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Old 08-02-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Would Portland, OR count as a city with 4 seasons? Though snow is fairly rare (and the past winter was a bit of an anomaly), it does go below freezing regularly.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Denver. We get a lot of snow but it's not dreary and below freezing for long periods of time so the snow doesn't stick around for weeks on end. Days in the 50s and 60s in January and February are not uncommon.

Snow season can be long and protracted (Sept-May) so it has a tendency to eat into Fall and Spring. Summer's are fantastic. Little to no humidity. Overnight lows in the upper 50s/low 60s in July and August.

If it gets too hot down here, you can drive 30-60 minutes into the mountains and the temps drop considerably.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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Mid-Atlantic--Philly down to about Richmond. Goldilocks climate. Not too hot. Not too cold. Four even seasons.
I disagree, Philly winters for example can last 4 to 5 months. A bit further south from DC south to the I-40/I-85 cities in NC is probably the sweet spot for four seasons evenly divided and not to the extreme in any. If one desires snowfall the Baltimore area is probably as far north as one would want without Winter "runover" involving a shorter Fall or Spring, or both.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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I disagree, Philly winters for example can last 4 to 5 months. A bit further south from DC south to the I-40/I-85 cities in NC is probably the sweet spot for four seasons evenly divided and not to the extreme in any. If one desires snowfall the Baltimore area is probably as far north as one would want without Winter "runover" involving a shorter Fall or Spring, or both.
Maybe we just define winter differently, but Philly is pretty temperate until December (second half mostly), and then by March, things are mostly over. Not only is that span not completely all winter weather (snow, freezing, etc.), but the storms that might come through in March move through and are over pretty quickly for the most part. Five months seems very unusual.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Denver. We get a lot of snow but it's not dreary and below freezing for long periods of time so the snow doesn't stick around for weeks on end. Days in the 50s and 60s in January and February are not uncommon.

Snow season can be long and protracted (Sept-May) so it has a tendency to eat into Fall and Spring. Summer's are fantastic. Little to no humidity. Overnight lows in the upper 50s/low 60s in July and August.

If it gets too hot down here, you can drive 30-60 minutes into the mountains and the temps drop considerably.
Without a doubt, our city for sure. Summers hot and dry & not very humid, Indians Summers, extreme cold and snow isn't very consistent in the city itself.

While the East Coast was digging out of a blizzard in March, it was 80+ degrees out here. I couldn't believe it.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Some locations that have all four seasons might only have a month each of spring and fall. So, you have to be careful of the proportions of each season.

Just because a location has all four, and looks good on paper, it might be less ideal than a location with "only" three seasons. In other words, 42/8/42/8 might not be as enjoyable as three more balanced seasons (33/33/33), for example. I've found the later to work much better.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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I disagree, Philly winters for example can last 4 to 5 months. A bit further south from DC south to the I-40/I-85 cities in NC is probably the sweet spot for four seasons evenly divided and not to the extreme in any. If one desires snowfall the Baltimore area is probably as far north as one would want without Winter "runover" involving a shorter Fall or Spring, or both.
I live in Northern Va. So Philly winters are a little colder than around here. But not too bad. Wouldn't want to live any further north though. Piedmont Carolina might be the sweet spot. Further south would be too hot and not enough winter.

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Old 08-02-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I disagree, Philly winters for example can last 4 to 5 months. A bit further south from DC south to the I-40/I-85 cities in NC is probably the sweet spot for four seasons evenly divided and not to the extreme in any. If one desires snowfall the Baltimore area is probably as far north as one would want without Winter "runover" involving a shorter Fall or Spring, or both.
That is rare to have a 5 month winter in Philadelphia, more often then not DC and Philly get hit about the same for winter, just add a few degrees to the DC temperature.

You could also make the argument for summers in DC, longer, hotter, more humid, whereas Philadelphia becomes very temperate come late August-September.

But in general, I would say Southern PA, DE, NJ, MD, and VA have a very even distribution of the 4 seasons. NY area not far behind, New England is a little too cold to have an even distribution of the seasons.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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Would Portland, OR count as a city with 4 seasons? Though snow is fairly rare (and the past winter was a bit of an anomaly), it does go below freezing regularly.
I would not count Portland. I also would not count Seattle.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
Las Vegas has 4 seasons? Snow and cold seems quite rare IMO.
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