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Old 03-03-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thanks for that local info. While anyone knows that at higher altitudes winters will be harsher, summers will also be cooler........it's a trade off. I always liked Johnson City, which we always traversed in order to hook up with I-81 northbound, it was shorter than going all the way to Knoxville to p/u 81.
Johnson City is at a slightly higher elevation than Kingsport, but is south of Kingsport. There really is no significant differences between the Tri-Cities.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Johnson City is at a slightly higher elevation than Kingsport, but is south of Kingsport. There really is no significant differences between the Tri-Cities.
I know that , the Tri-Cities are sort of at the foothills of the Mtns. Now that the new interstate is done it's quick access to some very nice places in the Mtns. Tn and Nc. That's also quite remote and can be affordable for anyone looking for a place to retire. As remote as the area can be , you are never very far from Asheville on the NC side, and the Tri-cities side in Tn........then there is Knoxville for that special visit a few times a year.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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We have to look at the calendar to see if it's winter here in Ca.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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We have to look at the calendar to see if it's winter here in Ca.
In Santa Monica, every day's the same.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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Here in the Bay Area we are in the midst of a severe drought. The significance of winter here is, winter is the core of our rainy season. If we don't get the normal sequence of mid latitude cold fronts during this time, we get in trouble fast. I am actually worried about long term prospects here. Based on paleo climate evidence, droughts lasting 50 or even 100 years are possible and probable to occur again. This may be the start of one.
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Those in the mid-Atlantic and South, exactly how was your winter in terms of all these questions:

1 - how much snow, and how frequently, and as of today (March 1) is it still on the ground and how high

probably about 15" total. it's 3/3 and there is some on the ground in patches

2 - how much ice, and how did that ice impact on your driving and home maintenance

about 1" and not at all

3 - how much cold, how many days in a row under say 25–30 degrees

is cold measured by weight or volume? i don't know about days in a row, they can be Googled, but we had
quite a few


4 - are your winters getting worse, getting somewhat better, or always pretty much the same

It's winter and it varies from year to year in the mid Atlantic region

5 - how many months do you consider it "winter" where you are



3-4 months, depending on the year.


This questionnaire makes little sense. Are you an AGW/CC proponent/activist or do you want to move from NE?
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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This questionnaire makes little sense. Are you an AGW/CC proponent/activist or do you want to move from NE?
There's a lot of diverse and sometimes conflicting views about winters in places where retirees live now, or have moved to.Trying to put a finer point on it, not for me necessarily but for anyone who wants to know.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:56 AM
 
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This questionnaire makes little sense. Are you an AGW/CC proponent/activist or do you want to move from NE?
Yes, agree.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Those in the mid-Atlantic and South, exactly how was your winter in terms of all these questions:

1 - how much snow, and how frequently, and as of today (March 1) is it still on the ground and how high
None lately. Seven years ago we had a snow storm that lasted about 15 minutes. Snow came down so heavy it covered the lawn with white but 20 minutes later it was gone.
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2 - how much ice, and how did that ice impact on your driving and home maintenance
None
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3 - how much cold, how many days in a row under say 2530 degrees
None
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4 - are your winters getting worse, getting somewhat better, or always pretty much the same
About same but maybe this winter was colder than usual. In January our low one night got down to 24 degrees.
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5 - how many months do you consider it "winter" where you are
Thanksgiving to Daylight Savings time change coming up. Spring is here and we're already picking strawberries!
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Please say your state and what part: northern, southern, eastern, western, middle (for this to make any sense for me and anyone else interested). Thanks.
South Georgia just a few miles north of the Florida line.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:15 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Weathers nice in Ky. ..only 17" white stuff and below O tonight. check it out !
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