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View Poll Results: Which city during peak season?
Las Vegas (Spring) 1 6.67%
Seattle (Summer) 9 60.00%
Atlanta (Fall) 3 20.00%
Miamis (Winter) 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2024, 10:07 PM
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I think all four of these cities have generally amazing weather during each of the seasons listed. If you had to be in any of the four during these seasons which would you choose?
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Old 04-09-2024, 10:16 PM
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I would like to visit Miami someday and spend more time in Las Vegas and Atlanta during their shoulder seasons. But Seattle summers are pretty hard to top. It's like a heavenly mashup of Scandinavia and California.
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Old 04-09-2024, 11:16 PM
Location: Etobicoke
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What's the criteria for peak season?
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Old 04-09-2024, 11:50 PM
Location: White House, TN
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Only Atlanta even has good weather during the season in question, though it's a little warmer than I would like in fall.

Seattle is about 9 F / 5 C cooler than ideal in summer, but it's not a dealbreaker. What is, however, is the horrible summer precipitation totals. July and August both average under an inch of precipitation with dry spells that can last several weeks. Overall, a D-minus.

Las Vegas is even worse. Though March and April temperatures would be good for April and May, respectively, the WHOLE SPRING averages 0.69" of precipitation which is NOT nice. The disastrous precipitation totals make the spring a Z-grade. In fact, the dryness all year makes Las Vegas one of America's worst climates.

Miami doesn't even have a winter to speak of. Miami's winter weather would be decent for May (though I'd prefer more than ~2" of precipitation per month). F-grade winter, but C+ for May.
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Old 04-10-2024, 12:35 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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For me there is nothing better than the summer weather in the Seattle area, especially July 5-September 15th, when it rarely rains. The highest it gets normally gets is 80-85F, little humidity, no bugs. With 60" or rain annually at our home here in Sammamish, (40" in Seattle) we are not looking for more in summer. Lawn sprinklers are rare, most of us water 2-3 times all summer just enough to keep it from going completely brown. By October it's nice and green again. Las Vegas, Miami, and Atlanta all get too got, Miami and Atlanta also too humid for me. I have been to them all in summer and it was miserable outside.
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Old 04-10-2024, 12:58 PM
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Miami in January is usually very nice.

Seattle in July is pretty good too.
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Old 04-10-2024, 02:31 PM
Location: PNW
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Can't think of a better place to be in the world from July-August than the Pacific Northwest when evaluating purely from climate perspective. Can get hot but not stifling so, you have a bit of humidity for that tropical feel but you never feel like you need to run indoors for AC after 10 minutes, lots of oceanic breeze to moderate temperatures.

Rest of the year is pretty blah though.
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Old 04-11-2024, 07:47 PM
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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I didn't see my choice of S.FL in the summer (yep, its true) so I picked the closest...Miami during the winter. Give me heat and humidity!
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