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Old 02-12-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Here in Texas, in the land of supposedly "no winter," we had a white Christmas this past year. I live in northeast Texas and we get a few inches of snow every year - and at least one ice storm, usually strategically placed right around Easter! We're nearly always lulled into a false sense of security before that by beautiful sunny spring weather - against our better judgment we run out and buy all sorts of plants, and beautiful spring dresses for Easter, and then BAM - two inches of ice everywhere!

We do have four seasons here, including beautiful fall leaves - but our summers are long.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Here in Texas, in the land of supposedly "no winter," we had a white Christmas this past year. I live in northeast Texas and we get a few inches of snow every year - and at least one ice storm, usually strategically placed right around Easter! We're nearly always lulled into a false sense of security before that by beautiful sunny spring weather - against our better judgment we run out and buy all sorts of plants, and beautiful spring dresses for Easter, and then BAM - two inches of ice everywhere!

We do have four seasons here, including beautiful fall leaves - but our summers are long.
"but our summers are long"

The main problem is that the latitude in Texas is far too low, meaning the sun angle is extremely intense. If I can get a sunburn at 35.7N in Oklahoma in 15 minutes I know I could not live in the South at low elevations. I could easily tolerate the HIGHLAND areas of the South because they are much cloudier with milder temperatures. 36 degrees latitude on the Cumberland Plateau of TN at nearly 2000ft elevation is much more tolerable than 36 degrees latitude in eastern OK at 500ft elevation. Its those differences that add up to a significantly different type of climate- even at a similar latitude.
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