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Your ideal climate
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:15:03 AM »

Show me the temperatures, rainfall, sunshine, and other weather statistics of your dreams! :D

You can link to a place that has your ideal climate, or make a fake one, as I did here:


Mine includes sunrise/set times and is located at about 20 degrees latitude.  Winters are mild, with average highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s; summers are very warm, with average highs in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 70s, though it is still relatively comfortable due to the high winds and low humidity, dew points averaging in the 50s in summer.  Precipitation is ample, enough to help keep crops happy and healthy but not so much flooding is an issue; it's also relatively spread out, twice a week on average and generally in the evening.

I've been trying to find my ideal place for several years now - I'd like a climate similar to the one depicted here (though I will compromise to an extent), a good job market and quality of living, and right-leaning politics, and I am well aware that this may not exist anywhere in the US.  I've actually been looking at quite a few places in Australia and Mexico; Gladstone, Queensland, in the former has as good of a climate as I've found, right down to the sunrise/set times.

I'm interested to see just how many warm and cold lovers we have on here! :D
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 10:25:50 AM »

Realistic:

40F in winter, 80F in summer. These are averages, but there should never be a day in the 90s with moderate or high humidity.
Moderate rainfall. Winter can get a small amount of snow, but not enough to close roads.

Unrealistic:

68F, constant.
Rain falls for 12 hours every 5 days and 5 hours, and it is entirely predictable. (It definitely should not be the same day each week, and it should also be at different times of day each time.) No lightning at least until we figure out how to use it as electricity.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 11:01:07 AM »

30-50 during the winter, 60-80 during the summer. Hardly any humidity (anything below 65 degree dewpoint). Long as I don't see too much wintry precip I'll be content.

My preferred time of year is late September to early Nov in Chicago. Dry warmth and cool nights
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 12:46:55 PM »

80 is about perfect.  That way its probablt 50-60 in the mountains and enough to preserve some snow cover.  I prefer little to no rain but I like snow. 

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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 12:59:04 PM »

For me, summer highs in the 80s at most, lows in the winter can be about 5 or so (with highs below 32).  Snow is always good, maybe 100-200 inches or so.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 01:21:17 PM »

I love the Austin climate.  Really these days you can live wherever you want so why not?
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 01:30:58 PM »

December-February: Highs near 30, lows near 20, one occurrence of 3" snowfall per week
March-May, September-November: Highs near 65, lows near 50
June-August: Highs near 80, lows near 60
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 04:00:53 PM »

December-February: Highs near 30, lows near 20, one occurrence of 3" snowfall per week
March-May, September-November: Highs near 65, lows near 50
June-August: Highs near 80, lows near 60
Lower the spring/fall temps by about 10 degrees and it's pretty darn similar to my home climate: average high and low in Jan 26/10, Jul 83/63, and about a foot of snow per month in winter.  Personally (as you can see in my OP), winter is far too long and cold around here for my tastes, but to each his own!
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 08:14:13 PM »

Southeastern New Mexico.  I like warm, sunny winters and dry hot summers, with occasional thunderstorms in the spring.  I can handle one good snowfall each year, but that's it. 
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 08:37:21 PM »

I actually like hot weather.  I don't care for winter ice and snow.  I could live in the Florida Keys if not for having to worry about hurricanes.

I did grow up in a beachfront community on the central Florida east coast.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 09:18:22 PM »

Warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. I like rain and snow but not too much all at once. I would definitely prefer winter to be snowy! I would prefer upper 70s during the summer but I wouldn't mind 80s as long as it's not humid.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 10:48:55 PM »

I actually like hot weather.  I don't care for winter ice and snow.  I could live in the Florida Keys if not for having to worry about hurricanes.

I did grow up in a beachfront community on the central Florida east coast.

You get those stray cold fronts on occasion in the Florida Keys in the winter, they usually roll in after heavy rains.  55F with 35 MPH winds is brutal in a pre-fab with no insulation and no heating system.

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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 11:51:46 PM »

I actually like hot weather.  I don't care for winter ice and snow.  I could live in the Florida Keys if not for having to worry about hurricanes.
I did grow up in a beachfront community on the central Florida east coast.
You get those stray cold fronts on occasion in the Florida Keys in the winter, they usually roll in after heavy rains.  55F with 35 MPH winds is brutal in a pre-fab with no insulation and no heating system.

No home heating at all in the Keys?  Houses in our area had small central heating units connected to a small LPG tank outside the house.  Didn't need them very often but were needed when temps dropped into the 50s or 40s.

No home insulation?  You need that to hold the AC in during hot weather.
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 12:09:39 AM »

I actually like hot weather.  I don't care for winter ice and snow.  I could live in the Florida Keys if not for having to worry about hurricanes.
I did grow up in a beachfront community on the central Florida east coast.
You get those stray cold fronts on occasion in the Florida Keys in the winter, they usually roll in after heavy rains.  55F with 35 MPH winds is brutal in a pre-fab with no insulation and no heating system.

No home heating at all in the Keys?  Houses in our area had small central heating units connected to a small LPG tank outside the house.  Didn't need them very often but were needed when temps dropped into the 50s or 40s.

No home insulation?  You need that to hold the AC in during hot weather.

