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Old 02-04-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Amarillo, TX getting 20" of snow in the winter. Most people think it doesn't snow much if at all in Texas
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Or how about Flagstaff, Arizona being one of the snowiest towns in the US. Most people think of scorched desert when they think of Arizona.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Or how about Flagstaff, Arizona being one of the snowiest towns in the US. Most people think of scorched desert when they think of Arizona.
Was shocked they receive over 100 inches annually.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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Or how about Flagstaff, Arizona being one of the snowiest towns in the US. Most people think of scorched desert when they think of Arizona.
I don't think a lot of people outside the area realize how high elevation Flagstaff is either--at over 6,900 ft, it's the second highest elevation city in the United States with over 50,000 people in the US(after Santa Fe which is slightly higher). It's at a higher elevation than any peak east of the the Mississippi...
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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I think some do not realize that the maritime climate, common in Western Europe, is uncommon in the United States. While the coastal and inland salt water areas of Washington and Oregon could be considered "maritime", they are really more "oceanic". The differences can be found here:

Oceanic climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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I think most people think of Utah as mountains,snow,skiing, and freezing temps, but near the Nevada/Utah border it reaches over 100 degrees often and they can grow palm trees.

Ohio has a few islands. Ohio and Islands just dont seem to match.

Eastern New Mexico is mostly plains and has a different culture and resembles nothing like what the sterotypical image of what NM is.

Colorado's Eastern plains......again similar to how I described the NM plains.

Western WA and OR and their deserts, also strong Republican areas I think people may overlook.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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I think most people think of Utah as mountains,snow,skiing, and freezing temps, but near the Nevada/Utah border it reaches over 100 degrees often and they can grow palm trees.

Ohio has a few islands. Ohio and Islands just dont seem to match.

Eastern New Mexico is mostly plains and has a different culture and resembles nothing like what the sterotypical image of what NM is.

Colorado's Eastern plains......again similar to how I described the NM plains.

Western WA and OR and their deserts, also strong Republican areas I think people may overlook.
Excellent points.

Colorado is thought of as a mountain state, and it is, (on the western side), but the east side is more like the Great Plains, complete with tornados, etc.

W. WA and W. OR are completely different from their eastern territories. Not only politically, but climate-wise, with heavy precipitation in the west, and very arid east of the Cascade range.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Kind of looks like Australia actually.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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The Colorado Plateau (high country) of Arizona. Most people forget that the state is 1/4 forest and not all desert.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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That 27% of Arizona is forest. Most people imagine Arizona to be a dry desert state.

The city of Flagstaff is surrounded by forests.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...AU_Skydome.jpg
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