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Old 07-30-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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It seems most everywhere has Jan highs of 50 or under and the Eastern portions of the state much colder.


Where are the mildest winters?
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:21 PM
 
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California.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:23 PM
 
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Pacific coastal edges of WA have mild winter temperatures but not balmy. Don’t forget about gusty high winds.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:27 PM
 
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Anywhere in the lowlands west of the Cascades.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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California.
There you go again, Ruth!!! haha

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Old 07-31-2018, 03:08 AM
 
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West of the Cascade mountain range. The major and minor basin/valley cities along I-5, and anything west of the 5, will have moderate winter temps, snow will be rare (but can happen from time to time). Daytime of 50 or so sounds about right for January, high 40s also fairly common, as are clouds and showery weather, nighttime in the low 40s is common. Warms up pretty quickly in February, can easily get into the low- to mid-60s.


Winter nights, coastal Washington and Arizona/Nevada have similar temps. It gets damn cold in desert communities during winter evenings. Froze my ass off in Phoenix a few winters ago, we ran the heat and the gas fireplace in Phoenix just as much as we did in southwest Washington. Winter daytime in Arizona is beautiful, high 60s, clean, clear, it's perfect.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:02 AM
 
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There you go again, Ruth!!! haha

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But seriously, he's complaining about highs of 50 or so in January? Heck, even the Bay Area has winter daytime temps in the 40's and low 50's. It still snows (lightly) in the Berkeley hills, and especially on Mt. Diablo, every 5 or 6 years, this February being the most recent occasion to see the mountain covered in snow. Maybe he needs to move to Baja?

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Old 07-31-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Shelton, WA
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ha ha.. I just went back three times this year, January, April and May.. each time was in the 90s and 100s (Southern California)
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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ha ha.. I just went back three times this year, January, April and May.. each time was in the 90s and 100s (Southern California)
Wrong part of CA! I've been following the temps in the Bay Area and Monterey Bay Area through the hot spells where I live, and in Seattle (not religiously, but generally, following), and Berkeley and Santa Cruz kept showing temps in the 60's! OMG! Heavan! *whimper*

But the thing is, these days, you never know when a heat wave will hit the Bay, either. So I'm not being smug. I know from experience, that I don't have that luxury. But still.... You almost want to cry, when you see (and can almost feel, and smell the fresh sea air accompanying--) nice cool temps like that.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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West of the Cascade mountain range. The major and minor basin/valley cities along I-5, and anything west of the 5, will have moderate winter temps, snow will be rare (but can happen from time to time). Daytime of 50 or so sounds about right for January, high 40s also fairly common, as are clouds and showery weather, nighttime in the low 40s is common. Warms up pretty quickly in February, can easily get into the low- to mid-60s.


Winter nights, coastal Washington and Arizona/Nevada have similar temps. It gets damn cold in desert communities during winter evenings. Froze my ass off in Phoenix a few winters ago, we ran the heat and the gas fireplace in Phoenix just as much as we did in southwest Washington. Winter daytime in Arizona is beautiful, high 60s, clean, clear, it's perfect.
Winter daytime in Phoenix is frequently not clean and clear. Winter is when there are strong inversionsand the air quality goes to hell. Which is why almost all fireplaces in Phoenix are gas...lots of no burn days in winter because the air is so bad.
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