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Old 07-12-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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And if the humidity in most of WY is higher than it is here, it would do me in.
I come from a fairly high humidity area in Minnesota, where walking outside is like breathing in a steamy shower room... but when I lived in Lander I found just the opposite.. humidity around 35%-65% and dry...but warm in the summer... and the winters weren't as bad as MN ones...though WY does tend to get snow in strange months (June, July, August) Here's the city data humidity chart on Lander to give you an idea:

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:28 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I've lived in both northwest and southwest Wyoming. On really hot days the humidity ranges from 10-15%. The heat index is always lower than the ambient temperature.

Snowfall and snow on the ground vary with locaation. When I lived in SW Wyoming there were times when I didn't go out of 4WD for a week. Here it comes and goes, usually within a few hours.

I remember a trip to California long ago without air conditioning. Stuck in traffic in Sacramento, I thought I was going to die from the heat and humidity. You'll never get that here.

Wyoming people welcome decent people. Being a native doesn't carry extra points. For some reason, however, a few people on this forum seem to have decided to discourage newcomers, all newcomers. I don't mean Sunsprit; he' just cautious, but very honest . Don't worry; you'll be welcome. You won't be the only refugee.
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: on the road to new job
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P.S. I wouldn't move to TX if you paid me!!! I've been there to visit my family and hated the weather. But TX is pretty huge, too. The weather might be different in the northern parts than it is in the southern parts.
West Texas is entirely different than the middle and east parts. West Texas high plateaus remind me of WY & NM - mostly because of the wide open spaces and the oil fields.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Thanks again!

I live near Sacramento, but we have very low (normal is 15-20%) humidity. Once in a great while, it's higher...but seldom lower. And anytime you're stuck in traffic and not moving in the heat...it's going to be hot! duh!!! I commuted to and from Sac for over a year and I know!!!

@Froggie Legs: I know what you mean about MN. My dad was born there and I have several cousins who would love me to live there. I've only been there once in April 2005. I felt at home. The sky was blue but it was cold. Loved it!!! My cousins only complain about the snow in winter and high humidity in summer. Other than that, they're all great people and I'd love to be closer to them. But like I said, I've never lived in snow (I still have my snow skiis..lol) and I know I couldn't stand the humidity.

I'm looking around CA real estate now...but since I am retired...I'm in no hurry. I only know that I want to move...one day!
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: CA
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California has the best weather for retired folks.. Especially the low deserts.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Yea...I agree. From all the states I've been to, we have the best weather. But I've never lived anywhere else. I'm up in Northern CA and it's nice here. Today the breeze is so cool that it's not even warm. I know it's unusual...but it sure is great!!! I could live where it's freezing cold, but could I shovel snow? I doubt it!!! And I couldn't take the humidity! I couldn't breathe...
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Yea...I agree. From all the states I've been to, we have the best weather. But I've never lived anywhere else. I'm up in Northern CA and it's nice here. Today the breeze is so cool that it's not even warm. I know it's unusual...but it sure is great!!! I could live where it's freezing cold, but could I shovel snow? I doubt it!!! And I couldn't take the humidity! I couldn't breathe...
Oh oh ... can't shovel snow?

You have just ruled out Wyoming, or ... for that matter ... the Rocky Mountain states region of the USA.

This is serious snow country, and it's not unusual for the snow season to last 8 months (and still have infrequent snowstorms in the other months, too).
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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Oh oh ... can't shovel snow?

You have just ruled out Wyoming, or ... for that matter ... the Rocky Mountain states region of the USA.
I hardly ever shoveled snow - cuz it blew away! Does the same in NM, then the sun burns off the remaining.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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I hardly ever shoveled snow - cuz it blew away! Does the same in NM, then the sun burns off the remaining.
"hardly ever" ... doesn't equate to

not able to do so ...

And that leaves out the storm cycles where the sun doesn't shine for several days in sub-freezing temperatures, even if much of the snowfall is getting blown around or away ....

nor, for those of us out in the Laramie County areas even on school bus route roads which are the first to be plowed of the county roads ... those days after major storms when the county is unable to clear roads for several days. We rarely have had a winter here when we weren't snowed in for some number of days, and some winters ... that's happened more than a few times during the season.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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"hardly ever" ... doesn't equate to

not able to do so ...
Well, I suppose if I had wanted to shovel I could have. But, why bother, when you don't have to.

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And that leaves out the storm cycles where the sun doesn't shine for several days in sub-freezing temperatures, even if much of the snowfall is getting blown around or away ....
That was a rare occurrance in Park or Bighorn Counties. I could probably count 15 days in the winter, when that happened. Come on, it's not like we were living in the hollers - like Thermopolis!

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nor, for those of us out in the Laramie County areas even on school bus route roads which are the first to be plowed of the county roads ... those days after major storms when the county is unable to clear roads for several days. We rarely have had a winter here when we weren't snowed in for some number of days, and some winters ... that's happened more than a few times during the season.
That's down in Cheyenne someplace - where there are whiteouts nearly everytime it snowed on 25 & 80? In NW Wyo, the DOT was out from the first snowflake until the roads were clean. The counties did their share up to the turn-arounds and it was up to you to clean off the remaining. I can remember only once getting snowed in - January 1985. I 'heard' of another date January 1997 when Park Cty got 18" on the level and 36-42" in the mountains.
That's kinda rare.
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