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Old 06-11-2017, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Central and Eastern Iowa aren't exactly free of tornadoes.
Or flooding..

And back to my comment about Omaha- anyone voting Minneapolis as having "the best Midwestern weather" leaves me scratching my head. It's winters are colder, snowier and more brutal. Their summers, while less hot, are just as humid and produce the largest and hungriest Mosquitos I've ever seen..

Omaha winters are more mild and less snow by comparison (this past winter, Omaha had but 11 inches of overall snow. 24 is the average but in recent years, it's been less than that).. And the summers, while Omaha is more hot, it does not produce the massive amount of flying, biting insects Minneapolis produces..

October in Omaha, I'd argue, has the best and most delightful weather in the Midwest. Period..

Understanding this is C-D and I am biased, I'll go ahead and stand behind this commentary ..

Peace...
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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Kansas City... furthest southwest of the major Midwest cities. Very little snowfall at 15 inches average per year, in recent years this has been much less. 65 days with measurable precipitation with 215 sunny days a year including many sunny and mild days in winter. If you don't mind hot summers this is probably the warmest and sunniest of the larger Midwestern cities. The further east you go the more precipitation you're gonna get.
This is definitely a subjective type of thread, but Kansas City probably has the worst climate of any Midwest city. It has terrible heat and humidity during summer, and extreme swings in temperature most of the rest of the time. I've been outside and contended with a heat index reading of over 120F in the summer before. Winter is a joke, locals deal with it like the South, even though snow and wintry precipitation occurs every year. I'll take the three mild seasons with a real winter in the Upper Midwest any day of the week over that.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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I thought about answering, then I realized my answer may not be accurate.

My childhood and young adult weather experiences are not the same anymore.
Due to weather pattern changes.

Used to have awesome winters for sledding and skiing.. And a white Christmas.
Spring a slow warm up.
Summer beautiful in late May and June and some good hot weather in July and August for water sports.
Fall, geourgeous with a mixture of crispness and Indian summer.

It's a changing
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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This is definitely a subjective type of thread, but Kansas City probably has the worst climate of any Midwest city. It has terrible heat and humidity during summer, and extreme swings in temperature most of the rest of the time. I've been outside and contended with a heat index reading of over 120F in the summer before. Winter is a joke, locals deal with it like the South, even though snow and wintry precipitation occurs every year. I'll take the three mild seasons with a real winter in the Upper Midwest any day of the week over that.
Personally, I agree. Summers in KC are pretty atrocious and I'm more of a cool to cold weather person myself. But the OP seems to want a warmer climate, with higher amounts of sunshine and less precip. I believe KC is the sunniest major city in the Midwest and has comparatively lower annual precipitation than more eastward cities.

If I were to pick somewhere in the Midwest to live based on weather alone I would definitely choose the west coast of MI. Winters are long and snowy but a bit milder than inland and nice lake breeze in the summer with spectacular falls.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Central and Eastern Iowa aren't exactly free of tornadoes.
Not many areas in the Midwest are. With that being said though you may get an F1 somewhere near you every few years or so and you likely won't be effected.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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KC would get my vote.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Columbus has pretty decent weather. We don't get a lot of snow and enjoy warmer winters than the Great Lakes cities.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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Cincinnati and Minneapolis.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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If you mean "best" as in "warmest" it's between Detroit, Cincy and St. Louis.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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I thought about answering, then I realized my answer may not be accurate.

My childhood and young adult weather experiences are not the same anymore.
Due to weather pattern changes.

Used to have awesome winters for sledding and skiing.. And a white Christmas.
Spring a slow warm up.
Summer beautiful in late May and June and some good hot weather in July and August for water sports.
Fall, geourgeous with a mixture of crispness and Indian summer.

It's a changing
How would you describe the weather in Atlanta today?

What you just wrote is basically what Southeast Michigan is today.
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