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Old 01-09-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'm loving this winter so far. We havent had any stretches of super cold weather-under 20 degrees. Hardly any snow (none in my yard now) its 45 right now and a high of 50 tomorrow!
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I'm loving this winter so far. We havent had any stretches of super cold weather-under 20 degrees. Hardly any snow (none in my yard now) its 45 right now and a high of 50 tomorrow!
It's been mild here too. In fact, the whole country actually. I've never seen anything like it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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I've lived in either of the two cities for most of 40 years (St. Louis longer), but throw out what you see on paper. It's about living in both long enough to be able to justify the differences. In this case, in my opinion, there are significant differences. I'm sure that most who have lived in both for any extended period of time would agree with me. I encounter several each year (it's common when meeting new people when they ask where you're from), and they all have said the same thing. Moderate is relative, but that goes for anyone's opinion of what moderate is.

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In comparison only. As far as St. Louis getting negligible snowfall, that's a matter of opinion and what you're used to. St. Louis' winters are usually moderate. They are either moderate, are capable of being severe, but can also be mild. So I call them moderate simply because they are unpredictable. Chicago's are severe, and at least predictable. So I would not call it entirely flipped around. Almost all of the Midwest south of Chicago experiences frequent thaws, but those thaws are only for a few days, then the snow can be replaced. Last winter, the snow stuck for two weeks at a time. I agree that you will feel like you've left real winters when you come to St. Louis from Chicago, but only to an extent. You have to go about another 100 miles to the south before you get truly mild winters. Chicago also doesn't get nearly as much ice as St. Louis.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: University City
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I live on the southside of St. Louis City in an urban valley (probably the only valley in the City), and due to the sun angle in my south facing backyard, the general urban heat island effect, and because it's hemmed in on all the other sides by 2stories of red brick, it is kind of a micro-climate. My thermometer in the shade is always 4 degrees warmer or so than the official at the airport, almost year round. I'd describe most of the winter as moderate to mild inside the urban heat island effect of St. Louis City. I've seen the snow melt in my neighborhood but stick at my office in west county many times.

I have a european palm that has thus far survived the winter in very good shape, although we will see after this week. Cannas survive in the ground, I don't think they are supposed to do that in the midwest. In any case, it's interesting. My parents live closer to Hannibal, and theres a slight climate shift once you cross over say I-70 in St. Charles Co., even in North County. Also, once you leave the valley and wooded areas of the Metro East of St. Louis in Illinois, going towards Chicago out on the open flatlands, the climate shift is noticable.

It's supposed to be in the 40s, making a run for 50 sunday here. I decided against traveling to Chicago this weekend because I didnt feel like urban exploring, walking the streets all day in a situation where the high doesnt go above the 20s F. It's the perfect example of the differences in the weather between St. Louis and Chicago. Fall seems to be a little closer between the two cities, and there are other situations in the Spring when the temps are similar.

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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It's 34 here in Baltimore. The coldest I've seen so far this winter in Baltimore was 13 degrees. That was a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 02-21-2016, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Oregon
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Oregon's winters are pretty mild. Temps below 30 are not common. The average highs in winter are 45-50, and lows are typically around 32. Snow is pretty seldom.
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