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Q: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
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Subject: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
Category: Health
Asked by: tishmom-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 03 Aug 2002 08:22 PDT
Expires: 02 Sep 2002 08:22 PDT
Question ID: 50189
I have very painful osteoarthritis, and I find my current hot, humid
climate (Southwest Florida) only exacerbates this condition.  Could
you find me several locations in the US that are either known to be
more "user friendly" to arthritis sufferers, or else provide me with a
list of areas where the yearly  temperature ranges between 40 degrees
F. and 75 degrees F., and the humidity doesn't go over 65-70%?  I
want to consider relocating to such a place.  Thanks very much! 
Tishmom-ga
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Subject: Re: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
Answered By: brad-ga on 03 Aug 2002 14:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Good Day, tishmom-ga 

The weather information and websites are offered below.  It might be
easier on your eyesite if you clicked on the url that is highlighted
as the data tends to wrap when placed here.
If you need additional information, please click on Clarify Answer,
and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

1. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0762183.html
     This site will show the climate for 100 cities in the U.S. 
Not knowing whether you prefer large or small cities this is a good
start.
Notice that these are averages over many years.  The average for
January and July would be the most important for you and you have to
be careful about averages especially for July.
For example, Dallas-Ft Worth area has an average of 86.  I live in
Dallas and find the summer heat and humidity intolerable.  We have
many late July and August days in the high 90's as well as a few days
of 100 or more.  This means that an average in the 80's will have many
days of hot weather that you don't want.  With your temperature
guidelines, I would only consider a July average that is in the low
70's.  Some of the ideal locations for you would be in or near the
following cities:  Asheville, N.C. , Atlantic City, N.J. ,Charleston,
W.Va.,Honolulu, Hawaii (I lived in Hawaii for 2 years....wonderful
weather year round!),  Long Beach, Calif. ,Los Angeles, Calif. ( I
lived in Southern California for 39 years....the best in terms of
weather, especially along the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego.
In fact, my retirement home next year will be in Oceanside, Calif
where a "hot" summer day is 70. My 88 year old arthritic aunt lives
there and loves it.),New York, N.Y.,Portland, Ore. (wonderful place as
are many in Oregon, but you must love the rain as it rains
often),Sacramento, Calif. (good sized city midway between San
Francisco and Lake Tahoe/Reno area),San Diego, Calif. (God's
country...I love it there).

