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Old 04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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I moved from Colorado to Upstate NY last year with my wife (I did grow up in NE though). She has family and grew up in the Adirondacks. I fell in love with the NY wilderness and mountains while visiting her folks, and started talking about how cool it would be to move there. She of course agreed, since we are at that point where we are thinking about having kids and being close to family makes things easier.

So basically, it's kinda my fault we are here. I'll let you know in a couple of years how much we like the particular area we moved to. I hear that's the magic number... 3 years to really get to know an area and to start to feel at home. It's been incredibly exciting and stressful at the same time. However, I think it can be good for a person. Moving to a totally different part of the country can make a person grow I guess.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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I'm sure Rhode Island would be nice, but they have really cold winters. If you think you can handle a lot of snow every winter, and blizzards, then you should be okay.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:50 AM
 
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Neither...but if I had to choose, I'd absolutely take Nebraska.

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Old 07-24-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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Umm obviously you haven't been out of New England much...the Midwest is known for their brutal winters...Nebraska especially
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Umm obviously you haven't been out of New England much...the Midwest is known for their brutal winters...Nebraska especially

Sadly, the northeast will have storms that produce more snow in one setting than what nebraska receives on average an entire year..

Another thing to note, is that in the Central Plains where Nebraska is, our winters are 10x better than the Great Lakes region as well as the northeast.. As well as the Rocky Mountains (of course)...

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Old 07-24-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Alligatorboy, I beg to differ. RI has very moderate winters; most of the snow is in the western part of the state- coastal areas get very little snow if any. Blizzards- last one we had was in 1978. Believe me when I say that I would not live here if the state had severe winters!!!

As far as the OP goes, I say if you're really in love and suffering without him/her- move to Nebraska even if the winters are bad! Try it out- you can always move back if it doesn't work out. Love is rare, life is short. True love trumps place.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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OOOOPS- got it wrong. I meant move to RI if your true love is here.
If you hate RI- I'm sure Nebraska will take you back.
However, having said all that, why does lover not want to move to you?????
Are you certain the feelings are completely mutual?????
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Sadly, the northeast will have storms that produce more snow in one setting than what nebraska receives on average an entire year..

Another thing to note, is that in the Central Plains where Nebraska is, our winters are 10x better than the Great Lakes region as well as the northeast.. As well as the Rocky Mountains (of course)...
RI can't be that bad, it's definitely not the Great Lakes region. I checked and RI gets maybe 10" more snow/year than Nebraska.

One thing I don't miss in Nebraska: the wind. The snow falls sideways out west and the windchill can be brutal. Snow removal isn't as good either...less salt, less plows, constant drifting.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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RI can't be that bad, it's definitely not the Great Lakes region. I checked and RI gets maybe 10" more snow/year than Nebraska.

One thing I don't miss in Nebraska: the wind. The snow falls sideways out west and the windchill can be brutal. Snow removal isn't as good either...less salt, less plows, constant drifting.

Wind is a problem if you don't have hills around, and as a matter of fact, the eastern 1/4th and southwestern 1/4th of Nebraska's wind is approximately average..

With that said, I am merely pointing out the a state smake dab in the middle of the US cannot have the worst winters, and based off of the fact that most of the state receives 30 or less inches of snow a year there are many states that receive much more than that, and with the exception of last year the snow usually melts within a week..

Nebraska's 'horrible' winters are merely a hype, while some people think it is horrible and move to the south to get away from any cold to me is silly considering the fact that it gets much more hot in the south with/without humidity than it gets cold up here, and at the same time if you look at violent crime reports there is a factor relating to heat that seems to be a variable that adds to the tension to peoples lives or something as in the areas of the country that see a lot of heat also see a drastic increase in violent crimes, while the colder a climate is, the less so..

I for one, love Nebraska's winters and being a weather man myself (not career wise, but a hobby), I know for a fact that more than 50 percent of the country sees colder weather than Nebraska and more than 50 percent of the country sees more humidity during the summer and more than 50 percent of the country has more exaggeration to their heat.

What Nebraska does have tough is a tendancy to have severe weather when it does storm, and more often than most places (same with other plains states), to some who are frightened by that fact, I'm sorry, but I love severe weather, I like to have a winter a fall a spring and summer..

So, chances are 90%+ of people who tell me how bad Nebraska's climate is really is talking to the wrong guy because I probably know more about climatology and weather comparisons between locations more so than most people..
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Since the original post in this thread was back in January, I'm going to assume the decision is made by now.

But I want to answer the question anyway I've lived in both places, and I can honestly say I prefer Rhode Island.

However, both RI and Nebraska are lovely places, and a person can have a really nice life in either state. I sure did. It's really what you make of it. But I say that as a person who was never especially attached to Nebraska. (I only lived there for two years.)

The states of New England, and more broadly the Northeast, are as different from each other as the states of the Midwest. RI is not particularly overcrowded or fast paced. In the summer, the beach regions are downright placid.

And no, the winters in RI aren't bad at all. There is snow, but Rhode Island's proximity to the ocean eliminates the kind of snowstorms you'd get in, say, New Hampshire.

I don't think it just comes down to "ocean versus plains," unless geographic features are really your biggest concern in life. And to be fair, it is okay if that's a huge concern. But beyond that, the culture is different. Not like foreign country different, but different. Nebraska doesn't have a single Dunkin' Donuts; RI has the most Dunkies per capita, I think. Rhode Islanders are a little more...cynical than Nebraskans. Maybe a little rougher around the edges. But they're just as giving. Rhode Islanders don't generally care much about college football; they do eat lots of clams. But both states feel underappreciated by the country as a whole
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