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Old 09-10-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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It seems like they are pretty comparable to winters in Toronto in terms of both cold and snow, maybe slightly warmer but not much. In terms of feel do you think they seem milder than you'd expect or as cold as the stats suggest?
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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It seems like they are pretty comparable to winters in Toronto in terms of both cold and snow, maybe slightly warmer but not much. In terms of feel do you think they seem milder than you'd expect or as cold as the stats suggest?
They are not like Toronto. I can tell you this even as someone who hasn't even experienced a Spokane winter.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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Pretty mild winters IMHO.

I have been here 3 years and I am sure there are some really NASTY winters.....but I have not seen them yet. Winters here are similar ( a little colder maybe) to where I grew up, Seattle, WA.

That being said, the summers are short, too short IMHO.......September 1 = summer pretty much gone. I really like the weather here.....it rains so much less that Snobeattle.
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:16 PM
 
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Winters in Spokane are not similar to Seattle at all. It's much colder there and it snows a lot more. Even right now you can see the temperature difference. Low tomorrow morning will be close to 35, while Seattle won't go below 50-52. And it's only September. In 10-20 days, Spokane will start seeing below freezing overnight temperatures. The difference in December is even bigger. But compared to Toronto, I am sure Spokane has the better winters.

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:08 AM
 
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They are not like Toronto. I can tell you this even as someone who hasn't even experienced a Spokane winter.
Hmmm but Toronto winters average 20-30F, Spokane winters 21-31F. Both cities are below freezing about 65 percent of the time during the coldest part of the year. How is that a big difference? I guess you could make the argument Spokane is drier and hence feels warmer but from what I understand isn't winter fairly humid and overcast there?
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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They are not like Toronto. I can tell you this even as someone who hasn't even experienced a Spokane winter.
Um how so?

They are very similar in terms of snowfall, and temps. Toronto might be slightly colder. But honestly you won't notice much of a difference.

I'm pretty sure Toronto is more uncomfortable and humid in the summer though.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:39 AM
 
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If Spokane has similar winters to Toronto that is colder than Chicago, then winters there would be unbearable.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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If Spokane has similar winters to Toronto that is colder than Chicago, then winters there would be unbearable.
Spokane averages more snowfall yearly than Chicago (chicago is just under 30 inches). Spokane and Toronto are pretty much on par for yearly snowfall average (both close to 50 inches).

Now if you are talking "exterme" cold events. Than yes Toronto does get those more often. But that is about it.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Toronto is likely more consistently cold than Spokane. Toronto gets cold and stays cold. Spokane typically is closer to the warmer end of cold (closer to the freezing mark).

I don't think snowfall is a necessary indicator of how cold or bad a winter is.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:59 PM
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One thing for sure regarding Toronto vs Spokane: you're going to pay a whole helluva lot more for a six-pack of internal hop-powered antifreeze in Toronto than you are in Spokaloo...
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