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Old 01-12-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Keep in mind it is a factor of being further from the equator, but also having altitude and other geographical features (lakes, rivers, mountains). What city/town has the highest and lowest average temperature? Also, using your best judgement, what is the difference on average between the two?

My state:
coldest = Bradford, PA
hottest = Chester, PA

I would guess there is a 12 degree Fahrenheit difference on average.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Keep in mind it is a factor of being further from the equator, but also having altitude and other geographical features (lakes, rivers, mountains). What city/town has the highest and lowest average temperature? Also, using your best judgement, what is the difference on average between the two?

My state:
coldest = Bradford, PA
hottest = Chester, PA

I would guess there is a 12 degree Fahrenheit difference on average.
I would estimate closer in the 15 to 17 degree difference. Pittsburgh is on average 7 to 10 degrees colder, and Bradford is significantly colder than Pittsburgh.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Agreed. Although I think 12-15 degrees on average might be more conservative. I'd say Pgh and Philly are 8-9 degrees different on average.


At times I'm sure it could climb to be a 20 degree difference or more between Chester and Bradford (as of right now, Chester is 63 and Bradford is 43).


Erie is cold too, and slightly further north I believe, but lacks the elevation that Bradford has (Erie is 34 right now which is almost 30 degrees different than Chester!) Erie is 650 ft, Bradford is 1,450 ft above sea level (asl). Chester is 11 ft. asl!


I bet the coldest place in PA (not town or city) is the forest just a hair due west of Bradford, perhaps between Bradford and the Allegheny Reservoir - slightly higher elevation (2,000 ft.)

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Agreed. Although I think 12-15 degrees on average might be more conservative. I'd say Pgh and Philly are 8-9 degrees different on average.


At times I'm sure it could climb to be a 20 degree difference or more between Chester and Bradford (as of right now, Chester is 63 and Bradford is 43).


Erie is cold too, and slightly further north I believe, but lacks the elevation that Bradford has (Erie is 34 right now which is almost 30 degrees different than Chester!) Erie is 650 ft, Bradford is 1,450 ft above sea level (asl). Chester is 11 ft. asl!
Yeah Philly and Chester (most of SEPA) is almost in the humid subtropical climate zone. Agreed - Bradford has mountains around in that rise to 2,500 feet as well and the weather in those Hills is even more extreme.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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All Texas cities are hot!!

If I wanted to feel somewhere cooler I'd have to go to the OK or NM border to see now certain times during the year.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:11 PM
 
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The coldest city in Texas would be Amarillo and the hottest would probably be Brownsville/RGV area.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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I am in one of the hottest AND coldest cities in my state. 100+ in the summer and unfortunately a low of -4 tonight. Most of Eastern Washington has these extremes.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Agreed. Although I think 12-15 degrees on average might be more conservative. I'd say Pgh and Philly are 8-9 degrees different on average.


At times I'm sure it could climb to be a 20 degree difference or more between Chester and Bradford (as of right now, Chester is 63 and Bradford is 43).


Erie is cold too, and slightly further north I believe, but lacks the elevation that Bradford has (Erie is 34 right now which is almost 30 degrees different than Chester!) Erie is 650 ft, Bradford is 1,450 ft above sea level (asl). Chester is 11 ft. asl!


I bet the coldest place in PA (not town or city) is the forest just a hair due west of Bradford, perhaps between Bradford and the Allegheny Reservoir - slightly higher elevation (2,000 ft.)
It might be Lopez, "The Icebox of Pennsylvania", or it might be an area west of State College known as "The Barrens." http://6abc.com/archive/6427786/
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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For Washington using annual mean temperature;

Hottest: Kennewick 54.45F
Coldest: Snoqualmie Pass 41.92F
Difference: 12.53F

If you do it by hottest average high of the year usually July;

Hottest: Pasco (Jul) 93.3F
Coldest: Clallam Bay (Aug) 65.2F
Difference: 28.1F

If you do it by coldest avg low of the year usually Jan;

Hottest: Tacoma (Dec) 36F
Coldest: Winthrop (Jan) 12.6F
Difference: 23.4F

* there are a lot of other places as warm as Tacoma in winter, but it was the largest one of the bunch.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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Many think Florida is consistently warm top to bottom but it varies pretty widely. January averages range from:

warmest: high 74- low 64 in Key West
coldest: high 62- low 37 in Crestview
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