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Old 10-03-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Falstaff, your fearmongering of Milwaukee's winters is ridiculous. I get that you don't like them, that's fine. But the hyperbole you're spewing is over the top.

To lump ALL Great Lakes winters together just shows your statements are based on personal preference instead of fact. You can't compare Milwaukee winters to Buffalo. Lake effect is a real thing and is determined by where a city is situated on a lake. Hint, we don't get much lake effect snow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-e...Snow-Areas.svg

I've lived high in the Rockies, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, along the shores of Lake Erie, and now in Milwaukee. Winters are cold and have snow but we're not in the arctic circle.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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You haven't been reading, but you're one of the Chicago honks on here so don't color me surprised.

I love Milwaukee and KC. I was only pointing out their differences and rebutting asinine contentions like Granite's downplaying of MKE winters which are brutal. Or that DT Milwaukee is livelier than DT Kansas City.
I love Chicago, but I don't live there.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Falstaff, your fearmongering of Milwaukee's winters is ridiculous. I get that you don't like them, that's fine. But the hyperbole you're spewing is over the top.

To lump ALL Great Lakes winters together just shows your statements are based on personal preference instead of fact. You can't compare Milwaukee winters to Buffalo. Lake effect is a real thing and is determined by where a city is situated on a lake. Hint, we don't get much lake effect snow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-e...Snow-Areas.svg

I've lived high in the Rockies, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, along the shores of Lake Erie, and now in Milwaukee. Winters are cold and have snow but we're not in the arctic circle.
Wow, I've never seen a person take so personally an accurate description of the climate in a particular geographic area.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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Wow, I've never seen a person take so personally an accurate description of the climate in a particular geographic area.
Milwaukee isn't nearly the coldest city...


https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...aWn?li=BBMlO3O
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Milwaukee isn't nearly the coldest city...


https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...aWn?li=BBMlO3O
Still taking it personally. As indicated by your little straw man here.


Well done proving my point though. As your article so helpfully points out, of the thousands of towns in America with over 10,000 people, Milwaukee is one of the 50 coldest.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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Still taking it personally. As indicated by your little straw man here.


Well done proving my point though. As your article so helpfully points out, of the thousands of towns in America with over 10,000 people, Milwaukee is one of the 50 coldest.
Yes 43rd, to be exact. You made it sound like it was the coldest, so there's that. I don't think you have any point here, other than to rile people. SO, in light of that, I'm done.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Yes 43rd, to be exact. You made it sound like it was the coldest, so there's that. I don't think you have any point here, other than to rile people. SO, in light of that, I'm done.
You're still taking it personally.

Just to remind you, here is how my first post answering OPs question ended.

"Honestly, this is pretty apples to apples in my opinion. If I was in a position to choose, I would go KC just because I abhor cold weather. If you like cold weather and don't handle the heat as well I would definitely reccommend Milwaukee."
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Milwaukee is nearly sub-tropical compared to the Northwoods, an area that some people consider "harsh" winters. I find them refreshing, the best snow conditions anywhere east of the Rocky Mountains. Refreshing cold keeps out the non hardy types that will not adapt to the Alpine Nordic conditions. Anyway, I find 90 degrees in September to be horrific, it should never be that hot nor should July ever be that hot. Oh, let's not even mention the horrid summer low temperatures in Kansas City compared to Milwaukee, so hot you can't even get a decent rest without having to run the AC most of the time to combat temperatures that are often 75-85 degrees at midnight WITH HUMIDITY! Milwaukee almost always cools off into the 60's or 50's at night in the summer as it should be.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:05 PM
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When I lived down south, no self respecting person thought 90 in September was a good thing. When temps finally fell to the 60ís there might as well have been dancing in the streets.
The only people bragging about that kind of heat in September or... any other month for that matter, were eccentric transplants from the north that probably were drunk off the novelty of such insanity. The natives only brag about not having cold winters, they rarely brag about how great the summer heat is, because it isnít great.
By the way, it was 97 couple days ago in Arkansas. In October. Iíll dig tunnels in the snow just to get out my door before I go back to that level of misery.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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When I lived down south, no self respecting person thought 90 in September was a good thing. When temps finally fell to the 60’s there might as well have been dancing in the streets.
The only people bragging about that kind of heat in September or... any other month for that matter, were eccentric transplants from the north that probably were drunk off the novelty of such insanity. The natives only brag about not having cold winters, they rarely brag about how great the summer heat is, because it isn’t great.
By the way, it was 97 couple days ago in Arkansas. In October. I’ll dig tunnels in the snow just to get out my door before I go back to that level of misery.
Amen. Falstaff's description of Milwaukee is hyperbole--extreme hyperbole.

Milwaukee for the win!
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