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View Poll Results: Which region do you like better?
Southern California 88 69.84%
Southern Florida 38 30.16%
Voters: 126. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Originally Posted by CleanCutHippie View Post
South Florida one of only two tropical climates in the US. Hawaii being the other.You could also make an arguement that extreme South Texas would be a tropical zone. High humidity, rainfall and mild year around.

So Cal has a desert climate so the weather is a bit less predictable and the air is dry.

Both are prone to natural disasters...Cali has earthquakes and mudslides, while Florida has hurricanes.
Don't forget about Tornadoes and wildfires that get started by lightning storms, And Hurricanes do more damage than a 4.0-6.0 earthquake.

 
Old 12-15-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Don't forget about Tornadoes and wildfires that get started by lightning storms, And Hurricanes do more damage than a 4.0-6.0 earthquake.
Depends on the strength of the hurricane and/or earthquake. There are just as many wildfires in Cali. I think Cali gets more then anywhere else. Wasnt there one in LA just a few weeks ago that lasted about a month?...lol
 
Old 12-15-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Depends on the strength of the hurricane and/or earthquake. There are just as many wildfires in Cali. I think Cali gets more then anywhere else. Wasnt there one in LA just a few weeks ago that lasted about a month?...lol
No not really i think Cali just get's the most Attention than the other states. you know Hollywood.One Fire will be on world-wide News.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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South Florida does not have a true tropical climate. South Texas definitely does not have a tropical climate either. The tropics fall in between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. There is no part of South Florida nor South Texas in that zone. It has snowed in parts of deep South Texas as recently as four years ago. The far western Miami suburbs see temperatures dip underneath 40 at least once every year.
True. Let's compare record minimum temperatures:

Record minimum temperature...

State----------------- City------------------ Temp and date
Florida---------------- Fort Meyers----------- 24/12-29-1894
---------------------- Lakeland-------------- 20/12-13-62
---------------------- Miami----------------- 26/12-30-34
---------------------- Orlando--------------- 19/1-21-85
---------------------- Tampa---------------- 18/12-13-62
---------------------- West Palm Beach------ 27/1-20-77

Texas----------------- Brownsville----------- 12/2-13-1899
---------------------- Corpus Christi---------- 11/2-12-1899
---------------------- Port Arthur----------- 11/1-18-30


California------------- Los Angeles (civic center)- 28/1-4-49
---------------------- Burbank------------------ 21/1-9-37
---------------------- Eureka------------------- 20/1-14-1888
---------------------- Monterey---------------- 20/12-22-90
---------------------- Sacramento-------------- 17/12-11-32
---------------------- San Diego---------------- 25/1-17-13
---------------------- Santa Barbara------------ 20/12-22-90
 
Old 12-16-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Originally Posted by Fleet View Post
True. Let's compare record minimum temperatures:

Record minimum temperature...

State----------------- City------------------ Temp and date
Florida---------------- Fort Meyers----------- 24/12-29-1894
---------------------- Lakeland-------------- 20/12-13-62
---------------------- Miami----------------- 26/12-30-34
---------------------- Orlando--------------- 19/1-21-85
---------------------- Tampa---------------- 18/12-13-62
---------------------- West Palm Beach------ 27/1-20-77

Texas----------------- Brownsville----------- 12/2-13-1899
---------------------- Corpus Christi---------- 11/2-12-1899
---------------------- Port Arthur----------- 11/1-18-30


California------------- Los Angeles (civic center)- 28/1-4-49
---------------------- Burbank------------------ 21/1-9-37
---------------------- Eureka------------------- 20/1-14-1888
---------------------- Monterey---------------- 20/12-22-90
---------------------- Sacramento-------------- 17/12-11-32
---------------------- San Diego---------------- 25/1-17-13
---------------------- Santa Barbara------------ 20/12-22-90

Yes but the min. temps dont last for long, perhaps a few hours. I know extreme South Florida has had major problems with certain tropical alien species (Boas, Pythons, Frogs, Iguanas) because they are thriving. Anything more then a few days of freezing would kill off all these species! Not that I want that to happen cuz I love all animals (except some ppl)...lol
 
Old 12-16-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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No not really i think Cali just get's the most Attention than the other states. you know Hollywood.One Fire will be on world-wide News.
Car chases I would agree with you. Not on the fires though. The fires out in So Cal last for long periods and cover lots of land quickly. After all it is a desert. The fact Florida gets more rain makes it harder for a wildfire to get that out of control.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Car chases I would agree with you. Not on the fires though. The fires out in So Cal last for long periods and cover lots of land quickly. After all it is a desert. The fact Florida gets more rain makes it harder for a wildfire to get that out of control.
All of So Cal is not a desert. Only the desert of So Cal is a desert!
Cities such as Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Burbank, Glendale, Burbank, etc are in a semi-arid climate (not desert).

"Desert" is defined by Meteorologists as an area receiving less than 10" per year in precipitation. The cities above get about 12-18" per year.
For instance, San Bernardino enjoys 16.72" per year. And the city of Tujunga 22.45" per year... more than twice of what true deserts receive. And more like three times what real desert towns like Palm Springs (5.62") get.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Southern California, particularly the Santa Barbara area. It doesn't get any better.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Yes but the min. temps dont last for long, perhaps a few hours. I know extreme South Florida has had major problems with certain tropical alien species (Boas, Pythons, Frogs, Iguanas) because they are thriving. Anything more then a few days of freezing would kill off all these species! Not that I want that to happen cuz I love all animals (except some ppl)...lol
How long the min temps does matter for plants and animals, but for meteorologists, it doesn't. If a temp drops to, let's say, 30 degrees, then the recorded minimum would be 30 degrees. Even if it stays at that temp for only 5 minutes, the official minimum is still 30 degrees.

The point is if Miami (with a record low of 27 degrees) is "tropical," does that mean Los Angeles (28 record low) is also "tropical?"

True tropical locations don't have below freezing temperatures. Hawaii, for instance:

Record minimum temps:

Honolulu-------------- 49 (2-8-81)
Hilo------------------ 51 (5/1910)
Kahului--------------- 48 (1-20-69)
Lihue----------------- 46 (1/1946)
 
Old 12-16-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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Originally Posted by ksgator View Post
South Florida! Turquoise water, South American men and coconut trees is my recipe for paradise.
Oh my god! I thought I was the only one that thought that! You have great taste..

Que viva Miami y sus tios latinos! Florida!
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