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View Poll Results: Which Region Is The Lushest?
Mediterranean 2 4.35%
Oceanic 15 32.61%
Humid Subtropical 29 63.04%
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:38 PM
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Well it's not Mediterranean because that climate is too dry. It's a little harder to decide between Humid Subtropical and Oceanic though. I'd give a slight edge to Oceanic. I just think wet, and wet = Green. And judging just by Google maps, The PNW definitely has the darkest green/most lush looking area in the country
I thought it rained more in the South?
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I thought it rained more in the South?
But higher evapotranspiration cancels out the extra rain
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I thought it rained more in the South?
Yeah it does, but I believe that it rains more frequently in the PNW. And there are parts of Washington (Olympic Nat Park) that have the heaviest rainfall in the country. The USA's only real rainforest
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Olympia, Washington
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I thought it rained more in the South?
Depends where we are talking about. Forks, WA for instance gets something like 120 inches a year. Parts of Alaska also get more.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:42 AM
 
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The Northern Appalachians/Appalachia from WV north, especially in the snowbelts. The PNW and South doesn't get thick brush or woods like they do there.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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The PNW, at least WA state, is not 100% green and lush, except for the evergreens(lawns and other grasses turn yellow since the area does not get enough rain in the summer.) They also get fires just like CA.

For year round green and lush environment, the Gulf states, especially FL(which gets more rain and has mild temps/plus considerable humidity year round). Also HI is year round lush and green.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The PNW, at least WA state, is not 100% green and lush, except for the evergreens(lawns and other grasses turn yellow since the area does not get enough rain in the summer.) They also get fires just like CA.

For year round green and lush environment, the Gulf states, especially FL(which gets more rain and has mild temps/plus considerable humidity year round). Also HI is year round lush and green.
The Gulf States are very brown in the winter. I think overall the Pacific Northwest is far greener, year round on average.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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The PNW, at least WA state, is not 100% green and lush, except for the evergreens(lawns and other grasses turn yellow since the area does not get enough rain in the summer.) They also get fires just like CA.

For year round green and lush environment, the Gulf states, especially FL(which gets more rain and has mild temps/plus considerable humidity year round). Also HI is year round lush and green.
First off the fires mainly happen east of the cascades, and yes our grass turns brown but grass will always have a dormant state wether that be in summer or winter, and most of the plants at least those that are native stay green through out the summer. But the south probably does look more lush in the summer.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:28 AM
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Depends where we are talking about. Forks, WA for instance gets something like 120 inches a year. Parts of Alaska also get more.
Southern cities for example are prone to have more floods, thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes and etc. It's pretty rare to go a week without at least a thunderstorm in most Southern cities; the humidity plays a large part as well.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Humid Subtropical. You can't beat the Appalachians from North Carolina/Tennessee up to Pennsylvania.
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