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Old 11-01-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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You could always move to AZ where, like Minnesota, they spend around half the year indoors. Summer there is inhospitable when it is 120* months of the year. Yuck. I'll pass.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: East St. Paul 651 forever (or North St. Paul) .
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Time to move to Florida.. I've heard it referred to as paradise
Yeah, if you like humidity, it's a paradise. Will never forget getting on a plane in Minny full on with Winter gear on and getting off in Tampa only to be hit by humidity. The orange trees everywhere were cool though.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Eastern SD
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I'd prefer a happy medium like eastern Iowa rather then two extremes. But jobs keep me in this ice box.. and it's not so bad.. I can adapt to being a homebody when there's a gym 3 blocks away.. with internet, gaming, and movies.. no sweat. Bring on the below zero weather. Here it's WHITE in the winter, it doesn't melt, from about Dell Rapids, SD northward, anything that falls until late Feb to early March at the earliest... which has it's own beauty.. and GREEN most summers.. not just brown all year long. Another plus. Very little crime, another bonus.. right along interstates where the speed limit is 75 and people go 85-90.. cha ching!

I'd still prefer Rapid City or Denver, but meh... oh well it's not so bad here. The one genuine annoyance I have about Brookings, SD is that it's the only town it's size with so few places to SHOP! Have to drive 50 miles north, or 55 miles south to shop.. a town of 22,000 with no Kohls, Target, Kmart, or Shopko, no Menards, just a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Hy-vee grocery store, Lowes as big chains but we did get a Culvers

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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I'm 42 and I find that I dislike winter much more now than I did when I was younger. In part, in the past decade I've come to enjoy the outdoors much more, and much prefer being there when the weather is warm and the natural world is most alive and active.

I live in southern Minnesota, though I did spend a few years in my 20s living in Duluth.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Hi

Our eastern forecast area goes to Baudette-Bemidji-Park Rapids-Wadena and it is amazing how the trees act to warm it up more on sunny days in the winter than the open prairie and how cold it gets at night as winds go calm quickly in the forests.
I know this is an older thread but the above caught my eye. So forested areas are warmer in the winter due to trees?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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I know this is an older thread but the above caught my eye. So forested areas are warmer in the winter due to trees?
I'd imagine that they block the wind to some extent.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:01 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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That does make sense.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I know this is an older thread but the above caught my eye. So forested areas are warmer in the winter due to trees?
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I'd imagine that they block the wind to some extent.
They may also absorb more heat from the sun due to the fact that they are much darker than the snow (which is white and which I'm sure reflects a lot of sunlight away from the ground).
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Due North of Potemkin City Limits
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I'm dreading the thought of Winter coming on, and I'm still a young ripe guy in my twenties.

I've lived all over Minnesota, and currently I'm on the Canadian border. I seem to remember Winter not being so bad around the cities, at least compared to how it gets up here. Am I just remembering fondly? The grass is always greener?
No. You're not just fondly remembering. Winters are getting worse in the eastern 2/3rds of the country. Actually, they're getting worse everywhere. I just moved out of Pennsylvania. The last two winters there were the most brutal I've ever experienced in my life. The freeze-thaw patters of western PA seem to be a thing of the past. Now it's a deep freeze the whole way through. Last winter it did not stop snowing for two months straight. This was followed by a spring where it did not stop raining for another two solid months.

We are returning to the same types of seasonal weather patterns that existed in the 1960's and 70's. It has absolutely nothing to do with global warming. These cycles have been documented and researched for a very long time. I'm not claiming that global warming is a farce however, I'm just stating that the two are mutually exclusive. My point is, that you've got a better chance of seeing God than experiencing a mild winter in Minnesota like you used to back in the 90's. You can forget moving down south either. Unless you place yourself in south Florida (which I don't recommend unless you like tropical downpours everyday in the summer at 4pm), you're gonna have to deal with crappy, chilly conditions in the winter months. For example, Myrtle Beach SC has been consistently getting multiple snowfalls every winter for the past few years. Over the last few decades, that was unheard of for that region.

Your best bet if you want warm weather is to move to southern California, like I did. It's never too hot here in the summer, never too cold here in the winter.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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Winters are getting worse ... everywhere.
I dunno about that. Perhaps compared to the 1990's they're worse, but during the 1970's and early 80's we had plenty of brutal winters in Minnesota, where -25F was common in January and February. Minnesota resembles the surface of Mars in that weather.

I remember driving a pizza truck one cold night in '76 or thereabouts, passing by one of the bank time/temperature signs, and seeing "-38" as I raced by. And, you know, the last customer on my route had the nerve to say, "my pizza's cold!" Ever the consummate professional, I told her to place it in the oven for 5 minutes and it would be fine. I think she tipped me.
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