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Old 10-13-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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I'm wondering what state or states have nice comfortable summer temperatures and no humidity? A state with all four seasons would be cool.
These summers here in Arizona 6 months out of the year are absolute killers- it's 100+ degrees- so way to hot/way to many mosquitoes (I get bit constantly without deet spray 6 months out of the year) overall I think this state- (Arizona) is pretty boring as well- no season changes, nothing to look forward to. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The only places I can think of that offer the 4 seasons AND a comfortable summer are the coastal counties of Oregon and Washington and Far Northern California.

Everywhere else is a hot mess.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Colorado summers can be awfully hot, but not quite as furnace-like as Arizona.
No humidity, and the evenings are usually quite cool and pleasant.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: US
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I like Idaho summer quite a bit. 20% humidity and 85 degrees (when I was there) is a hell of a lot better than 85 and 80% humidity. I couldn't believe what a difference in humidity makes. I just thought summer everywhere was crappy and everyone who likes summertime is a nut.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Try Santa Fe, NM if you can afford it. Not hot compared to AZ whatsoever. Cold winters with occasional snowfall, and incredible color changes on the Aspens when fall comes around. Plus, its a great city for the most part and very enchanting. Quite expensive, sadly.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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there is always Flagstaff,AZ,its not too hot there in the summer, Colorado or Northern NM is also a good choice.

Idaho would probably be good too.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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there is always Flagstaff,AZ,its not too hot there in the summer, Colorado or Northern NM is also a good choice.

Idaho would probably be good too.
Flagstaff gets very humid when the monsoon gets kicked up. But the winters are very cold, and i dont thiink flatlanders want to shovel through 5 feet of snow each time a storm goes through. ( That was an eaggeration referring to the week of Jan 21st 2010 when munds park got about 7 feet in one week. Colorado's mountains would be a good choice, but again, they get a lot of snow. Idaho is an excellent choice, as with western washington.
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Here are some options:

Spokane, WA
Boise, ID
Colorado Springs, CO (does have a monsoon season)
Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, AZ
Albuquerque, NM

Most parts of Northern California get quite humid in the summer. I'd seek elevation to get away from it while I lived there. Grass Valley/Nevada City, Georgetown, and Auburn have nice summers as does Tahoe, but do get some snow.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Here are some options:

Spokane, WA
Boise, ID
Colorado Springs, CO (does have a monsoon season)
Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley, AZ
Albuquerque, NM

Most parts of Northern California get quite humid in the summer. I'd seek elevation to get away from it while I lived there. Grass Valley/Nevada City, Georgetown, and Auburn have nice summers as does Tahoe, but do get some snow.
I live in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and humidity isn't usually a problem (hence me only having a swamp cooler and no AC), but it gets freaking hot! Though, I just checked current conditions, it's 85 degrees and 20% humidity...maybe I'm just a wimp, but I could swear it gets 110+ here a few days out of the summer. We definitely have four seasons though, but mosquitoes would be a problem.

Edit: To the OP, you might check out Furnace Creek, CA. It's a balmy 118 right now. By 2AM, it is supposed to cool off to merely 101 or so. That's with the wind gusting to nearly 30 miles per hour.
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