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Posted: 02/05/20 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depending on where you'll be moving to in AZ, the summer (100+) can be up to 6 months a year. In 2019, the first 100 degree day for the metro Phoenix area was in April and the last in October. Some areas can get even hotter.


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ItsyRV wrote:

Depending on where you'll be moving to in AZ, the summer (100+) can be up to 6 months a year. In 2019, the first 100 degree day for the metro Phoenix area was in April and the last in October. Some areas can get even hotter.



We're talking 120* in the Phoenix area.

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jdc1 wrote:

ItsyRV wrote:

Depending on where you'll be moving to in AZ, the summer (100+) can be up to 6 months a year. In 2019, the first 100 degree day for the metro Phoenix area was in April and the last in October. Some areas can get even hotter.



We're talking 120* in the Phoenix area.

Yep and last year the Phoenix metro area broke the record for the most 110+ degree days in a year. I had people try telling me some sob story about where they come from and hitting 100 degrees one time. I have to remind them that in this area it may never get below 100 degrees even at night so be prepared.

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Alaska is nice! [emoticon] Although last summer had a week or two of hot weather.


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There is so much to see and do in the OR/WA area, that would be my suggestion. I think if I could only pick 2 places to live it would be the NW in the Summer and the SW in the Winter.


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we live in San Antonio TX area, so in late July, August and Sept, we head for high altitudes. We like camping up by Dutch John in Flaming Gorge, UT. We like camping near Pinedale, WY, and we love camping in the Tetons Nat'l park in Jackson Hole.
Sometimes, we go up the west side of the Tetons to Henry's Lake ID, and tool around Yellowstone Park from there. Then we head east over to Cody, which can still be warm but not overly so in Sept. Then we go to Custer SD to take in the big buffalo roundup festival at the end of Sept before heading south toward home.


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We spent this past summer on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. It was windbreakers most of the time except midday (when the sun was out) while the grandkids were at swim meets in Baltimore where the heat index was 130. I don't think we used the ACs and we were using the electric fireplace by the time we left on September 15.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. The Pacific NW is definitely on our target list. We understand reservations ahead of time will be required. We are trying to establish a long term routine such as we have when snowbirding in the winter from Colorado to Arizona.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

There is so much to see and do in the OR/WA area, that would be my suggestion. I think if I could only pick 2 places to live it would be the NW in the Summer and the SW in the Winter.


That's essentially what we are doing!


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BarbaraOK wrote:

Bill.Satellite wrote:

There is so much to see and do in the OR/WA area, that would be my suggestion. I think if I could only pick 2 places to live it would be the NW in the Summer and the SW in the Winter.


That's essentially what we are doing!


Spend September in California (some days still hit 100 occasionally) slowly working south. We have friends in the SF area, so always spend a week or so at San Francisco RV Resort in Pacifica under our Thousand Trails membership. If you are going to do the PNW, really recommend at least a TT Zone Pass for the PNW (even better a 2-1 deal for both PNW and SW zones). It will pay for itself quickly, LOTS of TT parks in Washington and Oregon.

We usually cross the Colorado River into Arizona about October 1st, still a few hot days, but nights by then you don't have to run AC and, at least in the Phoenix/Mesa area, there is no one around. We really love October and early November when so few people are around.

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