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Old 04-05-2017, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Sounds like there needs to be a stricter definition of "four seasons".
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I vote for Virginia as having the most even split of four seasons (one reason why it's my favorite state).

Three months of winter - and yes, you'll get some snow. But not debilitating snows.

Three months of spring, including spring storms and rain and wind. As it should be.

Three months of humid, hot summer - off to the many beaches!

Three months of crisp fall - off to the mountains!
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Denver. Snow season can be a little long, but winters aren't bitter like they are in the Upper Midwest. Summers are mild with daytime highs in the 80s and 90s. Spring and fall are variable. Could be 70 one day and 40 the next.
I may disagree with you a little. We usually have 2 seasons. Winter/Summer. It was in the 50s and 60s most of the winter, now that spring is here, we are getting our weekley 12 inch snow dumps. It's April 5th and when I left for work it was 18 degrees. That will continue through April and most likely into May. Then by the middle of June it will be in the upper 90s. Snow has been recorded in Colorado Springs in every month but July and August.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, PA
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:21 PM
 
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Metro Atlanta has four real seasons! I know many do not realize it since we are in the Deep South, but we also have a high average elevation (second highest major city in the country behind Denver).

We have in Atlanta: Mild winters, but it can get quite cold and we even get a little measureable snow; summers that can get quite hot, but fade into memory after June, July, and August; and best of all the longest and most beautiful springs and falls. In April, Atlanta is a painter's pallet of gorgeous azaleas and dogwood blossoms. In the autumn, Atlanta's urban forest is ablaze with color: oranges, golds, scarlets. The weather is often PERFECT in the spring and fall, too: low to mid 70's. Some people may feel that lovely Atlanta doesn't get enough snow for their tastes, but I think that Atlanta has the PERFECT four season climate!
What about Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Tucson, and Reno? They're all as high or higher in elevation than Atlanta.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Metro Atlanta has four real seasons! I know many do not realize it since we are in the Deep South, but we also have a high average elevation (second highest major city in the country behind Denver).

We have in Atlanta: Mild winters, but it can get quite cold and we even get a little measureable snow; summers that can get quite hot, but fade into memory after June, July, and August; and best of all the longest and most beautiful springs and falls. In April, Atlanta is a painter's pallet of gorgeous azaleas and dogwood blossoms. In the autumn, Atlanta's urban forest is ablaze with color: oranges, golds, scarlets. The weather is often PERFECT in the spring and fall, too: low to mid 70's. Some people may feel that lovely Atlanta doesn't get enough snow for their tastes, but I think that Atlanta has the PERFECT four season climate!
You may love the Atlanta weather, but it isn't real 4 season weather, the winter is too mild and blends too much with the fall and spring to be considered a real season by most people.

At 1005 ft, Atlanta only has high elevation for a city east of the Mississippi. In fact, that is so unimpressive that as a benchmark, Des Moines, Iowa is 955 ft. SLC is 4,327 feet and Boise, were I grew up is a measly 2,704 feet because it is deep in a valley and is one of the lowest points in the state.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Boise, Idaho has great 4 season weather, although due to the high desert, doesn't have as impressive Fall colors as New England or the Midwest.

St Louis and Boston both have pretty well defined 4 seasons.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:08 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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About halfway between I-70 and I-40 is the southern border of 4 seasons until you get to the Pacific states.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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Metro Atlanta has four real seasons! I know many do not realize it since we are in the Deep South, but we also have a high average elevation (second highest major city in the country behind Denver).

We have in Atlanta: Mild winters, but it can get quite cold and we even get a little measureable snow; summers that can get quite hot, but fade into memory after June, July, and August; and best of all the longest and most beautiful springs and falls. In April, Atlanta is a painter's pallet of gorgeous azaleas and dogwood blossoms. In the autumn, Atlanta's urban forest is ablaze with color: oranges, golds, scarlets. The weather is often PERFECT in the spring and fall, too: low to mid 70's. Some people may feel that lovely Atlanta doesn't get enough snow for their tastes, but I think that Atlanta has the PERFECT four season climate!
You must have a different definition of four seasons. Atlanta may have great weather for all four seasons, but it's far from a balance of all 4 seasons.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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You must have a different definition of four seasons. Atlanta may have great weather for all four seasons, but it's far from a balance of all 4 seasons.
*Three seasons.* Atlanta summer is absolutely miserable.
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