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Old 03-08-2018, 07:40 AM
 
Location: IN
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Low precipitation? Good luck in the Midwest.

But for everything else I would suggest St. Louis or Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is milder than St. Louis in the summer without a doubt. Central OH has four very mild seasons.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:38 AM
 
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Cincinnati is milder than St. Louis in the summer without a doubt. Central OH has four very mild seasons.
Yeah that's true. Columbus to me seems like a good way to avoid extremes. Cincinnati to me seems like the summers are too Southern.
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:09 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yeah that's true. Columbus to me seems like a good way to avoid extremes. Cincinnati to me seems like the summers are too Southern.
St. Louis has a large urban heat island with warmer low temperatures compared to Cincinnati. The elevation is higher in Cincinnati compared to St. Louis.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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The fact that people mentioned Chicago and Cleveland
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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The fact that people mentioned Chicago and Cleveland
It's all subjective. I say the same about people that live in Phoenix, but there are plenty of people living there by their own choice. I don't mind the weather in Chicago. I just wish we got more snow here.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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It's all subjective. I say the same about people that live in Phoenix, but there are plenty of people living there by their own choice. I don't mind the weather in Chicago. I just wish we got more snow here.
Consistent winter snows in the Midwest, ya have to go up north. I'm headed up to Vilas county, WI this weekend, 18 inches of snowfall on the ground there.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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The fact that people mentioned Chicago and Cleveland


I personally like Cleveland's weather and Chicago's is okay except for the heat waves.

I think that Detroit has a decent climate as well for that matter

To me, climate paradise is in the Snow Belt region I live in and climate hell is in the Sun Belt.

I don't think that there is a way to quantify "best"...it's all very subjective.

"Best" to me is 4-season, cloudy, snowy, short summers, and humid. "Best" to someone else might mean something entirely different. I am okay with that since this means that we aren't all crowding in to live in the same place
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:22 AM
 
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Michigan to me has the best Midwestern climate. Consistently cloudy, varying from super snowy to moderately snowy, and with mild summers. This is the ideal climate for myself in the Midwest.

Similarly I don't mind hot climates either but that's because I get more sun exposure and just feel more energized. But in terms of what I prefer in the Midwest, cloudy Michigan wins for myself.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Yeah that's true. Columbus to me seems like a good way to avoid extremes. Cincinnati to me seems like the summers are too Southern.
Eh, I found Columbus to be incredibly muggy and warm/hot for what I'm used to (MSP, Chicago, Cleveland, etc.). It's like 85-90 with dewpoints in the upper-60's/low-70's for much of the core 3 months of summer.....seemingly. However, I was lucky enough to live in St. Louis for one year, and that year was 1988 -- the hottest summer on record (or recent history) -- so I'd prefer C-bus summers to STL summers based on what I've personally experienced. Cincy, although technically slightly cooler temp-wise than STL, may be harsher for somebody like me who doesn't tolerate moderate/high heat with high humidity as well. My GUESS is that Cincy is more humid than STL, but it's a completely blind guess. Both are quite hot......I wouldn't consider either's summer as moderate.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I am surprised to see places like Detroit and Minneapolis listed, after all they are famous for thier snow and cold being as far north as they are. Marquette Michigan has been mentioned too, a truly beautiful place but cold and snowy is an understatement when discussing its climate. Still it has to be one of the most beautiful settings in the country, surrounded by wilderness and stunning Lake Superior frontage. One of my favorite places I have ever been....during summer lol.

Of course “best weather” is highly dependent on what one is looking for. If mild summers and long cold snowy winters are your thing then the Upper Midwest is your paradise. If you hate cold the upper Midwest is a place you will find miserable.
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