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Old 02-08-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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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.
Not even close. Sorry. I dont call lows in the 30s and 40s (with occasional snowfalls) "best". Miami's LOW temps are usually higher than Phoenix's HIGH temps. Same goes for Honolulu. The Florida Keys are even warmer, too.

Try again.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Why does everyone say that its mild cause there city is 50 degrees today, so what about the rest of the winter when the majority of the time its cloudy and cold, after all it is Feb. and winter is getting over with with everyday that passes.

I have heard that DC is mild, I wouldnt have thought so but I guess it is.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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Oh boo friggin hoo.... Chicago is not "really, REALLY cold with tons of snow". Did you miss the 57 degree temps on Saturday? How about 61 on Tuesday? No? Hmmmm. Tons of sunshine this winter? Did you miss that, too?

And seeing that Denver almost gets TWICE as much snow as Chicago, how would you classify Denver's snow levels?

And if you cant deal with a little Chicago cold, youre not deserving of your user name. "SheRa"? Should be "SheWuss".
And did you miss the fact that prior to this weekend, we've had the tenth coldest winter on record? Did you miss the fact that the average temperature this January was 15 degrees? Did you miss the fact that we had a couple of feet of snow on the ground from the end of December to the beginning of February? After all that, we had one abnormally warm weekend. Yeah, I would say cold and snowy is a more accurate description. After 15 some years of (relatively) mild winters, this is the second in a row that could be considered more "normal".
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Oh boo friggin hoo.... Chicago is not "really, REALLY cold with tons of snow". Did you miss the 57 degree temps on Saturday? How about 61 on Tuesday? No? Hmmmm. Tons of sunshine this winter? Did you miss that, too?

And seeing that Denver almost gets TWICE as much snow as Chicago, how would you classify Denver's snow levels?

And if you cant deal with a little Chicago cold, youre not deserving of your user name. "SheRa"? Should be "SheWuss".
Maybe that poster did miss the 2 days you highlight, but was there when it hit -18 with wind chills to -40 less than a month ago. Or maybe the poster didn't miss the other 11 days when the temperature dropped to 0 or below this fall/winter .

That kind of cold does not happen in most major cities, except for Minneapolis.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Not even close. Sorry. I dont call lows in the 30s and 40s (with occasional snowfalls) "best". Miami's LOW temps are usually higher than Phoenix's HIGH temps. Same goes for Honolulu. The Florida Keys are even warmer, too.

Try again.
When does Phoenix see snow? You clearly have NEVER been to Phoenix. Or maybe that Phoenix's lowest temperature last month was 41 while it got down to 42 in Miami. Huge difference.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Cheyenne,Wyoming on one day was warmer than Miami was but this aint the norm so I dont know if we could consider it mild.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Cheyenne,Wyoming on one day was warmer than Miami was but this aint the norm so I dont know if we could consider it mild.
Rapid City was 67 the other day while Southern Florida was at 47. It's just a strange occurence. It's definitely NOT usually like that. Not even close!
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Maybe that poster did miss the 2 days you highlight, but was there when it hit -18 with wind chills to -40 less than a month ago. Or maybe the poster didn't miss the other 11 days when the temperature dropped to 0 or below this fall/winter .

That kind of cold does not happen in most major cities, except for Minneapolis.
Well besides that Minneapolis is THE ONLY MAJOR US CITY that has recorded temps that are below -40F (without counting the windchill that is). The coldest Chicago has ever reached without windchill is -27F which puts it in the same category as like Denver...
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:32 AM
 
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Philly/Baltimore and DC have mild winters....most ppl tend to think that the winters in Philly are frigid, but they aren't.....not even close......
Yeah, they're really not. I'm able to wear shorts most of the time no problem.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:38 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Definitely Seattle without a question comes to mind. Yes they are at sea level and have Mount Rainier soaking up the weather, but still...Seattle is the northernmost major city in the United States and except for this extraordinary winter hardly ever sees any snowfall, much less temperatures below freezing. Meanwhile, Spokane which is not too far east sees the types of frigid snowy winters you would expect to see in a place that far north. Boise is another city...it's winters are surprisingly mild...only 20 inches of snowfall on average...that's still a decent amount, but very light for a place that far north.
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