2. http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
http://nndc.noaa.gov/?http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov:80/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodnum=C00095-PUB-A0001
The above website also offers a monthly weather mean for many cities. 
This is probably the best for your consideration.
Look closely at the italicized months of Jul, Aug, Nov and Dec where
the harshest weather, hot and cold, might be uncomfortable for you
NORMALS 1971-2000          YRS  JAN    FEB   MAR   APR   MAY    JUN  
JUL   AUG   SEP    OCT    NOV    DEC    ANNUAL
BIRMINGHAM AP,AL                 30   42.6   46.8   54.5   61.3   69.3
  76.4   80.2   79.6   73.8   62.9   53.1   45.6   62.2
HUNTSVILLE, AL                   30   39.8   44.3   52.3   60.4   68.6
  76.0   79.5   78.6   72.4   61.3   51.2   43.1   60.6
MOBILE, AL                       30   50.1   53.5   60.2   66.1   73.5
  79.3   81.5   81.3   77.2   67.7   58.9   52.3   66.8
MONTGOMERY, AL                   30   46.6   50.5   57.9   64.3   72.3
  78.9   81.8   81.2   76.3   65.4   56.1   49.0   65.1
ANCHORAGE, AK                    30   15.8   18.7   25.9   36.3   46.9
  54.7   58.4   56.4   48.2   34.1   21.8   17.5   36.3
ANNETTE, AK                      30   35.1   37.1   39.5   43.8   49.4
  54.3   58.2   58.6   53.8   46.5   39.7   36.4   46.1
BARROW, AK                       30  -13.7  -15.9  -13.7   -0.5   20.1
  35.0   40.4   38.7   31.2   14.6   -0.9  -10.6   10.4
BETHEL, AK                       30    6.6    7.6   14.5   25.9   41.3
  51.4   56.0   53.6   45.4   30.0   17.4    9.4   29.9
BETTLES,AK                       30  -11.2   -7.9    4.2   22.4   44.3
  57.8   60.2   53.5   41.0   18.7   -0.8   -7.4   22.9
BIG DELTA,AK                     30   -2.6    2.3   14.2   32.1   47.8
  57.5   60.8   55.5   44.4   24.1    6.4    0.1   28.6
COLD BAY,AK                      30   28.2   27.6   30.0   33.5   39.8
  45.9   50.6   51.8   47.8   40.0   34.5   31.0   38.4
FAIRBANKS, AK                    30   -9.7   -3.8   11.1   31.7   48.8
  59.7   62.4   56.2   44.5   23.5    2.3   -5.9   26.8
GULKANA,AK                       30   -4.7    3.2   15.3   31.1   43.9
  53.1   57.0   53.1   43.1   26.4    5.5   -1.6   27.1
HOMER, AK                        30   23.4   24.9   29.4   36.4   43.7
  50.0   54.1   53.8   47.9   37.8   29.4   25.8   38.1
JUNEAU, AK                       30   25.7   28.9   33.7   40.8   47.9
  53.9   56.8   55.7   50.0   42.3   33.3   28.7   41.5
KING SALMON, AK                  30   15.4   15.6   23.5   33.1   43.5
  50.9   55.7   54.8   47.6   33.3   23.2   17.2   34.5
KODIAK, AK                       30   29.7   29.9   32.6   37.3   43.5
  49.2   54.1   55.0   49.4   40.3   34.0   30.6   40.5
KOTZEBUE, AK                     30   -2.5   -3.5   -0.3   11.5   31.6
  44.8   54.7   52.1   41.8   23.2    8.3   -0.2   21.8
MCGRATH, AK                      30   -6.7   -0.9   11.8   29.1   46.2
  56.7   59.8   54.9   44.7   25.3    5.8   -3.8   26.9
NOME, AK                         30    5.8    5.7    9.4   19.6   37.1
  47.3   52.6   50.6   42.9   28.5   16.9    8.4   27.1
ST. PAUL ISLAND, AK              30   25.7   23.3   24.2   28.4   35.7
  41.9   46.7   48.4   45.0   38.3   33.1   28.8   35.0
TALKEETNA, AK                    30   11.0   15.4   22.6   34.3   45.8
  55.3   58.9   55.6   46.2   31.4   17.5   13.0   33.9
UNALAKLEET, AK                   30    3.3    4.3   10.7   22.7   39.5
  49.0   55.5   53.1   43.6   26.5   12.6    6.1   27.2
VALDEZ, AK                       30   21.9   24.8   29.8   37.7   45.8
  52.2   55.2   53.6   47.1   38.2   28.3   24.7   38.3
YAKUTAT, AK                      30   25.8   28.4   31.5   37.2   43.6
  49.7   53.6   53.3   48.2   41.1   32.4   28.6   39.5
FLAGSTAFF, AZ                    30   29.7   32.2   36.6   42.9   50.8
  60.1   66.1   64.4   57.8   47.1   36.5   30.2   46.2
PHOENIX, AZ                      30   54.2   58.2   62.7   70.2   79.1
  88.6   92.8   91.4   86.0   74.6   61.6   54.3   72.9
TUCSON, AZ                       30   51.7   55.0   59.2   66.0   74.5
  84.1   86.5   84.9   80.9   70.5   58.7   51.9   68.7
WINSLOW, AZ                      30   34.2   40.0   46.3   53.4   62.2
  72.1   77.5   75.6   68.2   55.9   43.2   34.1   55.2
YUMA, AZ                         30   58.1   62.0   66.5   72.7   79.9
  88.8   94.1   93.5   88.2   77.2   64.8   57.4   75.3
FORT SMITH, AR                   30   38.0   43.7   52.6   61.1   69.5
  77.5   82.2   81.5   73.9   62.8   50.5   41.0   61.2
LITTLE ROCK, AR                  30   40.1   45.2   53.4   61.4   70.1
  78.4   82.4   81.3   74.4   63.3   51.7   43.2   62.1
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR            30   40.2   45.6   54.3   63.0   70.9
  78.8   83.2   82.1   75.0   64.5   52.5   43.4   62.8
BAKERSFIELD, CA                  30   47.8   53.3   57.3   62.7   70.3
  77.7   83.1   81.9   76.7   67.2   54.8   47.2   65.0
BISHOP, CA                       30   38.0   42.4   47.7   54.1   62.5
  71.1   76.8   74.8   67.3   56.6   44.8   38.0   56.2
EUREKA, CA.                      30   47.9   48.9   49.2   50.7   53.6
  56.3   58.1   58.7   57.4   54.5   51.0   47.9   52.9
FRESNO, CA                       30   46.0   51.4   55.5   61.2   68.8
  76.1   81.4   79.9   74.6   65.0   52.7   45.2   63.2
LONG BEACH, CA                   30   57.0   58.3   59.7   63.0   65.9
  69.8   73.8   75.1   73.4   68.6   61.8   57.1   65.3
LOS ANGELES AP, CA               30   57.1   58.0   58.3   60.8   63.1
  66.4   69.3   70.7   70.1   66.9   61.6   57.6   63.3
LOS ANGELES C.O., CA             30   58.3   60.0   60.7   63.8   66.2
  70.5   74.2   75.2   74.0   69.5   62.9   58.5   66.2
MOUNT SHASTA, CA                 30   35.3   38.2   41.2   46.3   53.2
  60.2   66.1   65.1   59.5   50.5   39.9   34.8   49.2
REDDING, CA                      30   45.5   49.1   52.5   57.8   66.2
  75.2   81.3   78.9   73.4   63.2   51.1   45.3   61.6
SACRAMENTO, CA                   30   46.3   51.2   54.5   58.9   65.5
  71.5   75.4   74.8   71.7   64.4   53.3   45.8   61.1
SAN DIEGO, CA                    30   57.8   58.9   60.0   62.6   64.6
  67.4   70.9   72.5   71.6   67.6   61.8   57.6   64.4
SAN FRANCISCO AP, CA             30   49.4   52.4   54.0   56.2   58.7
  61.4   62.8   63.6   63.9   61.0   54.7   49.5   57.3
SAN FRANCISCO C.O., CA           30   52.3   55.0   55.9   57.3   58.4
  60.5   61.3   62.4   63.7   62.5   57.5   52.7   58.3
SANTA BARBARA, CA                30   53.1   55.2   56.7   58.9   60.9
  64.2   67.0   68.6   67.4   63.5   57.5   53.2   60.5
SANTA MARIA, CA                  30   51.6   53.1   53.8   55.5   57.8
  60.9   63.5   64.2   63.9   61.1   55.5   51.6   57.7
STOCKTON, CA                     30   46.0   51.1   54.9   60.0   66.7
  73.2   77.3   76.5   72.8   64.6   53.1   45.3   61.8
ALAMOSA, CO                      30   14.7   22.5   32.7   40.8   50.4
  59.4   64.1   62.1   54.5   42.8   28.4   17.1   40.8
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO             30   28.1   31.7   37.8   45.3   54.6
  64.4   69.6   67.6   59.8   48.9   36.2   29.0   47.8
DENVER, CO                       30   29.2   33.2   39.6   47.6   57.2
  67.6   73.4   71.7   62.4   51.0   37.5   30.3   50.1
GRAND JUNCTION, CO               30   26.1   34.1   43.4   50.9   60.5
  71.1   76.8   74.7   65.4   52.7   38.1   28.2   51.8
