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Old 05-10-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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Actually, there are varieties of banana that grow here. They die back in winter but you have only to peel or cut off the dead part and new shoots come back every year. Despite the fact that windmill palms grow here, they look out of place.

Exotic banana plants survive winter if they get shelter from the elements | The Seattle Times
Yeah, a lot of subtropical vegetation can grow at lower elevations in the Pacific Northwest. It doesn't "thrive" of course, but it can survive, especially if it's covered on the freezing nights.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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So how many hurricanes have y'all got?
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Both cities have hot and humid summers and cold winters so what's the difference?
You say "Seattle is a Balmy Mediterranean Subtropical Desert Paradise" then you say "Houston has cold winters" when Houston pretty much has Florida's climate. Now you're just being a troll.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:22 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Tell ya what, Houston populations and Seattle populations can switch in the summer - but they go back between the months of October and May. Then let's see who complains more.

Let y'all go through a hurricane season and see how much you think it's tropical in Seattle.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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1) Seattle gets less rain than Phoenix in July and August
2) Seattle experiences warm tropical winds called the Pineapple Express
3) Seattle has warmer winter lows than Atlanta, Georgia
4) Seattle has never gone below 0F; even Florida has reached subzero temps!
5) Seattle has reached 103F, hotter than Miami has ever experienced (100F)
6) Seattle is only overcast 30% of the time during the summer, leaving many hours to enjoy the powerful tropical rays that make its lush palms flourish year round.
7) Banana trees, yo.
You don't get to compare one city vs a whole state. North FL isn't tropical.
Compare the lowest temp in Washington state with the lowest in FL? Wanna bet Washington is far colder. What was the record low in Seattle again? 0F was the record low. Lowest temp in Washington State -48F vs lowest temp in Florida of -2F. Miami record low is far warmer than Seattle. Nice try.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:14 PM
 
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All I know is that it felt cold in Seattle today and it's the middle of May. I'm going down to Palm Springs this weekend to get some warmer weather.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:32 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I'm so jealous. It's been upper 80's for almost a month in NOLA (we pretty much missed our best months because spring has been so hot). Threatening rain but none has come .... muggy muggy muggy. The gulf is already 80 degrees or higher, so hurricanes are ready to form down there ... it's gonna be nasty this year. The gulf has been VERY lucky with storms lately, we're long overdue for a crippling storm.

You Seattle people thinking it's tropical still wanna try out NOLA, Houston, Tampa during the summer?
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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I'm so jealous. It's been upper 80's for almost a month in NOLA (we pretty much missed our best months because spring has been so hot). Threatening rain but none has come .... muggy muggy muggy. The gulf is already 80 degrees or higher, so hurricanes are ready to form down there ... it's gonna be nasty this year. The gulf has been VERY lucky with storms lately, we're long overdue for a crippling storm.

You Seattle people thinking it's tropical still wanna try out NOLA, Houston, Tampa during the summer?
Gulf water temp is not 80F yet. Shows 79F in Clearwater (the upper part of the gulf, Panama City Beach is 76F). At some depth, the water is even colder. Maybe go to the beach before you draw conclusions. And you don't know if it's gonna be nasty this year. Latest trend is for major storms to more North/North East in the Atlantic.

Panama City Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (Florida - Gulf, USA)

And Seattle is not balmy at all. Typical temps are 35F-45F for months and months (mostly from Oct to April/May).
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Gulf water temp is not 80F yet. Shows 79F in Clearwater (the upper part of the gulf, Panama City Beach is 76F). At some depth, the water is even colder. Maybe go to the beach before you draw conclusions. And you don't know if it's gonna be nasty this year. Latest trend is for major storms to more North/North East in the Atlantic.

Panama City Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports (Florida - Gulf, USA)

And Seattle is not balmy at all. Typical temps are 35F-45F for months and months (mostly from Oct to April/May).
81 at Dauphin Island, AL

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Old 05-13-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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Mobile State
Docks AL 76.5
(05/13/2015 18:42 UTC)

same area..
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