average high is 27 centigrade. average temp is about 22.
I've felt that! At -25C 100km/h north wind at a bus stop I think it's my soul being ripped out not my body heat.
And anyways... it's a dry cold :-) Winters here in southern Ontario are fairly mild but they feel worse to me than where I grew up. A damp -10C is just awful, so hard to get rid of the cold feeling everywhere.
the winter temperature in my Canadian city
can reach -35ºC in the deepest part of winter.
21ºC for us non-Americans
I am an avid cyclist, and it is amazing to bike year round. My tan lines are very prominent from the amount of cycling I do in sunny weather.
Southern California is wonderful for a variety of reasons but the "I can drive to all 4 seasons" disregards some of the important details you don't get anywhere in semi-arid California weather, fauna, and ocean you have in the rest of the country.
I lived in Orlando for eight years and suffered the same thing. At least, I think I lived there for eight years. It's hard to tell, because it started to feel like an unbroken smear of days.
I live in Seattle now, and I love the cadence of seasons. It helps mark the passage through my life and I get filled with positive anticipation of every single seasonal change. I love picnics and playing in the sun in summer, mulling cider and carving Jack-o-lanterns in fall, snuggling under blankets and driving to play in the snow in winter, and, uh... OK, so spring here doesn't have too much to offer. But it's a good lead in to the incredible summers here.
My guess is he was European - people from the West coast would know not to go in the water, and American men rarely wear speedos. I imagine the concept of being at the beach on a warm sunny day, but the water is too cold to enter, was completely unknown to him.
Unnavigable Surf(Lake Erie)
edit: need a thesaurus
Staying in one easy 70°F place did not satisfy the project goal. From the meteorologist behind it (emphasis mine): "Imagine that you really like days where the high temperature is 70°F AND YOU WANTED TO PLAN A ROAD TRIP where the temperature always hovers around 70°F"
A 13,000 mile road trip is probably always unnecessary. Yet awesome! :-)
I think it's impressive he fit the Alaskan diversion into the problem constraints. (Also, I love road trips to Alaska.)
Rising temperatures in a city where nothing was built anticipating the rise is a recipe for a bad time. Plus, the instant you get beyond the city limit of SF and a few adjacent suburbs you head right into temperatures typical of summer in many other parts of the country (the NOAA station at the airport in San Bruno, for example, reported a high of 87F in June, with daily highs over 70F for the majority of the month).
It only hit mid 60's today on the Maine coast.
I agree 21C (70F), dry, summer sun strength, no wind that's perfect.
The dataset used, for anyone curious.
That said, I do like/need/require a bit of sunshine now and then. What I certainly do not like, however, is lots of hot days.
For me, I need the change of temperature (sure it's between about 8 and 21-25C, but a variation). The lack of light in winter affects me more.
I've been through one Finnish winter and had visits to Tallinn (-30C), Stockholm (-12C) and Munich (0C) one work trip where 0c really felt like I should be wearing shorts.
What I can't deal with is hot and humid. Arrived in Germany about two weeks back, it was 33C and humid. Not enough showers would help not feeling "sweaty and dirty".
I think some variation is useful. I also miss rain.
It starts in Brownsville, Tx.
In January 2016, There were 2 days in Brownsville where the high was 70, the 13th and 28th.
Even if you say +/- 5 degrees is 'close enough' to 70, less than 1/2 the days in January 2016 fall into that range.
From the 3rd to the 4th, the high temperature jumped 15 degrees from 51 to 66.
On the 2nd, the high was 45 degrees. The 15th, the high was 83 degrees. That's a 38 degree high temperature spread in one month.
So if you really do need 70, spot-on to be happy, you may need to add standard deviation to your criteria.
Here's the chart:
Their summary of pros/cons was you may become bored.
The reality is that this track takes you through one of the most beautiful parts of the US. Oregon and Idaho have an amazing array of climates and landscapes. You could be wakeboarding along an almost tropical Snake River in Hells Canyon in the morning and then hiking in the high alpine of the Wallowa Range later that day.
Truly my favorite part of the country and I'm glad that it's not overrun with tourists.
The weather isn't so great (spring and fall may as well not exist, it just feels like you go from freezing winter to blazing summer), but the scenery is truly hard to beat. Also, Yellowstone.
Try it, makes one less grumpy ;)