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Old 11-14-2006, 01:50 PM
 
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Thanks to all,, I love this web site,, you get such great information and very quickly.

I have been provided with several great alternatives,, I think I will try them all,,,,

Aren't we lucky to live in such a wonderful counrty,,,!

I always thought it was hot and humid in New England,, and places like Minnesota in the summer, but maybe it's like someone said,,,,,, it is probably tied to the elevation,,,

But I know that high elevations don;t always work, it is not always totally free of heat and humidity at high elevations. I have been in the Sierra's in Calfiornia, in the summer and had high temps, high humidity, and lots of bugs,,,,

All of the Pacific coast is probably a good bet, but I have traveled the west so much I am sure I can find other places around the country,, that provide a relief from the heat and humidity of summer in the South.

I like the adventures of finding the perfect summer retreat,,
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:10 AM
 
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I have been in the Sierra's in Calfiornia, in the summer and had high temps, high humidity, and lots of bugs,,,,
You must not have been in Lake Tahoe... I've lived 10 summers there and not experienced any of the 3 things you mention. If those 3 are disqualifiers to your new summer location I'd say your choices are very, very slim east of the Mississippi.

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Old 12-15-2006, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Who has the best summer weather in the country?

If I had to go somewhere to get away from hot humid days, in July and August,, where in the U.S. would that be??
Here!! San Francisco & most of the Pacific Northwest has great summers, because of the coastal fog and wind. I lived in the town of Pacifica for a while, which is right on the ocean - about 6 miles south of San Francisco... in the middle of July, even if the temperature hit 90 a few miles inland, it would be foggy & cool (55-65 degrees typically) in Pacifica. Perfect in my opinion. There's actually a famous old saying - "The coldest winter I ever felt was the summer I spent in San Francisco" (or something like that)!
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I have been in the Sierra's in Calfiornia, in the summer and had high temps, high humidity, and lots of bugs,,,,
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You must not have been in Lake Tahoe... I've lived 10 summers there and not experienced any of the 3 things you mention.
I lived in Lake Tahoe as well (South Shore), and didn't notice any humidity... in fact, it was practically desert-dry! But I do remember lots of bugs, though not the same types you get in the South, and temperatures occasionally got high. But I've been to the South in the summer, and it's NOTHING in comparison!!
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:07 AM
 
Location: MN/WI/MI
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Nothing beats an Upper Midwest Summer. Nothing. Upper Midwest = Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan.

Rarely breaks 90 degrees. Average is around 75. Warm days, cool nights. Great weather.

The Upper Midwest is God's playground!
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Ive got a few recommendations:

Michigan's UP. Very nice weather most of the time (summer only of course).

Colorado--up in the Rockies. Ive stayed at Estes Park in July and dont think it broke 80 degrees, and it was breezy all week. It was heaven.

Portland can have some nice spells as well.

Chicago is usually nice, but there is a few weeks of high humidity and blazing temps. Best time to visit would be late May through June and late August and September.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:21 AM
 
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To get away from hot humid summer days, go west of the 100th degree longitude (runs from approximately halfway across North Dakota to Laredo Texas) and north of approximately Interstate 80 (runs from NY to San Francsico)! That narrows it down to the states of WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, and parts of ND, SD, WY, NE. There're probably a few little heat islands in there, but no humidity.

Personally, I'd pick MT.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:57 PM
 
Location: FL
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The ABSOLUTE BEST summer weather is that tri-corners area of AZ, NV, & CA. (Though I'd prefer AZ personally...) Hotter than hell & drier than hell. AHHHHHHHHHHH! JOY!!!!!!!!
(I'm totally serious - incase those of you who don't "know" me & think I'm crazy take that as sarcasm... Wait a minute - those of you who "know" me also think I'm crazy... )
But yeah - THE SONORAN & THE MOJAVE KICK ASS!!!!!!
(In the SUMMER!!! For the winter it's Miami baby!!! )
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:36 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Nothing beats an Upper Midwest Summer. Nothing. Upper Midwest = Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan.

Rarely breaks 90 degrees. Average is around 75. Warm days, cool nights. Great weather.

The Upper Midwest is God's playground!


I second this. It was like 50-75 during the day when I visited Wyoming and the nights can get cold enough to snow! Yes snow in the summer!
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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So far I like the south Atlantic coast in summer the best...

Sweating a little bit isn't uncomfortable for me, and that's all that happens when it's around 90 F and 50% humidity.
Even at a heat index of 110 F, cold drinks and a relaxed work ethic is all that I need to handle the heat.
Funny they call that extreme heat, since what I do to deal with it doesn't make it sound specatular.

I like summers where you probably don't need a jacket or long sleeves before sunrise, so for morning lows I prefer 65 F or more, but anything above 60 F is fine too.
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