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Old 04-28-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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For the 6 days a year it isn't cloudy and/or raining you mean?
Um, during the Summer Seattle easily goes weeks if not months without rain/clouds....
So idk what you're talking about, but....ok?
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Type "how many lakes in FL" on Google..see what it says.. also MN has no other bodies of water(it can't possibly have a bluer sky based on your theory because it's land locked (the Atlantic/Gulf of MX have massive amounts of water) . As I said HI would be a candidate for the bluest skies too or FL. Gotta love CD scientists..

Your theory:

>>pure lakes reflect the shorter blue refracted wavelengths from the sunlight hitting the water, and the resulting reflection back up into the atmospheric water droplets

your obviously counting the thousand of sink holes in Florida filled with brackish water
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:08 PM
 
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your obviously counting the thousand of sink holes in Florida filled with brackish water
I'm not counting nothing.. that's what the article said(call them and correct them.) They are probably counting retention ponds, those reflect light too.

How many lakes are in Florida? - tribunedigital-orlandosentinel

http://www.floridapondcleaning.com/w...-Company21.jpg
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Agree.

I get the sense that many of the people that have posted in this thread are not that well-traveled or have not lived in very many places.

The Southwest in general, has much bluer skies than most of the nation, and I've lived in several states. I've spent 9 of the past 11 years in Colorado, and on a clear day, I don't think it gets much bluer than here. Part of the reason for this is that most Colorado cities are 5000-10000 feet in elevation. Higher elevation = less atmosphere = clearer skies and stronger sun.

I've not lived in other areas of the Southwest (only visited), but most of the Southwest is far bluer than anything I've ever seen back East. I lived in Florida for a couple of years, and there is no comparison when comparing "blueness". Florida was blue on clear days, but not often a DEEP blue like the Southwest.

Just my $.02
Agree. I'd spent 16 years traveling the country on business. I've been to 44 states, flying over a million miles from Pacific to Atlantic, Mexico to Canada. I have a very good friend that used to brag about "Carolina Blue". Carolina can have some fantastic skies, but in all my years I've never experienced the kind of deep, deep blue we can have here. Just my $.01
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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first off, I'm practically a scientist. Secondly, because of the amount of lakes in Minnesota and how these numerous pure lakes reflect the shorter blue refracted wavelengths from the sunlight hitting the water, and the resulting reflection back up into the atmospheric water droplets, we end up with a bluer sky than anywhere in the world with the possible exception of the North Pole.


actual sky color right now...

The photo won't load?
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:06 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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3 photos in this whole thread? Useless text posts. Come on people post some pics!
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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Far too cloudy/crappy to post anything from Colorado today unfortunately!
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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3 photos in this whole thread? Useless text posts. Come on people post some pics!
I know! That's why I posted my Sedona pictures!

There were a couple others I wanted to upload but they kept saying the dimensions were too large, even after I cropped it.

Saguaro National Park by me:
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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Arizona
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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We recently went to AZ. When we were in northern AZ, I said, "I haven't seen skies this blue since we lived in CO." I miss those clear, clear, intense blues.

We live in western WA now. NO WAY does even the very best blue sky here equal those in the arid and semi-arid southwest. Absolutely not. And we are right near the water, not in a big city.
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