PUEBLO, CO                       30   29.3   34.6   41.8   49.9   59.7
  69.8   75.4   73.5   64.8   52.4   38.4   30.3   51.7
BRIDGEPORT, CT                   30   29.9   31.9   39.5   48.9   59.0
  68.0   74.0   73.1   65.7   54.7   45.1   35.1   52.1
HARTFORD, CT                     30   25.7   28.8   38.0   48.9   59.9
  68.5   73.7   71.6   63.2   51.9   41.8   30.8   50.2
WILMINGTON, DE                   30   31.5   34.2   42.7   52.4   62.5
  71.5   76.6   75.0   67.7   55.8   45.9   36.4   54.4
WASHINGTON DULLES AP, D.C.       30   31.7   34.8   43.4   53.1   62.3
  70.9   75.7   74.4   67.3   55.0   45.2   36.0   54.2
WASHINGTON NAT'L AP, D.C.        30   34.9   38.1   46.5   56.1   65.6
  74.5   79.2   77.4   70.5   58.8   48.7   39.5   57.5
APALACHICOLA, FL                 30   52.7   55.3   60.7   66.8   74.1
  80.0   81.9   81.7   79.1   70.2   62.0   55.2   68.3
DAYTONA BEACH, FL                30   58.4   60.0   64.7   68.9   74.8
  79.7   81.7   81.5   79.9   74.0   67.0   60.8   71.0
FORT MYERS, FL                   30   64.9   66.0   69.9   73.6   78.8
  82.2   83.0   83.1   82.1   77.5   71.7   66.4   74.9
GAINESVILLE, FL                  30   54.3   57.0   62.5   67.6   74.3
  79.2   80.9   80.4   77.8   70.1   62.8   56.3   68.6
JACKSONVILLE, FL                 30   53.1   55.8   61.6   66.6   73.4
  79.1   81.6   80.8   77.8   69.4   61.7   55.0   68.0
KEY WEST, FL                     30   70.3   70.8   73.8   77.0   80.7
  83.4   84.5   84.4   83.4   80.2   76.3   72.0   78.1
MIAMI, FL                        30   68.1   69.1   72.4   75.7   79.6
  82.4   83.7   83.6   82.4   78.8   74.4   69.9   76.7
ORLANDO, FL                      30   60.9   62.6   67.4   71.5   77.1
  81.2   82.4   82.5   81.1   75.3   68.8   63.0   72.8
PENSACOLA, FL                    30   52.0   54.9   61.0   66.9   74.6
  80.6   82.6   82.2   78.7   69.5   60.7   54.1   68.2
TALLAHASSEE, FL                  30   51.8   54.8   61.1   66.4   74.4
  80.4   82.4   82.1   78.9   69.1   60.4   53.7   68.0
TAMPA, FL                        30   61.3   62.7   67.4   71.5   77.6
  81.5   82.5   82.7   81.6   75.8   69.3   63.3   73.1
VERO BEACH, FL                   30   63.0   63.9   67.7   71.5   76.2
  80.4   81.7   81.6   80.7   76.4   70.5   64.7   73.2
WEST PALM BEACH, FL              30   66.2   67.2   70.6   73.8   78.2
  81.2   82.5   82.8   81.7   78.1   73.1   68.3   75.3
ATHENS, GA                       30   42.2   46.0   53.5   60.9   69.1
  76.3   79.8   78.4   72.6   61.8   52.7   44.8   61.5
ATLANTA, GA                      30   42.7   46.7   54.3   61.6   69.8
  76.8   80.0   78.9   73.3   62.8   53.4   45.4   62.2
AUGUSTA,GA                       30   44.8   48.4   55.9   62.4   70.5
  77.5   80.8   79.3   73.8   63.1   54.4   46.9   63.2
COLUMBUS, GA                     30   46.8   50.3   57.6   64.2   72.3
  79.2   82.0   81.3   76.2   65.8   56.7   49.1   65.1
MACON, GA                        30   45.5   48.9   56.2   62.7   71.0
  78.0   81.1   80.0   74.5   63.9   55.1   47.8   63.8
SAVANNAH, GA                     30   49.2   52.5   59.3   65.3   72.8
  78.8   82.1   80.8   76.7   67.1   58.7   51.4   66.2
HILO, HI                         30   71.4   71.5   72.0   72.5   73.7
  75.1   75.9   76.3   76.2   75.6   74.0   72.2   73.9
HONOLULU,HI                      30   73.0   73.0   74.3   75.6   77.2
  79.5   80.8   81.8   81.5   80.2   77.7   74.8   77.5
KAHULUI, HI                      30   71.8   71.9   73.1   74.2   75.7
  77.6   78.8   79.5   79.1   78.1   76.0   73.4   75.8
LIHUE, HI                        30   71.7   71.7   72.7   73.9   75.4
  77.7   79.0   79.7   79.5   78.2   75.9   73.3   75.7
BOISE, ID                        30   30.2   36.7   43.8   50.6   58.6
  67.2   74.7   73.9   64.2   52.8   39.9   30.6   52.0
LEWISTON, ID                     30   33.7   38.4   44.7   51.1   58.5
  65.8   73.5   73.4   63.8   51.6   40.4   33.9   52.4
POCATELLO, ID                    30   24.4   30.0   37.9   45.6   53.5
  62.0   69.2   68.4   58.8   47.7   34.7   25.3   46.5
CHICAGO,IL                       30   22.0   27.0   37.3   47.8   58.7
  68.2   73.3   71.7   63.8   52.1   39.3   27.4   49.1
MOLINE, IL                       30   21.1   26.9   38.7   50.5   61.7
  71.2   75.3   73.2   65.0   53.0   39.1   26.4   50.2
PEORIA, IL                       30   22.5   28.2   39.8   51.2   61.9
  71.1   75.1   73.1   65.4   53.4   40.1   27.8   50.8
ROCKFORD, IL                     30   19.0   24.7   36.1   47.9   59.6
  68.8   72.9   70.9   62.8   51.0   37.2   24.4   48.0
SPRINGFIELD, IL                  30   25.1   30.6   41.8   52.8   63.6
  72.6   76.3   74.2   67.0   55.5   42.3   30.3   52.7
EVANSVILLE, IN                   30   31.0   35.8   45.8   55.5   65.6
  74.8   78.6   76.5   69.1   57.3   45.9   35.6   56.0
FORT WAYNE, IN                   30   23.6   27.3   38.1   49.0   60.4
  69.7   73.4   71.1   64.1   52.4   40.6   29.0   49.9
INDIANAPOLIS, IN                 30   26.5   31.2   41.7   52.0   62.6
  71.7   75.4   73.5   66.3   54.6   42.9   31.6   52.5
SOUTH BEND, IN                   30   23.4   27.3   37.5   48.3   59.6
  69.0   73.0   71.0   63.4   52.1   40.1   28.7   49.5
DES MOINES, IA                   30   20.4   26.6   38.4   50.6   61.9
  71.4   76.1   73.9   65.1   52.8   37.9   24.9   50.0
DUBUQUE,IA                       30   17.0   23.1   34.8   47.5   59.1
  68.3   72.3   70.0   61.8   50.4   35.7   22.5   46.9
SIOUX CITY, IA                   30   18.6   25.1   36.5   49.5   61.2
  70.5   74.6   72.1   63.1   50.8   34.8   22.3   48.3
WATERLOO, IA                     30   16.1   22.6   35.0   47.8   60.2
  69.9   73.6   71.2   62.6   50.2   35.1   21.6   47.2
CONCORDIA, KS                    30   26.6   32.4   42.5   52.8   63.0
  73.4   79.1   77.0   68.0   56.0   40.8   30.2   53.5
DODGE CITY, KS                   30   30.1   36.0   44.3   53.9   63.8
  74.3   79.8   78.2   69.3   57.1   42.4   33.1   55.2
GOODLAND, KS                     30   27.6   32.4   39.8   48.8   58.7
  69.6   75.1   73.2   64.0   51.8   37.4   29.6   50.7
TOPEKA, KS                       30   27.2   33.4   44.2   54.5   64.4
  73.9   78.4   76.7   68.1   56.6   42.6   31.4   54.3
WICHITA, KS                      30   30.2   36.3   45.9   55.3   65.0
  75.5   81.0   79.8   70.8   58.6   44.2   33.6   56.4
GREATER CINCINNATI AP            30   29.7   34.1   43.9   53.7   63.7
  72.0   76.3   74.5   67.4   55.7   44.7   34.6   54.2
JACKSON, KY                      30   33.9   37.9   47.1   56.3   64.1
  71.4   75.0   73.8   67.9   57.5   47.7   38.3   55.9
LEXINGTON, KY                    30   32.0   36.4   45.6   54.6   63.8
  72.2   76.1   74.8   68.0   56.6   45.9   36.3   55.2
LOUISVILLE, KY                   30   33.0   37.6   46.9   56.4   65.8
  74.2   78.4   77.0   70.1   58.5   47.6   37.6   57.0
PADUCAH KY                       30   32.9   38.1   47.6   57.0   65.9
  74.5   78.2   76.2   69.1   58.0   46.8   36.9   56.8
BATON ROUGE, LA                  30   50.1   53.5   60.3   66.6   74.0
  79.7   81.7   81.4   77.5   68.1   59.0   52.4   67.0
LAKE CHARLES, LA                 30   50.9   54.4   61.0   67.3   74.9
  80.5   82.6   82.4   78.4   69.5   60.1   53.3   68.0
NEW ORLEANS, LA                  30   52.6   55.7   62.4   68.2   75.6
  80.7   82.7   82.5   78.9   70.0   61.4   55.1   68.8
