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Best Month to Leave St. Louis St. Louis 2010 - October

Ask any bridal-shop worker, and she'll tell you that recent years have seen an uptick in fall weddings. Starry-eyed brides-to-be envision the fiery red, orange and yellow backdrop of their most perfect, beautiful day set in St. Louis' most perfect, beautiful month. But here's an October surprise for you: This month bites. All wretched 31 days of it hurtle us ever closer toward the first frost; the daylight shrinks minute by minute till it's dealt the deathblow of daylight-saving time in the first week of November. Inevitably, the Cardinals will end their post-season run with a heartbreaking, head-scratching implosion, while Rams fans, their team already 1-7, will have pledged their allegiance to another underdog team. When the month began, we were in fall's first throes of sweater weather, and the sharp wind felt foreign and invigorating on our sun-scorched skin. But by its end, we're already sick of leaving home with a coat in tow. Better find something to hold on to: It's going to be a long, dark winter.

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Jeffrey
Jeffrey

Are you kidding me? October is the high point in the St. Louis calendar. July and August, on the other hand, suck the donkey and leave you sweating like a whore in church. This city is awful in the summer, and the one just past proves it.

dude
dude

Totally disagree. October has some of the nicest, driest weather of the year. The colors of fall start hitting there peak towards the end of the month. Best time of the year to go hiking. Then you have Halloween and all the parties where women all have raunchy hooker costumes. I love October! My pick for worst month would have to be either November or January...probably January because of the cold, post holiday depression, and lack of livelihood.

Sarah
Sarah

Completely disagree. I love October in St. Louis. I'm much more likely to feel the wanderlust at the peak of heat and humidity in July or August. If not then, after a few grey, frigid January days.

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