Three ACs to be exact, the good news was that it rarely ever peaked over 90 even in the summer in the Keys.  Usually kept one AC running in the living room for the dog during the day and shut the other two off in the bedrooms until sundown.  Fortunately having lived in Arizona for 13 years prior to that got me pretty used to 85-88F daytime temperatures indoors.  For what it was worth I was paying way under market value for my rental down there and I wasn't going to complain given it was kind of a once in a lifetime deal to be down there for a year.  Granted I had to make sure that the lease was void if a hurricane wiped out the structure and I had to do a lot of spot repairs.  I more or less found that most buildings and homes in the Lower Keys had some sort of post-Katrina damage and/or had general neglect from elderly property owners who couldn't afford upkeep.  I want to say the average rental price in Key West was $1,900 a month at the time. 

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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 02:04:49 PM »

I love for little cloudy days where the temperature is the high 80’s (86-89)
God days like this are my favorite!

And then it drops to 10 degrees for Winter. I strongly dislike winter.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »

I love for little cloudy days where the temperature is the high 80s (86-89)
God days like this are my favorite!

And then it drops to 10 degrees for Winter. I strongly dislike winter.

I agree!

82*F, dew point 50*F, brisk 10-15 mph wind, and partly cloudy skies would be a perfect weather condition any month of the year. :D
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 03:01:08 AM »

Simple: Fall 24/7/365.

Highs: 60-70 F, Dew Point: low/mid-50s, Lows: 45-50 F. No need for A/C. Still able to wear shorts during the day; perfect sweatshirt/bonfire weather at night.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2018, 01:07:09 PM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.
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Re: Your ideal climate
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 02:54:02 PM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 05:28:50 PM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?

You never said it had to be a logical climate. I'm sure someone wants snow all the time...nothing will grow in the dead of winter.
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »

Simple: Fall 24/7/365.

Highs: 60-70 F, Dew Point: low/mid-50s, Lows: 45-50 F. No need for A/C. Still able to wear shorts during the day; perfect sweatshirt/bonfire weather at night.

That sounds nice, as long as it's not raining. Fall over here is just showers everyday (though only slightly lower temperatures).
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2018, 08:20:28 PM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?


By rain almost all the time I had more in mind like the temperate rainforest area in the PNW where a good rain is an almost daily thing in a few select areas, I suppose you could describe that with "it happens all the time". I also really, really like rain. Maybe too much. I always have though.
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2018, 11:21:19 PM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?

By rain almost all the time I had more in mind like the temperate rainforest area in the PNW where a good rain is an almost daily thing in a few select areas, I suppose you could describe that with "it happens all the time". I also really, really like rain. Maybe too much. I always have though.

You're not alone. A lot of PNW residents like the rain. Reduced wildfire chances, lots of green, plenty of trees, cleans the air, etc. Rain isn't always the most compliant weather for outdoor activities, but all its positives is why so many California residents are running north, and why the Cascadia region will continue to thrive.
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2018, 12:19:08 AM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?

By rain almost all the time I had more in mind like the temperate rainforest area in the PNW where a good rain is an almost daily thing in a few select areas, I suppose you could describe that with "it happens all the time". I also really, really like rain. Maybe too much. I always have though.

You're not alone. A lot of PNW residents like the rain. Reduced wildfire chances, lots of green, plenty of trees, cleans the air, etc. Rain isn't always the most compliant weather for outdoor activities, but all its positives is why so many California residents are running north, and why the Cascadia region will continue to thrive.

The Washington/Northwest rain barely is a drizzle compared to some of the downpours I used to encounter in Florida and Michigan.  Really though as nice a Washington summer really is the doom and gloom really got to me growing up in Michigan so I'm sure for me that would wear old fast.  Running was never an issue for me outside in Washington levels of rain, in Florida lightning was a deterrent and out in California it slicks up asphalt too much.  Living in the Fresno area the forest fires don't really bother me, I'd rank the dust storms of Phoenix as a way worse allergy problem and cleanliness issue to deal with. 

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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2018, 12:52:03 AM »

Average high would be 40 for winter, 50 for spring, 60 for summer, 50 for fall. Steady, moderate rain almost all the time, with a light fog and a gentle breeze almost all the time too, with a thick layer of cloud cover that makes the sunlight less brighter throughout the day. (not sure how else to describe that with the sunlight?)


10 inches of snow a winter is fine for me. Having long, extended days throughout most of the year would be nice. Humidity isn't a problem for me unless it's warm to hot.

Rain almost all the time?  That sounds terrible!  Plus, what would be able to grow in the constantly cloudy, 700" rain per year environment?

By rain almost all the time I had more in mind like the temperate rainforest area in the PNW where a good rain is an almost daily thing in a few select areas, I suppose you could describe that with "it happens all the time". I also really, really like rain. Maybe too much. I always have though.

You're not alone. A lot of PNW residents like the rain. Reduced wildfire chances, lots of green, plenty of trees, cleans the air, etc. Rain isn't always the most compliant weather for outdoor activities, but all its positives is why so many California residents are running north, and why the Cascadia region will continue to thrive.

The Washington/Northwest rain barely is a drizzle compared to some of the downpours I used to encounter in Florida and Michigan.  Really though as nice a Washington summer really is the doom and gloom really got to me growing up in Michigan so I'm sure for me that would wear old fast.  Running was never an issue for me outside in Washington levels of rain, in Florida lightning was a deterrent and out in California it slicks up asphalt too much.  Living in the Fresno area the forest fires don't really bother me, I'd rank the dust storms of Phoenix as a way worse allergy problem and cleanliness issue to deal with.

I think the non-downpour style rain is what makes Seattle better than similarly wet cities. You don't need to cancel plans/seek shelter whenever there's an afternoon thunderstorm. It's light enough that you can push right through it. Plus, there's hardly ever any significant snow (at least in the cities -- ice and heavier snow are an issue outside cities where it's colder and sometimes higher in elevation).
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