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Old 12-08-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Sounds bitter and personal.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Sounds bitter and personal.
Not at all I was just showing how facts can be misleading, and following in the footsteps of the climate parodies here.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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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.
Alright, I'm with you on pretty much all of this, but what lush palms are you talking about? Been to Seattle quite a few times and have never seen a palm tree. Not one.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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Alright, I'm with you on pretty much all of this, but what lush palms are you talking about? Been to Seattle quite a few times and have never seen a palm tree. Not one.
Windmill palms grow in Seattle. Then again I'm pretty sure they can grow in Norway too.

The only falsehood in my OP was that Seattle receivers "powerful tropical rays". Everything else is 100 percent true. Shows how you can speak complete truth and still be BSing people.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Seattle is not a subtropical paradise. Never was, never will be.

I don't understand any need to say more.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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1) Seattle gets less rain than Phoenix in July and August -
California(Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco) gets even less rain than Seattle in July and August. We truly are a Mediterranean climate.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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2) Seattle experiences warm tropical winds called the Pineapple Express
Those winds are not tropical, maybe in origin, but by the time they get up so far North as Seattle they are certainly not tropical.

Sacramento and the Bay Area get the same Pineapple Express "tropical winds" and we know better than to pretend that they are "warm tropical winds". If NorCal is not considered sub-tropical, than Seattle certainly is NOT.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:46 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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2) Seattle experiences warm tropical winds called the Pineapple Express
That really isn't a "warm tropical wind" at all but rather a river of atmospheric moisture from Hawaii that brings a lot of rain and many times bad floods when it combines with mild temps that cause higher snow levels and rapid snow melt. It's not something to really brag about lol.

Oh yay the Pineapple Express LOL:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapp...alls_26428.JPG
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:31 AM
 
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3) Seattle has warmer winter lows than Atlanta, Georgia
Sacramento and the SF Bay Area has warmer winter lows than Seattle and Atlanta in the winter, none of which are "sub-tropical". People from Florida, and the Southwest think we are "cold" in the winter, so Seattle and Atlanta must be "freezing" by their standards. It's really about one's perspective.
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