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Old 09-03-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto at 2066 sunshine hours per year is I guess sunny by Canadian standards but rather cloudy by rest-of-the-world standards.

Max: July, 280 hours (60%) sunshine
Min: December, 78 hours (28%) sunshine

The sunshine totals are OK, maybe good to have ~200 hours more, but...

I want the pattern changed such that each month is more balanced in total sunshine. Make June the cloudiest month to relax our AC and not be bright enough to wake me up at 5:30am every day, and to not have to use sunscreen for just about every outdoor activity.

Make winters a bit sunnier, and make April and October the sunniest months to relax the central heating and have a longer and more comfortable spring/fall.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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The more the better for me!
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Phila
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250 Days. I get down with little or no sun in the winter, but I've had some camping time in relentless western desert sun and I can see where it will wear you down. Living on the east coast I feel like I need more sunny days, but I'm happy with partial cloud/sun. Overcast is ok in moderation, but 3-4 days at a clip is awful.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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I like sunny days, but I like crisp sunny days (autumn or winter) more than I do hot sunny days. For me, a good mix of sunny days vs. cloudy days would be about 70% sunny or mostly sunny, and 30% cloudy or mostly cloudy.

However, if we are talking sunny days when the temperature is above 90 -- oh, about 10 of those days a year would suit me just fine -- and maybe 50 days between 80 and 90, inclusive. I like all four seasons, but I like the summer the LEAST.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: IN
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I would prefer <100 hours of sunlight every month of the year.
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Old Yesterday, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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2500-2600 with 65-70% of possible sunshine in summer and 45-50% of possible sunshine in winter at about 35N.

Outside of that range, too much is better than too little, but I don't like dry climates, and non-tropical climates that are too sunny are usually too dry as well.
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Old Today, 10:24 AM
 
Location: NYC
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About 1200-1700 hours per yr would be the best range for me, ideally about 1500 ish.
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Old Today, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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We get only about 155 sunny days, and that's a bit more than ideal for me. I like clouds, and rain, which is why we moved here, after 40 years in California with that dreaded 300+ days of sun (and hot).
Got a bit less here apparently. 136 sunny days here in Olympia doing a quick google search. No clue how many sun hours that translates too however. Aberdeen and Forks have even less (as expected).
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Old Today, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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2700-2800 hours would be the ideal to me.
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