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Old 03-06-2017, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Asheville NC? Define cold please
It does get cold- but it doesn't last nearly as long as farther up north. In our three years, living at 3000 ft. We have only been snowed in once - and that was only for two days. Snow does not last long. We had weeks this winter of highs in the 70's, unusual, but it is not unusual for a sunny winter day to reach 50 after a freezing night. The spring and fall are spectacular.

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Old 03-06-2017, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Why do so many posters virtually demand that the OP move to an area with a climate that she does not desire?
No one's demanding anything. As far as I can tell, we've all tried to be helpful.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It does get cold- but it doesn't last nearly as long as farther up north. In our three years, living at 3000 ft. We have only been snowed in once - and that was only for two days. Snow does not last long. We had weeks this winter of highs in the 70's, unusual, but it is not unusual for a sunny winter day to reach 50 after a freezing night. The spring and fall are spectacular.
I lived in Charlottesville, VA for five years which like Asheville is in the rain shadow of the Appalachians. There were a lot of ice storms during the winter, and we had a lot of winter days in the 30s with high humidity, which was pretty miserable. Navigating after an ice storm in the piedmont is a real treat.
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Southwest
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Asheville is located near the top of the mountains...."Cold" means SNOW and ice. And it means that a few months a year it may be hard to come down "off the mountain" to go to any big city of any size. Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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Yes, we spent 3 months in Asheville last year, it was wonderful weather in springtime, I know it gets cold in winter but we really loved it there.
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From wiki:
Official record temperatures range from −16 F (−27 C) ...
the record cold daily maximum is 4 F (−16 C) ...
The average window for freezing temperatures is October 17 to April 18

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Great chart! I forgot wiki has those.

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It does get cold- but it doesn't last nearly as long as farther up north. In our three years, living at 3000 ft. We have only been snowed in once - and that was only for two days. Snow does not last long. We had weeks this winter of highs in the 70's, unusual, but it is not unusual for a sunny winter day to reach 50 after a freezing night. The spring and fall are spectacular.
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Asheville is located near the top of the mountains...."Cold" means SNOW and ice. And it means that a few months a year it may be hard to come down "off the mountain" to go to any big city of any size. Charlotte, Greenville, Knoxville
I'm in CT - so Asheville is not as cold but a bit more humid.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Look hard at NC and SC.
Particularly SC where the cost of living is lower.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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She doesn't want humidity, those two states are ruled out.
There are few places with mild winters that do not have humidity in the summer. Please help the OP and list a few places.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Smile .

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Great chart! I forgot wiki has those.


I'm in CT - so Asheville is not as cold but a bit more humid.

Thanks for the info!
Actually we didn't feel humid there, we were only there from March until June but it wasnt ANYTHING like Central Florida! Asheville/Hendersonville was our most FAVORITE area and we have been everywhere except the north east.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:27 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Actually we didn't feel humid there, we were only there from March until June...
March to June (spring) isn't usually very humid down here in the flats either.
Last year it was wonderful here right up to the July 4th.

SUMMER otoh... will make you want to escape toa higher latitude or altitude.

Here's a similar graph for Winston to compare with:
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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The only place in the world where you can find all those things, at their best level (and at a much lower price than where you say you want to be), is in Western Oregon.
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