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Old 11-08-2006, 11:09 AM
 
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Hi I am possibly moving from the southwest to Starkville. I was wondering what the weather is like there. Also any info on insects (we don't have mosquitoes where I live), and other pros or cons would be great.

Thanks a bunch.
K
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Dixieland
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I don't know of any place in Mississippi where you will not have mosquitoes! Some places more than others. The ones in the Delta are huge and seem to form their own special kind of cloud!

As far as the weather goes, hot in summer, mild in spring and summer and cold in January.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:30 PM
 
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Hi I am possibly moving from the southwest to Starkville. I was wondering what the weather is like there. Also any info on insects (we don't have mosquitoes where I live), and other pros or cons would be great.

K
Humidity is high, and, on average, the area receives 50 inches of rain per year -- obviously quite different than in the southwest US. However, the days are not all dreary, like they would be in the Pacific Northwest; there is a surprising number of sunny, beautiful days.

As for bugs, in addition to mosquitoes, there are also biting "deer" flies and biting gnats called no-see-ums. Honestly, though, the bugs are far worse in the northern Plains (Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin).

Anything else you would like to know?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Hi I am possibly moving from the southwest to Starkville. I was wondering what the weather is like there. Also any info on insects (we don't have mosquitoes where I live), and other pros or cons would be great.

Thanks a bunch.
K
I LOVE the weather in Mississippi. Sure it is humid, but we have only about 2 months of cold weather (mid-December to mid-February). Some years the temp. has been in the 70's on Christmas Day and this is in the Columbus/Starkville area ! Gardening can be frustrating because the mid-summer months are HOT, but spring and fall flowers and gardens thrive. Most days are sunny. When we have rain, we REALLY have rain...not just a drizzle. Rain comes down hard and is usually over within a day. We don't have many cloudy, drizzly days here.

If you like to wear shorts, you can usually wear them from March through October. And as far as the mosquitoes, more progressive cities have mosquito control trucks that spray each street once a week. I very rarely get bit while in town - only if I go out into the country. You will probably get into chiggers or fire ants as they are plentiful. So if you work in your yard or walk in the country, just remember to use OFF.

This summer has ben very, very dry in the entire Southeast. Usually we have enough rain in the summers that we only occasionally need to water our lawns. And usually October is our only very dry month. Not so this year.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Starkville, Mississippi.
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I came to Starkville last month. I think the weather here is hot - the sunshing is strong. Sometimes it rained while sun was still shining there. An old Chinese saying is that rain during Autumn makes the weather cooler/colder, but here, this week the weather was hotter than last week after a couple of times of raining.

Mosquitoes? yes, we have, small with a black/dack/dark color, but not that many - a window protection is enough. there are also cockroachs, very big, but looks no hurt to our body; I have no ideas if they hurt our clothes.

By the way, the people here are very kind and friendly - only they found you were walking for a "long" way - actually not that long - they would drove their car to send you. I met three times of this situation, which I had never met before.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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Hot, humid, and bug heaven.Also, lots of snakes.
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