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Old 01-28-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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In Maine, the summer is NOT as long as it is in Jersey. In fact, it's about 2 weeks shorter than it is for my family where I grew up about 2 hours South of where I live in Maine (they live in Mass.).
This is true. I have relatives in Maine. The difference in climate might not be much, but it is definite.

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The water in Maine (in the oceans at least) is too cold for swimming but it's pretty.
I've gone swimming in Maine before. But after a trip to South Carolina, even the Rhode Island beaches are too cold for me.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Summer is my favorite season in San Diego b/c its the only time of year the water is relatively warm here and the temps are the most consistent with little variation, at least at the coast.

Summer lasts from July through October. July and August are the best with temps 75-80, warm nights in the high 60's and low 70's and relatively humid days (which I like). September and October are warm too but there is less humidity and the nights are cooler. And those are the months that we get the heatwaves or "Indian summer", temps can get up to 90, very rarely does it actually go above 90 though. Temps usually stay between 70-85 during Sept and Oct.

The rest of the year is just some variation of Spring like weather with temps in the 60's and 70's. It can get into the 80's in any month and usually does, especially when we get Santa Ana winds. May and June are the worst b/c its very overcast near the coast with what we call "May Gray" and "June Gloom" with temps 66-75 usually.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:04 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I don't understand this topic. Bad winters and long, hot summers? Long, hot summers typically mean mild winters. Bad winters typically mean short summers.
Not in the midwest.

Metro Denver:

Can snow anytime from Sept through early June. I have seen more snow in Sept. than June. General snow season is Oct-April.

Summer is late June through late August. It gets into the 90s, and occasionally above 100 degrees. In addition, late Aug-early Oct. can have summer like temps, also early June.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Not in the midwest.

Metro Denver:

Can snow anytime from Sept through early June. I have seen more snow in Sept. than June. General snow season is Oct-April.

Summer is late June through late August. It gets into the 90s, and occasionally above 100 degrees. In addition, late Aug-early Oct. can have summer like temps, also early June.
Denver, while its climate no doubt is more or less identical to a Midwestern city, is not anywhere near to being in the Midwest
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Denver's only about 150 miles from Kansas.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:27 PM
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Denver, while its climate no doubt is more or less identical to a Midwestern city, is not anywhere near to being in the Midwest
My post may have been confusing to some. I put my thoughts into two different paragraphs, to separate the ideas. The comment about the midwest was in reply to someone who thought bad winters = mild summers, and vice versa. I was saying in the midwest, that is not true. A great example is Omaha, NE, my DH"s hometown. VERY cold winters, VERY hot summers. My commens about Denver were meant to be a different idea altogether. Denver is in the West, no doubt!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Presuming that summer temperatures for people outside of warm climates are 80+ degrees, summer lasts from March 30 until November 3 (7 months of summer).

Presuming summer temperatures are 90+, summers are from May 3 to October 11 (5 months).

Presuming summer temperatures are 100+, summers are from June 1 to September 14 (3.5 months).
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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My post may have been confusing to some. I put my thoughts into two different paragraphs, to separate the ideas. The comment about the midwest was in reply to someone who thought bad winters = mild summers, and vice versa. I was saying in the midwest, that is not true. A great example is Omaha, NE, my DH"s hometown. VERY cold winters, VERY hot summers. My commens about Denver were meant to be a different idea altogether. Denver is in the West, no doubt!
What the hell? Omaha's winters are not "VERY hot". Stop with your Midwest hate, its RIDICULOUS! Here, lets compare, shall we?

Omaha average high temps:
January: 31
Feb: 37
Mar: 48
Apr: 63
May: 74
June: 84
July: 88
Aug: 86
Sept: 77
Oct: 66
Nov: 49
Dec: 36

Denver average high temps:
Jan: 43
Feb: 47
Mar: 52
Apr: 62
May: 71
June: 82
July: 88
Aug: 86
Sep: 77
Oct: 66
Nov: 52
Dec: 45

As you can see, Denver and Omaha's temps are almost identical for a big chunk of the year. And if you call Omaha's summers "VERY hot" then you better call Denver's summers VERY hot. And then you can call Vegas and Phoenix's summers INSANELY, BRUTALLY, HORRIFICALLY HOT.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:05 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Did I say Omaha's winters are "very hot"? NO! And for the record, I said this about Denver's summers:

Summer is late June through late August. It gets into the 90s, and occasionally above 100 degrees. In addition, late Aug-early Oct. can have summer like temps, also early June.
In addition to being hot, Omaha is humid, very humid, which Denver is NOT!

What's with this accusing me of midwest hate? It is not hating the midwest to say they have hot summers and cold winters. Show me one post where I ever said anything about "hating" the midwest!
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Im from jersey also.. i think it's perfect.

AVG Newark, NJ temps
January H-38 L-25
July H-84 L-70
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