SHREVEPORT, LA                   30   46.4   51.2   58.5   65.2   73.0
  79.9   83.4   82.9   77.0   66.7   56.1   48.4   65.7
CARIBOU, ME                      30    9.5   13.0   24.6   38.1   51.6
  60.8   65.6   63.4   53.8   42.8   30.6   16.4   39.2
PORTLAND, ME                     30   21.7   24.8   33.7   43.7   53.8
  62.9   68.7   67.2   58.7   47.7   38.3   27.6   45.8
BALTIMORE, MD                    30   32.3   35.5   43.7   53.2   62.9
  71.8   76.5   74.5   67.4   55.4   45.5   36.7   54.6
BLUE HILL, MA                    30   26.0   28.3   36.3   46.3   57.0
  65.7   71.6   69.9   62.1   51.6   41.8   31.2   49.0
BOSTON, MA                       30   29.3   31.5   38.9   48.3   58.5
  68.0   73.9   72.3   64.7   54.1   44.9   34.8   51.6
WORCESTER, MA                    30   23.6   26.0   34.3   45.0   56.3
  64.7   70.1   68.3   60.2   49.6   39.6   28.9   47.2
ALPENA, MI                       30   17.8   19.0   28.0   40.3   52.2
  61.3   66.7   64.5   56.3   45.6   34.6   24.0   42.5
DETROIT, MI                      30   24.5   27.2   36.9   48.1   59.8
  69.0   73.5   71.8   63.9   51.9   40.7   29.6   49.8
FLINT, MI                        30   21.3   23.8   33.7   45.4   57.1
  66.2   70.6   68.5   60.7   49.2   38.1   26.7   46.8
GRAND RAPIDS, MI                 30   22.4   25.0   34.6   46.3   58.1
  67.1   71.4   69.4   61.3   49.9   38.4   27.6   47.7
HOUGHTON LAKE, MI                30   17.8   19.9   29.3   41.8   53.9
  62.2   66.7   64.6   56.8   46.1   34.8   23.7   43.2
LANSING, MI                      30   21.6   24.0   33.9   45.5   57.1
  66.2   70.3   68.4   60.5   49.2   38.0   26.9   46.8
MARQUETTE, MI                    30   11.5   14.8   23.7   36.4   50.3
  59.3   64.4   62.3   53.5   42.5   28.9   17.2   38.7
MUSKEGON, MI                     30   23.5   25.4   34.0   44.9   56.1
  64.9   69.9   68.5   60.5   49.7   38.7   28.6   47.1
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI             30   13.2   15.6   24.9   38.4   51.3
  58.6   63.9   63.3   54.8   44.4   32.4   20.2   40.1
DULUTH, MN                       30    8.4   14.8   25.4   39.0   51.8
  59.9   65.5   63.7   54.7   43.5   28.0   14.0   39.1
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN          30    2.7   10.9   23.6   39.3   53.3
  61.6   66.1   63.8   53.2   41.6   24.4    8.5   37.5
MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, MN          30   13.1   20.1   32.1   46.6   59.3
  68.4   73.2   70.6   61.0   48.7   32.5   18.7   45.4
ROCHESTER, MN                    30   11.8   18.4   30.6   44.7   56.9
  66.1   70.1   67.7   58.9   47.0   31.2   17.3   43.4
SAINT CLOUD, MN                  30    8.8   16.1   28.4   43.6   56.6
  65.1   69.8   67.2   57.4   45.3   28.8   14.4   41.8
JACKSON, MS                      30   45.0   49.2   56.8   63.4   71.5
  78.5   81.4   80.9   75.5   64.4   54.8   47.6   64.1
MERIDIAN, MS                     30   46.1   50.2   57.3   63.8   71.7
  78.5   81.7   81.4   76.1   64.8   55.7   48.9   64.7
TUPELO, MS                       30   40.4   44.8   53.1   60.9   69.4
  76.9   80.6   79.6   73.3   61.9   51.5   43.4   61.3
COLUMBIA, MO                     30   27.8   33.7   44.0   54.4   63.7
  72.7   77.4   75.7   67.3   56.0   43.2   32.0   54.0
KANSAS CITY, MO                  30   26.9   33.0   43.8   54.4   64.3
  73.6   78.5   76.6   68.1   56.8   42.7   31.3   54.2
ST. LOUIS, MO                    30   29.6   35.4   45.8   56.6   66.5
  75.6   80.2   78.2   70.2   58.3   45.3   33.9   56.3
SPRINGFIELD, MO                  30   31.7   37.1   46.3   55.6   64.7
  73.4   78.5   77.6   69.3   58.4   45.9   35.7   56.2
BILLINGS, MT                     30   24.0   29.8   37.0   46.1   55.7
  65.2   72.0   70.9   59.5   48.1   34.1   26.1   47.4
GLASGOW, MT                      30   10.8   19.1   30.9   44.5   55.5
  64.4   70.2   69.5   57.3   45.0   27.9   15.6   42.6
GREAT FALLS, MT                  30   21.7   26.4   33.4   42.6   51.5
  60.0   66.2   65.6   55.4   45.5   32.3   24.3   43.8
HAVRE, TX                        30   14.6   21.9   32.5   44.3   54.5
  62.7   68.3   67.6   56.3   44.6   29.1   19.0   43.0
HELENA, MT                       30   20.2   26.4   35.1   44.1   52.9
  61.2   67.8   66.7   56.1   44.8   30.9   21.4   44.0
KALISPELL, MT                    30   21.4   26.8   34.9   43.4   51.3
  57.7   63.5   63.2   53.1   41.9   30.9   23.1   42.6
MISSOULA, MT                     30   23.5   29.0   37.6   45.2   52.7
  60.2   66.9   66.3   56.1   44.4   32.0   23.4   44.8
GRAND ISLAND, NE                 30   22.4   28.2   38.3   49.9   60.6
  71.1   75.8   73.6   64.4   52.0   36.4   25.6   49.9
LINCOLN, NE                      30   22.4   28.3   39.4   51.2   62.0
  72.7   77.8   75.4   66.0   53.5   38.1   26.5   51.1
NORFOLK, NE                      30   20.4   26.4   37.0   49.1   60.3
  70.1   74.8   72.7   63.4   51.0   35.1   23.7   48.7
NORTH PLATTE, NE                 30   23.2   29.4   38.0   48.1   58.3
  68.4   74.3   72.6   62.4   49.7   34.6   25.7   48.7
OMAHA EPPLEY AP, NE              30   21.7   28.0   39.3   51.4   62.2
  72.2   76.7   74.5   65.4   53.2   38.0   25.6   50.7
OMAHA (NORTH), NE                30   22.4   28.5   39.8   52.0   62.3
  71.5   75.6   74.0   65.7   53.9   38.4   26.2   50.9
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE                  30   24.5   30.0   37.3   46.2   56.8
  67.2   73.0   70.9   60.5   47.8   34.0   25.7   47.9
VALENTINE, NE                    30   20.8   26.6   35.3   46.1   57.5
  67.6   73.7   72.1   61.5   48.3   33.0   23.6   47.2
ELKO, NV                         30   25.6   31.3   38.6   44.6   52.7
  61.7   69.1   67.6   58.2   46.7   34.5   26.0   46.4
ELY, NV                          30   25.2   29.8   35.9   42.2   50.4
  59.9   67.4   65.8   56.7   45.4   33.5   25.8   44.8
LAS VEGAS, NV                    30   47.0   52.2   58.3   66.0   75.4
  85.6   91.2   89.3   81.3   68.7   55.0   47.0   68.1
RENO, NV                         30   33.6   38.5   43.3   48.6   56.4
  64.7   71.3   69.9   62.4   52.0   40.9   33.6   51.3
WINNEMUCCA, NV                   30   30.1   36.1   41.1   46.7   55.2
  64.3   72.0   69.9   60.3   48.8   37.4   29.6   49.3
CONCORD, NH                      30   20.1   23.3   33.3   44.6   56.0
  64.9   70.0   68.2   59.4   47.8   37.6   25.9   45.9
MT. WASHINGTON, NH               30    5.2    6.6   13.6   22.9   35.6
  44.4   48.7   47.6   40.4   30.2   20.6   10.1   27.2
ATLANTIC CITY AP, NJ             30   32.1   34.2   41.8   50.6   60.5
  69.7   75.3   73.5   66.3   55.1   45.9   36.8   53.5
ATLANTIC CITY C.O.,NJ            30   35.2   36.9   43.3   51.4   60.5
  69.4   75.2   74.8   68.9   58.5   49.0   40.2   55.3
NEWARK, NJ                       30   31.3   33.8   42.2   52.3   62.7
  71.9   77.2   75.5   67.8   56.4   46.4   36.4   54.5
ALBUQUERQUE, NM                  30   35.7   41.4   48.1   55.6   64.7
  74.8   78.5   76.1   69.1   57.3   44.4   36.1   56.8
CLAYTON, NM                      30   33.9   37.6   43.7   51.7   60.5
  69.9   73.8   72.2   64.7   54.6   42.2   34.8   53.3
ROSWELL, NM                      30   40.0   45.7   52.9   60.5   69.6
  78.0   80.8   78.9   72.0   61.4   48.9   40.7   60.8
ALBANY, NY                       30   22.2   25.0   35.0   46.6   58.1
  66.3   71.1   69.0   60.6   49.3   39.2   28.0   47.6
BINGHAMTON, NY                   30   21.7   23.8   32.7   44.1   55.9
