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Old 10-06-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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I'm not sure what your husband's job opportunities are. You say he might be able to transfer to Spokane. You also mention Oklahoma.

I'm not a sun lover (though I've spent many years in Hawaii and in Southern California--the universe has a wicked sense of humor, doesn't it?)

You might be better off in, say, Bend OR. Or Reno, NV, which actually has a lot going for it, and the Sierras start right at the edge of town. They aren't at the top of my list, but it sounds like they might be at the top of yours.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I grew up in Spokane, then after a stint in the military moved to the 'wet' side of WA (Everett, Snohomish, Granite Falls) for over 30 years. My husband suffers from SAD and we decided to retire elsewhere and ended up in Northern Utah 12 miles out of Logan. Four distinct seasons, snow in winter but the sun is usually out.
Glorious springs, summers and falls. Logan is a university town, great recreational opportunities, driving distance easily to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. (drive time less than four hours) Wonderful parks in the south part of the state. It has a lot going for it.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:49 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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And the atomic bomb.
And the TC is the fastest growing metro in Washington State for 10 years running. Regulars should know I would chime in here! But in all seriousness, I agree Tri-Cities was built for business and commerce, and it is working. Additionally, there are plans for a new city (area) center near Columbia Center and the old Vista Field. If the plans are realized it will be a major step up in urbanity. (I know, snickers about that word in the Tri)...but atleast there seems to be a plan.

But back to the OP's question. Weather between Kalispell and Spokane is different to some extent, but if you are comparing them, the differences are not huge. Both get snow, both have coolish Springs, and rarely get exceedingly hot. Snowfall is greater in Kalispell. Temps are slightly warmer in Spokane due to being closer to the Pacific. And back to Tri-Cities just for a second here:

Average High in July...Tri-Cities 90, Spokane 84
Average High in January Tri-Cities 42, Spokane 35
Average Snowfall Tri-Cities 5 inches, Spokane 44 inches
Clear or Partly Cloudy days: Tri-Cities 242, Spokane 174

And I will be the first to admit that the Tri-Cities claim of 300 days of sunshine is pretty much bogus! I will also admit that this past February/March was even snowier than Spokane, though quite rare for the Columbia Basin.

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Old 10-12-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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And the TC is the fastest growing metro in Washington State for 10 years running. Regulars should know I would chime in here! But in all seriousness, I agree Tri-Cities was built for business and commerce, and it is working. Additionally, there are plans for a new city (area) center near Columbia Center and the old Vista Field. If the plans are realized it will be a major step up in urbanity. (I know, snickers about that word in the Tri)...but atleast there seems to be a plan.

But back to the OP's question. Weather between Kalispell and Spokane is different to some extent, but if you are comparing them, the differences are not huge. Both get snow, both have coolish Springs, and rarely get exceedingly hot. Snowfall is greater in Kalispell. Temps are slightly warmer in Spokane due to being closer to the Pacific. And back to Tri-Cities just for a second here:

Average High in July...Tri-Cities 90, Spokane 84
Average High in January Tri-Cities 42, Spokane 35
Average Snowfall Tri-Cities 5 inches, Spokane 44 inches
Clear or Partly Cloudy days: Tri-Cities 242, Spokane 174

And I will be the first to admit that the Tri-Cities claim of 300 days of sunshine is pretty much bogus! I will also admit that this past February/March was even snowier than Spokane, though quite rare for the Columbia Basin.
<shrug> You want to live in a strip mall surrounded by narcoticos, be my guest. Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:34 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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<shrug> You want to live in a strip mall surrounded by narcoticos, be my guest. Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito.
Incorrect generalization. I could say more...but what are you implying by posting that in Spanish? No, seriously, say what you really mean.

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Old 10-12-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Incorrect generalization. I could say more...but what are you implying by posting that in Spanish? No, seriously, say what you really mean.
So, seriously...have you ever visited the Tri-Cities, amigo?


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Old 10-12-2019, 08:13 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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So, seriously...have you ever visited the Tri-Cities, amigo?
Have I ever visited the Tri-Cities? Yes, in fact I lived here from 1990-1996, and moved back in 2015. A quick look at my profile on every post and you would have known that. I currently do not "live in a strip mall", but a luxury condo on a golf course.

But thanks for posting a circle graph of Pasco, which is 1/3 of the Tri-Cities metro population. How you could take a post about weather between Montana and Washington and turn it into an argument about Spokane vs. Tri-Cities is beyond me.

It appears to me you have an issue with legal Mexicans. Atleast that is the perception I have by your earlier post.

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Old 10-12-2019, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Have I ever visited the Tri-Cities? Yes, in fact I lived here from 1990-1996, and moved back in 2015. A quick look at my profile on every post and you would have known that. I currently do not "live in a strip mall", but a luxury condo on a golf course.

But thanks for posting a circle graph of Pasco, which is 1/3 of the Tri-Cities metro population. How you could take a post about weather between Montana and Washington and turn it into an argument about Spokane vs. Tri-Cities is beyond me.

It appears to me you have an issue with legal Mexicans. Atleast that is the perception I have by your earlier post.
You started the argument, pal, not I. Your obsession with constantly taking offense makes you unworthy of my further attention.

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Old 10-12-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Exactly where did I start the argument? Please indicate which post that occurred. I posted about weather and you brought up Mexicans. Further, it was you who disparaged the Tri cities that had nothing to with weather. Lack of situational awareness on your part, pal.
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