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    What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Written by sportswriter Tom Kensler from the Denver Post. This has some great Ames tidbits and nails the Big-12 on the head!
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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Dude needs to man up. He's from the Rockies and he's complaining about how cold it gets in Ames.


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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Good article. No slams just a story.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    I'm sure the Denver/Boulder media won't mind trading in roads trips to Manhattan, Ames, Lawrence and Stillwater for L.A., Phoenix, Seattle and the Bay area


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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    it snow a lot in Colorado, but im pretty sure it gets a lot colder here



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    it snow a lot in Colorado, but im pretty sure it gets a lot colder here
    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. The last 2 or 3 winters have been especially brutal


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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Dude needs to man up. He's from the Rockies and he's complaining about how cold it gets in Ames.
    Ames winter is worse than Denver winter. Colder and windier.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Ames winter is worse than Denver winter. Colder and windier.
    Iowa/Northern Illinois/Wisc/Minny winters are worse than just about anywhere else in the world. Sucks when you look at a weather map of the US and it's warmer (by 10-20 dgrees) in Alaska than it is here.

    I also think that last 3 or 4 winters have been especially cold and long. It's 42 in Chicago right now.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by canker2323 View Post
    Iowa/Northern Illinois/Wisc/Minny winters are worse than just about anywhere else in the world. Sucks when you look at a weather map of the US and it's warmer (by 10-20 dgrees) in Alaska than it is here.

    I also think that last 3 or 4 winters have been especially cold and long. It's 42 in Chicago right now.
    When's global warming gonna kick in here?? I was looking forward to it!




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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Ames winter is worse than Denver winter. Colder and windier.
    I've lived everywhere between Colorado and Chicago, and CO by far is the mildest weather I've ever lived in, but winter and summer. Don't tell anyone.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    I've lived everywhere between Colorado and Chicago, and CO by far is the mildest weather I've ever lived in, but winter and summer. Don't tell anyone.
    SHHHHHHH



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    I've lived everywhere between Colorado and Chicago, and CO by far is the mildest weather I've ever lived in, but winter and summer. Don't tell anyone.
    He is lying. It is freezing cold in the winter and brutally hot in the summer.

    You dont want to move here. lol



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    I live in Madison, WI - and I like winters here more than central Iowa.

    Statistically, Madison winter days avg. a few degrees colder than central Iowa (Ames), and more snow per winter. The difference, is the wind. For whatever reason (more trees, more topographic relief, etc), the wind doesn't blow like it does in Iowa (add Nebraska, So. Minnesota, and the Dakotas in this category). The god-forsaken wind is unrelenting in central Iowa. It's really the difference between tolerable, and miserable.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    it snow a lot in Colorado, but im pretty sure it gets a lot colder here
    Denver/Boulder has 300 sunny days per year.

    "Metro Denver is situated on the high plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Moderate temperatures, low levels of humidity, and abundant sunshine provide an ideal climate for year-round activities. Metro Denver has 300 sunny days a year more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach.
    Winter storms are normally short-lived and snow melts rapidly in the region. The nearby mountains and ski resorts, however, receive significant annual snowfall. Metro Denver's climate is best described as semi-arid, averaging just under 16 inches of precipitation annually. The risk of natural disasters (hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) in the region is minimal compared to locations on the east, west, and southern coasts."


    Ames gets real coldand windy. It's part of the mystique. The article was a nice reflection on Ames. Ames may well be my retirement location, unless I move to Colorado to escape the bad weather.



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    Re: What Colorado will miss...great article!

    Really something special there. it can be 80 degrees and you can go swimming in fort collins in May. Then drive up to Bear Lake and its frozen over which is not very far from there. Its pretty nice there.

    Except for all the bicycle ridin hippies that live there.


    If I didn't have so much family and things invested here in central Iowa I would probably move to Colorado. If not there probably North Texas (Dallas Area)



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