  63.9   68.7   66.6   58.8   48.1   37.6   27.1   45.8
BUFFALO, NY                      30   24.5   25.9   34.3   45.3   57.0
  65.8   70.8   69.1   61.5   50.7   40.2   29.8   48.0
ISLIP, NY                        30   30.9   32.4   39.8   49.1   59.2
  68.5   74.6   73.1   65.8   54.3   44.9   35.7   52.4
NEW YORK C.PARK, NY              30   32.1   34.6   42.5   52.5   62.6
  71.2   76.5   75.1   67.5   56.6   47.1   37.3   54.6
NEW YORK (JFK AP), NY            30   31.8   33.5   40.9   50.1   59.7
  68.8   74.8   74.1   67.2   56.5   46.8   37.2   53.5
NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA AP), NY      30   32.6   34.8   42.3   52.2   62.4
  71.5   77.1   75.9   68.6   57.7   47.6   37.9   55.1
ROCHESTER, NY                    30   23.9   25.3   33.9   45.3   57.0
  65.8   70.7   68.9   61.2   50.4   39.9   29.4   47.7
SYRACUSE, NY                     30   22.7   24.5   33.6   45.3   57.1
  65.8   70.9   69.2   61.3   50.1   39.7   28.6   47.4
ASHEVILLE, NC                    30   35.8   39.0   46.3   54.1   62.0
  69.2   73.0   71.8   65.7   55.2   46.4   39.0   54.8
CAPE HATTERAS, NC                30   46.1   46.8   52.4   59.8   67.6
  74.8   79.2   78.6   74.8   65.7   57.6   50.0   62.8
CHARLOTTE, NC                    30   41.7   45.2   52.8   60.9   69.0
  76.5   80.3   78.9   72.7   61.7   52.3   44.4   61.4
GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM-HGHPT,NC   30   37.7   41.2   49.1   57.6   65.8
  73.6   77.9   76.2   69.8   58.5   49.2   41.0   58.2
RALEIGH, NC                      30   39.7   43.0   50.7   59.1   67.0
  74.7   78.8   77.2   71.2   60.0   51.0   43.0   59.6
WILMINGTON, NC                   30   46.1   48.5   55.0   62.7   70.2
  77.0   81.1   79.7   75.0   64.8   56.5   48.9   63.8
BISMARCK, ND                     30   10.2   18.1   29.7   43.3   56.0
  64.7   70.4   69.0   57.7   45.2   28.0   15.2   42.3
FARGO, ND                        30    6.8   14.1   27.2   43.5   57.4
  66.0   70.6   69.0   58.0   45.3   27.0   12.5   41.5
GRAND FORKS, ND                  30    5.3   13.1   25.7   42.3   56.8
  65.2   69.4   67.8   57.0   44.3   25.8   11.3   40.3
WILLISTON, ND                    30    8.0   16.8   28.7   42.5   54.6
  63.7   69.3   68.3   56.1   43.6   25.6   13.0   40.9
AKRON, OH                        30   25.2   28.3   37.7   48.1   58.8
  67.5   71.8   70.3   63.0   51.6   41.1   30.7   49.5
CLEVELAND, OH                    30   25.7   28.4   37.5   47.6   58.5
  67.5   71.9   70.2   63.3   52.2   41.8   31.1   49.7
COLUMBUS, OH                     30   28.3   32.0   42.0   52.0   62.6
  71.2   75.1   73.5   66.5   54.7   43.7   33.5   52.9
DAYTON, OH                       30   26.3   30.3   40.2   50.6   61.2
  70.2   74.3   72.3   65.1   53.5   42.2   31.4   51.5
MANSFIELD, OH                    30   24.3   27.3   36.7   47.2   58.0
  66.8   71.0   69.3   62.6   51.5   40.5   29.6   48.8
TOLEDO, OH                       30   23.9   27.0   37.2   48.3   59.6
  68.8   73.0   70.8   63.5   51.8   40.5   29.2   49.5
YOUNGSTOWN, OH                   30   24.9   27.7   36.7   47.4   57.6
  65.9   69.9   68.4   61.5   50.8   40.7   30.4   48.5
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK                30   36.7   42.3   51.0   59.7   68.4
  76.8   82.0   81.2   73.2   62.0   48.9   39.5   60.1
TULSA, OK                        30   36.4   42.0   51.4   60.8   69.3
  78.0   83.5   82.2   73.5   62.6   49.7   39.7   60.8
ASTORIA, OR                      30   42.4   44.2   46.0   48.5   52.7
  56.7   60.1   60.8   58.5   52.6   46.6   42.8   51.0
BURNS,OR                         30   24.4   30.0   37.0   43.0   50.9
  58.1   65.9   64.2   55.0   44.4   32.7   24.9   44.2
EUGENE, OR                       30   39.8   42.8   46.3   49.8   54.8
  60.2   66.2   66.4   61.7   52.6   44.7   39.5   52.1
MEDFORD, OR                      30   39.1   43.5   47.1   51.6   58.1
  65.6   72.7   72.5   65.9   55.1   43.9   38.1   54.5
PENDLETON, OR                    30   33.8   38.7   45.1   51.0   58.1
  65.4   72.6   72.0   63.4   52.3   41.2   33.9   52.3
PORTLAND, OR                     30   39.9   43.1   47.2   51.2   57.1
  62.7   68.1   68.5   63.6   54.3   45.8   40.2   53.5
SALEM, OR                        30   40.3   43.0   46.5   50.0   55.6
  61.2   66.8   67.0   62.2   52.9   45.2   40.2   52.6
SEXTON SUMMIT, OR                30   37.5   38.6   39.6   43.4   49.9
  56.5   63.7   64.2   60.1   51.3   40.5   37.3   48.6
GUAM, PC                         30   77.6   77.6   78.4   79.5   80.3
  80.5   79.8   79.5   79.7   79.5   79.6   78.9   79.2
JOHNSTON ISLAND, PC              30   77.5   77.7   77.9   78.7   79.8
  81.2   82.0   82.6   82.5   81.9   79.9   78.3   80.0
KOROR, PC                        30   81.4   81.2   81.8   82.3   82.6
  81.8   81.4   81.6   82.0   82.1   82.5   82.0   81.9
KWAJALEIN, MARSHALL IS., PC      30   81.6   81.8   82.3   82.2   82.4
  82.2   82.1   82.3   82.3   82.4   82.1   81.9   82.1
MAJURO, MARSHALL IS, PC          30   80.8   81.1   81.2   81.1   81.3
  81.2   81.1   81.4   81.5   81.5   81.4   80.9   81.2
PAGO PAGO, AMER SAMOA, PC        30   81.5   81.8   82.0   81.6   80.9
  80.3   79.7   79.8   80.3   80.7   81.2   81.7   81.0
POHNPEI, CAROLINE IS., PC        30   80.8   81.1   81.4   81.2   81.2
  81.0   80.7   80.7   80.7   80.7   81.0   80.9   81.0
CHUUK, E. CAROLINE IS., PC       30   81.5   81.3   81.6   81.8   81.9
  81.6   81.4   80.9   81.3   81.4   82.1   81.5   81.5
WAKE ISLAND, PC                  30   77.8   77.3   78.2   79.2   80.8
  82.6   83.3   83.3   83.6   82.6   81.0   79.3   80.8
YAP, W CAROLINE IS., PC          30   80.1   80.3   80.8   81.5   81.7
  81.0   80.6   80.4   80.6   80.7   80.9   80.6   80.8
ALLENTOWN, PA                    30   27.1   29.9   38.8   49.0   59.6
  68.5   73.3   71.2   63.4   52.0   42.0   32.0   50.6
ERIE, PA.                        30   26.9   28.2   36.5   46.8   58.1
  67.4   72.1   70.9   64.0   53.3   42.9   32.7   50.0
HARRISBURG, PA                   30   30.3   32.8   41.7   52.1   62.0
  70.7   75.9   74.0   66.2   54.5   44.3   34.8   53.3
MIDDLETOWN/HARRISBURG INTL APT   30   30.3   32.8   41.7   52.1   62.0
  70.7   75.9   74.0   66.2   54.5   44.3   34.8   53.3
PHILADELPHIA, PA                 30   32.3   34.8   43.2   53.1   63.5
  72.3   77.6   76.3   68.8   57.2   47.1   37.4   55.3
PITTSBURGH, PA                   30   27.5   30.5   39.8   49.9   60.0
  68.4   72.6   71.0   64.0   52.5   42.3   32.5   51.0
AVOCA, PA                        30   26.3   28.9   37.9   48.7   59.6
  67.5   72.1   70.3   62.5   51.5   41.5   31.4   49.9
WILLIAMSPORT, PA                 30   25.5   28.5   38.0   49.0   59.5
  67.8   72.4   70.9   63.1   51.3   40.8   30.7   49.9
PROVIDENCE, RI                   30   28.7   30.9   38.8   48.6   58.7
  67.6   73.3   71.9   64.0   53.0   43.8   33.8   51.1
CHARLESTON AP,SC                 30   47.9   50.7   57.7   64.2   72.1
  78.2   81.7   80.5   76.1   66.2   58.0   50.5   65.3
CHARLESTON C.O.,SC               30   49.8   52.4   58.7   65.9   73.5
  79.4   82.8   81.6   77.6   68.5   60.5   52.8   67.0
COLUMBIA, SC                     30   44.6   47.9   55.4   63.2   71.6
  78.5   82.0   80.3   74.7   63.7   54.7   47.0   63.6
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP, SC    30   40.8   44.4   51.6   59.0   67.2
