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I just wanted to know what place in america has forest, temperature ranges from 40-60 degrees year round, does NOT rain for days on end, and rarely gets snow.

I tried looking around on the internet for the answer to this question. The closest I got was Eureka, California. I don't care if it's cloudy most of the time, as long as it's not super rainy. But I had the impression that Eureka is really rainy.

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Olympic Peninsula. There's a reason things stay the same temperature year round, usually it's called a Maritime Climate. Precipitation is one of the side effects. – Fiasco Labs Jan 21 '14 at 2:05
Ok, thanks, just curious. – user2880 Jan 21 '14 at 18:40
40-60 average daily temperature, or average range of daily temperature? The former includes huge swaths of the West inland from the coastal mountain ranges, whereas the latter is limited to the Pacific Northwest. can help give you a picture. – choster Jan 22 '14 at 20:48
Yes, Eureka is quite rainy, as is everyplace on the west slope of the costal range in the pacific northwest. In fact, that's where some of the highest rainfalls (and snowfalls) are recorded in the US. There is a similar but smaller region in Hawaii, which I think has the actual highest rainfal in the US if I remember right. The highest snowfall, again if I remember right, is at Paradise Ranger Station on the west slope of Mt Rainier. – Olin Lathrop Apr 10 '14 at 13:04

There is no such place. 40-60°F is a very narrow range. 20°F can be just from day and night variation, which leaves basically nothing for seasonal variation.

Even if you meant daytime highs, I still don't think there is any place on earth that fits this description, let alone anywhere in the US.

Let's flip this around and think of what would make a place have very low temperature variation. Seasonal variations get larger towards the poles, so starting in the tropics is probably a good idea. 60°F is very low for the tropics, so that means moving up in altitude.

Even ignoring the rain criterion, this still sounds like a impossible goal. Imagine looking for this place by trying different elevations in the Andes near the equator. By the time you get to 60°F highs, you will be well below freezing at other times. Obviously anyplace with snow on the ground, ever, doesn't fit your criteria.

Again, there is no such place here on earth in the open. What you ask does exist in caves.

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I don't think you will get consistent 40-60 daytime highs (what I assumed you meant) anywhere that isn't moderated by the ocean. However Fiasco is correct: The Olympic Penninsula around Sequim is very close. Summer temps are cool enough that tomatoes won't rippen outside of a greenhouse. Winter has frosts, but not consitently. The mountains nearby get significant snow.

Another possibility is the "Sunshine Coast" in British Columbia -- that's the east side of Vancouver Island. It however still gets frosts in winter, and on a summer day it will usually be in the 70's, and sometimes in the 90's

Failing that: In general you want the east side of a coastal range of mountains, a range that is high enough to precipitate out most of the rain. Interior ranges will do the same thing to precipitation, but they will have more continental climates so the temperature range will be significantly greater.

As you move south, the temps get warmer. Compensate for this by moving higher. The tradeoff, is you get more cloud spilling over the tops.

Take a look at the east slopes on the north island of New Zeeland.

A final suggestion is the coast of Peru and Chile. The Humbolt current is cold, and wrings out most of the moisture of clouds passing over. Archeologies still talk about discoveries made after the 1923 Rain. Apparently that's the last time it did rain. Lots of fog, no rain. However it is hot in summer.

You may want to migrate: Have two households. Become a snowbird.

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