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View Poll Results: How would you rate Eureka weather?
A+/A/A- 7 10.45%
B+/B/B- 23 34.33%
C+/C/C- 8 11.94%
D+/D/D- 20 29.85%
F+/F/F- 9 13.43%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:10 AM
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Eureka, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eureka California has such drastically different weather from Redding California which is just 2 hours east of it by car!
It would make most people think these two climates are thousands of miles away from each other instead of only 100 miles away from each other.

The main difference is Redding California gets one of the hottest summers in the USA while Eureka actually gets one of the coldest summers in the USA.
Eureka in July has average highs only in the low 60s with average lows in the low 50s. The all time July record high in Eureka is only 76 degrees.
Redding for July has average highs around 100 degrees and average lows in the upper 60s. All time record high then is 118 degrees.

Also, Eureka gets roughly the same precipitation as Redding(35 to 40 inches) but 1,500 sunshine hours less(2,400 in Eureka vs. 3,900 for Redding) so much less sunshine than Redding.

Also Eureka surprisingly gets slightly warmer winters than Redding and less annual snowfall despite having the much colder summers.

I give Eureka weather a B-. I like aspects of its mild temperatures and unique climate but I do not like how generally cold the summers are.
It also has decent sunshine and precipitation but it could still be better with that.

Old 06-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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B. No snow keeps it from getting an A, but I've always liked how mild Eureka is year-round. Definitely a place I wouldn't mind moving to if, for whatever reason, I got over my snow obsession.

Last edited by Nivalis; 06-28-2011 at 10:47 AM..
Old 06-28-2011, 10:27 AM
Location: Southern California
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Eureka is right on the coast, and Redding is due East - you can find similar differences all the way down the coast - Malibu and Palm Springs are about the same distance apart, and couldn't be more different in climate.

That's one of the great things about California - you can go from the beach to the mountains to the desert all in the same day!
Old 06-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Location: New Jersey
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Boring, but comfortable year-round. Sunshine and rainfall are good.
Old 06-28-2011, 02:12 PM
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Not too bad. I wouldn't mind living there. B+/A-
Old 06-28-2011, 03:13 PM
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Gave it a B-, moderate and sunny, but probably should have got a C as there is virtually no swimming weather here during summer.
The "cool summer" category, should be replaced with ""no summer"".
Hard to believe that the July max a couple of hours away is nearly 100F.
Old 06-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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I'm gonna give it a B+. I'm originally from Humboldt County, so it's kind of a homer vote, but the weather IS great.
Old 06-28-2011, 04:41 PM
Location: Paris
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F It's way too mild and boring.
Old 06-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I'd LOVE not having to worry about hot summer weather ever again, but I do need my snow fix, similar to Nivalis. Winter storms are also less frequent than further up the coast (OR and WA). The frequent fog, whilst beautiful, could get tiresome after a while also.
Old 06-28-2011, 09:13 PM
Location: Southern California
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I'd give it a B+.

I wouldn't mind having a Eureka-type climate here in SoCal, but would like more sunshine. The cooler summer weather sounds perfect to me! That part of the state has a climate more like the Pacific Northwest than the rest of coastal California.
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