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Old 03-11-2007, 07:56 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Wonder what the average temperature is? I have the data! This is useful for anyone looking to relocate so they get an idea how hot/cold to expect.

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I can see that WV, OH and PA, the three states high on my list have pleasently 70-75 degree average summers which are a good 10 degrees cooler than the miserable Florida summers. The summers of course are even milder and more pleasent further north and in the mountain areas but the winters there are too harsh. North CA, OR, WA have the best weather but very expensive.

As for the winters, south FL's winters are as warm as the summers up north! Maine, ND, MN and WI have harsh winters. I want to live in the medium blue(40-45) to dark purple(30-35) This means no further north than Oil city. The midwest has harsher winters at the same latitude.

Best weather is of course the maritime west with its mild summers and winters. Second best weather is in the northeast encomposing OH, WV and PA. Missouri and Kentucky are a little milder in the winter but ill sweat more in the summer.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Well, saying that Texas' average in the summer is 80-85 degrees is very deceiving. Sure, it may cool down to 80 at night and occasionally the high 70s, but the day time is totally unbearable and for longer than 3 months of the year. It starts in May and ends in October. If I didn't live here and saw that, I would consider it "not so bad." Trust me, it's very bad and miserable, keel over miserable.

I'm not denying that the stats aren't correct. It's just that the 100+ degrees are kind of "hidden" to the unsuspecting.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I think low 70s average temperatures in the summer are great. Where its in the upper 50s in the morning and in the low 80s during the afternoon for summer-time its just perfect.

Averages in the 80s are so sticky and hot especially when it doesnt cool off at least. I hate 70s and 80s during the night without a/c its absolutely miserable.

As for the winter Kentucky seems to have great winter weather highs in 40s and lows in the upper 20s that suits my tastes I like a cold winter but nothing like the have on the northern plains.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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No arguements, Texas(Dallas) does get miserabily hot. Highs of 90, 95, even 100 are common and the lows are 75-80 which is pretty warm even in the wee hours of the morning!

Kentucky(Frankfort) has lots of days around 85 and some over 90!

Now lets see about Franklin(next to Oil city)
Lots of days from high 70s to low 80s. Night cools to 55-65
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Well, saying that Texas' average in the summer is 80-85 degrees is very deceiving.
*It does seem moderately hot. Average daily temperatures are usually reached just after sunset, so 80-85 F is what I'd expect on a regular summer evening, say between 8:30 and 11:00 pm.

I hate in the summer when it dips below 70 F before sunset; that's rotten for an evening swim.

I LOVE IT when just after sunset it is still 75 F! 80 F is even better.

85 F is the magic number at night where I actually start noticing the heat, which depending on my mood may or may not be a bad thing, as sometimes I enjoy 90-95 F at 10 pm.

But I practically never enjoy summer nights below 60 F by 10 pm and we always get a few nights that chilly.

This morning my dog wanted me to wake up and walk here after a late night out playing pool. I'm saying to myself, "Is it at least 70 F outside? I really don't want to put on more than a bathing suit, t-shirt and sunglasses" Obvious answer is "Heck no, it's still winter in Canada."

I guess my approach is if it's summer, I shouldn't need pants for anything but style, or to protect my legs from tall weeds, bugs etc.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:02 AM
 
Location: PA
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Not to diminish the thread, but if someone was that serious about moving, they'd probably look up the climate themselves...especially because these maps seem a little off for my location, but maybe not, I dunno.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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*It does seem moderately hot. Average daily temperatures are usually reached just after sunset, so 80-85 F is what I'd expect on a regular summer evening, say between 8:30 and 11:00 pm.
It is even 98 degrees many times at 11:00 p.m. and there are no regular summer evening in Texas. I only wish the temps between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. were 80 to 85 degrees. 80 to 85 is more like between 2 to 5 a.m. if we're lucky.
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