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Old 09-02-2008, 01:52 PM
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If you want EXTREME, try the Midwest. If you want something a little more tame, try the Mid-Atlantic. If you want warmer, but cold spells, try towards the South.

Chicago from flickr:

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Old 09-02-2008, 04:04 PM
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by Verseau View Post
New England, inland areas of the Mid-Atlantic states, the Upper Midwest, and southern areas of eastern Canada are best for true four seasons, IMO.

I live in New Hampshire, and this is what my town looks like in the different seasons:

Awesome Post!

Chicago sure is breathtaking!

Last edited by JoshB; 09-02-2008 at 04:06 PM.. Reason: Added Chicago
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Location: Brentwood TN
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Most of the states do with the exception of some areas in California, Florida, Texas. The southern states north of Florida all have four definitive season with mild winters one to three snows a year.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:22 PM
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yeah, its not going to happen in seattle thats for sure. i'd say New England, midwest has a lot more harsher summers. New England is really good if you want to study as well.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:05 PM
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It's interesting how fast climate can change.

I mean, in March Chicago is still a frigid place of gray skies, snow and freezing temps. But you head to southern Illinois and it's sunny and in the fifties. Cairo comes to mind.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:08 PM
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Here in northern Indiana we do, all in pretty good moderation.

Cold and snowy but not excessively so in winter, although it can dip down near or just below zero from time to time. The lake effect snow is a unique aspect to the season.

Fairly mild, rainy springs with the plants and trees emerging from their slumber in April. (Although there are times when winter doesn't feel like giving up.)

Sunny summers that can reach well into the 80's with regularity, complete with some pretty decent thunderstorms and the occasional tornado.

Autumn complete with the beautiful fall colors, the return of the mild temperatures and a fairly regular appearance by Indian Summer.

I second what coldwine said about our area. It's not unusual for us to be getting inches and inches of snow here just south of the IN/MI border while 100 miles or less to the south they're getting rain, rain, rain, especially in early and late winter. Sometimes we'll get these cold fronts moving through where, when they show the radar on the news, there's this well defined border between rain and snow. It can be pretty far out to imagine at times.
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:17 PM
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If you want to experience the real 4 seasons, I suggest somewhere in the Northeast as the broadleaf forests changing color in the autumn is the most visually indicative sign to me a new season in approaching.
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:09 PM
Location: Southwest Washington
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Originally Posted by englewoodmum View Post
40-80F year-round is not four seasons

I'd say anywhere that isn't the South or West Coast
40-80 can still have four seasons, even if they are diminished by being next to a major body of water like Mercer Island is.

It goes from 30-100+ in other parts of the Northwest and the seasons are still there, unlike places like Southern Cali, Phoenix, Florida, etc.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Location: USA
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Average of 15 degree weather in the winter with over a foot of snow then in the summer the average is 80 degrees. Cant beat that.
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