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View Poll Results: Which city has your most ideal weather.
Atlanta 15 4.98%
Denver 22 7.31%
Houston 6 1.99%
Miami 24 7.97%
Minneapolis 28 9.30%
New Orleans 4 1.33%
New York 21 6.98%
St. Louis 7 2.33%
San Diego 114 37.87%
San Francisco 37 12.29%
Seattle 17 5.65%
Washington D.C. 6 1.99%
Voters: 301. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: STL
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Weather is a pretty important factor of the desirability of a city. Some like it hot, some like it cold, and some are in between. I personally like a climate with four, distinct seasons, like St. Louis or New York, but I know i'm not everyone. So, i'd like to get a good consensus of other people's weather preferences.

City-----------Avg.--Avg.--Avg.---Avg.-
---------------High--Low---Rain---Snow-
Atlanta---------72F---52F---50.2'----2.1'
Denver---------64F---37F---15.8'-----6.3'
Houston--------79F---58F---47.8'----0.4'
Miami-----------83F---69F--58.5'----0.0'
Minneapolis-----54F----36F---29.4'---49.9'
New Orleans----78F---59F---64.2'---0.2'
New York City---63F---47F---49.7'---28.6'
St. Louis--------66F---46F---38.8'---19.6'
San Diego-------71F---57F---10.8'----0.0'
San Francisco---63F---51F---20.1'----0.0'
Seattle---------59F----46F--37.1'----11.4'
Wash. D.C.------67F---49F---39.4'---17.1'

Atlanta - Humid Subtropical Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate
Hot and humid summers. Mild winters.

Denver - Semi-Arid Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-arid_climate
Four distinct seasons. Short afternoon thunderstorms are frequent in late summer.

Houston - Humid Subtropical Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate
99 days a year above 90F. In summer, relative humidity over 90% in the morning.

Miami - Tropical Monsoon Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_monsoon_climate
Hot, humid summers and warm winters. Wet season from May to October, which coincides with hurricane season, and brings often, but brief afternoon thunderstorms.

Minneapolis - Continental Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_climate
Cold, dry winters. Warm, comfortable summers.

New Orleans - Humid Subtropical Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate
Hot, humid summers. Short, mild winters. Very vulnerable to hurricanes.

New York City - Humid Subtropical Climate (nothernmost city with one) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold, windy winters.

St. Louis - Humid Continental/Humid Subtropical Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_continental_climate
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold winters. Autumn is mild with low humidity and low precipitation.

San Diego - Mediterranean Climate/Semi-Arid Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-arid_climate
Warm, dry summers and mild winters. Most annual rainfall from November to March.

San Francisco - Mediterranean Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_climate
Exceeds 75F only 28 days a year. Mild year round. Windy.

Seattle - Oceanic Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanic_climate
Wet winter. Dry Summer. Cloudy for 226 days a year.

Washington D.C - Humid Subtropical Climate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold winters.

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Denver all the way for me
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Overall, I'd say San Diego has the best weather. But personally, I see myself as more of a Seattle.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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I find it hilarious that this report suggests Seattle gets more snow than Denver.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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San Diego has an extremely mild climate w/ little rain and comfortable temps. Never really hot or cold. A bit humid but nothing like the Midwest\ South during summer.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Miami.

This is how I'd rank them:
1. Miami
2. New Orleans
3. Houston
=4. Atlanta
=4. San Diego
6. Washington D.C.
7. New York City
8. St. Louis
=9. San Francisco
=9. Minneapolis
=9. Seattle

How mild the Winters are is very important to me (I need warmth so Miami would be the best option lol), how hot & humid the Summers are is also very important to me (the first 8 cities [except for SD] all have hot & humid Summers).
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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San Diego or Colorado Springs/southern Colorado.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: STL
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Originally Posted by JustCallMeTC View Post
I find it hilarious that this report suggests Seattle gets more snow than Denver.
It is hilarious, but also a typo. It should say 60.3 inches.

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: STL
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Originally Posted by aaronstlcards View Post
Weather is a pretty important factor of the desirability of a city. Some like it hot, some like it cold, and some are in between. I personally like a climate with four, distinct seasons, like St. Louis or New York, but I know i'm not everyone. So, i'd like to get a good consensus of other people's weather preferences.

City-----------Avg.--Avg.--Avg.---Avg.-
---------------High--Low---Rain---Snow-
Atlanta---------72F---52F---50.2'----2.1'
Denver---------64F---37F---15.8'-----6.3'
Houston--------79F---58F---47.8'----0.4'
Miami-----------83F---69F--58.5'----0.0'
Minneapolis-----54F----36F---29.4'---49.9'
New Orleans----78F---59F---64.2'---0.2'
New York City---63F---47F---49.7'---28.6'
St. Louis--------66F---46F---38.8'---19.6'
San Diego-------71F---57F---10.8'----0.0'
San Francisco---63F---51F---20.1'----0.0'
Seattle---------59F----46F--37.1'----11.4'
Wash. D.C.------67F---49F---39.4'---17.1'

Atlanta - Humid Subtropical Climate Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hot and humid summers. Mild winters.

Denver - Semi-Arid Climate Semi-arid climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four distinct seasons. Short afternoon thunderstorms are frequent in late summer.

Houston - Humid Subtropical Climate Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
99 days a year above 90F. In summer, relative humidity over 90% in the morning.

Miami - Tropical Monsoon Climate Tropical monsoon climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hot, humid summers and warm winters. Wet season from May to October, which coincides with hurricane season, and brings often, but brief afternoon thunderstorms.

Minneapolis - Continental Climate Continental climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cold, dry winters. Warm, comfortable summers.

New Orleans - Humid Subtropical Climate Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hot, humid summers. Short, mild winters. Very vulnerable to hurricanes.

New York City - Humid Subtropical Climate (nothernmost city with one) Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold, windy winters.

St. Louis - Humid Continental/Humid Subtropical Climate Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Humid continental climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold winters. Autumn is mild with low humidity and low precipitation.

San Diego - Mediterranean Climate/Semi-Arid Climate Mediterranean climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Semi-arid climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Warm, dry summers and mild winters. Most annual rainfall from November to March.

San Francisco - Mediterranean Climate Mediterranean climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Exceeds 75F only 28 days a year. Mild year round. Windy.

Seattle - Oceanic Climate Oceanic climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wet winter. Dry Summer. Cloudy for 226 days a year.

Washington D.C - Humid Subtropical Climate Humid subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Four distinct seasons. Hot, humid summers. Cold winters.
***It says that Denver only recieves 6.3 inches of snow a year, that is incredibly incorrect. It should say, 60.3 inches. Sorry, typo. ***
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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San Francisco - Mediterranean Climate Mediterranean climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Exceeds 75F only 28 days a year. Mild year round. Windy.
Heaven.
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