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Old 04-10-2010, 09:14 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Well I live near Gaylord, MI and on average we get 150+ inches of snow each year. This year was a mild winter but we still got 80 inches of snow. We frequently get lows in the single digits and below zero and highs only in the teens and twenties. We usually get snow in October or November and it doesn't melt until the end of May, sometimes beginning of June.

From what I looked at in KY it looked much milder. How much snow do you guys get on average? Your cold months don't last as long as ours, do they?
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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2-3 inches per month can be expected.

Our cold months end at about the same time yours does, and our temperatures are, on average, still below freezing.

AKA It's cold, but instead of beautiful snow cover you end up with rain in the mid-30s that then freezes. Nasty ice storms too.

All I'm saying is, if you've got your little slice of heaven up there, don't throw it all away for a horribly planned town with some of the most dreary, bland winters you could ever imagine.

At least up there you can take the sled (snowmachine) out for a good time.

My girl's family has a cabin up in Gaylord, it's beautiful up there, the weather is great, about as warm during the warm months (which are close to the same, maybe a week or two longer up there), but actually has recreation during the winter as well.

I know your situation exactly. Yeah, cold winters suck, but the snow gives for some fun that Lexington can't offer.

The only recreation in Lex during the winter is UK basketball and sledding for the kids for the few days there is snow on the ground before it turns into a muddy mess.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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Well I live near Gaylord, MI and on average we get 150+ inches of snow each year. This year was a mild winter but we still got 80 inches of snow. We frequently get lows in the single digits and below zero and highs only in the teens and twenties. We usually get snow in October or November and it doesn't melt until the end of May, sometimes beginning of June.

From what I looked at in KY it looked much milder. How much snow do you guys get on average? Your cold months don't last as long as ours, do they?
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as far as snow, you can expect about 16 inches per year


and the rest of the state is warmer, with less snow. in western KY youll get more like 8 to 10 inches. and temeperature 5 or so degrees warmer

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Old 04-18-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Winters seem longer each year here.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedjanuary is the only month with an average temperature right at 32, all the rest are above.

as far as snow, you can expect about 16 inches per year


and the rest of the state is warmer, with less snow. in western KY youll get more like 8 to 10 inches. and temeperature 5 or so degrees warmer
But being above freezing, 35 degrees or so (keep in mind those are the highs) is still enough to allow precip to fall, then freeze. Not only that, but it just sucks when it's pouring the rain and 33 degrees. Then you're cold, soaked, and praying you were back in the beautiful town of Gaylord.

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:25 AM
 
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Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedjanuary is the only month with an average temperature right at 32, all the rest are above.

as far as snow, you can expect about 16 inches per year


and the rest of the state is warmer, with less snow. in western KY youll get more like 8 to 10 inches. and temeperature 5 or so degrees warmer
This.

Also, here in Kentucky we have those 1-2 week stretches of 60 degree weather in January and December (although not really this past winter) that you just don't get up North.

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:57 AM
 
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I know for a fact there were many times this winter when it was warmer in Detroit.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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I know for a fact there were many times this winter when it was warmer in Detroit.
I believe you. But I think we can all agree that this winter here in Kentucky was one of the worst in recent history. It was the first winter I can recall where it was consistently miserable for weeks on end. Usually that gets broken up by a nice week of 50-60 degree weather and that simply was not the case this year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain that is just not common in Michigan. It is common here. There were several days where it was warmer here than Atlanta as well, but I don't think anyone would argue that ATL has milder winters overall than anywhere in Kentucky. And for the record, I'll take rain over snow any day, no matter the temperature.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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But being above freezing, 35 degrees or so (keep in mind those are the highs) is still enough to allow precip to fall, then freeze. Not only that, but it just sucks when it's pouring the rain and 33 degrees. Then you're cold, soaked, and praying you were back in the beautiful town of Gaylord.
no, the average high for lexington in january is 40, and its 45 in december and february.

i cant imagine how winter could possibly be better in gaylord, but i also hate snow. plus, well also get stretches of 50 (and even up to 60) degree weather in february from time to time.and in gaylord theyll still get that 33 degree rain, itll just happen a month after we get it, and what we would classify as winter weather last much longer there. but i suppose its all preference. if you like snow, michigans got it, so "better" depends on what you like.
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