  74.7   78.8   77.5   71.4   60.5   51.1   43.5   60.1
ABERDEEN, SD                     30   11.0   18.7   30.7   45.4   57.9
  66.8   72.2   70.5   59.8   46.8   29.3   16.0   43.8
HURON, SD                        30   14.2   21.0   32.6   46.1   58.2
  67.9   73.4   71.5   61.0   47.9   31.3   18.6   45.4
RAPID CITY, SD                   30   22.4   27.3   34.9   44.7   55.0
  64.6   71.7   71.1   60.6   48.2   33.4   24.7   46.6
SIOUX FALLS, SD                  30   14.0   20.8   32.6   45.7   57.8
  67.5   73.0   70.8   60.9   48.0   31.3   18.3   45.1
BRISTOL-JHNSN CTY-KNGSPRT,TN     30   34.2   38.0   46.5   54.6   63.0
  70.7   74.2   72.8   66.6   55.0   45.5   37.3   54.9
CHATTANOOGA, TN                  30   39.4   43.4   51.4   59.6   67.7
  75.4   79.6   78.5   72.1   60.4   50.3   42.4   60.0
KNOXVILLE, TN                    30   37.6   41.8   49.7   57.8   66.0
  73.8   77.7   76.9   70.8   58.8   49.0   40.9   58.4
MEMPHIS, TN                      30   39.9   44.9   53.5   62.1   70.6
  78.7   82.5   81.2   74.8   63.8   52.3   43.3   62.4
NASHVILLE, TN                    30   36.8   41.3   50.1   58.5   67.1
  75.1   79.1   77.9   71.3   59.9   49.3   40.5   58.9
OAK RIDGE,TN                     30   36.6   40.6   48.8   57.2   65.6
  73.3   77.3   76.2   70.0   58.4   47.7   39.4   57.6
ABILENE, TX                      30   43.5   48.6   56.4   64.6   72.8
  79.8   83.5   82.6   75.5   66.0   53.7   45.4   64.4
AMARILLO, TX                     30   35.8   40.6   47.9   56.2   65.2
  74.3   78.2   76.3   69.1   58.2   45.1   37.0   57.0
AUSTIN/CITY, TX                  30   50.2   54.6   61.7   68.3   75.1
  81.0   84.2   84.5   79.5   70.6   59.7   52.1   68.5
AUSTIN/BERGSTROM, TX             30   48.1   52.6   59.9   67.1   74.7
  80.1   82.8   82.1   77.5   68.6   57.8   49.8   66.8
BROWNSVILLE, TX                  30   59.6   62.7   68.8   73.8   79.3
  82.7   83.9   84.0   81.0   75.0   67.7   61.1   73.3
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX               30   56.1   59.5   66.0   71.5   77.5
  81.9   83.8   83.9   80.8   73.8   65.1   58.1   71.5
DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX            30   44.1   49.4   57.4   65.0   73.1
  80.9   85.0   84.4   77.5   67.2   55.1   46.7   65.5
DALLAS-LOVE FIELD, TX            30   45.9   51.0   58.8   66.3   74.4
  82.2   86.5   86.1   78.9   68.4   56.4   48.0   66.9
DEL RIO, TX                      30   51.3   56.1   63.8   70.6   77.7
  82.9   85.3   85.1   80.0   71.1   60.1   52.4   69.7
EL PASO, TX                      30   45.1   50.5   57.0   64.6   73.7
  82.1   83.3   81.1   75.4   64.9   52.7   45.4   64.7
GALVESTON, TX                    30   55.8   58.0   64.1   70.0   76.9
  82.2   84.3   84.4   81.1   74.1   65.4   58.1   71.2
HOUSTON, TX                      30   51.8   55.4   62.3   68.5   75.8
  81.3   83.6   83.3   78.9   70.4   60.9   53.7   68.8
LUBBOCK, TX                      30   38.1   43.3   51.2   60.0   69.2
  77.1   79.8   78.0   70.9   60.7   48.1   39.7   59.7
MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX               30   43.2   48.6   55.9   63.7   72.8
  79.6   81.7   80.4   73.9   64.4   52.3   44.8   63.4
PORT ARTHUR, TX                  30   52.2   55.6   62.2   68.2   75.4
  80.9   82.7   82.5   78.7   70.1   60.9   54.2   68.6
SAN ANGELO, TX                   30   44.9   49.7   57.2   65.0   73.1
  79.2   82.4   81.3   74.8   65.4   54.0   46.4   64.5
SAN ANTONIO, TX                  30   50.3   54.7   62.1   68.6   75.8
  81.5   84.3   84.2   79.4   70.7   60.0   52.4   68.7
VICTORIA, TX                     30   53.2   56.7   63.7   69.7   76.6
  81.8   84.2   84.2   80.1   72.3   62.7   55.2   70.0
WACO, TX                         30   46.1   50.8   58.5   65.9   74.1
  81.3   85.4   85.2   78.6   68.6   56.8   48.3   66.6
WICHITA FALLS, TX                30   40.5   45.7   54.2   62.4   71.4
  79.7   84.8   83.5   75.6   64.7   51.9   42.9   63.1
MILFORD, UT                      30   28.1   33.7   41.6   48.3   56.6
  66.7   74.2   72.6   63.1   50.6   37.6   28.6   50.1
SALT LAKE CITY, UT               30   29.2   34.5   43.1   50.0   58.8
  69.0   77.0   75.6   65.0   52.5   39.6   30.2   52.0
BURLINGTON, VT                   30   18.0   19.9   30.7   43.5   56.5
  65.6   70.6   68.2   59.4   47.7   37.1   24.8   45.2
LYNCHBURG, VA                    30   34.5   37.8   46.0   55.3   63.4
  71.0   75.1   73.8   67.1   56.1   46.6   38.2   55.4
NORFOLK, VA                      30   40.1   42.0   49.0   57.4   66.3
  74.5   79.1   77.4   72.1   61.1   52.3   44.2   59.6
RICHMOND, VA                     30   36.4   39.5   47.7   57.1   65.4
  73.5   77.9   76.3   69.8   58.3   49.0   40.4   57.6
ROANOKE, VA                      30   35.8   39.1   47.2   56.1   64.1
  71.9   76.2   74.7   67.7   56.6   47.3   39.1   56.3
OLYMPIA, WA                      30   38.1   40.5   43.6   47.4   53.3
  58.2   62.8   63.3   58.3   49.7   42.4   38.0   49.7
QUILLAYUTE, WA                   30   40.6   42.2   43.8   46.7   51.2
  54.9   58.6   59.3   56.5   50.1   44.2   40.6   49.1
SEATTLE C.O., WA                 30   41.5   43.8   46.9   50.9   56.6
  61.1   65.5   66.0   61.3   53.4   46.0   41.3   52.9
SEATTLE SEA-TAC AP, WA           30   40.9   43.3   46.2   50.2   55.8
  60.7   65.3   65.6   61.1   52.7   45.2   40.7   52.3
SPOKANE, WA                      30   27.3   32.5   39.5   46.5   54.4
  61.6   68.6   68.6   59.2   47.2   34.9   27.2   47.3
WALLA WALLA WASHINGTON           30   34.7   39.7   46.5   52.7   59.8
  67.3   75.3   75.2   66.1   54.7   43.1   35.1   54.2
YAKIMA, WA                       30   29.1   35.2   42.5   48.7   56.2
  62.9   69.1   68.3   60.0   48.6   37.0   28.8   48.9
SAN JUAN, PR                     30   76.6   76.9   77.6   79.1   80.6
  82.1   82.2   82.4   82.2   81.6   79.6   77.7   79.9
BECKLEY, WV                      30   30.4   33.9   42.1   51.5   59.9
  67.0   70.7   69.3   63.1   52.8   43.4   34.8   51.6
CHARLESTON, WV                   30   33.4   36.9   45.3   54.3   62.4
  69.9   73.9   72.6   66.2   55.1   45.9   37.5   54.5
ELKINS, WV                       30   28.6   31.6   40.0   48.9   57.9
  65.6   69.6   68.5   62.1   50.6   41.0   32.7   49.8
HUNTINGTON, WV                   30   32.7   36.8   45.9   55.2   63.6
  71.3   75.3   73.9   66.9   55.6   45.9   37.1   55.0
GREEN BAY, WI                    30   15.6   20.5   31.3   44.2   56.4
  65.4   69.9   67.5   58.8   47.4   34.0   21.2   44.4
LA CROSSE, WI                    30   15.9   22.6   34.6   48.4   60.6
  69.6   74.0   71.6   62.7   50.6   35.5   21.8   47.3
MADISON, WI                      30   17.3   22.6   33.7   45.9   57.7
  67.0   71.6   69.1   60.7   49.3   35.5   23.0   46.1
MILWAUKEE, WI                    30   20.7   25.4   34.9   45.2   56.1
  66.3   72.0   70.6   63.0   51.4   38.4   26.2   47.5
CASPER, WY                       30   22.3   26.7   35.0   42.7   52.1
  62.7   70.0   68.6   57.6   45.7   32.0   23.8   44.9
CHEYENNE, WY                     30   25.9   28.8   34.2   41.6   51.3
  61.5   67.7   65.9   56.6   45.4   33.3   27.1   45.0
LANDER, WY                       30   20.3   25.6   35.5   43.9   53.4
  63.7   70.9   69.4   58.7   46.4   30.3   21.3   45.0
SHERIDAN, WY                     30   21.3   26.9   35.3   43.9   52.5
  61.6   68.8   68.2   57.1   45.1   31.0   22.4   44.6


