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Old 05-11-2020, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I am trying to move out of Colorado because of the influx of liberal people here and the cold/snow. There aren't a whole lot of options other than super humid east or dry expensive west. Is Idaho as cold as the front range of colorado? Winter here is just so long Oct-May
The winters are about the same.

Colorado gets more of the arctic winds coming south, but Idaho gets all the Pacific winter winds first as they move east and eventually hit Colorado. With the climate changing so much, it's hard to predict how the winters will be in the future.

But since Idaho is high and on the northern border, I don't expect our winters will ever be consistently mild. All my life here, we get a mild winter now and then, but it's always followed by a colder than average winter pretty soon.

If you want dry and mild, you have to look farther south.
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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Average highs in winter in Boise / Twin Falls are actually 7-8 degrees lower than Denver. A few more below zero days in Denver though. Another 10 degrees colder in Idaho Falls for highs in winter than Boise / Twin Falls.

The winter in the CO mountains lasts from October to May, but in Denver it averages 69 degrees for highs in May and 66 in October. Reaching 50 in March and still above that in November on average. Mornings are cool to cold but it usually ramps up.

For warmer, more conservative in the west, the options include Reno, Prescott AZ or Rio Rancho NM. Or spots in CA (Redding, Yuba City, some suburbs of Sacramento, Modesto) or most of Texas.

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Old 06-11-2020, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thank you for your responses. I figured Idaho might be cold. Ya go south and you are in the desert. I wished there was a happy medium. I guess that is why people have winter and summer homes! I was looking at Texas but most say it is either so humid or so hot?? I want to be able to be outside......
My search continues.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Thank you for your responses. I figured Idaho might be cold. Ya go south and you are in the desert. I wished there was a happy medium. I guess that is why people have winter and summer homes! I was looking at Texas but most say it is either so humid or so hot?? I want to be able to be outside......
My search continues.
The happy medium does exist. It lies along the coasts where multi-millions of people live in it.
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Old 06-11-2020, 10:46 AM
 
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The happy medium does exist. It lies along the coasts where multi-millions of people live in it.
Where you will be paying through the roof to live, if home prices in Coastal SoCal are any indication.
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Old 06-11-2020, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Where you will be paying through the roof to live, if home prices in Coastal SoCal are any indication.
Well, yeah!
Lots of folks want to live in a climate that's always warm and sunny, where there's never any icy streets and bitter cold winter winds.

If SoCal wasn't such a nice climate to live in, there wouldn't be so many people living there and all the home prices would be as low as Idaho's.

Like I said, the happy medium doesn't exist. There's always a trade-off somewhere, no matter where a person chooses to live.

The choices often come down to what a person wants the least of, not the most of. There will always be a list of both.

Care needs to be taken in considering those lists.

Some things on those lists will change very quickly, and other things will never change at all.

That fact needs to be taken into thoughtful consideration.

For sure, it is easier to change your mind about a place to live before you move there than it is to change your mind after you have moved in.
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Old 08-13-2020, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Monument, CO
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Thank you for your responses. I figured Idaho might be cold. Ya go south and you are in the desert. I wished there was a happy medium. I guess that is why people have winter and summer homes! I was looking at Texas but most say it is either so humid or so hot?? I want to be able to be outside......
My search continues.
I currently live in Colorado, and have lived in Texas twice. Other than about two months out of the year (August, and two weeks on either side), I find Texas heat and humidity to be quite doable.

Either will wax and wane depending on if it's an el nino or la nina year. But regardless, most of the time, the weather's quite nice, and much better than Colorado. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 08-13-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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Well, yeah!
Lots of folks want to live in a climate that's always warm and sunny, where there's never any icy streets and bitter cold winter winds.

If SoCal wasn't such a nice climate to live in, there wouldn't be so many people living there and all the home prices would be as low as Idaho's.

Like I said, the happy medium doesn't exist. There's always a trade-off somewhere, no matter where a person chooses to live.

The choices often come down to what a person wants the least of, not the most of. There will always be a list of both.

Care needs to be taken in considering those lists.

Some things on those lists will change very quickly, and other things will never change at all.

That fact needs to be taken into thoughtful consideration.

For sure, it is easier to change your mind about a place to live before you move there than it is to change your mind after you have moved in.
I am more in tuned to the opposite with less sun with cooler weather like Seattle, Wash., SF, CA. but somewhere in Idaho instead
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Old 08-13-2020, 05:46 PM
 
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Thank you for your responses. I figured Idaho might be cold. Ya go south and you are in the desert. I wished there was a happy medium. I guess that is why people have winter and summer homes! I was looking at Texas but most say it is either so humid or so hot?? I want to be able to be outside......
My search continues.
Texas is just too hot. Plus they get hurricanes.
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Old 08-26-2020, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I currently live in Colorado, and have lived in Texas twice. Other than about two months out of the year (August, and two weeks on either side), I find Texas heat and humidity to be quite doable.

Either will wax and wane depending on if it's an el nino or la nina year. But regardless, most of the time, the weather's quite nice, and much better than Colorado. Your mileage may vary.
Where did you live in Texas? I don't mind some humidity. I have been to Houston and that was terrible! That kind of humidity and heat sucks the life out of ya!
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