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Old 01-05-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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This map is also a good representation of the transition of climate between the more humid eastern sections and the more semi-arid western sections. Draw a line from Cherry County (Valentine) down through Lincoln County (North Platte), and that is where average precipitation and humidity values fall off quite a bit- continuing westward from there.
Good info! I'll likely be moving to the Omaha area this year, so this is helpful.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Check the weather today in Omaha before making the move, and decide if you still want to put up with it. (Currently it's like 0 and -20 with wind chill)
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Greater Omaha
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I've lived in the greater Omaha area now over 15 years. Originally from the KC area. Most of my family is from the KC area so it's a quick drive to visit. Wife loves the area more than me, and what I come to find out is that the employers around here can't really afford me. I've attained between 11-15 years of above expectations performances throughout my career along with an MBA degree. I research and studied the wage data from the BLS for the Omaha/CB area and salary offers are nowhere close; some 20K off from that metric. Omaha labor market has one of the highest rankings of per/capita of workers having to work two jobs. So you know the employers don't pay much.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Middleburg
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If you create such value, why would it be location specific? Since businesses aren't confined to selling to the local towns-folk anymore, there's really no cap on what someone can make, regardless of where they are.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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So you know the employers don't pay much.
Depends on your field. I earn significantly more working here in Omaha than I'd earn in many other pats of the country (which ironically have a higher cost of living), because it's harder to recruit people in my field of work to come here. Thank you, sophisticated East and West Coasters and big-city folks who think the middle of the country is 'flyover country" for giving me a salary bump! My bank account is grateful!
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Check the weather today in Omaha before making the move, and decide if you still want to put up with it. (Currently it's like 0 and -20 with wind chill)
During a massive, record breaking cold spell that was affecting close to the entire country. I certainly hope you're not suggesting that someone make a decision on where to live based off a once in a decade (maybe) type event.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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While visiting this past several weeks one thing I noticed about Omaha that I didn’t see was closed doors on retail businesses. Most everywhere I went I noticed businesses and storefronts were open and occupied unlike so many other cities where you’ll see a lot of stores vacant. Maybe it was the areas of town that were doing well and I missed something, but it was very nice to see everything opened. Other cities (small to midsized) that I’d seen along the way had many shops closed down.

It looks like Omaha is doing well!
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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During a massive, record breaking cold spell that was affecting close to the entire country. I certainly hope you're not suggesting that someone make a decision on where to live based off a once in a decade (maybe) type event.
That happens every year (0 to -10F air temperatures if not colder) in the Midwest. Nebraska has milder Winter temperatures compared to the Upper Midwest, however.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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That happens every year (0 to -10F air temperatures if not colder) in the Midwest. Nebraska has milder Winter temperatures compared to the Upper Midwest, however.
And (knock on wood) we seem to be having a milder-than-usual winter this year. Which is a relief!

Still, the weather is a factor people should consider before they move here. The city is nice, but San Diego or Honolulu it is not. This isn't the place for people who can't stand cold or snow, or humid summers, or strong thunderstorms. I think we average about two weeks a year when none of those conditions are present.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I worked with a retired USMC gunny Sgt that said that of all the places he's been, Nebraska weather was the wildest. He was originally from California and had been all over the world in the Corp.
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