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Old 05-14-2020, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm also curious about places not in the US but US cities are my priority interest. I lived in SC and now live in CO. I love the dry climate here, humidity is brutal for me. But I totally miss my summer thunderstorms in SC, as it seems to barely rain where I am and has never even hinted at storming.

I'm also curious what would (or could) cause a combination such as this. I don't know much of the cause/effect of weather systems so I'm curious to know more.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm also curious about places not in the US but US cities are my priority interest. I lived in SC and now live in CO. I love the dry climate here, humidity is brutal for me. But I totally miss my summer thunderstorms in SC, as it seems to barely rain where I am and has never even hinted at storming.

I'm also curious what would (or could) cause a combination such as this. I don't know much of the cause/effect of weather systems so I'm curious to know more.

Thanks everyone!
Humidity and thunderstorms often go hand in hand with one another. May I ask where in Colorado? I’ve heard that Denver Colorado gets some spectacular thunderstorms at times during the monsoon season in the southwest. And I think everyone knows Denver lacks humidity. So Denver might be a good place for some summer thunderstorms where it also lacks the humidity that places east of the Rockies tend to sweat through.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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How long have you lived in Denver? We don't get soaking rains, but scattered afternoon thunderstorms are fairly common in the warmer months (May-September/October). We had a very brief one pass over our house in Southeast Aurora earlier today, and I see clouds building to the west again.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Flovis
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Monterrey, Mexico?
I think high elevation spots might be the only places to fit that bill.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:01 PM
 
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Replying to some of you asking where, I live in Boulder. Which isn't that far from denver so I'd imagine the weather wouldn't be super different. Unless our closeness to the mountain's base would affect the weather patterns a lot. We've gotten a few drizzles here, but usually it's a quick moving rain and some hail maybe, but nothing too intense.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Replying to some of you asking where, I live in Boulder. Which isn't that far from denver so I'd imagine the weather wouldn't be super different. Unless our closeness to the mountain's base would affect the weather patterns a lot. We've gotten a few drizzles here, but usually it's a quick moving rain and some hail maybe, but nothing too intense.
The thunderstorms tend to develop along the continental divide, and then they move eastward onto the plains. Occasionally there are some gnarly storms in the western burbs and Boulder, but they typically don't intensify until they get east of I-25.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Not a city per se, but Norther Washington in the highlands can get quite a bit of dry thunderstorms, it’s what usually triggers our forest fires.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Monterrey, Mexico?
I think high elevation spots might be the only places to fit that bill.
Monterrey has hot and humid summers
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:03 PM
 
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No thunderstorms in Boulder? Almost half of the days in June and July should have them.
They're fun killer for nearby Rocky Mountains National Park, trouble for hiking. CO has almost the highest number of thunderstorm deaths in the whole US.
I rather not experience another thunderstorm ever again.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There are some areas at high elevation in WNC where the humidity gets cut down by altitude that still have storms, but they probably have higher than average annual precipitation.
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