August 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm #5721
So I’m in Saskatchewan and want to drive over the US border naturally, to get some sun.. let’s say come September and onward.. where would I have to drive to till I hit nice warm weather but not too hot? California? Nevada? Arizona? Don’t want to drive too far just far enough to get me to the sun. ❓August 18, 2014 at 8:20 am #5723RayKeymaster
If you want to have sun and warmth in the months of Dec, Jan and into Feb you’ll have to head down pretty far south. The bulk of the southwest snowbirds are down in southern Arizona and California in mid winter.
Popular places are Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Yuma, Lake Havasu, Palm Springs, Quartzsite. In the early and late months of the winter season you can get some warm weather up in Nevada and Utah.
The thing many people don’t realize is how mountainous the western US is and that makes a huge difference in the climate. Like for example Phoenix and Sedona are only a hour or so apart but Sedona is at about 4500 feet and Phoenix is down in a valley at about a 1000ft, so it can be nice and warm in the 80s in Phoenix and the same day it may be 55f in Sedona and well below freezing at night.
On this map the 1s are where the winter snowbird generally hang out for the warmest temps and sunny weather. You’ll see they are all quite far south. :yes:August 18, 2014 at 8:29 am #5724
Thanks Ray- and yeah not looking for hot but about low to mid 20’s during the day. and no bugs- like mosquitoes and black flies :negative: We are looking for a new RV right now. Hoping to have a new deal today- taking a big loss with trade in with the lemon we first bought.August 18, 2014 at 8:43 am #5725RayKeymaster
Yup, that’s one reason I love the desert, no bugs! The winter we spent in Florida was nice weather but in many areas I got eaten alive my mosquitoes and especially No See Um flies.
Too bad about the lemon, hope you get a nice RV this time. 🙂 Best of luck.August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am #5726
we just heard we got the deal on the 2004 National Seabreeze- 34′
Pick it up this weekend and trading ours in.August 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm #5730George BanningMember
Late into the fall the weather here in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick & Pasco), Washington is hot with lots of sunshine. And, there’s a major junior hockey team, The Tri-City Americans. Many golf courses and wine tasting too. We actually get quite a few Canadian snowbirds here all winter.
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