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View Poll Results: Which city feels more wintry?
Atlantic City, NJ 9 81.82%
Reno, NV 2 18.18%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: New York
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Both Atlantic City and Reno are famous gambling cities, however, they both sit in the shadow of Las Vegas. Both cities are located at 39°N on opposite sides of the United States and have similar mean temperatures. Which city's winter feels more wintry?

Atlantic City, NJ

DEC: 46.30°F / 33.50°F.....(39.90°F)
JAN: 41.80°F / 29.20°F.....(35.50°F)
FEB: 43.50°F / 30.90°F.....(37.20°F)

WINTER: 43.87°F / 31.20°F.....(37.53°F)
SNOWFALL: 16.7 inches
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DEC: 7.94°C / 0.83°C......(4.39°C)
JAN: 5.44°C / -1.56°C.....(1.94°C)
FEB: 6.39°C / -0.61°C.....(2.89°C)

WINTER: 6.59°C / -0.45°C....(3.07°C)
SNOWFALL: 42.4 centimeters
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Reno, NV

DEC: 45.60°F / 25.00°F.....(35.30°F)
JAN: 45.70°F / 25.40°F.....(35.55°F)
FEB: 51.00°F / 28.90°F.....(39.95°F)

WINTER: 47.43°F / 26.43°F.....(36.93°F)
SNOWFALL: 21.5 inches
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JAN: 7.56°C / -3.89°C......(1.84°C)
FEB: 7.61°C / -3.67°C......(1.97°C)
DEC: 10.56°C / -1.72°C....(4.42°C)

WINTER: 8.58°C / -3.09°C.....(2.74°C)
SNOWFALL: 54.6 centimeters
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Reno - I've spent a bit of time there and despite the high sunshine, I found it to be a cold climate. It would have lower humidity as well, which would add to the cold feel.

Atlantic while not as cold, seems like it would have less warm days.

I would say Reno feels more wintry.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Probably Reno, since the snowfall is higher with overall similar temperatures.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Viseu, Portugal 510 masl
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atlantic city, colder highs and 3 months of cold, Reno's february has almost autumn-like weather during day
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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IMO Reno

The dry weather makes the cold feel a little more cutting, the snow in the mountains is a more prevelant reminder of the season than the empty beach in AC plus more snow

Although AC does tilt back a little as they have a bit more of the winter gray gloom going on
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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atlantic city, colder highs and 3 months of cold, Reno's february has almost autumn-like weather during day
Exactly.
ATC less sunshine and damp cold feels worse.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Atlantic City would feel more wintry with the higher humidity...
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Actually, lower humidity makes it feel less colder. Atlantic City is definitely more winiter like and next to the ocean means more colder wind chill factor.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Actually, lower humidity makes it feel less colder. Atlantic City is definitely more winiter like and next to the ocean means more colder wind chill factor.
I disagree. Lower humidity at any temperature will speed the transfer of heat, from a body to the air. That's why sweating works better in lower humidity.

I found the wind chill in Reno quite unpleasant, although with the winter temperatures both places get, any wind is going to be unpleasant.
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