I wish I could say that I was doing something so noble when I fell and broke my tib & fib in two places, in the snow storm of 2006. Either way, I would never leave Albuquerque. I love my state of NM. In Albuquerque the weather is not as bad as it gets up north.<quoted text>
I was carrying a gas canister for a disabled man. He was living in a trailer with no heat. I was walking across a muddy field, and it has snowed the previous night so there was about 2 inches of snow covering the field. I stepped into a small hole, unseen because it was covered in mud and snow. I fell and broke my leg. These things happen.
And while there are and have been tornadoes on Long Island, where I am from as well as in all 5 boroughs of New York, there has never been a tornado ever reported in or near Coolidge, Arizona where I live now. In fact, nothing ever seems to occur here weather-wise, except the occasional rain shower. Our average annual rainfall here is about 9 inches..
Now as far as skin cancer is concerned, you can develop skin cancer from too much sun just as easily in New York as you can in Arizona. And while I used to go to Cherry Grove on Fire Island almost every weekend for a long time when I live don Long Island, I was, and always have been, very careful about not going out in the sun for many decades as I have blond hair and blue eyes, and am very fair-skinned (German ancestry).
And lastly, please don't come to Arizona.
I am sorry that you didn't give our state a chance, but I am glad that you are happy where you chose to be.