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View Poll Results: Most Tropical City Year Round?
Miami 140 70.35%
Orlando 7 3.52%
Los Angeles 7 3.52%
San Diego 11 5.53%
Other 47 23.62%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 199. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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I would put lower Louisiana in their as well when humidity is 100% as often as it is. Louisiana is more jungle than tropical though.
Well year round was the only factor as I looked it up and it snows in Louisiana as far south as some cities around New Orleans!

 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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There is an actual tropical zone. This is not a matter of opinion.




Places that are really tropical are all located in between the tropic of capricorn and the tropic of cancer.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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But Miami is definitely a true tropical climate and not sub-tropical like most of Florida and the Southeast.
True.

Technically...a "tropical climate" is one where the mean temperature is above 64 Deg F...and the rainfall amount is considered "non-arid".

Maimi qualifies, but Honolulu does not because they do not receive enough rainfall on avg. Honolulu is considered tropical for temperatures, but it is dry-semi arid for precip.

Hilo, Hawaii on the other hand is true tropical.

Oddly...Key West does not qualify either due to lack of rainfall during their "dry season" in winter.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:36 AM
 
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There is an actual tropical zone. This is not a matter of opinion.




Places that are really tropical are all located in between the tropic of capricorn and the tropic of cancer.
That's one definition of tropical. If you're talking about climate though, there's the Koppen Climate classification and other related systems which are possibly more useful as there can be very different regional conditions. In the latter case, Miami is definitely tropical as the Gulf Stream delivers a steady bit of heat throughout the year.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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That's one definition of tropical. If you're talking about climate though, there's the Koppen Climate classification and other related systems which are possibly more useful as there can be very different regional conditions. In the latter case, Miami is definitely tropical as the Gulf Stream delivers a steady bit of heat throughout the year.
I havent found any source aside from Wiki that states Miami has a tropical climate.

I can however find several sources, which state that Miami has a sub-tropical climate.
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Greater Miami enjoys a subtropical climate that ensures plenty of sunshine all year round.
Miami weather & climate - Miami Tourism - Travel Miami

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Miami features a subtropical climate and is famed for its sunny year-round weather and glorious beaches.
Weather at Miami Airport (MIA): Weather and Climate in Miami Area, FL, USA

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Miami, FL has a sub-tropical climate with hot and humid summers and very dry winters.
Climate in Miami, Florida

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Miami summers do not drop below 70 degrees with its warm, humid subtropical climate year round.
Miami Florida

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Miami has a humid subtropical climate. The city does experience cold fronts from November through March, however most of the year is warm and humid, and the summers are reminiscent of a true tropical climate.
Miami Florida, Miami cityguide

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Miami's year-round semi-tropical climate
http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/T...d-Climate.html

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Miami’s climate is sub tropical.

Miami.org Weather


 
Old 01-04-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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Last I checked. Miami had a true tropical climate due to temperatures and precipitation.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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I havent found any source aside from Wiki that states Miami has a tropical climate.

I can however find several sources, which state that Miami has a sub-tropical climate.
Miami weather & climate - Miami Tourism - Travel Miami

Weather at Miami Airport (MIA): Weather and Climate in Miami Area, FL, USA

Climate in Miami, Florida

Miami Florida

Miami Florida, Miami cityguide

http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/T...d-Climate.html


Miami.org Weather


If you google for miami tropical climate you will find several. You can also check Miami's temperature and precipitation data and then see if it falls under the tropical climate range under the Koppen classification.

I understand what you're saying about the tropics as in geographic area--that was your original point and separate from the idea of the tropics in terms of climate.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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Honolulu by far. Miami would be the closest, but it isn't exactly tropical. Los Angeles and San Diego are definitely not tropical.
Today might not be the day to judge whether or not Miami is 'tropical'. The high is expected to be 59 degrees, the low tonight 41.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Miami definitely has a different look from other big cities in the lower 48 states as far as the type of greenery,types of palm trees which include Royal Palms and Coconuts,Banyan trees and Hibiscus which are found(LARGE QUANTITIES) in no other areas in the U.S. except for Hawaii,so this sways it more towards a tropical climate versus a sub-tropical.
 
Old 01-04-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Asides for Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico no other place has a climate that is categorized as tropical or nearly tropical in the US. Southern California is pure meditterranean climate thought to be the best in the world.
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