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Old 01-26-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. BTW- how is the weather? Heard summers are Florida hot and winters are very cold. Any info?
Nothing someone from upstate NY can't handle. Probably a lot less snow: no lake effect (no lakes). There's a lot of good data on City-Data.
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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If you don't like the weather, wait a minute!

Yes, it's that sort of place. This next 10-day period or so, Central Iowa is at average temperatures, around the upper 20s and low 30s during the day. However, it can go to -5 and lower, usually not for more than a day or two.

Yes, July - August can be hot and steamy. It can get over 100 with high humidity but then within the next day or two, another front will come through and drop the temps back into the 80s.

There are going to be a few days in the winter and in the summer where it's best to hang out at home. I have a small crafting area in my basement, and I spend time down there: it's cool in the summer and I heat it with a small space heater in the winter, just because I like it at least 71 when I'm sewing. I go down there and work along to music, not caring what's happening outside!


Doesn't sound too much different than NY. Plus we can get 3 feet of snow over night, or ice storms that bend trees. Right now I have multiple tree branches all over my front lawn. They'll need to wait to spring. We even get tornadoes, tho they are very rare. And we had 1 earthquake in late 2000.
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:43 AM
 
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I'll second that. We have friends in Asheville and we love the city. Kind of a modern day hippie place but that's cool. Tons of restaurants, cultural activities, and recreational things to do.

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Hay....check out Blue Ridge Mountains! I grew up in Nyc lived in South Florida and retired in Western NC....I love it
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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Less snow but probably colder. Summers are hot and humid.

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Thanks everyone. BTW- how is the weather? Heard summers are Florida hot and winters are very cold. Any info?
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Doesn't sound too much different than NY. Plus we can get 3 feet of snow over night, or ice storms that bend trees. Right now I have multiple tree branches all over my front lawn. They'll need to wait to spring. We even get tornadoes, tho they are very rare. And we had 1 earthquake in late 2000.
Northern Iowa typically gets a lot more snow than Central Iowa. We get ice storms here, too, not was bad as the Ohio Valley.

I don't want to downplay tornadoes because one needs to take the threat seriously and not be out on I-80 on a day when a tornado can rendered invisible by the rain, but it's not like they are going to cross your front yard on a regular basis. I've met people who've lived here most of their lives and have never see a tornado outside of the TV news or Youtube.

Yeah, you won't experience anything new weatherwise.
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