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Old 04-28-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:54 AM
 
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Hi OP! I recently moved to Overland Park (from California). I wonder where you lived in the States in the past? Whatever you are used to will definitely color your perspective.

On one hand, Overland Park is great for walking and enjoying the outdoors (parks are much nicer here than in CA -- not crowded with homeless people -- and residential neighborhoods tend to be tree-lined and attractive -- also, there are robins and squirrels and chipmunks and cute wild bunnies hopping around in everyone's front yards). On the other hand, the weather can make this all a bit hard to appreciate. The humidity is so high that you start sweating practically as soon as you leave the house, even if it is only 75 degrees! Fall might be a nicer season than Summer, but Summer is definitely terrible, and be aware that stats show that it routinely gets below freezing in the wintertime. Not easy to love the outdoors in weather like that...
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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West coast people are soft as baby thighs.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:26 PM
 
Location: IN
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Up north, a 65F dewpoint is considered very humid. It's all a matter of perspective.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Welcome to the Midwest!

I'm also a transplant, but from a fairly comparable climate. I did grow up with much harsher winters than KC gets, though. So, the humidity is a worthwhile tradeoff.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas
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Hi OP! I recently moved to Overland Park (from California). I wonder where you lived in the States in the past? Whatever you are used to will definitely color your perspective.

On one hand, Overland Park is great for walking and enjoying the outdoors (parks are much nicer here than in CA -- not crowded with homeless people -- and residential neighborhoods tend to be tree-lined and attractive -- also, there are robins and squirrels and chipmunks and cute wild bunnies hopping around in everyone's front yards). On the other hand, the weather can make this all a bit hard to appreciate. The humidity is so high that you start sweating practically as soon as you leave the house, even if it is only 75 degrees! Fall might be a nicer season than Summer, but Summer is definitely terrible, and be aware that stats show that it routinely gets below freezing in the wintertime. Not easy to love the outdoors in weather like that...
Fall in KS is my absolute favorite season to be outside. Our springs can be a bit dodgy, but they're usually a solid second for me. Eastern Kansas is especially gorgeous in the fall because there are more trees, the sunflowers near Lawrence, etc.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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I like Spring because of all the flowering trees.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: IN
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Welcome to the Midwest!

I'm also a transplant, but from a fairly comparable climate. I did grow up with much harsher winters than KC gets, though. So, the humidity is a worthwhile tradeoff.
Yes, humidity is better than a ridiculously dry heat, but a heat index reading up to 115F to 120F is completely unacceptable and was one of the reasons I left. I much prefer colder temperatures, meaning I've lived up north for years and would prefer to move there again once I line up a different position. The climate of KC is warmer than nearly anywhere else in the Midwest by far- other than St. Louis.
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