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    What is the weather like in California?

    So my brother is moving to California soon. We're deciding on the wardrobe that needs to be arranged for living there. I've heard it's hot and sunny all year round, being a coastal area. What kind of temperatures prevail there? Is there snowfall in winter? Also, does California experience a rainy season?

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    I don't live in California but i do know that it gets hot and sometimes it mildly and live-able but sometimes its blazing hot. This is how it is in the summer. In the the winter its mildly cold and not always freezing cold and sometimes you'll be lucky if it snows.

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    I use to live in Southern California and the weather is a dry heat where there are alot of brush fires. There are not really seasons in this location it gets a bit cold in the winter and every few years it might snow. If it does it would be a huge deal. I've found it rains more in northern California closer to Oregon.

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    As we thought, hot and sunny. I'm sure he's going to enjoy that since he's an outdoorsy guy. I can't wait to follow his suit and head for the States too, hopefully by next year I'll be accepted in some college. I'm almost jealous of him!

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    The seasons definitely aren't as distinctive in California as they are in say...Illinois. Quite hot and sunny, the days that aren't quite as warm are still very mild in comparison to a fall day in the midwest! He can bring a jacket, a coat would likely go to little to no use.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    We live in Silicon Valley. The weather is nice and it never rains too much or anything like that.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    Okay, asking for "California" weather is really misleading. You have to be very specific, and also consider what you consider to be "hot". The weather is distinctive and different between Southern, Central, and Northern California, and some places are quite cold. Lake Tahoe, for example, has enough snow every winter to house several ski resorts, whereas I think it's snowed maybe twice in Los Angeles in the last hundred years. Some places along the coastline are quite cool, increasingly so the farther north you go. Some areas are deserts, whereas (again, in northern California), some areas house delicate redwood trees and rare ferns. If you want a better forecast, find the specific town he's going to (since he is going to college, after all) and just monitor their weather patterns online for a few weeks, and check out some reports. That'll be a lot more effective than taking the average of a place that's literally huge.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I strongly agree with Pocketsheep. SoCal is generally how people have been describing 'California' in this thread. However, the quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" really is not far off- it can be freezing there and in other parts of NorCal. Where specifically is your brother going?

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I strongly agree with Pocketsheep. SoCal is generally how people have been describing 'California' in this thread. However, the quote "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" really is not far off- it can be freezing there and in other parts of NorCal. Where specifically is your brother going?
    He is going to Claremont, to be specific - Keck Graduate Institute. He's leaving on the 30th of this month. The general opinion seems to hold that California is hot, dry and very sunny all year round. This is the first time I heard anything about snow there. I suppose it was silly to think such a large area would have such little weather variation. Thanks for the information, really. We still have some time to get things done. He is the last person who'd move himself to go clothes shopping, that makes it very necessary to pack it well for him in advance.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    There is quite a lot of variation, but the typical expectation being temperate, dry and sometimes a heavy dry heat covers some of the well known areas.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    When I lived in Northern California, I know that during the summer it was dry as a bone, and during the fall and winter it rained quit a bit. At times it was chilly, just not New England chilly.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    It entirely depends on which part of California he is moving to. Northern California has a more extreme range of temperatures. It gets colder in the winter and hotter in the summer, where as Southern California has more mild shifts in temperatures. I live in Sacramento(Northern CA). In the summer time it can reach 110 degrees and in the winter time the daytime highs are usually in the 50-60's. Yes, it rains in California but not all that much and it is usually in the beginning months of the year.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    California's climate is often compared to that of the Mediterranean, due to warm, dry summers, and mild, wet winters. On the coast, average yearly temperatures range between the low 40sF (4.4C) and in the high 70sF (21.1C) and 80sF (26.7C).

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    My cousin lives in San Diego, and the weather there seems to be qite placid, but hoy. I personally dislike hot weather, so I'm not a big fan of the weather there or any other places that happens to be warm, but is ok in my opinion Is a great place to visit if you have a family who enjoys spending some time relaxing around the beaches!

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I don't live in California, so I am not sure how the weather is like over there. I have heard it is very warm in the summertime, which is my least favorite kind of weather. I like cold weather, and I have been to Los Angeles in which the weather is quite warm during the wintertime.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    The three siblings of my father tpogether with their families are living in California for how many years already and they say that the place had four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall) but the change in weather there is just good all the time. And one day I hope I can visit my relatives there.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I have a friend who lives in California and he says that the weather there is great most of the time. Winters there aren't as cold as in many other parts of the United States and definitely cannot hold a candle ( or an ice cube) to places like Vancouver, Canada. I would like to visit him there someday but right now that is just a dream of mine. It seems like a good place to live if you like the outdoors.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    i like winter weather in California ,There is quite a lot of variation, but the typical expectation being temperate, dry and sometimes a heavy dry heat covers some of the well known areas. ..All the time weather is good ,but in winter season,some place looking like more beautiful and Hill station area are covered with white white snow.....And temperature is very cool ...

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I never visit in California ...Just know about the weather of California..In Summer season the weather is too much dry and hot and winter season the weather is very mild ,cold and Fizzy ..In Rainy season is very great and good ..because its remain not hot and not cold..

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    California weather is always good and fine..But i like spring season because in this season weather is really awesome remain not cold and not hot..Spring season You can visit anywhere and enjoyed everything..

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eudora13 View Post
    He is going to Claremont, to be specific - Keck Graduate Institute. He's leaving on the 30th of this month. The general opinion seems to hold that California is hot, dry and very sunny all year round. This is the first time I heard anything about snow there. I suppose it was silly to think such a large area would have such little weather variation. Thanks for the information, really. We still have some time to get things done. He is the last person who'd move himself to go clothes shopping, that makes it very necessary to pack it well for him in advance.
    That is in the Los Angeles area. It is rather temperate year round and there is some rain in the winter, but overall it is considered part of "Southern California". South of LA is Orange and San Diego counties, with San Diego averaging 68 degrees year round, but as in any area of California there are more mountainous and desert areas where there is more of a temperature variation. Having grown up in a snowy climate, I would say if he is going to be in the LA area he will need summer and maybe some fall type clothing but he will not be exposed to extreme temperatures like snow and ice.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I like spring weather in California because weather claim not cold and not hot ....in the spring, the Golden State turns green. After the winter rains, flowers burst into bloom, turning fruit trees into clouds of blossoms and sometimes transforming deserts into flowery carpets.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    In southern California, It may be 65 degrees one day, 80 the next day, rain for two days, then be 90 degrees for a week. You never know living in southern California.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    I would say the weather is mostly mild, warm and dry for the most part. Places like San Francisco can be chilly and rainy. But unless you go up to Lake Tahoe or somewhere like that in the north, you should not see anything like snow. In the San Jose/San Francisco area I didn't experience less than 30 degrees on the colder days of the year, and in the south region even milder than that.

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    Re: What is the weather like in California?

    It has to be decent much with all the ways and at the same time in general all these states has their identifications but usually niagara falls night view helps us the most.

 

 
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