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Old 10-08-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I'm thinking about moving to a state where you get four distinct seasons. What are the best states to go?
Salt Lake City, Utah. Four distinct seasons, summers not miserably hot and winters not miserably cold.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Warm in spring, hot in summer, cool in fall and leaves change, and cold and it snows in winter.
As I said before, you're talking about Salt Lake City, Utah. A lot of summer days are in the 90s, but with very low humidity. (When the humidity hits 30%, we start complaining. )
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I can't believe people still perpetuate this nonsense.

Just out of curiosity which months make up this "6 month winter"?
I once lived in Michigans upper peninsula and I will stand by my 6 months of winter comment. It is not uncommon for a snowfall season to begin in October and end in April. Obviously typical April weather up there is not the same as January weather up there but any month where snow is expected is a cold month by any standard.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: IN
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Any northern state that has equal weighting of seasons, but without the absurdly harsh sun angle of most of the southern 2/3 of the US.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: IN
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I once lived in Michigans upper peninsula and I will stand by my 6 months of winter comment. It is not uncommon for a snowfall season to begin in October and end in April. Obviously typical April weather up there is not the same as January weather up there but any month where snow is expected is a cold month by any standard.
That is a good thing, much better than heat and humidity of the South. I could easily live in the UP of Michigan, have been there during all seasons.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:33 PM
 
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If by seasons you mean winter = snow, fall = fall colors, spring = bloom, summer = balmy and green then I think the lower midwest or the lower northeast come closest to the ideal 3 months a season split.

My vote goes to Connecticut.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I once lived in Michigans upper peninsula and I will stand by my 6 months of winter comment. It is not uncommon for a snowfall season to begin in October and end in April. Obviously typical April weather up there is not the same as January weather up there but any month where snow is expected is a cold month by any standard.
How long did you live there? I bet if you ask any Yooper they would say that snowfall in October and April is very uncommon.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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How long did you live there? I bet if you ask any Yooper they would say that snowfall in October and April is very uncommon.
I lived there for 9 years, right downwind of Lake Superior in the lake effect snowbelts. I also spent many years in lower Michigan so I do have real upper midwestern life experiences. Actually snow in October and April is common in the UP. Snow in May and September is uncommon so I did not list them, although I have seen both. If you live in MSP I know snow is not as common there as it is in the Michigan snowbelts. Minnesota is a bit colder than Michigan because of the lakes, but because of the lakes Michigan is snowier.
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Old 10-09-2017, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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That is a good thing, much better than heat and humidity of the South. I could easily live in the UP of Michigan, have been there during all seasons.
I have lived with both, currently live in the humid warm southeast. If you accept your climate and embrace it then you can enjoy living in either environment. Upper midwesterners who are happy learn to enjoy winter, snowmobiles, ice fishing and skiing are multiple ways to do this. Here in the south you take advantage of long seasons of outdoor life, spend time by the water, sipping sweet tea on the porch etc. Climate is what you make it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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A warm spell does not a season make
Trust me, nobody here thinks October is winter, nobody!
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