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Old 12-01-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Definitely. It can be foggy and 55 degrees on a July day sometimes in San Francisco and can be 90 degrees at the same time in places like Walnut Creek and Danville. Similarly, in the summer it can be 80 degrees in San Jose and sunny and you can head over the hill to Santa Cruz and it's 60 degrees and overcast.

It's the same way in L.A. - go from Malibu to Woodland Hills on a Summer day and you'll get a 40 degree temperature difference in 10 miles.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: The City
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It's the same way in L.A. - go from Malibu to Woodland Hills on a Summer day and you'll get a 40 degree temperature difference in 10 miles.

I would imagine there may be some areas of CA where you could go from 100 to 25 in a relatively short distance

On the coastal regions in CA the cool Pacific keeps places cool and just over the first ridge of mountains the valleys can be much hotter. Oddly NJ has some of this but a little further distance but from the shore to the Mountains in NW Jersey I believe you get 30-40 degree differences in only 25-30 miles though not with anywhere the same frequency (think this effect is most pronounced in the winter actually in Jersey as an example)

Imagine inland in CA though would trump most in the relative change in a very short distance
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Has to be in the west, probably CA from death valley up into snow covered mountain peaks
About 85 miles up to Mt. Whitney.

Then there's this: AdventureCORPS Presents the Badwater Ultramarathon Official Website
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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From Al Gore's front door to the street.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Southern/Central California for sure!
You can go from the sweltering heat of Death Valley The lowest point in the western hemispehere
to the highest peak in the in the lower 48 contiguous states, Mount Whitney ..

Another place where the temp. difference is huge is in the Palm Springs area in So.Cal, being part of the sonoran desert it can be pretty hot, and just outside the city limits you can take a cable car up to San Jacinto Mountain , I remember one time the temperature down in Palm Springs was 105.f and when we took the cable car it was 62.f up there.


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Old 12-01-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Arizona--it's 50 something here right now and snowing hard in the North Country, 2 hours North.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Between the temperate foggy Bay Area, the sun baked valleys around Sacramento, and Alpine Peaks of the Sierras, and deserts on Nevada on the other side, traversing the 4 hours of I-80 between San Francisco and Reno, Nevada would cover a very wide range of micro-climates.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I think its got to be Hawaii. In addition to the temperature changes due to elevation, the east and west sides of the Big Island get dramatically different amounts of rain.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It might not be the greatest change, but the Grand Canyon can be 30 degrees hotter at the bottom than at the rim, and you travel through several different "zones" on the trip down. So I guess technically you can either drop or raise 30 degrees in less than a 1/2 mile laterally, but 4 or 5000 feet in elevation in that distance.

That has to be one of the greatest in the shortest distance.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I guess I have to spell it out

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