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Old 11-09-2020, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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I lived a couple of years in WI and the grey gloomy skies made me a little sad. We are in TX now and the winter weather here is pretty good but would like a little colder, maybe even a little snow. I looked at city compare and it looks like you get some snow which is great!

Just wondering what locals think about winter and if it's grey and gloomy for long periods or if you get some sun to break it up.
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:26 AM
 
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ShannonM,
While the St. Louis area does have gray and snowy/icy days, it's not for prolonged periods of time. Last winter was pretty warm - with Christmas Day being in the 70s and sunny! That's unusual, though. We typically have a handful of snowy days with accumulations of up to 6 inches or so. Sometimes, we get freezing rain, too (not fun for anyone). I will say that the snow usually melts within a couple of days since our temps are in the upper 20s and 30s (on average) in the heart of winter. As a native Missourian and someone who lived in Chicago for three years - St. Louis winters are a walk in the park compared to what happens near Lake Michigan in the winter months! (You can relate to that since you lived in Wisconsin.)

Regarding sunshine - we have several days of bright sun, which helps break-up the cold weather. I can always handle the cold temps if the sun is out.

Best of luck with your relocation decision!
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Old 11-09-2020, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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Thank you so much. That's exactly what I was wondering. You're SO right. the cold is nothing if there is Sun We will be moving that way in the Summer of 2021 Looking forward to it.

I NEVER felt cold like that of the wind that comes off of Lake Michigan. BRRRR
Anyway, Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question you hit it spot on
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Old 11-10-2020, 08:54 AM
 
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ShannonM,
So glad I could help! I look at major decisions in terms of tradeoffs...if you're willing to trade warm Texas winters for beautiful seasons and landscapes (and lakes) in Missouri - then you're in for a treat. The winters here in the St. Louis area aren't super long, but they can be challenging in January and February - the two coldest months. Once March rolls around, it starts turning warmer and everything begins changing to green.

Have a nice Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-10-2020, 10:13 AM
 
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The poster above me has it right the winters are not nearly so consistently gloomy as the great lakes region.

Better than Wisconsin, for sure but not as nice as Texas.
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Old 11-11-2020, 03:00 AM
 
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Not that bad at all. Some winters hardly any snow but then some winters like 6 years ago got down below 0 and a lot of snow. Overall it isn't bad.

Go down to the southern part of Missouri like Branson and winters are really mild. Lots of days you can wear short sleeve shirts in the winter down there. Similar to Nashville TN weather.
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Old 11-11-2020, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Texas (Austin area)
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thanks for all the great info. I am looking forward to getting there.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:42 PM
 
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It's definitely a Midwestern winter, usually longer than its fall season, unfortunately. January is easily the hardest month of the year to go through, some days are 15 degrees or even single-digits. December is not very consistent--it has its fall days, its winter days, its in-between days, its overwhelmingly rainy days. February is cold, but better than January. The winter can sometimes drag on until the end of March, not always. That's another inconsistent transitional month haha. There are snowy days, too. Besides the lousy January weather, I think you'll be happy with it.

Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My daughter lives in St Charles and although it’s a bit milder than Ohio, it’s basically the same....Midwest gloom for most of the winter and into spring.
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:46 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Speaking from the Midwest— St. Louis to be exact— December ‘20 and January ‘21 seemed unusually mild and very dry (almost no snow or sleet.) But like my mother used to say any time we were wallowing in a nice long stretch of decent weather, “Oh, we’ll pay for this!” And that is apparently why this February has been a bit brutal. So far anyway.
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