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Old 07-18-2019, 11:53 PM
 
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I live in northeast TN. I also lived in Iowa for a year and Indiana for three years. Iowa, like Minnesota, is some other level of weather hell. Storms. A blast furnace in the summer. Incessant wind. Arctic cold in the winter.

I bailed out - couldn't take it. Indiana was better, but not as bad. We're not due to get over 90 this weekend and there are lots of showers. Summer is far better here than the Midwest.
Actually the weather is cooler with lower temperatures in Minneapolis for the next 2 weeks than it is in northeast Johnson City Tennessee (except for Fri July 19). (see charts below).

Humdiity is about equal for the next 2 weeks in Johnson City TN and in Minneapolis. (see charts below)

Lots more rain in Johnson City TN for the next two weeks.

Next 2 weeks in Johnson City Tennessee
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...85c95a97985bb2

Next 2 weeks in Minneapolis
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l...9d07f8a84d091b

I have lived in both Minneapolis and 3 years in Ames, Iowa (and many other states) and there was no ‘incessant wind’.

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Old Yesterday, 12:16 AM
 
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I live in northeast TN. I also lived in Iowa for a year and Indiana for three years. Iowa, like Minnesota, is some other level of weather hell. Storms. A blast furnace in the summer. Incessant wind. Arctic cold in the winter.

I bailed out - couldn't take it. Indiana was better, but not as bad. We're not due to get over 90 this weekend and there are lots of showers. Summer is far better here than the Midwest.
My coastal New England house rarely sees 90F. With the heat wave in the news, Iíll see high 80s this weekend and the beach is a mile away with water temperature in the low 70s. With the Gulf Stream influence, my roses are still doing fine in mid November. Itís not much of a winter. The math is better to snowbird for 3 months to cut the edge off once we stop skiing.
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Old Yesterday, 04:34 AM
 
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It is hot here in the Ozarks, this place is great about 7-8 months a year then it gets too hot and sticky. I am thinking of getting a RV and travel west to the mountains for the summer. Maybe do some camping.
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Family obligations keep me in Florida all year-round. From May to October, I live like a mole, with the shades drawn against the heat and the air conditioner humming. I try not to go outside if at all possible.

Life begins again in October.
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Old Yesterday, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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If I could afford it, I'd spend the summers in Duluth, MN, on Lake Superior. But I have 40-50 plants to attend to and no drip irrigation, so I'm stuck here.

Alternative: skip the heat of the summer and sleep all day. That's what I do, go to bed around 9-10am and sleep until 6-7p when it's cooled down.

I'll run into people early evening and they may say: Wow! That was quite a scorcher today! And I look at them with puzzlement: How would I know, I sleep away the heat of the day!
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Old Yesterday, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Following this discussion with interest. Currently living in Michigan where the winters are long, cold and gloomy. I would love to move south but I'm concerned about the heat and humidity of the summers. I feel I could eventually acclimate but hubby is not so interested in moving south. The winters here in Michigan don't seem to bother him like they do me - and he lived several summers in NC as a youngster and doesn't wish to repeat it.

We've discussed living in the south somewhere 9 months out of the year and figuring out something different to do in the summer months. Finances are a bit of an issue and we really don't have interest in maintaining two homes. Our son lives in Syracuse NY, so that area will be of interest once we have grandkids - but, again, the winters there are long and gloomy, as well.
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Old Yesterday, 12:09 PM
 
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We’re reverse snowbirds. We spend the ski season in Deer Valley/Park City and the Poker Season in Las Vegas. Some people think it gets hot in Las Vegas in the summer, but that is a myth; it rarely gets above 115 degrees F.
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Old Today, 04:20 AM
 
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Family obligations keep me in Florida all year-round. From May to October, I live like a mole, with the shades drawn against the heat and the air conditioner humming. I try not to go outside if at all possible.

Life begins again in October.
Yes, I know the feeling. Similar situation here in FL. I'm up at 4 a.m., out the door 7 a.m. doing stuff (usually fitness), but by midday to 2 pm back inside. I guess the folks over in Nevada/Vegas do similar - avoiding the worst part of the day's heat (and humidity/T-storms here).

It really doesn't feel right to be hostage to the indoors d/t the heat - I'd prefer being outside most of the day.
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Old Today, 04:22 AM
 
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Our son lives in Syracuse NY, so that area will be of interest once we have grandkids - but, again, the winters there are long and gloomy, as well.
Love the summers in that area. But full-time residency there sounds expensive, tax-wise. I could do 4-5 months in upstate NY.
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Old Today, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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I live in Miami and usually take a vacation to San Diego (where I lived before moving here) in July and Rio de Janeiro (their winter but still 75-80) in August to break up the summer.
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