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America's Safest Weather Cities
weather.com ^ | Aug 9, 2012, 5:44 AM EDT | Jon Erdman

Posted on 08/09/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT by re_nortex

Virtually no location in the U.S. is 100% safe from dangerous weather.

According to the National Weather Service, the combination of flooding, lightning, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, snow/ice storms, extreme heat, extreme cold, high winds, and rip currents claims almost 600 lives each year in the U.S., on average. Of course, catastrophic events in any year (Hurricane Katrina, spring 2011 tornadoes) can skew the averages.

However, there are locations in the U.S. where the weather is generally "safer."

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With the important caveat that the source is weather.com, which takes every opportunity to push the junk "science" of global warming, the list is still quite interesting.

To spare you a trip to that otherwise suspect website, here's the list of what they think are the cities where there are fewer weather risks.

Rochester, NY
Caribou, ME
Asheville, NC
Lexington, KY
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
International Falls, MN
San Diego, CA
Honolulu, HI

I'd be interested in opinions of fellow FReepers, without a doubt the most intelligent collection of people on the 'net, far wiser than the liberal propagandists at the NBC-owed weather site. I've always heard that Salt Lake City is a relatively drama-free city when it comes to weather. I'm near Dallas where the weather is, ahem, eventful but it certainly does help build character! :-)

1 posted on 08/09/2012 8:52:45 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

I would have thought Seattle would be on there. Yes, it is a little rainy, but so what? Mild winters and mild summers.

I would think anywhere in Maine would have interesting weather. Minnesota, too. But, I have never been to the 2 cities mentioned.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 8:57:43 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Will there even be an election in 2016?)
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To: re_nortex

An average 115 inches of snow per year in Rochester NY doesn’t count as hazard?


3 posted on 08/09/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: re_nortex
Sault Ste. Marie, MI and International Falls, MN... Blizzards... frostbite...

San Diego, CA and Honolulu, HI... Tidal waves...

4 posted on 08/09/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: re_nortex

I have lived in San Diego and Hawaii

I would consider Lexington Ky,

I miss the mild yet changing seasons.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 9:00:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

Best place I ever lived climate wise?

Herford Az.

Fla sucks


6 posted on 08/09/2012 9:03:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

I once spent the night in a motel outside Salt Lake City and awoke to find a lake effect snow was dumping feet of snow. I managed to escape back to Idaho.

Although I don’t live there, I would think Boise would be a fairly boring weather city.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: mylife
I would consider Lexington Ky

Not too far south and east of Lexington is Roanoke, VA. I've passed through it quite a few times during all four seasons. It impressed me as mild weatherwise, with beautiful and long falls. I've heard Roanoke referred to as "The Air Conditioned City", nestled between nearby mountains that tend to moderate the local climate.

8 posted on 08/09/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex; Kartographer

They did not mention Pittsburgh. If you stay away from flash flood areas you will be safe. Tornadoes are minuscule. Earthquakes are minor if at all. Blizzards can be a problem, but after a couple days cleared. I am surprised Pittsburgh did not make the list.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 9:12:19 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: re_nortex

I’m just thinking of being close to home without the “lake effect snows”

Even those are rare and better than cutting the damn grass when it’s 104 LOL

Honestly I like Tx but I hate working in hot humidity.

It hasn’t been that bad this year.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 9:16:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PA Engineer

I like the burgh.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

Doesn’t it rain alot in Hawaii?


12 posted on 08/09/2012 9:17:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: re_nortex

Caribou ME?

Colder than a Bankers heart. Lots of nothing, but if you like hunting, skiing and hockey, you’re good. Oh. And...good potatoes.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 9:18:26 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: DCBurgess58
Sault Ste. Marie, MI and International Falls, MN... Blizzards... frostbite...

San Diego, CA and Honolulu, HI... Tidal waves...

Precisely. That's why I added the disclaimer in post #1 about the credibility of the source. The Weather Channel and its web sibling are notorious for their inaccurate forecasts. Even what should be straightforward compilation of safe weather cities was botched by these leftists.

I'm tempted to contact the Admin Moderator and request that [Barf Alert] be appended to the title. My personal preference for credible weather information is Joe Bastari's WeatherBELL.

14 posted on 08/09/2012 9:18:38 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: PA Engineer

3 rivers, good beer, good sangwiches.

Nice fishing and scenery.

My only problem with PA is the winters can be harsh and the roads make it the “Land of Orange Barrels”

The food sure is good.
The Taxes suck.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 9:21:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I don’t understand it. It is a safe place all around with abundant resources. The housing prices and cost of living are some of the best in the country. The winter grey can have an effect, but the rest of the year is great. Strange.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: jessduntno

I think most of the taters are in Arastook Co.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 9:24:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

I spent two years in Santa Barbara, Ca. The weather was amazing pretty much all the time.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 9:24:24 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: PA Engineer

I understand it.

The Unions and the Mob wrecked the place.
Emphasis on the former.

This is where I grew up.
It was NW Oh but my brother just called it SW Pa tonight


20 posted on 08/09/2012 9:27:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PA Engineer
I am surprised Pittsburgh did not make the list.

Pittsburgh usually fares well on lists not because of its superlatives but because of what it lacks. Back in the 80's Pittsburgh was always near the top of the Places Rated Almanac and was the champion in 1985 and again in 2007. In the 1985 rankings, Pittsburgh didn't excel in any one of the metric but avoided the negatives -- notably crime and cost of living.

I was born there and spent my youth in the 'Burg. As far as the weather is concerned, the only real downside as cited in the Almanac was the number of cloudy days. They (Rand McNally) applied positive points for regions with a lot of sunshine.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 9:27:17 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
s/Burg/Burgh/

...as one who knows just how important that trailing 'h' is!

