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Old 08-11-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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After being on CD this long and hearing what people have to say, if you want warm weather, it seems like California is far better choice than Florida. You can still have your warm weather, and beaches, but you won't have to live with the horrible humdity of Florida. You can even have mountains and snow if you want that also. Seems like something for everybody.

I've never been to southern California, but northern California was very pretty with all the cliffs above the ocean, redwoods, etc. I would certainly pick California over Florida if I was a warm weather/beach person.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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After being on CD this long and hearing what people have to say, if you want warm weather, it seems like California is far better choice than Florida. You can still have your warm weather, and beaches, but you won't have to live with the horrible humdity of Florida. You can even have mountains and snow if you want that also. Seems like something for everybody.

I've never been to southern California, but northern California was very pretty with all the cliffs above the ocean, redwoods, etc. I would certainly pick California over Florida if I was a warm weather/beach person.
Well that depends on where you live. Lots of places in northern California aren't exactly warm year 'round. They can range from chilly to cool to warm throughout the year, and warm isn't the same as Florida warm. There are places in the summer where it is 64 degrees in northern California. Of course the more inland you are, the warmer it gets, but that pretty good weather, imo.
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Florida- Hells waiting room
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Ya, You could knock everything off your list and come to Florida...

Florida doesn't get warm... Florida goes from cold and makes a bee line to HOT!!! There is no where in Florida that would meet OP needs/wants..

Really just due to the heat factor, it knocks most all southern states out of the line up.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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I find it absolutely hilarious that people mention San Fran and So Cal for having best 4 season weather. San Francisco hits like 55 degrees in the summer, my friends were out there last summer and had to wear sweaters in July and actually hated the summer time weather SF. That is not an example of "Best 4 season weather" and Southern Cal although it is undeniably great weather, is not a good example of four seasons either, they dont even know what snow smells like in LA lol.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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New Jersey fits whats the OP is looking for well. No natural disasters. To find out when its going to rain you need to check... it's not like parts of VA or MD where you can count on it to rain for half an hour everyday. And we definitely have all 4 seasons. But it gets hotter than 85 in the summer and colder than 35 in the winter.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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The sweet spot might be the areas off the 101 north of the wine country in CA. Thinking a bit past Santa Rosa where you see no more palm trees on up to Ukiah. Albuquerque comes close. Virginia Beach and waterfront south of DC on the east coast but you get much more grey weather in winter and humidity in summer
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I'm going to go ahead and define what I feel is a 4 seasoned place:

Winter: can get below at least 32 degrees and ice/sleet/snow are at least an occassional occurance
Spring: pretty self-explanatory -- but over freezing and under 90 degrees
Summer: at LEAST 75 degrees 99% of the time
Fall: same as Spring....maybe includes leaves falling off of trees

Many cities do not have 4 seasons IMO.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm going to go ahead and define what I feel is a 4 seasoned place:

Winter: can get below at least 32 degrees and ice/sleet/snow are at least an occassional occurance
Spring: pretty self-explanatory -- but over freezing and under 90 degrees
Summer: at LEAST 75 degrees 99% of the time
Fall: same as Spring....maybe includes leaves falling off of trees

Many cities do not have 4 seasons IMO.
I disagree, I'd say Philly up to Southern NH and Vermont fit this criteria. Philly down to DC fit the criteria for the most part, depending on the year (winter may be a bit warmer than what you say).
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Right, it's my opinion only, but just because the calander says it's winter doesn't mean you're experiencing winter weather. I don't think "winter" ever should be considered a season if the thermometer never dips below 32 degrees.....that's spring or fall to me....just my opinion though.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Right, it's my opinion only, but just because the calander says it's winter doesn't mean you're experiencing winter weather. I don't think "winter" ever should be considered a season if the thermometer never dips below 32 degrees.....that's spring or fall to me....just my opinion though.
I hear you, I'm saying that Philly up through Southern NH and VT fits that bill for all seasons. Where I am in NJ it's below 32 most of the time then.
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