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Old 05-16-2006, 11:53 PM
 
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Has anyone moved to NC from the Phoenix area? If so please fill me in about the weather. I've been reading post about tornados kinda scarey . I may nix my plans to relocate. Any info would be great.
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Old 05-16-2006, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I relocated from Conn over 20 years ago and I think it was in 92 that there was a bad one here. My house is still standing but it was pretty devastated in some areas. You know things happen everywhere, and I am not really worried about that. It seems to happen around us, but not in the Raleigh area. That seems to be the way with snow alot too. If you worried about everything you would be a mess. So I just don't.

Debbie
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:48 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Has anyone moved to NC from the Phoenix area? If so please fill me in about the weather. I've been reading post about tornados kinda scarey . I may nix my plans to relocate. Any info would be great.
You mean the reports of one the other day? *piffle* A farmer lost the roof from his barn (not that I'm *piffling* facetiously. it was bad for him, but not a major weather disaster)

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NC is not immune from bursts of extreme weather, but tornadoes are more likely to be found toward the center of the country than here. Besides, I'm a 4th or 5th generation Midwesterner who grew up in tornado alley, and I don't worry about them here
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:24 AM
 
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I love this site!1 Thanks for the info. Keep it coming. I am mainly interested in Raleigh. I don't worry about alot of stuff but for some reason the thought of tornados freaks me out. We get get tornado warnings in Az maybe twice but not in my area. Once I remeber in NY.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Mebane, NC
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a1m1700, you may have more of a time adapting to the humidity than anything else in the weather -- at least in summertime. It gets colder in the winter, too, but not usually brutally so (referring to Piedmont/Raleigh area).
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I live in Greensboro. Yes, tornadoes are scary and we get watches every Spring and Summer. But most years we don't get any tornadoes.

As someone said, there are things to worry about in most areas of the country. But you gotta live somewhere. lol Don't let the rare tornado (rare compared to tornado alley) keep you from moving to this beautiful state.
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:58 PM
 
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I have been in the dry heat for awhile and yes I agree the humidity will take time to get used to. I was born in NY and moved to AZ in 1988 when I was 26.I do prefer the dry heat even at 110 degrees. But I'm ready for a change.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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Has anyone moved to NC from the Phoenix area? If so please fill me in about the weather. I've been reading post about tornados kinda scarey . I may nix my plans to relocate. Any info would be great.
I too am thinking of relocating from Phoenix to NC. I am interested in the climate but more of the "political climate". Do you or anyone else know the ratio of Democrats and Republicans in the Raleigh Duram area?
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Old 10-18-2006, 11:25 AM
 
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I too am thinking of relocating from Phoenix to NC. I am interested in the climate but more of the "political climate". Do you or anyone else know the ratio of Democrats and Republicans in the Raleigh Duram area?
Hi Bridgett.

I'm not sure about the exact ratios, but I do remember hearing that Raleigh is the most Democratic of NC's metro areas. There is a big university influence there with all the colleges.

Also, I believe NC has a Democrat governor despite voting R in the past Presidential election.

Good luck with your decision.

Matt
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