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View Poll Results: Choose the city wth the better climate accordingly to you
Chicago has better climate 9 20.93%
Denver has better climate 34 79.07%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Denver easily. THe summers are dry, and in winter, while it gets more snow than Chicago, it melts. Denver thaws fairly frequently. Chicago does not. what Chicago lacks compared to Denver in terms of snowfall totals it makes up with brutal wind chill and snow that stays on the ground and doesn't melt. In the summer, Chicago on average is cooler than Denver, but humidity is much worse. 90 degrees in Denver is extremely tolerable compared to 90 degrees in Chicago.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Denver can be hot one day and cold the next. It has random burst of sub zero temps.
It snows a lot more during one storm and it can have random winter temps longer then chicago.
Chicagos weather is more controlled.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: XO
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Denver.. and it's not even close for me.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: SLC > DC
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Denver has really strange weather patters. Like this morning, it was extremely dismal, and there was a foot of snow. But later in the day, the clouds vanished and it was sunny, and the snow even started to melt. But in Chicago, it just seems to stay.

Yes, it does snow in may, and sometimes early june, but its not much now. I actually like that.
Denver has some REALLY strange summers. They are alittle hard to explain actually, just because they're so un-usual, and everyday is different. For example, summer of 2010 was DRY, and there was barley any rain, and it was just hot the whole time. This summer was really varied. Denver had alot more rain than whats usual, and (don't be fooled by what people say on here about it being dry all the time)it was actually even pretty humid. Not exactly Chicago Humid, but it was enough so that you can feel it, everyone noticed it, and that you can actually smell the moisture in the air. Then, after the series of rainny days, it go hot (like into the 90s) for the rest of the summer.

Chicagos weather is less complex..And predictable, which i like!! I like Chicagos humid summers and its perfect weather to do to the Lake and have fun! The Fall is also better imo. The leaves actually fall off pretty fast and it feels more like fall earlier. However in Denver, the leaves take forever to fall off of the trees.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Better climate? Thats like asking if you would rather make love to a donkey or a goat.

But it would have to be Denver. Wonderful cities, but the weather in both places is awful!
....better than Plano, TX.....but that's justme
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why do people like the constant melting of snow in denver?

The perpetual wet ground is annoying.

Winter temps last much longer in denver as well. Coming earlier leaving later.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Winter temps in Denver are varied though. It can be 65 and sunny on New Year's Day and cold and snowy the next. So it's not like you get cold and snowy from October solid all the way through April. There's a lot of variety therein.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Why do people like the constant melting of snow in denver?

The perpetual wet ground is annoying.

Winter temps last much longer in denver as well. Coming earlier leaving later.
Yes, Denver is more prone to cold snaps and blizzards earlier and later but come on!

The winters just can't be compared..... the average January temp in Denver is something like 15 degrees higher. Here is my 50 cents:

Winter: Denver (no brainer)
Spring: Denver (springs in Chicago are meehhh)
Summer: Tie (Denver is hotter and drier, Chicago is breezier and cooler but a little more humid)
Autumn: Chicago (Falls in Chicago are almost always pleasant)
Fall Colors: Chicago!!!! (beautiful autumns, especially this year)
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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This is how, i'd break them down.

Winter: Denver
Spring: Denver
Summer: I don't really know...tie? they're both great..but in different ways!
Autumn: Chicago!
Better Fall Colors: Denver!
More Snow: Chicago??
In terms of more snow, Denver usually tops Chicago by quite a decent amount. the difference is that unlike Chicago, the snow melts within a few days.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Denver can be hot one day and cold the next. It has random burst of sub zero temps.
It snows a lot more during one storm and it can have random winter temps longer then chicago.
Chicagos weather is more controlled.
I will admit that Chicago's summers, while humid, are usually very tolerable...temperatures don't climb above the mid-80s very often. Compared to other Midwestern cities further south and also further west like Des Moines, Omaha, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, which regularly hit temperatures in the upper 80s to mid-90s, with heat indexes in the mid-90s to above 100, Chicago's summers are very tolerable. These other four cities usually are pretty consistently hot and unbearably humid. Denver gets this hot, but the air is all dry. Chicago just usually never gets hot enough to make the humidity unbearable.
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