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Old 10-18-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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It's still too hot and uncomfortable. If it isn't too humid in the morning, that's the best time but in the evening, it just doesn't cool off and nearly kills me although I still do it. One day the headline of my local paper will read, "Old Lady Succommed To Relentless Heat While Mowing." I honestly feel like passing out, pounding headache, dizzy, spots before eyes, extremely flushed face, and a rapid pulse. I don't use a riding mower. If that were the case, it would be a cinch, hot or not.

I don't see how one can get colder shoveling snow. If one is "ginning," one is bound to warm up. I was working in the yard last winter when the temperature was in the 30s and I had to shed some clothing before I finished. Now that's my kind of weather.
Try it in the minus teens with a 40mph wind... You won't get warmer.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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And I find myself hijacking the thread. Something I chided others about earlier. Man it's easy to fall into!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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It's still too hot and uncomfortable. If it isn't too humid in the morning, that's the best time but in the evening, it just doesn't cool off and nearly kills me although I still do it. One day the headline of my local paper will read, "Old Lady Succommed To Relentless Heat While Mowing." I honestly feel like passing out, pounding headache, dizzy, spots before eyes, extremely flushed face, and a rapid pulse. I don't use a riding mower. If that were the case, it would be a cinch, hot or not.

I don't see how one can get colder shoveling snow. If one is "ginning," one is bound to warm up. I was working in the yard last winter when the temperature was in the 30s and I had to shed some clothing before I finished. Now that's my kind of weather.

So back on topic....where are you moving??
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Canine C. I didn't know you were concerned about tornados. I found this map to help you locate the less tornado prone areas. I live in Lubbock, and don't particularly care for it for a number of reasons, but most years the weather is pretty mild. Summer days ave. temp. about 95, but it cools off fast after 6. Plus its pretty dry so you really don't sweat much. Winters typically are mild. A few snow storms is the most we'll get, and some years almost no snow. Low tornado activity. But the last year has just been very bad over all, and yesterday we had a haboob, which really makes the year one for the books with the drought and all. Medical care here is pretty good, city is not a bad place to live at all. People are pretty nice. Its not far to the mountains. But it is pretty isolated, like lots of stuff on the plains and if you like lakes and fishing, trees scenery, this is not the place.

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I offer a challenge.

Come here by the first of November at the latest and spend the winter. You will be required to keep my driveway and side walks clear anytime it snows. You cannot leave until May first.

Let's find out just how easy you really think winter is...
Your challenge gave me a chuckle. I do realize that winters in heavy snow areas are not "easy"; I've shoveled the stuff in Buffalo, New York. My main point was that if I had to choose between living year round on the Gulf coast or in the snow belt, I would choose the snow belt (for reasons already given). Of course I don't have to choose between those two options - I've made my choice to live in Los Angeles.

Challenge declined but point of the challenge noted.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Try it in the minus teens with a 40mph wind... You won't get warmer.
No, I wouldn't try it if it were that cold. That dang wind is the "chiller" more than anything.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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So back on topic....where are you moving??
I already mentioned my two state choices, southwest VA or perhaps Idaho. I'm not moving yet; I'm still looking, learning, and longing.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Canine C. I didn't know you were concerned about tornados. I found this map to help you locate the less tornado prone areas. I live in Lubbock, and don't particularly care for it for a number of reasons, but most years the weather is pretty mild. Summer days ave. temp. about 95, but it cools off fast after 6. Plus its pretty dry so you really don't sweat much. Winters typically are mild. A few snow storms is the most we'll get, and some years almost no snow. Low tornado activity. But the last year has just been very bad over all, and yesterday we had a haboob, which really makes the year one for the books with the drought and all. Medical care here is pretty good, city is not a bad place to live at all. People are pretty nice. Its not far to the mountains. But it is pretty isolated, like lots of stuff on the plains and if you like lakes and fishing, trees scenery, this is not the place.
Thanks for posting the map, but I've seen it before along with others and much information on tornadoes in other states doing searching by county. IF I move, it will be away from Texas.

Back on topic to the OP ... If you don't care about weather, move to any of the southern states. I'm sure there is some place in the south that fits your other criteria.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Our considerations have been TN, FL, NC, WA, OR, NV. As of now we have no clue.

We are leaning away from some because of the cost of living or the "critters" available to make your life miserable, others aren't on the list because they are in tornado alley. I've sat through tornadoes and I'm planning on being done with it when we move. At least to the extent we see here. We have decided there is no perfect place, only one that is most bearable.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Our considerations have been TN, FL, NC, WA, OR, NV. As of now we have no clue.

We are leaning away from some because of the cost of living or the "critters" available to make your life miserable, others aren't on the list because they are in tornado alley. I've sat through tornadoes and I'm planning on being done with it when we move. At least to the extent we see here. We have decided there is no perfect place, only one that is most bearable.

Where are you in Texas? Nothing to recommend it?
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