A Year Long Road Trip For People Who Want 70 Degree Weather Everyday


This year-long journey across the U.S. keeps you at consistent high temperatures.

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70 Degree RV Trip
Brian Brettschneider

According to CityLab:

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Say you’re a delicate individual who, like a wilt-prone poinsettia, doesn’t do well with temperature extremes. In fact, 69 degrees and below makes you shiver like a soaked kitten, and 71 and above makes you sweat so much you leave a shiny trail of floor-moisture.

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Where would you have to run to in the U.S. to avoid these disagreeable temperatures … all year round?

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All over the dang place, it turns out. Meteorologist Brian Brettschneider mapped the route that’s likely to keep a body exposed to daily high temperatures of 70 degrees, and it meanders for 13,000-plus miles from the southern tip of Texas up to Alaska and down again to San Diego. Brettschneider explains his thought experiment via direct messages on Twitter:

“I have this obsession with weather perception (remember Seattle raininess and dreary weather?) We use terms like “nice,” “pleasant,” “dreary,” “crappy,” etc. to describe the weather/climate. My perception doesn’t always align with prevailing sentiment. Is a 60 degree day with a few rain showers a “nice” day? What about clear and 10 degrees? Here in Alaska, people complain when it is 40 degrees in January as being too warm. In Phoenix, people start complaining when there are two cloudy days in a row. It is fascinating to me.”

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For his data, Brettschneider pulled daily “normal” high temperatures from the National Centers for Environmental Information and Environment Canada. “Normals are a smoothed average of all days between 1981 and 2010,” he explains. He took temperatures from every weather station in the U.S. and Canada and “just connected the dots,” he says. “There were some decisions I made to maximize area and connectivity.”

Forging a route was no easy task, as weather stations hit normal high temperatures of 70 degrees over vast amounts of time and space. This visualization gives an indication of how America’s daily 70-degree highs shift throughout the year:

Are you up for this 70 Degree RV Trip? Let’s hear it in the comments below….

 

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  1. I’d Love to do this we’re thinking about trying this as soon as we can afford an RV or win one its on our ASAP Bucket List… really liked to spent the last of our days seeing the US country than just reading about it,we’re also home schooling & raising the grand children the best education with hands on experiences

    1. Same here!!! I have been dreaming this dream for a long time and hoping for a soon to be reality next year! I want to relocate and not certain where. My solution to move in to the perfect RV to live in and explore the country to find that place!

  2. My wife and I had planned to hit the road in November. But due to upcoming surgery, family member health issues, we have to put off our road trip probably until Spring.
    We live in Michigan. we’re retired. So no restrictions there.
    We own a 32 ft 5th Wheel and a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD.
    I’m formerly from Arizona. Deb has never been out west. So want to introduce her to it. Lots of friends and family along the way on my side.

  3. How fun this would be to RV all over the USA. 🇺🇸 Certainly an adventure that is on my Bucket List😍

    1. To Joe Hale take this map and transfer the route to a regular map, and you should be able to find the town and the road/route numbers.

  4. Planning NH to AB, CN in late June trying to determine best to go the route shown here or a mostly Canadian route? Any suggestions?

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