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Old 09-13-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
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I am moving to the area next month toward the 10th or so.. I have looked at the weather channel and read about the weather in kansas city but I just want some local input.. Are there tornados all the time..thats what they say..lol are there 4 seasons?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:06 PM
 
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There are 4 seasons--fall & spring are beautiful. Winter is cold, snowy & icy. Summer is hot & somewhat humid. There are not tornadoes all year round--mostly in the spring-summer.

Hope this helped.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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KC gets some nasty storms and once in a while a twister will touch down in the metro, but it's rare.

Most of the time, the weather in KC is pleasant with nice changing seasons.

A few weeks out of the year can be extremely hot or cold, but it's not too bad.

Spring and Fall in KC is very nice.

The local weather people will scare the **** out of you though, especially if you are not familiar with the area and don’t realize that 99% of the time the bad weather they are talking about is nowhere near you.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Overland Park, KS
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Right now the weather has been beautiful... except rainy! Fall in KC is nice... but too short!

The biggest thing I noticed about moving from omaha, NE to KC is that while KC doesnt get as much snow, we do get a lot of ice! I would take eight inches of snow over an inch of ice any day.

Really though the weather here isn't too bad. The summer does get humid but that's the midwest for you.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The weather is the only thing I really dont like about living here.

Especially this year. We didnt get a spring and it appears we may not get a fall either.

I like it in the 80s with no precipitation so the weather here just isnt for me. I actually bothers my wife and I to the point where my wife and I have discusses moving south to Florida or Texas because of it.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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KC is a wonderful city. KC's weather is not so wonderful. It is, in general, bad every year.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:51 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Kansas City generally has bad weather compared with the eastern US. Some of the reasons are:
1) WIND, WIND, and MORE WIND
2) More Severe Weather Outbreaks
3) Extreme Temperature Shifts at Times
4) Heat and Humidity During Summer
5) Freezing Rain Events Tend to Be More Common Compared With the North.
6) Winter Does Not Last Long Enough To Enjoy Winter Sports (You Generally Have to Take a Vacation to Partake in Skiing and Snowboarding)

This is my take on KC Weather, having lived there over 20 years, and recently moving to New Hampshire.
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Summer is hot & somewhat humid.
I friend told me that KCMO/KCK are one of the most humid places to live in the US. Is that not true?

Of course, I find that hard to believe, having spent alittle time in Little Rock and Mobile.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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I friend told me that KCMO/KCK are one of the most humid places to live in the US. Is that not true?

Of course, I find that hard to believe, having spent alittle time in Little Rock and Mobile.
Not true, I split my time between Kansas City and St. Louis. St. Louis is more humid (more rivers). Have you ever traveled to Florida, New Orleans or Houston? You can cut the humidity with a knife after the midday rain showers. Kansas City summers are hot and humid, but they could be much worse.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:11 AM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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I friend told me that KCMO/KCK are one of the most humid places to live in the US. Is that not true?

Of course, I find that hard to believe, having spent alittle time in Little Rock and Mobile.
It is not nearly as bad as the south, but still quite noticeable for good lengths of time during the summer. The KC metro is fairly far south in latitude so summer cool fronts are not too common.
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