Places that are warmer or colder than you think

Bring sunscreen for a snow holiday? A parka in paradise? The weather isn’t always what you might expect at these vacation spots. 

Text by John Rosenthal | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Mar 29, 2014 10:38AM
I live just outside of town in Aberdeen WA. We have a very wet climate, probably close to 300 days a year where we get measurable precipitation, the other days are either partly cloudy or foggy. We do have some clear days, but not many. In a dry year we get maybe 60 to 70 inches of rain. In a wet year we get 80 to over 100 inches of rain. If you move 60+ miles away from the coast the rainfall totals for the year are usually half if not more, but you still get a lot of cloudy days, but not as many as you would if you live close to the coast.
Mar 23, 2014 9:48AM

Please forward ALL cold weather to South Dakota...

Quickly too.

AND YES we're trying to steal North Dakota's cold weather too.

If appreciated... It's very romantic, serene and beautiful...

Did you know it's a local call from South Dakota to Heaven...

I think it was Mark Twain who once said... "The coldest winter of my life was the summer I spent in San Francisco"

Dec 27, 2013 10:45AM
Nothing beats a hot, muggy Georgia Summer!
Dec 4, 2013 6:03PM

I love all the comments about the weather in different parts of AZ and other states!  Today, 12/4/13 was gray, cloudy,rainy  and COLD...but I loved it!  We have to keep these comments matter what the topic:)

  Thanks for all your comments,


Oct 24, 2013 12:11PM
I live in Kingman AZ. We are 3000 feet above sea level. We get it ALL! 115 in the summer to freezing and sometimes even SNOW in the winters. It doesn't usually stick or melts by noon but there have been exceptions.
Oct 13, 2013 10:12PM

Hi Walt T,  I also live in AZ.....I hate the AZ heat which lasts 7 months :( When the summer temps go over 100 degrees, it  really does feel like hell.  The funniest thing for me is the expression:

                                                   IT'S   A   DRY   HEAT !

I'm looking forward to the winter....which is delightful here in AZ.  I wish it would last longer.

Oct 13, 2013 6:27PM
Yuma, AZ in the summertime. If you think that when you pass away, that you might run the chance of burning in hell for all eternity, living in Yuma in the summer is excellent training for it!  ((:
Oct 13, 2013 2:10AM
Mobile, Ala.. On the Gulf Coast ... for the most part we are tropical & we can be very cold...
Oct 8, 2013 2:23PM
Fairbanks, Alaska can be warmer in the (albiet very short) summertime than you'd think, too.
Oct 8, 2013 1:31PM
Every place in the world, local people say, "If you don't like the weather here, wait five minutes."  They say that because once in their lifetimes the weather changed abruptly.  The only place where there is any truth in that statement at all is in the high mountains.  You can get snow in July and the next day have 85 degrees.  Otherwise the weather has a numbing sameness to it most places. 
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