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post #11 of 17 Old 11-22-2011, 06:43 PM
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Now, now Frank, don't be dissin' us southun folks for panickin' when snow is forecast. We ain't used ta seein' it as much as all y'all northunuhs!

Yes OP, summers are hot and humid, but winters tend to be shorter and milder than any place more northern, especially the farther south and west you go in Virginia.
Honestly, SR-it is a constant source of amazement for those of us who are from Buffalo. Yeah-Buffalo.....the place with the bad rap. (which, in my humble opinion, IS deserved, but not for the snow.....) They honestly DO close everything when snow is FORECAST. Not even here yet....just spoken of by the weather guru. And-hint-the need to run to the grocery for Tp, milk and bread-totaly contagious. Even fully stocked up I feel like I MAY need more........Even with rain there are a lot of accidents.....so be aware.

I do love Virginia tho. But, I escape in the summer. August can be horrid with humidity. I do find it more difficult to find indoor arenas, which I prefer to ride in much of the time.

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-22-2011, 07:10 PM
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Virginia weather is somewhat special. The summers are hot even when the days are not because of our humidity. The actual temperature is usually somewhere in the 90s with a heat index around 104-110 most days. We really don't have much of a spring or a fall. We kind of go from about 70 to 30. It gets down to below zero with the windchill while the actual temperature is usually in the teens or twentys. We don't have a ton of 50 degree days for the most part. On occasion we do.

Frank is not kidding about the "blizzards". Three inches of snow will paralyze Northern Virginia for about a day or two.

We have hurricanes, earthquakes, heat waves, "blizzards", tropical storms, microbursts, and tornadoes. While non of our disasters are usually horrific, they are devestating to the area because we have so much farm land and very old buildings. There is less city then you would realize.

For the most part it's a pretty nice area. It's great for horse people. Just about any discipline can be found if you look hard enough. The only thing I see people have a hard time with is cutting. My sister in law takes her horse to PA and NC to compete but it's not really that far away....

All in all. I like it here. We have the poorest of the poor and the wealthiest of the wealthy here. In my county most people live in houses that cost somewhere between 600-800k. (not mine!) There are jobs here as well if you are willing to commute and plenty of colleges in the area....
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-22-2011, 09:44 PM
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All things are relative, don't like the heat and humidity ? Load up and drive a couple hours west and up a couple thousand feet. When it is 100 around Williamsburg it is 70 at Mt Rogers and that is a high. Lots of public trails to ride. Low land, highland, arena. No snow. Can ride all year round.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-23-2011, 10:56 AM
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So humid. So very humid.
Very, very true. You go out for 30 mins early morning (7 am) to do horse chores and the t-shirt is all sweaty by the time you are done. :(

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I do love Virginia tho. But, I escape in the summer. August can be horrid with humidity.
Not everyone is that lucky, FB!

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I am a marine engineer, work on the water, in engine rooms over 120 degrees, I come out side into the 100 degree high humidity to cool off.
Drink lots of water and turn / down the AC you get used to it. Alot better than the freezing cold snow and ice and just generally depressing nasty weather of upstate NY
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I am a marine engineer, work on the water, in engine rooms over 120 degrees, I come out side into the 100 degree high humidity to cool off.
Drink lots of water and turn / down the AC you get used to it. Alot better than the freezing cold snow and ice and just generally depressing nasty weather of upstate NY
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