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Old 11-23-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Gore, OK
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Hi all. I posted this before and cannot figure how to search for my old posts so I will ask again. What is the best place that has cold winters (love snow and all its activities) and very mild summers (nothing over about 80 degrees during the hottest time.
Thanks!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Middletown, CT
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In the continental US nothing comes to mind. Maybe Anchorage or Fairbanks?
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Gore, OK
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I was thinking where you are is like that. Is it not? Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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In the Eastern half of the US, the only place that really fits the bill is coastal Maine - as soon as you move inland, the ocean breeze disappears and the humidity can make summer weather uncomfortable, at least sometimes.

In the West, you'll need to look for towns at high mountain altitudes, like Breckenridge, Vail, or Aspen, CO; and maybe Whitefish, MT.

In any of these places you're still going to get days over 80 degrees in the summer - it's almost impossible to avoid anywhere in the Lower 48.

(For the record, the average high in Minneapolis in July is 84 degrees - and not a dry heat).
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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There is almost nowhere that fits these exact parameters in the lower 48 of the US. In the eastern half of the country...the far north will have the winters you are looking for, but temps will get above 80 degrees every summer. In the western half of the country; any place that has a summer with temps that don't get above 80 degrees is probably going to have similarly moderate winters (generally talking about the PNW). Some areas high up in the Rockies might have the climate you are looking for but they won't really be populated areas.

Anchorage Alaska has what you are looking for.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Gore, OK
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Thank you all so much!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Alaska and Southern Chile (The Patagonia)
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Anywhere in South Central Alaska (Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna, Wasilla, Valdez, Palmer, Homer, etc.), or Interior Alaska (Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, etc.)

Note that while Interior Alaska has very cold (sub zero) winters, summer temperatures do exceed 80 F ever so often, and regularly sit in the 70s F. South Central Alaska winters will be much milder, but so too will the summers be milder. (60s F).
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Gore, OK
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Thank you all, too. I always wonder when people ask why. I cannot fathom people who love hot, humid summers, but for me I had heat stroke as a child and this last summer made me soooo sick, so needing cold winters and very little heat.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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Maine.
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