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Old 07-20-2021, 08:49 PM
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Location: Mountain City, TN
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Wanted to know cause I'm currently looking to move to either the Tulsa Area, Longview, or a small town in Oklahoma near Joplin, MO.
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:49 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Why are you considering a move to Longview, TX? I live on the west side of Tyler and am very familiar with both Tyler and Longview. What's the draw to that town for you?
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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To be honest, I’m not sure any of those places will have enough of a climate difference to have any meaningful impact on your life. NE Oklahoma might get cooler than East Texas in the winter. Perhaps Longview is more likely to have a rare December tornado than further north, but that’s about it.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Climate isn't going to be a large difference between these two areas. One is a large town and the other is a city with a MSA of a million people.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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Longview is more like rural Louisiana than TX. Its closest to Shreveport. Wasnt that show True Detective based in Shreveport?
Id go for Tulsa; more to do plus you can drive to KC/Metroplex if you want larger city entertainment
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Old 07-21-2021, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd go for Tulsa, OK. It's going to be a little milder climate wise. But I wouldn't wanna live in either, personally.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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East Texas is for sure milder in the winter than NE Oklahoma. The main difference is that it is consistently mild where NE Oklahoma can occasionally be a bear in the winter.

Conversely, summers are probably a few weeks shorter in NE Oklahoma in terms of 90+ type of weather.

To me the main difference is that that part of Texas is a pine forest so it stays green in the winter. NE Oklahoma is brown in winter because it is deciduous forest and not all of the area is forested like east Texas is.

Both areas are really nice. That part of Oklahoma is full of really nice lakes. There are probably eight big lakes within a couple of hours of each other. That part of Texas has some nice likes as well but the pine forest is just really pretty if you like pine forests.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Longview is more like rural Louisiana than TX. Its closest to Shreveport. Wasnt that show True Detective based in Shreveport?
Id go for Tulsa; more to do plus you can drive to KC/Metroplex if you want larger city entertainment
No, first season of True Detective was set in Lafayette, LA
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:54 PM
 
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You'll have blizzards and snow almost every year in the Green Country. Probably more like once a decade in Longview.
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Old 07-24-2021, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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You'll have blizzards and snow almost every year in the Green Country. Probably more like once a decade in Longview.
No, just wrong. I think Tulsa has had two blizzards ever. Tulsa does average 8-9 inches of snow over an entire winter but generally there are no storms with more than 2-3 inches and any snow is gone the next day. It's common to have winters with entirely no snow. Most winter days are sunny with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. With climate change this last winter was the first in almost a decade with a snowfall of 3+ inches.
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