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Old 06-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Location: State of Superior
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Originally Posted by Tiger Beer View Post
I grew up in Michigan, and lived in Minneapolis for two winters.

If anyone thinks a MI winter is bad, MN are much much worse.

For one, much colder temperatures. It's standard that you have to plug in your car battery during the winter months, even if you have a garage. If you don't, during the many cold nights, it simply won't start in the morning.

I never had that problem happen in MI, ever.

The temperatures are significantly lower. Winters seem to go on much longer.

As far as cities go though, I really liked Minneapolis a lot. Would be a great city to live the rest of one's life in, except for those brutal winters.

If you watch the weather maps, it seems that MI is generally about 10 degrees warmer all winter long than MN.
And if you live on the shore of one of the Great Lakes, maybe 20-30 degrees.!
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:16 PM
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Michigan has mild winters and relatively cool summers. MN has brutally cold winters and scorching hot summers.

MN winters are torture, especially on the west side of the state, where there are no trees. Pure torture. Not only that, but in the town I live in, they don't salt or otherwise treat the roads, meaning they remain sheets of ice for months on end. Some days (especially when it is snowing or windy) it is simply impossible to drive. I NEVER experienced that in Michigan.
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