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Old 11-29-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Everyone thinks North Carolina has great weather year round. But it is horrible. Check out this web page History : Weather Underground

The high temperatures in Raleigh last August were as follows:

92,92,93,96,98,97,99,102,104,104,85,92,98,97,99,10 1,97,90,97,103,105,95,90,99,98,90,94,93,90,91.

Then pop over to the beginning of September:

87,88,91,96,96,95,93,93,95,101,99,91,91.

And can you imagine the brutal humidity? Plus you are closer to the equator.

YOU CAN KEEP NORTH CAROLINA. YUCK!
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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Amen....i had to endure half of that miserable august...and then on the 16th, it was back to Upstate ny for good after 12.5 years in NC!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Everyone thinks North Carolina has great weather year round. But it is horrible. Check out this web page History : Weather Underground

The high temperatures in Raleigh last August were as follows:

92,92,93,96,98,97,99,102,104,104,85,92,98,97,99,10 1,97,90,97,103,105,95,90,99,98,90,94,93,90,91.

Then pop over to the beginning of September:

87,88,91,96,96,95,93,93,95,101,99,91,91.

And can you imagine the brutal humidity? Plus you are closer to the equator.

YOU CAN KEEP NORTH CAROLINA. YUCK!
Some people prefer heat over cold. To each their own. I don't understand the need to bash other places. Anyone with half a brain will research this type of stuff before making a move. I miss certain things about growing up in central NY, and I like certain aspects of living outside of Charlotte. No place is perfect.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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As a recent person who basically HAD to move to NC to start my career, I sure did have issues this summer with the weather. But conversely, this fall and winter has been absolutely beautiful. Sunny and about 60 basically every day and the leaves are still out. I have never experienced Christmas shopping or eating outside at cafes by a fire with just a sweater or light coat on so I really can't complain about this.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:33 PM
 
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Everyone thinks North Carolina has great weather year round. But it is horrible. Check out this web page History : Weather Underground

The high temperatures in Raleigh last August were as follows:

92,92,93,96,98,97,99,102,104,104,85,92,98,97,99,10 1,97,90,97,103,105,95,90,99,98,90,94,93,90,91.
Okay, now do temperatures for January.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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Okay, now do temperatures for January.
Well at least in January upstate New York will have tap water. Can we say the same thing about NC and GA?

Meanwhile, despite their strong economies, growing traffic congestion and lack of water, places like Atlanta and Charlotte provide ridiculous financial incentives to lure companies from Buffalo and Rochester to create even worse traffic and worse water shortages.

WHY?
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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Okay, now do temperatures for January.
Exactly!! And keep in mind August and september were the hottest ECER in NC. Not typical at all. Yes, July, August and September are too hot here, but the other 9 months are fabulous. Funny how the 20's of January and February are completely ignored..You can Have the northeast winters...right back at ya.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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January in NC isn't exactly summerlike....lows in the 20s, highs in the mid 40's. The only time the weather is really noticeably nicer in NC than upstate NY is March-April and late october-november. Rochester and Buffalo get much more snow than NC cleary...but 1 inch of snow in NC is practically a natural disaster and causes much more problems; whereas it takes a couple feet of snowfall at once (Which even in WNY isn't very common) to cause any real problems here. Anyone who lived in cental NC in January 2000 (which is very few people on these forums) knows that when over 2 feet of snow falls in NC, you might as well plan on not leaving the house for 2 weeks.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Post Lived in south and north for equal parts.......

They seem to fairly well balance each other out in my opinion. July, August and some of Sept are A/C weather and you actually welcome the chill when it happens and conversely Jan, Feb, March are definitely indoor weather (for the most part........I mean you can't go camping or hiking without a ton of prep). Most folks definitely wish they were someplace without the cold and snow. Yes, I know you can ski and get outdoors somehow, somewhere if you want, but MOST people up here don't. I don't see most of my neighbors for months until spring comes again. Everyone jokes about it.

Most places in the south only get snow (and most of the time it is such a borderline temp/around freezing) a few times a year so it doesn't make any sense for cities/towns in the south to invest in a lot of heavy duty, expensive trucks/plows to keep roads open. Would be a waste of money and manpower. During most storms, it melts fairly quickly anyway as soon as the sun comes out.

I've also noticed in both places that people seem to enjoy prepping for bad weather and I think sometimes enjoy being shut in for a few. We are expecting some sort of weather situation later this weekend and that's all people were talking about today at work and on the radio/TV stations. Grocery stores were packed. You'd have thought a hurricane was coming and that is up here 25 miles from Canada.

Think the way society is so busy these days with nonstop computers, work, cell phones, so many scheduled activities for both parents and kids, that we all secretly enjoy the one day that we are "forced" to stay home. There are also more retirees in the south and the one thing that my grandparents and parents did not want to do was slip on ice and break a hip. They would stay inside an extra two or three days to make sure they didn't end up in a hospital. Sometimes staying home and waiting for the bad weather to pass (north and south) is not such a bad thing.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:59 PM
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I appreciate that you do not like North Carolina, so you are not coming here. I think that is a much better choice than to come here and complain about the heat. It took me about 10 years after moving from the mountains where 80 is considered hot to the Charlotte area to get used to the heat. The mountains have a real Spring and Fall. Here some days we use heat in the morning and air conditioning from 2-5 P. M. This Summer has been more like desert weather. This is not normal for North Carolina in the past. We will have to see what the future brings.

My dh once had a chance to move to Blowing Rock and I was ready to start packing, but his job does not stop for bad weather and the only excuse for not being at work is being in a ditch or in Blowing Rock, it could have been off a cliff. He chose not to go and now that we are at retirement age, I appreciate being close to good medical care.

Although this drought is scary, I am really enjoying this beautiful fall weather we are having. Just imagine prunning trees in a sweatshirt in late November. I love it!

About snow, the only complaint I have is that we don't get snowed in often enough!
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