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Old 01-13-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I've lived in several states and I swear every single one seems to have this stereotype that "it's cold one minute and hot the next". And they act like this doesn't occur in any other state.

Does your state have this saying?
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Most areas not on the West Coast or Florida do have rapid changes maybe the gulf coast as well, at least on the North American continent. Other places like London, Lisbon and other oceanic climates are much more stable.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Even in Florida or the West Coast, they'll still have a variation of that type of saying based on whatever weather changes they see. For example, with Florida, it's "hot and sunny one minute, raining with a thunderstorm the next."

Anyways, regarding temperatures, pretty much the entire Eastern US is among the most variable in the world for the latitude. Florida, the immediate Gulf/Atlantic coasts, along with low-latitude interiors (SE Georgia and Southern Texas) are some relatively stable exceptions: their far south latitude gives them only a short window of time for temp-variability, and even said variations aren't as much as elsewhere in the Eastern US. Regardless, even these areas are still quite variable compared to other parts of the world of comparable latitude:





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Old 01-13-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I've lived in several states and I swear every single one seems to have this stereotype that "it's cold one minute and hot the next". And they act like this doesn't occur in any other state.

Does your state have this saying?
Yup. We also have the reputation (among locals) for having the worst drivers in the country -- as does pretty much every other state.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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The climate in Texas is very bipolar.....I live here in Texas
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I've lived in Michigan for over twenty years now and if I've heard once, I've heard a hundred times, "This is Michigan, so if you don't like the weather, stick around for five minutes and it'll change." People here say that all the time. I have to say, it is quite true. It was sixty degrees here two days ago and today it's topping out at seventeen degrees.

I do think that a lot of states could say the same thing this particular winter, though. I mean, who would expect schools in Myrtle Beach to have snow days?
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Yesterday it was 63 degrees here in Baltimore, today it is 32.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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Yesterday it was 63 degrees here in Baltimore, today it is 32.
It's notso much it isn't due in much of the US it's that it's not unique.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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After a week of below zero temps , we had a record high of 61 here in New York , and 12 hours later it's 19 and snow
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I've lived in several states and I swear every single one seems to have this stereotype that "it's cold one minute and hot the next". And they act like this doesn't occur in any other state.

Does your state have this saying?
Yes, I've heard it here in Cleveland. I also heard it in Chicago when I lived there and in Portland when I lived in that city. Or to be more precise, "If you don't like the weather now, wait a few minutes and it will be changing."
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