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Old 05-15-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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I feel like Most people here underestimate how cold it actually is in Rochester in comparison to other areas. I have done extensive research on other cities and we are one of the coldest in the country.

Minneapolis Minnesota is considered one of the coldest places not only in the country but also in the world. It is actually warmer there right now than Rochester. Not only that but the nighttime lows in Rochester right now are actually comparable to that in Anchorage Alaska.

I have seen people in Rochester actually say to me that it was 70 to 80 outside and I checked the weather report it was actually 58. I think when you're living in such a cold place for so long your sense of temperature gets warped and a day in which the high is 63 is actually a "nice day". Rochester is one of the coldest places in the country and actually colder than Minnesota right now.

Rochester has the boring Midwest feel of a Midwestern town with the horrific weather of a Alaskan town. the only upside is that most Midwestern towns actually have better weather than Rochester. It is almost June and I still have to wear a jacket when I go outside at night.

The temperature drops in the city are ridiculous it's almost like a desert. It can be 85 in the summer time and will drop down to 50 at night. In fact the average daily temperature in July is only 70 because it takes into account the extreme temperature drops at night. I have to keep my windows closed at night even in the middle of summer otherwise I wake up in the middle of the night freezing. Heck even my heat will turn on sometimes at night even in the summer because it gets so cold.

 
Old 05-15-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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ok so this is obviously a troll...
True. If it gets cold at night, it's because there are no clouds to act as insulation, also meaning that we had and/ or will have a nice sunny day.

The average winter temp in Rochester is about 32 degrees. Hardly Siberia. I only donned a coat one or two times this past winter.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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There is much factually inaccurate with this statement it's laughable.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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There are loads of cities/communities in the US that are colder than Rochester, NY; this is laughable...
 
Old 05-15-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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The OP seems to be using a day or two of temps to make the judgement. Using that rock solid logic, Rochester has the same climate as SC since we have similar highs for a couple days in march..... Rochester also has the same climate as the bay area since we had similar highs and lows for a few days a couple months ago.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Rochester is not even CLOSE to being one of the coldest places in the country. The lake regulates our temperatures. This is a joke post by an obvious person out for a reaction.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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I needed a good laugh today. Thanks! Oh and the power company thanks you for using your heat in the summer. They appreciate your business.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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These newest unfounded and utterly inaccurate claims prompted me to a little research. Looking back on the month of May's weather so far for this year from weather.com....

For Rochester...the lowest high temperature has been 58, recorded on both the 1st and 10th of the month. The next lowest high temperature was 63, recorded on the 5th. After that, every day has been at least in the mid 60s, with the high temperatures exceeding 70 degrees for 6 days including one day, the 3rd of May, with a high temp of 84.

Monthly Weather Forecast for Rochester, NY - weather.com

For low temperatures....the lowest it has been is 38 degrees (admittedly cold for this time of the year) observed on the 6th. And they have mostly been in the 50's for the rest of the days. Keep in mind, low temperatures take place usually around 3-4 am and it warms up soon after the sun rises. So yes, it has been chilly when we are all snug in our beds...but generally May has been a very pleasant and warm month for the times of day when most people are out and about.


Now lets take a look at Anchorage, AK (btw currently as I'm writing this, it is 50 degrees in Anchorage and 73 degrees here in "Siberian" Rochester)

Monthly Weather Forecast for Anchorage, AK - weather.com

For the month of May 2012...the WARMEST it has gotten is 54 degrees, on the 8th (that is 4 degrees lower than the lowest high temperature Rochester has had and about the same as the average low temp Rochester has had for the month of May so far). Including today, Anchorage has only made it above 50 degrees on 4 days so far this month; the 6th, 8th, 9th, and today.

For low temps, the low temperature in Anchorage has been in the 20s or 30s every single day in May except for the 7th and the 9th where the lows were 41 and 42 respectively.


I realize all of this was pointless as everyone with half a brain who reads this could easily see that the OP has no idea what he's talking about...but it's interesting to see just HOW wrong his "point" actually was.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Well wouldja look at this:

Coldest US Cities in Winter - Current Results
 
Old 05-16-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Actually the average is 29


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Originally Posted by JWRocks View Post
True. If it gets cold at night, it's because there are no clouds to act as insulation, also meaning that we had and/ or will have a nice sunny day.

The average winter temp in Rochester is about 32 degrees. Hardly Siberia. I only donned a coat one or two times this past winter.
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