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View Poll Results: Which of these regions has the best non-summer weather?
Northeast 6 24.00%
Midwest 4 16.00%
The non-desert portions of the Rocky Mountains 15 60.00%
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Old 02-06-2022, 04:33 PM
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Which of these three regions have the best Fall, Winter, and Spring weather?
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Old 02-06-2022, 09:21 PM
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St Louis looks pretty nice in the spring unless there's a tornado...
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Old 02-06-2022, 09:59 PM
Location: Mission District, San Francisco
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Maps of average temps in Dec:

Total annual snowfall:

Looks like there's a lot more variation within these regions than between them.

The Rockies have a couple differences from the other two. The trees are mostly evergreens, which are less conventionally beautiful in the autumn and spring, but on the other hand you have green throughout the winter. And the mountains are more striking in the winter --- but then flatter areas can feel "cozier" in the winter, since you can't see anything besides the warm red brick houses, snowdrifts, and kids sledding around you.
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Old 02-07-2022, 11:03 AM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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The Rockies.
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Old 02-09-2022, 08:08 AM
Location: Front Range > ATL > Western CO
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Northeast > Midwest > Rockies. Reason for this is the length of the winter season: 9/10 people think winter is the worst season. Especially if you go to the south part of the country, it's amazing how many people just detest cold and snow.

The Northeast has the ocean to moderate out spring storms. Both the Northeast and the Midwest have great spring and fall seasons.

The Rockies don't have spring: that season is the one where there's still snow up high but it's greening up on bottom. June is still technically spring weather in the Rockies - people who haven't lived in the Rockies don't realize how long the winters are there. The evergreens and snow are miles prettier than grey bark brown leave scenery of the other two, it's just so darn long to have jacket and snow boot weather. Falls are nice, but you have to catch them real quick. High altitude and dry air mute the cold, but that dry air is really annoying for your nose, throat, and skin. Also the Rockies are the windiest.

The Rockies are beautiful and I'm still thinking of moving to a mountain town once I'm no longer single and can WFH, but weather is not the pull haha, it's kinda sucky. You just put up with it for the amazing rec and scenery opportunities. And summer is the best part of year there, take that away and the appeal drops.
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Old 02-09-2022, 08:49 AM
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Overall, probably the Rockies for me.
The midwest isn’t bad, but it’s 2-3 different things depending on where you’re at.
The upper can be cold and snowy while the lower is mild and drab. Most of it is extremely windy in the winter. Spring in the upper is short and just blends with summer, and the fall is kind of the same but with different colors.
The lower midwest has 4 equal-length distinct seasons and more extreme weather events.
Not sure about the northeast, but it seems like a less windy, more snowy, slightly milder version of the upper midwest but I’ve only been there in late spring/summer.
In the east, wintertime activities get more abundant and interesting the further north you go unless you’re way down along the Gulf or something.
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