A very pleasant change for us will be an increase in sunny days once we've moved to Taos. Marquette sees sunshine 48% of the year, but in Taos the sun shines 70% of possible hours annually!
Other interesting comparisons are:
Population Marquette 20,714 Taos 5,062
Average snowfall Marquette 110 inches Taos 35 inches*
Warmest daytime average Marquette 76 degrees Taos 80+ degrees
Lowest winter average Marquette 11 degrees Taos 10 degrees
*For those of you who know Taos as a famous ski area, the ski area (Taos Ski Valley) is about 30 minutes northeast of the town of Taos and about 3,000 feet higher. The average snowfall there is a whopping 321 inches!!! (No wonder its population is only 57!)