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Missouri and Arkansas Weather?
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Debbie in Virginia    Posted 06-08-2003 at 08:49:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
We're in the process of looking for a place in the country. Anyone here from Southeast Missouri, or anywhere in Arkansas? What's the weather like there? Specifically, how are the winters? I'm sure your summers are not as hot and muggy as ours here in Southeast Virginia but I'm just wondering how much snow and ice you get in the winter, and how long your winter usually lasts? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also, any pointers on what to look for. We know we want to get at least 20 acres, and at lest one stocked pond for fishing as well as stock watering. (Hubby wants to get a few cows as well as some hogs.) Thanks!

Carol    Posted 06-09-2003 at 20:53:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in Northcentral Arkansas...I am new here so I think I have a newcomers view of things. The winters can be tricky,, if you are planning a perrenial bed or an early garden. Spring is an iffy subject..but this year it has been a jewel.. Summer is one word HUMID hot is just another adjective for that one... I came from Arizona..and I love the change of season here anyway.... Land here goes for about $2000 an acre, but if you go further into Missouri, around the mark Twain Natl Forest, it can go cheaper if you look. Good luck..

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-08-2003 at 16:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, we live in Central Arkansas. It has fairly mild winters, a few days it snows but not every year. May have up 15 days freezing here, more up in northern Arkansas/Missouri. It's pretty HOT and HUMID here in the summertime usually. This year it has been mild so far. High today 79, low tonight 68. But HEATS coming. Last year we didn't make 100 once tho, thats an exception. NW Ark has the lowest unemployment and best economy in the state. Lotsa land for sale but it's high. I can't speak for Missouri,'cept they got Branson and Bass Pro Shop, there a lady (Donna MO) on this board sometimes.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 06-08-2003 at 10:05:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
What Annie says is true. I live near Fredericktown, about 50 miles west of Cape Girardeau. Summers can get hot and humid. Mostly in the 90s. A few days in the 100s. But we have a good mix of the seasons. Lot of snow this past winter, but it wasn't bitterly cold.

As for finding 20 acres, plan on doing some searching. A lot of people want 10 to 20 acres. Pasture is probably going for $2000. an acre. Depending on location, it could be higher. 5 acres could cost as much as 7k an acre. Take your time and shop around. I just missed buying 10 acres of pasture with a nice stocked pond, completely fenced with a halfway decent barn for 20k.


annie    Posted 06-08-2003 at 09:25:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm orginally from Southeast Missouri but, I've moved about 1 & 1/2 hours away over to Kentucky. It gets very humid and muggy in the summer, due to the Mississippi river valley being so close. That area you speak of is the most humid area I've lived in and I've lived in the jungles of Guam before. Depending on exactly where you settle the winters can vary because you are right on the southern line. Winters in this area have gotten warmer over the years and are nothing like they used to be. We had a bad winter back in the 1970's and This past winter was one for the record books with lots of ice. In general the area has a nice flow of seasons and nothing is too drastic on average. If you go into southeast missouri towards the mississippi river it gets very flat right below Cape Girardeau, MO. where there's flat farm lands, good soil for cotton. If you head west you head into beautiful hills and the start of the ozarks. Best to tour the area where you want to live and view it first hand.

Clod    Posted 06-08-2003 at 09:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Osarks are beautiful.There is land for sale up there.You might find it online searching.But if you go there,Bring money enough to get by on unless you know how to get it some way other than working a government job.If you stick up a tent there (North Akansas) ,in winter.Do not put it on top of a big rock.You will freeze up like a popsickle.Heat and humidity serves a purpose.It prevents frost bite.Virginia is a fine looking country I was up in DC awhile back.DC is is not my pick on residency.

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