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....
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"