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Old 10-05-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Thanks to North America's geography, which features no strong block against arctic air, the effects of the wretched "four-seasons" weather pattern gets to rear its ugly head so far south.

For instance, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, etc, could be growing coconuts right now, but don't, all because of something that comes down, like what, 1, maybe 2 days a year at most?
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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I enjoy spring, summer, and fall as their own entities. I do not enjoy the transitions of one season to another.

I absolutely despise winter. Hate, hate, hate everything about it.

I've heard that living where there's only one season is monotonous and something you'd get tired of... but I'd be willing to take that risk if it means never having to deal with winter.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Could happen, could happen! But earthquakes aren't "weather." In 48 years in SoCal, I've been inconvenienced by exactly one earthquake--and my husband, who grew up 30 miles away, hasn't been inconvenienced by any. Yet!
That's the thing, though. You can see weather coming, you can't see an earthquake!!

Big things might be coming, sadly. Disasters have been off the charts this year!
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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That's the thing, though. You can see weather coming, you can't see an earthquake!!
Seeing it coming just prolongs the agony. My sister, who moved from SoCal to Oklahoma, swears this is true. After her second "tornado warning," when she and her family had spent hours huddled in the storm shelter listening to the radio, and nothing happened, she said she could completely understand why most of the locals basically ignored the warnings.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Thanks to North America's geography, which features no strong block against arctic air, the effects of the wretched "four-seasons" weather pattern gets to rear its ugly head so far south.

For instance, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, etc, could be growing coconuts right now, but don't, all because of something that comes down, like what, 1, maybe 2 days a year at most?
How exactly would any of those cities truly benefit from growing coconuts?
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Seeing it coming just prolongs the agony. My sister, who moved from SoCal to Oklahoma, swears this is true. After her second "tornado warning," when she and her family had spent hours huddled in the storm shelter listening to the radio, and nothing happened, she said she could completely understand why most of the locals basically ignored the warnings.
Pssh, speak for yourself One of my passions is to go storm chasing and capture images of tornadoes across the Midwest and Plains. I lived in hurricane and tornado country (still technically live in tornado country) and both can be very exciting. I guess people are different. I love watching stormy clouds roll by. I loved spring time in Texas for that reason.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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THIS is excitement!



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Old 10-05-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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How exactly would any of those cities truly benefit from growing coconuts?
I don't think they could, as soil temps need to stay 16C or higher for coconut palms
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Four Seasons ARE NOT overrated

1. Different scenery, while at the same place!

2. Different clothing!

3. Not mundane!
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I don't think they could, as soil temps need to stay 16C or higher for coconut palms
Which would be the case for all those cities if the occasional cold snaps were eliminated.

For one, their soil temperature regimes end up falling into the hyperthermic zone, which is the same as South Florida:
http://passel.unl.edu/Image/Martha/T...America-LG.jpg
Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary

Not only that, but in times when cold-fronts aren't coming through (which was the case for much of Winter 2016-2017), these three cities see quite a bit of winter days where nighttime lows stay above 16C. The all-round general temperature profiles for these cities are more than warm enough for coconuts, the only handicaps are the occasional cold snaps.

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How exactly would any of those cities truly benefit from growing coconuts?
How would they not?

Last edited by Texyn; 10-05-2017 at 07:17 PM..
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