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Old 04-04-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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How bad are the winters in the Green Bay/Mountain areas? Everybody has their own definition of "what is bad". I can handle cold above 20 with no wind. Snow isn't an issue. That isn't bad. The brutal/bad stuff: high winds and frigid cold (below 20), how often? A few days a month in January? Or most of the winter for 6 months?

Quality of life: The Mountain area, rural, great place to live if one loves the outdoors, the simplier life? Where one doesn't need a Mall and the fancy (useless, no value) things in life?

Anybody from that area who wants to e-mail?
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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above 20 with no wind is the warmer part of winter. you're sure to have a few weeks straight of temps no higher than 10 or 15F, lots of wind, and the last two years anyway lots of snow. i can't lie, winter is pretty brutal. december is usually not as bad, but january and february are the worst months ever.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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I have to ask:

Has nobody ever heard of the National Weather Service?
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Yeah Geechie, know all the websites, etc..... found it to be more informative to hear from natives though. Those who have lived through the experience.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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You have probably have 10-15 maybe even twenty days, where the temp won't reach up to zero, that's usually in January. You might have almost two months where the temp will not get up to freezing.

Above twenty is T-shirt and shorts weather almost.

Seriously, if you are looking for winters where the temps stay above twenty, Wisconsin is not the place for you.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Above 20 with no wind, in December, January and February?? Truthfully that eliminates not only Green Bay but a majority of the midwest! January and February are cold and windy, this year December was colder and snowier than normal.

My thought northern Illinois, Wisconsin, even Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Dakotas, no guarantees that it will be in the 20's. I was in Des Moines, Iowa in the middle of December and it never got above 10 degrees, winter in the midwest! You either adjust and deal with it, love it or hate it but not much middle ground.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Wisconsin winters will either kill you, or make you stronger.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Expect sub-zero mornings alternating with windy, snowy mornings from mid-Dec through early March for the areas you mentioned.

Watch local weather. Look out for Alberta Ciippers and Colorado Hookers.

If you live near the Lakes remember that anytime the wind comes off said body of water, your weather can vary considerably. Many times in winter that means snow; in spring it can mean temps 20-30 degrees colder than inland stations.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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If you live near the Lakes remember that anytime the wind comes off said body of water, your weather can vary considerably. Many times in winter that means snow; in spring it can mean temps 20-30 degrees colder than inland stations.
Would that mean the town of Mountain would be less brutal in the Winter than Green Bay?
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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Wisconsin winters will either kill you, or make you stronger.
after 31 years i'm still not sure which side of that line i'm going to fall on

to answer the rest of the question, the quality of life (in the other 3 seasons) is excellent.
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