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Old 12-30-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Phoenix, Arizona has the best winters in the U.S. bar-none. The other cities mentioned in this thread don't even come close.
I think Miami would beg to differ.

With a quick search on the web, I found this:
Average high in Phoenix in January is 67. The average low is 46
Average high in Miami in January is 76. The average low is 60 (Miami numbers are rounded to nearest degree)
I know which one I think is better. In the continental US, there's no better Winter weather city than Miami.

http://phoenix.about.com/od/weather/a/averagetemps.htm
http://miami.about.com/od/weather/a/temperatures.htm

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Old 12-30-2011, 11:26 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I think Miami would beg to differ.

With a quick search on the web, I found this:
Average high in Phoenix in January is 67. The average low is 46
Average high in Miami in January is 76. The average low is 60 (Miami numbers are rounded to nearest degree)
I know which one I think is better. In the continental US, there's no better Winter weather city than Miami.
Based upon those numbers, I'd take Phoenix. That's about perfect, cool mornings and mild afternoons.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Based upon those numbers, I'd take Phoenix. That's about perfect, cool mornings and mild afternoons.

Yeah that would be perfect living in Phonenix but cam you imagine the summers>????
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:39 AM
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Yeah that would be perfect living in Phonenix but cam you imagine the summers>????
Yes, I can; I've been there in July. That's a big reason why I don't live there. But it would be better to live in Phoenix in the summer than anywhere in the hot and humid eastern states. Phoenix at 122 is better than Chicago at 80. Parts of Arizona, however, aren't bad at all in the summer. I grew up in northern Illinois and often had to go to Chicago. The weather is the worst of the worst, summer and winter.

I've been on vacations in the winter in Arizona; it's very pleasant.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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Yes, I can; I've been there in July. That's a big reason why I don't live there. But it would be better to live in Phoenix in the summer than anywhere in the hot and humid eastern states. Phoenix at 122 is better than Chicago at 80. Parts of Arizona, however, aren't bad at all in the summer. I grew up in northern Illinois and often had to go to Chicago. The weather is the worst of the worst, summer and winter.

I've been on vacations in the winter in Arizona; it's very pleasant.
I saw the "feels like" readings, or heat indices, this summer and checked out what Phoenix was compared to the Midwest, South and Northeast.

Phoenix at 120 feels like 110
Chicago at 98 feels like 115 (with a dew point of 80ish)

Granted, that's not every day, but that just goes to show you that what you are perceiving isn't entirely incorrect, and that even cities far north of Phoenix with lower temp. readings can feel hotter than Phoenix on some summer days!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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That is your opinion.

The summers I will agree CAN be very humid , not always.
Desert heat is awful and that is my opinion
Does not matter if its humid or not 100 is hot no matter what .

Winters can be cold but then again not always.

Take this seson so far very very easy barely and snow and very warm temps for the early part of winter.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:24 AM
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Humidity is the culprit at both ends of the thermometer. It makes a hot day feel hotter and cold day feel colder.

I wouldn't want 100 degree temperatures with 12% humidity which is the typical hot day humidity where I live. Thankfully, it never gets that hot here. But 100 with 90% humidity is beyond.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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I saw the "feels like" readings, or heat indices, this summer and checked out what Phoenix was compared to the Midwest, South and Northeast.

Phoenix at 120 feels like 110
Chicago at 98 feels like 115 (with a dew point of 80ish)

Granted, that's not every day, but that just goes to show you that what you are perceiving isn't entirely incorrect, and that even cities far north of Phoenix with lower temp. readings can feel hotter than Phoenix on some summer days!
Temps that high are quite rare in Chicago though. We had a heat index one day this summer that was 110, and the news stated it was the highest heat index in over 15 years.

The last time the city broke 100 degrees actual temp was 6.5 years ago.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Temps that high are quite rare in Chicago though. We had a heat index one day this summer that was 110, and the news stated it was the highest heat index in over 15 years.

The last time the city broke 100 degrees actual temp was 6.5 years ago.
I know, but I was trying to demonstrate the power of humidity with heat indices. In MN it reaches 100+ every other year on avg., and 97+ a few times a year, so I'm probably using that statistic when thinking for Chicago (which has very similar weather).
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The City
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Based upon those numbers, I'd take Phoenix. That's about perfect, cool mornings and mild afternoons.

Winters are awesome in Phoenix, summers well...
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