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Old 11-28-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Where's the op? not even a thanks?
LOL!
Good point, probably a drive-by thread starter.

It is a good thread though because these three cities are on-par with each other.

The average high temp in Boston in the winter is about 40.
The average high temp in Summer is about 85. Fairly moderate compared to most U.S. cities.

The expected amount of sunshine for each city year-round in percentage chance is.
San Fran: 66%
Boston: 58%
Seattle: 47%
66% of the days you spend in San Fran will have sunshine. Less than half for Seattle.

Average relative humidity.
San Fran 61%
Boston 58%
Seattle 62%
Boston has the driest air of the cities.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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San Francisco and Seattle have nothing I can think of that comes close to the beaches and beautiful scenery of Cape Cod. Boston would certainly win that contest.
Pretty funny joke....
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Pretty funny joke....
If you had visited Cape Cod you would know...it's no joke. San Francisco is known for it's beautiful scenery and is much nicer IMO than Boston, but it isn't known for its beaches. Cape Cod is miles and miles of beaches all the way out to Provincetown.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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San Francisco! No competition! It fits everything you want.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Average relative humidity.
San Fran 61%
Boston 58%
Seattle 62%
Boston has the driest air of the cities.
San Francisco and Seattle are not humid the way Boston is. The 2 west coast cities are humid in the sense that they have a strong marine layer that keeps things very cool in the summer-no heat at all.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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zero. gimme detroit.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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San Francisco and Seattle are not humid the way Boston is. The 2 west coast cities are humid in the sense that they have a strong marine layer that keeps things very cool in the summer-no heat at all.
True.

I have to say that your "broken sauna" characterization of Boston is a gross exaggeration. I live half mile from the ocean and just as the ocean moderates San Fran weather so it does in Boston. We get maybe 3 to 4 weeks of real sticky weather. And even then it is usually only in the mid to upper 80s. We get an average of 3 or 4 days a year where the temp goes over 90. We didn't even put the AC on this past summer.
Also, being near the water makes for comparatively warmer winters.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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True.

I have to say that your "broken sauna" characterization of Boston is a gross exaggeration. I live half mile from the ocean and just as the ocean moderates San Fran weather so it does in Boston. We get maybe 3 to 4 weeks of real sticky weather. And even then it is usually only in the mid to upper 80s. We get an average of 3 or 4 days a year where the temp goes over 90. We didn't even put the AC on this past summer.
Also, being near the water makes for comparatively warmer winters.
I know to you it might not be as extreme, but for someone who comes from No summer humidity(or for that matter much dry heat either)-the weather back east is horrible.

I actually got used to humidity from living in South America but then came home to CA and then moved to NY for a for a few years so Im pretty familiar with the weather.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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I'd do Seattle, such a nice place. SF and Boston too populated too... just everything urban. I don't know why Seattle feels so nice and the vibe is great.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Seattle is a great city for very fairskin people who easily get sunburned.
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