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    Is CO really that sunny?

    I have no idea if this is a myth or not, but I remember hearing or reading a while ago that CO has the most sunny days in the US. I didn't have any luck searching for facts on google, but just wondering what you think.

    If it is true (or at least if it has more than the average sunny day), why? Because the clouds dissipate at the mountains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Z
    I have no idea if this is a myth or not, but I remember hearing or reading a while ago that CO has the most sunny days in the US. I didn't have any luck searching for facts on google, but just wondering what you think.

    If it is true (or at least if it has more than the average sunny day), why? Because the clouds dissipate at the mountains?

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    YEP. Colorado is said to usually have about 300 days a year of sunshine.
    I don't actually know if that's true or not, because I never have counted them, but I know it's sunny here alot. Colorado Rocks!

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    And it counts as a sunny day, even if it's sunny, but the high is -5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    And it counts as a sunny day, even if it's sunny, but the high is -5.
    haha. i know what you mean. it was -20 F here in chicago 6 weeks ago or so and it looked beautifully sunny out- sooo misleading!
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    Sucks here. I don't know where you are getting your info but it's similar to Seattle. Hardly any trails. (: (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blugrs71
    Sucks here. I don't know where you are getting your info but it's similar to Seattle. Hardly any trails. (: (:
    nice! same i hear about las vegas and it's no fun and no cute girls hanging out
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    if you want to know anything about any place, check out www.city-data.com look up Denver and scroll down to the weather graphs and compare them with any other city in the US and you'll get your answer.

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    Yeah... but it's a *dry* sunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceface9465
    if you want to know anything about any place, check out www.city-data.com look up Denver and scroll down to the weather graphs and compare them with any other city in the US and you'll get your answer.
    perfect. i was looking for something like that. thanks!
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    I hear that we are second in the nation for sunny days, just behind Miami. Plus, I hear that with the altitude, the skin cancer comes along with it.

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    I moved to CO from portland about a year ago. There is a HUGE difference in blue skies, and attitudes. People appear much happier here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intenserider2
    I hear that we are second in the nation for sunny days, just behind Miami. Plus, I hear that with the altitude, the skin cancer comes along with it.
    It isn't just that, we have some of the higher levels of background radiation from our soils, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blugrs71
    Sucks here. I don't know where you are getting your info but it's similar to Seattle. Hardly any trails. (: (:
    +1 I don't know why anybody lives here I can only get out 5 days a week

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    Yes indeed

    I moved here from San Diego, CA two years ago. Denver has more days of sun than the beaches of Southern California.

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    Wouldn't a place like Death Valley have more sunny days? I guess no one lives there to count 'em :P

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    Depends on your definition of "sunny"

    See the second question/answer in the link below:

    http://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/questions.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    I moved to CO from portland about a year ago. There is a HUGE difference in blue skies, and attitudes. People appear much happier here.

    I'll second that! I spent a year in Portland after living in Asheville for several years. I prefer the sun for sure.

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    [size="7"]ssssssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!!!![/size] trails suck too! No t.i.t.s. here either!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
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    It's true, though.

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    Less sunny days here than in AZ.

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    I think Eric meant to say "windy"

    Yes, the front strange has over 300 days of year of sun (based on some marketing thing that caught on), but it doesn't make it the sunniest place. I recall the month of May, 1995 solid clouds and rain for the entire month. I turned a job in Seattle down for the sun of CO.

    Based on this year, I think we have over 100 days of high wind a-year too---at least it seems that way.
    Last edited by lidarman; 02-27-2009 at 07:10 PM.

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    It snowed today and then the sun came out. I guess you can count that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    I moved to CO from portland about a year ago. There is a HUGE difference in blue skies, and attitudes. People appear much happier here.
    You think Portland is bad? Try Detroit
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Based on this year, I think we have over 100 days of high wind a-year too---at least it seems that way.
    Amen brother Rich! That wind is enough to drive a man nuckin futs

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    I moved here from the Chicago area in October. Compared to what I remember of the damp, cold, and grey fall and winter days, this area is nice. Just look at this weeks forecast on weather.com and compare to there. It seems like everytime I talk to family back there they just complain about the cold. There might be better areas in the country to live, but I'm really happy with my move.

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