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Old 06-04-2020, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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Both are climates with cold snowy winters, warm summer temperatures during the day with cool nights, and have a very picturesque fall foliage along the river. But, which one do you think is better ?
Hard for me to choose...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokane,_Washington

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Rapids,_Michigan
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm not a big fan of eastern Washington climates tbh. They are too dry. I did spend a night in Spokane though about 4 years ago and it seemed like an interesting city.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Moving?!
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Advantage Spokane: low summer humidity
Advantage Grand Rapids: less smoke

I like the winter better in Grand Rapids, summer better in Spokane (except for fire season!)

Both have nice spring and fall.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Sophie's Choice for me, but I would choose Spokane if a gun were held to my head
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:34 PM
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Location: In climate zone Cfa/hardiness zone 8a /zip code 76131
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Sophie’s choice for me, but I think I’ll go with Grand Rapids for being a solidly humid climate.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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Sophie’s choice for me, but I think I’ll go with Grand Rapids for being a solidly humid climate.
Who is Sophie ?
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Who is Sophie ?
It's a reference to the book and movie Sophie's Choice. Sophie was a woman in Poland with two children during the Holocaust. They weren't Jewish but Catholic, and were interred at Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Sophie was offered the choice of which kid would get to live and which one would be sent to the gas chamber. That was "Sophie's Choice"; a choice where neither outcome was desirable
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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It's a reference to the book and movie Sophie's Choice. Sophie was a woman in Poland with two children during the Holocaust. They weren't Jewish but Catholic, and were interred at Auschwitz. Upon arrival, Sophie was offered the choice of which kid would get to live and which one would be sent to the gas chamber. That was "Sophie's Choice"; a choice where neither outcome was desirable
Oh ok. Never knew that. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2020, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Huron Shores
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Sophie’s choice for me, but I think I’ll go with Grand Rapids for being a solidly humid climate.
Grand Rapids is not consistently humid in the summer, and areas to the East along Lake Huron are drier. I have a feeling that Lake Huron absorbs more moisture while Lake Michigan makes the area around it more moist. We have much colder record lows along Lake Huron than Lake Michigan, and the difference in dew point is noticeable.

But, it is more often humid than Spokane.
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Old 06-05-2020, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Lakes don’t absorb moisture, they emit moisture.
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