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Old 07-15-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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I am familiar with the weather in the Memphis area. How does the weather in East TN compare to it?
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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In general, slightly less hot, slightly less humid, and usually more of a breeze. It also depends on altitude which can vary considerably in east TN. Down in the TN River valley the change will be very slight. Up on the Cumberland Plateau or way over east in the Appalachians the change will be more significant.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Having moved to Bristol from Memphis several years ago I can tell you it was a significant change for me. Summer morning are cool, no more getting blasted by heat walking out the door at 8 or 9 am, the hot muggy summer weather does not last nearly as long, and there are long stretches in the spring and fall that are 'open window' weather, which was something I almost never had the opportunity to do in Memphis. The trade off is a lot more scraping frost off the car windows in the fall and winter, and the occassional snowy week or two, but well worth it to me.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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DubbleT, that is just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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East TN weather is much more complex than Memphis is. If your in Knoxville or Chattanooga then you may not notice a huge difference. As has been stated the valley is warmer and more humid. It is still maybe a bit less humid than Memphis, but its a small difference. If your on the Plateau it will be cooler. If your high in the mountains it will be significantly cooler. The tri cities being closer to the mountains is the coolest populated area of the state. It really depends on what you mean when you say "East TN".
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Volunteer State
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East TN weather is much more complex than Memphis is. If your in Knoxville or Chattanooga then you may not notice a huge difference. As has been stated the valley is warmer and more humid. It is still maybe a bit less humid than Memphis, but its a small difference. If your on the Plateau it will be cooler. If your high in the mountains it will be significantly cooler. The tri cities being closer to the mountains is the coolest populated area of the state. It really depends on what you mean when you say "East TN".
And if you don't like the current weather, then, as the saying goes, "just wait a minute."
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