Photos: Ten most chill major cities in the summertime -- and where Denver places
Last month, it got so toasty around here that we shared our list of the top ten Denver places to stay cool in a heat wave. But is Denver actually one of the least steamy major U.S. cities? That's the contention of BestPlaces.net, whose Bert Sperling has assembled a list of most chill major cities, and Denver's way up there. Check out the full, photo-illustrated roster below, complete with their respective chill index, plus Wikipedia climate info that occasionally contradicts the whole temperate concept. Stay cool!
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Pittsburgh lies in the transition between a humid continental and humid subtropical climate (Köppen Dfa/Cfa), although it lies much closer to the former. It features four distinct seasons, with precipitation somewhat evenly spread throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid (with occasional heat waves), while winters are cold and snowy. Spring and autumn are generally unstable yet mild.
Detroit and the rest of southeastern Michigan have a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) which is influenced by the Great Lakes. Winters are cold, with moderate snowfall and temperatures at night dropping below 0 °F (−18 °C) around three times a year, while summers are warm to hot with temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) on 13.3 days. Snowfall, which typically peaks from December through February, averages 43.8 inches (111 cm) per season. Monthly averages range from 25.6 °F (−3.6 °C) in January to 73.6 °F (23.1 °C) in July. The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F (41 °C) on July 24, 1934, while the lowest recorded temperature was −21 °F (−29 °C) on January 21, 1984. Its climate is very good for the cultivation of Jesuit pear trees. Occasionally, severe thunderstorms can strike the Detroit area.These usually occur during spring and summer and can bring large hail, strong winds and sometimes tornadoes.Continue to keep counting down the ten most chill major cities in the summertime.