brad-ga
tishmom-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer, Brad-ga, except for the two websites in your section
2.  Very, very hard to navigate or understand, and then, when I found
something I thought might be interesting, it was by subscription or
pay per use.  Thanks, anyway!  Tishmom-ga

Comments  
Subject: Re: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
From: digsalot-ga on 03 Aug 2002 10:50 PDT
 
You can perhaps save some money and stay right where you are.  

From About.com - "Misconceptions About Arthritis"
( http://arthritis.about.com/library/weekly/aa061797.htm ) - "It has
long been theorized that arthritis is caused by a cold, wet climate.
Moving to a warm, dry climate has been regarded by some as the cure.
Logically, one can infer that if a warm climate cured arthritis, then
no one in Southern California or other warm regions would have
arthritis. Warmth is soothing to everyone. People without arthritis
often feel better in warm climates too. Warmth can relieve symptoms of
arthritis, as does soaking in a hottub or taking a hot shower. Bone
rubbing on bone after cartilage has worn away causes pain in any
climate however. Climate itself is neither the cause, nor the cure."
-- Quote from website

From The Arthritis Society - Question 5 Does climate affect my
arthritis?
( http://www.arthritis.ca/toolbox/qa%20database/twenty/default.asp?s=1
) - "Living in a cold damp climate may make you feel your arthritis
more than living in a hot, dry one. Change of weather, such as a rise
in humidity and a fall in barometric pressure may also make the joints
worse temporarily, but not everyone with arthritis can predict weather
change. Climate does not otherwise have an effect on the arthritis and
it will not make its course any worse in the long term. Thus,
theoretically, a warm climate with low humidity would be best but such
places are not without people suffering from arthritis and no place in
the world has a reputation for curing arthritis." -- Quote from
website