22 posted on 08/09/2012 9:30:40 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Lots of people back there complain of SAD’s.(Seasonal Affective Disorder)

It never bugged me.

Honestly? Texas Sun takes the tar out of me.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I think most of the taters are in Arastook Co.”

Caribou is the second largest city in Aroostook County. Its population was 8189 at the 2010 census.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 9:31:24 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: mylife

1. That’s spelled “Aroostook” and pronounced “THE County”

2. Caribou is in Aroostock County.

3. You are correct about the potatoes.

4. I guess they did not consider freezing one’s ever loving seat end off a hazard...


25 posted on 08/09/2012 9:31:43 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: jessduntno

Shows you what I know of Maine! LOL

Ive been up there but it aint in my blood.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jessduntno

beat me to it by 20 seconds.

you are awarded a victory ice cream cone...


27 posted on 08/09/2012 9:33:33 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

A pleasant place to visit, as a visitor when the weather is nice.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 9:34:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

New Jersey! A veritable weather Eden.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 9:36:48 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: mylife
Texas Sun takes the tar out of me.

Last year when the high pressure dome sat over Texas for months on giving us a case of severe clear and a streak of 100-plus days, I didn't whimper. Why? I have a long memory. I just thought back to those days of shoveling that Pennsylvania snow and then the plow undoing all my work an hour later!

108 degrees felt pretty good. :-)

30 posted on 08/09/2012 9:37:17 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: mylife

Yep, the 2d of August is indeed usually pleasant....


31 posted on 08/09/2012 9:37:23 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: mylife

Yep, the 2d of August is indeed usually pleasant....


32 posted on 08/09/2012 9:37:39 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Fledermaus

Yes it does - which makes it normal regular weather and not dangerous.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: re_nortex

Very funny.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 9:38:15 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: re_nortex

I agree. The metrics are suspicious. The only thing that is questionable about the weather safety is the “grey” in winter. Maybe it is better that people don’t know.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 9:38:56 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: redlegplanner

“Aroostook” May as well be in New Foundland! It’s above Nova Scotia


36 posted on 08/09/2012 9:39:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: redlegplanner

I have been in woods in Maine in the snow in July LoL


37 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

I have always thought the entire NYC metro area is very weather safe. Yes, you get some blizzards, but esp. in the city they don’t amount to too much. The one Christmas before last was quite bad and handled badly and I think some people even did die, but that is a rare thing.

The weather is miserable a lot of the time (like Summer!) but not dangerous.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:58 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: re_nortex

It just whoops my ass buddy.

I used to get heat exhaustion when I lived up thar. LoL

I am adjusting after 20 years.


39 posted on 08/09/2012 9:45:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex

Here in El Paso, while it can get hot in the summer, that’s about all that happens here. No tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or pestilence!


40 posted on 08/09/2012 9:45:04 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: mylife

“Shows you what I know of Maine! LOL”

Pretty wild country still.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: redlegplanner

Bread Pudding? With raisins?


42 posted on 08/09/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Clamo, clamatis, omnes clamamus pro glace lactis." - Universal truth.)
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To: mylife
“Land of Orange Barrels”

True. That is one of the natural hazards. I like the ability to be completely gone from sprawl within an hour. I don't think there is any other city that can lay claim to that. In one hour you are in wilderness. That is how we commute. LOL. I rescued a 6 foot blacksnake from my garage today. I kept hearing the blinds moving. Today, there was this long black line to the window. Poor thing. Moved it to the woods.



Wife kind of freaked. That is a snow blower.

That is Pittsburgh and the Western PA area. You can get out of the race in less than hour and there is little in the weather that is a threat. Most of the wildlife are not a threat. I said most. This "cat" that everyone says does not exist has disappeared most of the dear and left non-existent cat tracks on my land. Go figure.

I have lived many places and this has to be one of the safest.
43 posted on 08/09/2012 9:50:08 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: re_nortex

I never holed up in the house up there because it was to cold.

I have been holed up here for months because it is 100+
Honestly
But that’s one mans opinion of weather.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: re_nortex
...as one who knows just how important that trailing 'h' is!

and by an act of congress yet! ;-)
45 posted on 08/09/2012 9:52:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: PA Engineer

I love the Laurel Highlands and Ohiopyle


46 posted on 08/09/2012 9:53:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PGR88

“An average 115 inches of snow per year in Rochester NY doesn’t count as hazard?”

Nope.

It’s inconvenient.

It sucks to spend so much time following the snow blower up and down the driveway.

But it won’t kill you or blow your house away or drown you.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 9:53:36 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: mylife
I am adjusting after 20 years.

Only 20 years here? At long last I can finally call you a N00B! :-)

Seriesly, the number of expats from region now here in Texas is remarkable. As you rightly pointed out, the unions killed the whole tri-state industrial economy. There was a time decades ago when Texans moved to the Pittsburgh district because of the job opportunities. As recently as the 50's, the 'Burgh was second only to New York for the number of corporate headquarters (USS, Gulf, Kopppers, Westinghouse, PPG, Alcoa, Mellon Bank and many others). Big labor and the Democrat Machine (starting with Mayor Lawrence) regulated free enterprise out of existence.

48 posted on 08/09/2012 9:54:12 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

Tidal waves are not commonly related to weather.

Sunburns are the greatest health risk in San Diego. The weather is so perfect you stay out to long. Except for June.


49 posted on 08/09/2012 9:54:59 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: re_nortex

I am a noob, and It has taken me 20 years to finally feel it, but I love Texas too.


50 posted on 08/09/2012 9:57:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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