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Old 04-20-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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I think it's very windy here compared to the other states I've lived in. The wind itself doesn't bother me as much as the blowing dirt and trash that accompany it. My 280lb outdoor grill has blown over three times and my neighbor has had his full sized trampoline blow four yards down the street.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I ran in the marathon in SLC yesterday, and on the way home that afternoon, the wind was so bad it was beating the car with rocks. Not dust or sand or salt, I'm talking rocks. Holey cow. So the wind doesn't stay in the confines of the Nevada borders, it ventures to Utah, too.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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The've also been complaing about the wind on the New Mexico forum.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Just got back from a week in Reno... Wind most of the week. Severe gusts on a couple of days.
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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Yes, it is windy. We get gusts in the 120+ range sometimes. Rare, but it happens.

The NW always has a breeze, at least, it seems. And Washoe Valley has to be closed because of the wind often.

You get used to it. The worst was when I was in high school when we set some kind of US record for wind speed, and HUGE old trees were blown down all over town. I don't remember any house damage beyond trees falling on houses, though, it seems that the houses are built to withstand the wind. Dunno.

FWIW I grew up here.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Yes, it is windy. We get gusts in the 120+ range sometimes. Rare, but it happens.

The NW always has a breeze, at least, it seems. And Washoe Valley has to be closed because of the wind often.

You get used to it. The worst was when I was in high school when we set some kind of US record for wind speed, and HUGE old trees were blown down all over town. I don't remember any house damage beyond trees falling on houses, though, it seems that the houses are built to withstand the wind. Dunno.

FWIW I grew up here.
I guess it all depends on the person, their profession, and lifestyles. For me, I have lived in Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Reno. And my honest opinion about Reno is - I HATE IT! I have listed the town's pros and cons below.

I moved out here from Sacramento in July 2010 to help my mother out after her spine/neck surgery. Luckily my work in Sacramento was able to do a transfer. I am also a student in the arts, but am currently just working until we move out of here. During the summers, it gets atrociously hot. It does cool off on some days, but for the most part, it's icky. The town does have some nice scenery. Local parks, the river in downtown also allows water tubing. It's about 2 hours away from Sacramento and about an hour or so from Tahoe. The winters are super tough! The town get hurricane-like, high winds, mostly cloudy, rain, snow, snow, and did I mention hurricane-like winds? Snow tires and chains required for the most part. Even the I-80 is blocked/closed off due to the weather. So you basically have no choice but to be boxed in the city. I understand some people like it do to the ski resorts, snow boarding, outdoor activities, etc.

The town is a little dead beat. Most parts of the city are run down, trashy parking lots and streets. The people are nice. A little to themselves, but nice. Not much to do opportunity wise. Especially if you're profession is anything creative. Housing and apartment pricings are decent and affordable. And it's basically that way due to it being a small, isolated town. I'm only 22, so I am not sure on how schools and raising a family would be like out here. From what I heard, it has decent schools, but it has to be in the right area. But for my own personal opinion, it's not a place raise my own family.

I rarely go out for the night life. Downtown is rather ghetto, trashy, homeless people roaming around the streets. Cops on every corner. I don't think it's basically worth it. The recession has hit somewhat out here. But there is still jobs on the market.

All-in-all, I give this town an F/D-.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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the wind is more in Washoe Valley Carson Minden Gardnerville ......Reno has wind but not as bad as the former towns I mentioned Tahoe is hit or miss
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I just popped onto this forum, trying to add one more city to retire to, to add to my indecisiveness.

Defensive Las Vegans have a hard time admitting how frigid it can get here in winter, due to the windchill factor. But I'll be one to admit you can freeze to death here in winter, and it's the wind that is the culprit.

So, given the wind factor in winter in Reno, and lower temp's, I'm guessing it must get much, much colder up there due to the wind.

I've consulted the Wind Chill Table.

Temp gets down to 20 at night, and with a 30MPH wind, feel effect translates to -18 below.

This may scare me off, the wind, lessen the indecisiveness.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Pros: outdoors, little traffic, nice people, casual, fresh air, seasons, cheap, 24 hour bars, casinos, tourists, summer festivals, increasingly diverse cuisine, openness, tolerance, clean, no big ghettos, low crime, few snobs, egalitarianism, libertarianism, perfect summer weather, few bugs, wild parties, wild people, close to SF

Cons: few yuppies, few singles between college age and middle age, limited racial diversity, half the people don't have passports it seems, young people don't tend to be ambitious, inferiority complex people who are ashamed of living here yet don't move, horrible winters, people who whine and complain about living here and don't leave, meth heads, sometimes too slow paced, sometimes 24 hour bars can be a bad thing, people here who try to act all big city but are not and sound stupid like they call parts of town SoDo or LoDo or WeFi or something really dumb or put up sheep and piano art ripping off big city ideas thinking this will make Reno artistically sophisticated and say stupid stuff like, oh we really need Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Cal Cheesecake Factory to be legit, like WTF shut up! Reno locals who complain about traffic, crime, and panhandlers. I imagine they never lived in a big city and would cr88 their pants if they did. Lastly, the Mayor and the entire City Council, what a bunch of socialist fools who keep spending ALL our taxes on downtown redevelopment, hundreds of millions in bonds, thinking it's 1995 and Reno is all about tourism and gaming. 50% of Renoites are from California. They should vote for people who will support Reno's other 93% of the business sector, technology, healthcare, transportation, finance, insurance, etc.
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