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Old 07-23-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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Interestingly, right now (10 pm), Lincoln is the same temp as Sac 73
Folsom/EDH 75
Visalia 77
Fresno/Clovis 84

Bizarre, usual July weather we are having right now.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:45 AM
 
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Does Sacramento really get has Cool as Seattle and Portland nights and mornings in the middle of Summer?

June 2014: (30 days)

Mornings below 60 degrees:

Sacramento = 22 days
Portland = 28 days
Seattle = 26 days

Fresno = Only 2 days below 60 degrees

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Chimérique View Post
Does Sacramento really get has Cool as Seattle and Portland nights and mornings in the middle of Summer?

June 2014: (30 days)

Mornings below 60 degrees:

Sacramento = 22 days
Portland = 28 days
Seattle = 26 days

Fresno = Only 2 days below 60 degrees
Sacramento is truly as Cool as Seattle in Portland nights and mornings in the middle of the Summer.

From another perspective, Mornings below 65 degrees.

June 2014: (30 days)

Mornings below 65 degrees:

Sacramento = 30 days
Portland = 30 days
Seattle = 30 days


Fresno = Only 12 days below 65 degrees

Austin = Only 1 day below 65 degrees, most nights and mornings in the mid 70's with uncomfortable-sticky-muggy dew points.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Alright, time for this thread to die.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Sorry enigma99a I know this thread should die but,

Since some people find it hard to believe Sacramento is so close to SF -- had to post this.

We had another UNDER 2hour one way trip to SF. Under 2hrs and there was heavy traffic, stop and go traffic, a car accident and we took BART part of the way which can make it a longer trip.

On a whim after work, we went straight to the City (SF)...to escape the heat.... for dinner and live music.

Left Sacramento at 4:00pm, Heavy traffic, so Drove directly to North Berkeley BART station, parked on the street next to station. Arrived in the City(SF) by BART (Powell Street Station), 1hour, 50 mins after leaving Sacramento.

The Carquinez Bridge - Vallejo/Benicia was 65 degrees - (58 miles from Sacramento).

Berkeley was 61 degrees! - Low clouds

San Francisco was covered in Fog, couldn't see the tops of high-rises.

Later that night, San Francisco was 58 degrees, while Sacramento was 85, and Fresno was 96.

SF to Sacramento - Return trip (same night) took only 1hour, 35mins total travel time, by taking BART and driving. Left Powell street station at 11:37p.m. At that hour without BART it would have been 1hr, 15mins

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Old 08-02-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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I recently came from SF... left at 9:24PM (sf city line), I was in West Sacramento at 10:23PM. (59 minutes) AND we had 3 construction spots with lane closures.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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One thing about Fresno, it's a heck of a lot cheaper to live there than Sacramento. Our prices on groceries are double what one would pay there. I am speaking from experience. there's other negatives....but if money is tight, it will go a lot further there.
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that's a pretty extraordinary claim. Heck I'd be surprised if groceries in New York City were "double" those in Fresno. When you say "average grocery store"--then you might be right, but only because "average" people in Folsom shop at different places than people in Fresno. In any case, bestplaces says Sac has slightly cheaper food costs. Everything else is pretty much even except for housing, which is 24% higher in Sac.
NYNY vs Fresno results:
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 264.39% higher than in Fresno, CA
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 36.70% higher than in Fresno, CA
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 20.41% higher than in Fresno, CA
Not double, but a significant increase



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Well, that's not my experience, and I'm down there pretty regularly. Folsom does have some of the same grocery stores as Fresno does: Whole Foods, Trader Joes, SaveMart. The Raley's & Nuggets chain don't go that far south. Folsom doesn't have any small chain grocery stores. My family shops primarily at R&N market, sometimes at SaveMart and they get their meat at an old fashioned meat market with Harris Ranch beef (not even available in Sacramento except pre-pack). I shop Whole Foods, Trader Joes, SaveMart, BelAir (which is comparable to SaveMart) & Nugget. Last time I was there, we went to SaveMart, I bought apples for 39 cents/lb (Folsom 89 cents/lb), yellow cherry tomatoes for $1 (here $2), lettuce 39 cents (here 79 cents), 2 liter bottle of water for 39 cents (here 89 cents). Those are just recent examples. I was shocked there was such a huge difference. Every time we compare prices on the phone, their's is always cheaper. It's cheaper to grocery shop down there, and bring it home withe me. Even the Farmer's Market here is more expensive, with produce costing an average of $1/lb more than Fresno.
So in follow up to the discussion about which has the cheaper COL, someone found a great COL comparison website. Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed
And these are the results:

Rent Prices in Fresno, CA are 23.70% lower than in Sacramento, CA
Restaurant Prices in Fresno, CA are 5.05% lower than in Sacramento, CA
Groceries Prices in Fresno, CA are 17.21% lower than in Sacramento, CA

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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Fresno tops list of most disadvantaged areas - AP State Business News - The Sacramento Bee
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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No. 14: Sacramento, Calif. - In Photos: America's Coolest Cities 2014 - Forbes

Out of 60 U.S. cities, Sacramento was the 14th Coolest.

Out of 60 U.S. cities, Fresno was near bottom of list?
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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lol, there are far worse disadvantaged areas than Fresno. Have you ever lived in the central san joaquin valley? yea..didn't think so.

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A statewide survey released Thursday ranks Fresno and other Central Valley communities as the most disadvantaged areas in California

The ranking by the California Environmental Protection Agency earmarks those and other areas hardest hit by environmental, economic and health problems
People who actually live or have lived there understand this far more than someone criticizing it from a far.

And despite, Fresno & surrounding areas really do have some pluses that can't be found in Sacramento. Different strokes for different folks.

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