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Old 02-22-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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cold and cloudy for most of the year. Don't say it isn't
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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well, it isn't
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:43 PM
 
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it isn't. Sorry to dissapoint?
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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cold and cloudy for most of the year. Don't say it isn't

Compared to sunny and drought-like in the south/southwest? Hmmmm, my priorities lean towards living in an area that allows me bountiful drinking water, daily showers and flushing toilets over constantly sunny and dry conditions. And when it is warm and sunny here, it's heaven with water
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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I can't believe people are trying to spin the weather in Rochester as good. Too funny! And don't try to make it about the Northeast VS everyone else's weather. This is a Rochester weather thread.

I lived in Roch for many years. My wife her entire life. The fact is there is a distinct lack of sunshine in the winter due to constantly overcast skies. Come Feb/March you start wondering when you'll have consecutive days of clear skies and sunshine again. Or when winter will end in general. I'm looking on rnews.com at the 7 day forecast for this week doesn't look so good... unless you like clouds and precipitation.

Late spring through early fall are usually enjoyable weather wise. Summer is usually fan-freaking-tastic with the exception of a dozen scattered days of extreme humidity and heat. However, fantastic weather overall is a small fraction of the year in Rochester. Well, unless you happen to truly enjoy winter. I have one friend that genuinely does. But just one.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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I can't believe people are trying to spin the weather in Rochester as good. Too funny! And don't try to make it about the Northeast VS everyone else's weather. This is a Rochester weather thread.

I lived in Roch for many years. My wife her entire life. The fact is there is a distinct lack of sunshine in the winter due to constantly overcast skies. Come Feb/March you start wondering when you'll have consecutive days of clear skies and sunshine again. Or when winter will end in general. I'm looking on rnews.com at the 7 day forecast for this week doesn't look so good... unless you like clouds and precipitation.

Late spring through early fall are usually enjoyable weather wise. Summer is usually fan-freaking-tastic with the exception of a dozen scattered days of extreme humidity and heat. However, fantastic weather overall is a small fraction of the year in Rochester. Well, unless you happen to truly enjoy winter. I have one friend that genuinely does. But just one.

What people need to understand is Rochester is a Great Lake city and the clouds hover over the lake bringing gray winter days for weeks on end.....that said, the other 3 seasons are truly lovely and if you can get through the gray days, it's worth it....I personally am getting tired of the long term cold days as I get older but my kids ( who all live in the area) love it !

As for humidity, I absolutely hateeeeeeeee mugginess and buildings/homes with constantly running ac so I guess I should have moved to San Diego as a kid
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:42 AM
 
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cold and cloudy for most of the year. Don't say it isn't
54% of the time it is cloudy and 39% of the year is at 32 degrees or lower.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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hahaha....not. 39% of the time the LOW is below freezing, that does not mean that it is below freazing 39% of the year here...that means that it GETS below freezing on 39% of the days, and on many of those days the HIGH temperature is well above 32.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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I can't believe people are trying to spin the weather in Rochester as good. Too funny! And don't try to make it about the Northeast VS everyone else's weather. This is a Rochester weather thread.

I lived in Roch for many years. My wife her entire life. The fact is there is a distinct lack of sunshine in the winter due to constantly overcast skies. Come Feb/March you start wondering when you'll have consecutive days of clear skies and sunshine again. Or when winter will end in general. I'm looking on rnews.com at the 7 day forecast for this week doesn't look so good... unless you like clouds and precipitation.

Late spring through early fall are usually enjoyable weather wise. Summer is usually fan-freaking-tastic with the exception of a dozen scattered days of extreme humidity and heat. However, fantastic weather overall is a small fraction of the year in Rochester. Well, unless you happen to truly enjoy winter. I have one friend that genuinely does. But just one.
I will take Rochester snow over the cold 51 degree or lower rainy winter days of Raleigh (avg high 47 avg low 29 in January wow really nice huh). North Carolina is not tropical like some people are led to believe it is! And come summer as well as fall Rochester has far far better weather than N Carolina which is humid hell!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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hahaha....not. 39% of the time the LOW is below freezing, that does not mean that it is below freazing 39% of the year here...that means that it GETS below freezing on 39% of the days, and on many of those days the HIGH temperature is well above 32.
okay, Then explain this : 2007 (just an example I could have picked any year)
Average month temps(not lows or highs)
jan 30.0
feb 20.3
March 35.3
Nov 38.5
Dec 29.3
average for the 5 month is 30.6. The total year was 49.3
So lets say 75% of those days were 32 or under that would be 113 days that it averaged 32 or less which would be 31% for the year. This is not including other months maybe like april or oct where we may get one or two days where it is 32 degrees.

So again 39% of the year average days are 32 degrees or lower.

NWS Buffalo Climate Information - Rochester Monthly Temperatures (2000s)

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