winters are decent.
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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There's a reason Prescott has no jobs. If you want the same climate move to Albuquerque.
Reno has similar climate to Prescott and ABQ, slightly colder in winter though!
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Yeah. Narnia, after defeating the White Witch of course.
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Is there anywhere in the U.S. that has a dry climate with average highs below 90 degrees and average lows above freezing? The West Coast is just too expensive, and most areas with arid climates (as far as I can tell) range from 10-100 degrees. Snow every once and a while is fine, as long as it's dry snow and doesn't stick around for too long. I can do with clouds for extended periods of time too.
WV. The majority of people don't realize how mild the climate can be in certain parts of the state. Morgantown is a good example.
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