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Old 03-31-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My guess would be either somewhere in Texas or maybe the badlands of the Dakotas?
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Well, there is the "desert of Maine," but I'm not sure that entirely counts.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Well, there is the "desert of Maine," but I'm not sure that entirely counts.
Haha, not so much. :P

The Red River valley could technically be considered semi-arid, as it gets less than 20 inches of precipitation, but right now with the flooding I don't think they would agree with you there ...
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Desert doesn't depend entirely on precipitation...but the climatic definition is anywhere receiving less than 10"/250 mm. By the looks of that map it looks like a few spots of far Western Texas, just east of El Paso, get less than 10 inches.

http://forages.oregonstate.edu/projects/regrowth/images/us_precip.gif (broken link)
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Fresno,ca
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what an absolutely great description of annual precepitation awesome map ... i love maps
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Interestingly, Northern Michigan is the only place that gets less rain than places to the west of it (excluding areas that are highly influenced by mountain ranges). This, in fact, does have a severe impact on agriculture in Michigan, where people have to do an enormous amount of watering to maintain kitchen gardens.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Probably Monica's Chocolates of Lubec, Maine.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Good map Trimac. It really shows how much rain the Pacific Northwest and even the Great Smokies get. Unless that big orange area in Eastern Colorado is a desert(?), does Texas win this one?
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My guess would be either somewhere in Texas or maybe the badlands of the Dakotas?
I'd guess Iraq.












I kid. I kid.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Belgium
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Nice map! Washinton and Oregon spanning almost the entire range, plenty to choose from I'd say!
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