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Old 10-07-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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For you, I’m guessing no. When someone complains about 110 summers living in La Habra, where I doubt it even got to 110 this year, and probably only a handful of days actually hit 100, leads me to believe you’ll find the cold and snow very similar. Sorry, but it’s been my experience that someone who exaggerates the weather to the extreme does it for all conditions.

As someone who grew up in Southern California and went to college in Michigan of course you acclimate. It doesn’t mean you’ll come to love it though, some do. It’s not the cold, per se, but what comes with it. Freezing rain, scraping windshields, shoveling steps/walks/driveways, stifling forced heat in stores, homes, and cars, driving, etc, etc, are all some of the lovely side effects. The hardest thing for me was the days on end with grey skies, and the leafless trees. The cold was easy.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Why not? People from the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa have moved to the northern US cities (and Canada) for generations and lived to tell about it.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:19 PM
 
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Well, does something different run through your veins, than runs through mine, here in the Midwest? Or, does the same thing run through our veins, and you just think yours is, somehow, different because you live in California? If so, how is it different than the blood that runs through our veins, here in the Midwest? Because the blood we're born with, stays with us, no matter where we live, so I don't think anyone gets anti-freeze in their blood, on the chance they might live where it snows.

I say, you adjust or you don't...it's all in your attitude because (don't let this come as a shock), we're all made the same.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Nope, you'll probably suffer from frozen blood the first time snow falls.

Come on, is this a real thread?

I'm from Louisiana and Colorado winters are sometimes milder than the ones in Louisiana.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: NNV
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I will be moving out of California next summer and I am considering Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, or Colorado. How hard is it to get used to cold and snow? I am tired of the heat and 110 degree summers, but I don’t want the other extreme, either. Everyone says California has the best climate, well I am trying to find the SECOND best climate. I have no experience with snow, I don’t mind a few inches, but can’t do feet and feet of snow. Is it possible to acclimate? And if so, how long does it take?
Yes. Just make sure it is also sunny when it is cold. Makes a big difference.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:51 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Yes. Just make sure it is also sunny when it is cold. Makes a big difference.
Californians do fine in colder climates but they almost all will complain about it. As in “I’m just not used to this!”
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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I'm a SoCal native that left the area just as soon as I was able to. Lived there until I was 21.

My heat tolerance sucks lol. Moved to Alaska in 2015
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:01 AM
 
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I'm from Louisiana and Colorado winters are sometimes milder than the ones in Louisiana.
Nonsense.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:08 AM
 
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The harder part is adjusting to the change in scenery. Trading the beautiful vibrancy of a subtropical SoCal winter for the colorless, barren North...
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:09 AM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I think the point here is Colorado has major extremes in weather but overall Colorado at ALL locations is much colder than Louisiana.

Here is an example of the extremes for this week:

https://www.google.com/search?q=denv...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Wow that is almost a 50 degree temp drop in just one day. Common for Denver.
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