From Midwest Arthritis Center
( http://www.midwestarthritis.com/html/weather___arthritis.htm ) - "A
later experiment (1985), lasting one month, studied 35 people with
osteoarthritis and 35 with rheumatoid arthritis (62% who felt
themselves to be weather sensitive).  The atmospheric pressure and
humidity were altered without the knowledge of those people with
arthritis.  No relationship between weather conditions and joint
symptoms was found, even among those who reported before the
experiment that they could tell the difference." - Quote from website

From Questions and Answers
( http://www.coloradohealthsite.org/chnqna98.html?Arthritis?Climate%2FAllergens%2FAltitude?all
) - This one from colorado Health again :

"# Question: My Internist suggested that I move to Arizon for
management of osteoarthritis. I am 51 - have a family history of
osteoarthritis and am experiencing pain, discomfort and swelling.
However, I am very healthy otherwise - workout - keep my weight down -
and eat healthy. Will living in a hot, dry climate prevent
degenerative affects of arthritis? Which has more of an impact of
arthritis - cold or humidity? Would a cold/dry climate be just as good
as hot/dry? Thank you.

Answer: Climate will not prevent the progression of DJD. Climate may
help with symptoms, and everyone is affected differently by humidity
or temperature. I would suggest making absolutely sure that hot/dry
(as well as air conditioning) makes your arthritis feel significantly
better before even considering such a move.
Kathryn Ferrell Hobbs, M.D., Division of Rheumatology, University of
Colorado Health Sciences Center
1998 " -- Quote from website

So you may want to reconsider whether such a move is needed or wanted.

So I am doing this as a comment rather than an answer.  If anybody
told you to move to a specific place or climate and things would be
hunky dory, they could very well be wrong.  Every arthritis sufferer
reacts differently.

I would suggest taking some vacations and experience your own
reactions to different weather zones.  If you go to Tuscon and bake
your pain away in the summer heat, go back and try the place again in
the winter.  Desert winters can be colder and damper than you may
think.

I wish you the best
digsalot
Subject: Re: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
From: tlspiegel-ga on 03 Aug 2002 13:09 PDT
 
Hi tishmom,

From a personal standpoint:

I can honestly say that my move to Phoenix, Arizona was the best thing
I ever did for my health.  I lived in Pennsylvania and various areas
of the Midwest.  Until moving here 4.5 years ago... I suffered with
moderate to severe pain.  I was born with JVA which I outgrew, but
over the years of activity (could have
been classified as a "tom-boy), and participated in many activities
from tennis to running.  Which exacerbated all my aches and pains.  I
suffered!

My pains were muscular/bone and joint related.

In addition my activity levels created osteo-arthritis in both my
knees which now have bone against bone and no cartilage.  (Sounds
awful doesn't it?)

Since moving here I rarely ever take any medication.  Period.  I'm not
saying it will work for you.  Some people thrive in the drier
climates.  Some people don't.  I would never have said I'd be one to
be pain-free after a lifetime of pain.  But I am.  I'm going on 60 in
6 weeks and feel better than I did when I was in my 20's and 30's.

The humidity levels here range from 2% - 17% in the winter to
about 30% in the summer. It's hot here in the summer. We have
dewpoints at 55 or higher.  The temperatures are above 100 for about
4 months total.  And can go as high as 115 or more.  The balance of
the year the temperatures are ideal.

That's my story... hopefully you can find relief.  I know all the
medication I was taking was not effective.

Good luck to you,

tlspiegel-ga
Subject: Re: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
From: tishmom-ga on 06 Aug 2002 17:57 PDT
 
Thanks, Digsalot-ga, for your very comprehensive "comment"/answer!  Tishmom-ga
Subject: Re: Relocating to a climate better for arthritis
From: tishmom-ga on 06 Aug 2002 18:03 PDT
 
Here's a "thank you" to tlspiegel-ga for your part in answering my
question about arthritis and climate.  I don't see how to rate your
part of the answer other than telling you that you get my personal
***** rating!  Tishmom-ga

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